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Old 06-02-2003, 04:15 AM   #1
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Post Accutane - clogged pores?

I'm in my 3rd week of Accutane and things have been going well - no side effects. But I'm wondering what is going to happen to my blackheads and clogged pores -will they go away on their own or what?


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Old 06-02-2003, 07:03 AM   #2
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everything is supposed to go away on accutane.. everything

Old 06-02-2003, 01:10 PM   #3
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ive been on accutane 2 months now, halfway through, and im clearing up amazingly but my nose is still clogged up with tons of lil blackheads. when will they leave lol !!??

Old 06-02-2003, 06:05 PM   #4
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hey juliet,
whats your dosage on accutane? did you have an initial breakout and how long did it take for you to start clearing?

Old 06-02-2003, 07:53 PM   #5
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hey weez! this is my third week too, my pores are realllllly clogged so i used once of those facial saunas the other day and that helped alot, but my nose is pretty much the same as before, so that was just a suggestion. good luckkk

Old 06-04-2003, 09:24 PM   #6
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Wow - we're all on our third week!

I'm on 40 MG once a day and am getting a little concerned....

When I first started my face and lips were drying out quite a bit, as well as my hair.....but recently - everything has returned to normal. Ummmm....

And oh yeah - my acne hasn't changed at all as far as I can tell.


Before starting Accutane I was extremely depressed over almost everything in my life - not just acne.

Strangely enough, since starting the treatment, my spirits have been lifted SO MUCH. I feel so much better about things now and I don't worry nearly as much as I used to.

[This message has been edited by Scooterman (edited 06-05-2003).]

Old 06-05-2003, 04:56 AM   #7
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Today is day 21 for me - so I guess that means that today is the start of week 4. I'm not really having any sypmtoms except for dry lips on some days - not all days. I also get some mild flushing once in a while. Nothing major at all. I was on 40 mg, but as of yesterday I started alternating 40 mg with 80 mg. I know that my doc is going to eventually take me even higher. My skin has been clearer since day 1, I've had some minor zits on my chin that's about it.

My doc said yesterday that eventually the blackheads and clogged pores will simply disappear.


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