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Old 08-31-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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started accutane just now

just swallowed my first 40 mg tablet... i hope this stuff works! im on i think the mildest thing u can be on, i am spose to only take 1 tablet a day of it, i was wondering if this lowers the chance of getting the initial breakout? well anyhow i hope my really mild acne is cleared completely by this!

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Old 09-01-2005, 05:52 AM   #2
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Re: started accutane just now

Hi paintball,

I am going to be starting Accutane in two weeks. I was informed I would be on 40 mg every other day for a month, then bumped to 40 mg daily for ....well, an indefinite time, he didn't say exactly how long but he said since I will be on a lower dose, I will be on it for a while.

I told him how when I was on my first course of Accutane, I was put on 60 mg and had a huuuuuuuge initial breakout. My derm said that that was b/c you really aren't supposed to start someone off at the full dose, you are supposed to start really small and inch your way up to avoid the intial breakout. He said that 40 mg is a lower dose. Supposedly, by doing it the way he says, I should avoid an initial breakout all together. Since you will be on 40 mg, you may also avoid the initial breakout, but really, everyone is different. I have heard of people having initial breakouts on 10 mg, so it's hard to say!

Old 09-01-2005, 06:04 AM   #3
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Re: started accutane just now

i am on accutane month 2, i started at 20mg a day and i was upset, didn't think it would be enough to help, but i did avoid an initial breakout so far, so thats good. i have very slowly but consistantly been seeing improvement. i am on 60mg a day now, but i had to skip about 2 weeks because of insurance problems. i am back on now and i have been noticing definate clearing. i don't break out near as much, and i don't get huge painful cysts like i was before. i am very pleased so far. i don't have any side effect other than chapped lips and it took a while for that to set in. i am excited for you, i hope accutane does the trick for you as it has for many others take care

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