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Old 06-01-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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Accutane Veterans. . . .

Hey im on my 3rd week of accutane. Went through a serious break out last week which is clearing a bit. My doctor has put me on 40 mg one day and 80 every other day. The dosage will be up to 80 mg a day starting the 15th of june.
Has anyone started off taking this amount and then moved up to 80 a day? Is there another "initial breakout" ? Do i really need to up my prescription to 80mg a day to get the full effect and long term benefits of accutane??? Im a bit nervous, please anyone. . . .

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Old 06-01-2005, 07:38 PM   #2
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Re: Accutane Veterans. . . .

Hi Mike, I have been on the same cycle you have just been prescribed for the last month. I did have another breakout when my dosage was upped for month two and only in the past week have I passed a new threshold. I am completely clear with no active or new acne. If you are concerned talk more to your derm about it, there is a scale they prescribe on according to weight and average dosage. As far as I am concerned it is well worth it and I have had little side effects, but I have taken very good care of myself while on accutane, which I believe has helped with the stellar results I am having at the moment. You have been on it such a short amount of time, and I don't want to burst your bubble, but you more than likely will breakout. I was cyling with breakouts a full three weeks of bad breakouts on the day I would take 80mgs, and I full expect that if my dosage is upped tommorow at my apt to 80 a day, I will again have an intial breakout. Good luck and don't be discouraged, you still have about five more months on this treatment, don't let it get you down!

Old 06-01-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
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Re: Accutane Veterans. . . .

Greater dosage = more side effects & increased chances of success.

And no you won't have to worry about another "initial breakout" because the dosage increased.

Old 06-02-2005, 09:07 AM   #4
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Re: Accutane Veterans. . . .

hi mike. i didn't see any good progress until my dosage was upped to 80mg/day. the breakouts slowed down tremendously and stopped altogether in a few weeks. on 40mgs i was breaking out in cysts constantly and was at the derm every other friday for injections. for four months. i can't help but think that if i had started out on 80mgs i might have seen better results and wouldn't have to be on this crap for soooo loooooooong!! it'll be 7 months next saturday. i can't tell you how ready i am to be off the tane.

and don't drink, okay? i got drunk (just enough to handle being in a strip club) on friday and was sick all day saturday, had to go to bed early-- in vegas! darnit.

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