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3 months on Accutane and still breaking out!! HELP!!!

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Old 08-05-2003, 11:21 AM   #1
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Post 3 months on Accutane and still breaking out!! HELP!!!

I've been on Accutane for 3 months!! and my skin has steadily gotten WORSE!! than it was before I started Accutane. It just gets worse and worse everyday. Anyone else experienced this before but have gotten good results in the end??

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Old 08-05-2003, 01:20 PM   #2
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Check out the other posts here on accutane. You might realize that others have had initial success...maybe two or three times and then it stops working altogether. Bottom line its a drug and eventualy your body builds up enough resistance to it that you either have to find an alternative or increase your dosage. Accutane is too risky a drug to continue increasing the dosage. Up to you!

Old 08-05-2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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Okay don't worry, a lot of people get worse for a longgg time on accutane before getting better. Keep being patient and you will hopefully clear.

Old 08-06-2003, 01:14 AM   #4
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dude it took me 5 months for it to significantly notice change


Old 08-06-2003, 08:00 AM   #5
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yeah me too, i think my skin only got better towards the end of the treatment, took a while to kick in but once it started to improve the results happened quite quickly!

Old 08-12-2003, 11:26 PM   #6
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There is no cure-all for acne. Even with accutane. After 6 months of accutane I still have to used Isotrex to get rid of the breakouts. And after accutane I still have cyst from years ago that are still under my skin.

Old 08-13-2003, 04:25 AM   #7
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i was stil breaking out at the end of month 3
but it has all cleared up now and i am just left with hidious red marks

Old 08-13-2003, 06:07 PM   #8
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I'm finishing up my fourth month and i've only JUST cleared up. For some people, it takes 6. Some people don't see any improvement until a month AFTER they finish accutane. Don't freak.

And don't listen to those who tell you it will never work. It's true, for some people it doesn't, it's also true that sometimes it works, and the acne comes back a few months later. BUT, for many, MANY people, Accutane makes and keeps them clear for a good long time.

Good luck.
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Old 08-13-2003, 09:39 PM   #9
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thanks for all your replies. especially the ones that are optimistic. I really need to hear them. thx!

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