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    Old 03-17-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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    Stopped Accutane after just two months...

    Due to bad side effects (waay worse than my acne ever was) i stopped taking accutane after about two months. I was just experiencing too much dryness/peeling around my mouth - waay beyond what I could tolerate.

    So my question is....what will 2 months of accutane do for me??? has anyone else stopped it so early, if so, what were the effects? in the two months i was on it, it has totally got rid of the oil in my face and i havent had a pimple this whole time (no initial outbreak either)...im wondering if these effects will last, or if everything will slowly come back since i stopped the drug so soon??

    any input greatly appreciated!!

     
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    Old 03-18-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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    Re: Stopped Accutane after just two months...

    If you read the long informational sheet they put in your accutane box, you'll see that it says the accutane shrinks the oil-producing glands "temporarily." I was surprised about this, since I was hoping it would be permanent because so many people don't need a second course. Anyway, there is a good chance the oily skin may come back.

    Also, the information (and other stuff I've read) says that if the dose is too small during one course, you may need another course because, often, the acne comes back. Don't know if it said anything about cutting off treatment so soon. Sorry that you had to do that. Hope your clear skin sticks around.

     
    Old 03-18-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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    Re: Stopped Accutane after just two months...

    thanks for the reply! im hoping it sticks around too. my acne was rather mild in the first place (persistent, but mild), so im HOPING that MAYBE just MAYBE the amount that i took is enough to at least reduce the oiliness and make things generally better (not perfect, but better).

     
    Old 03-20-2008, 01:52 PM   #4
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    Re: Stopped Accutane after just two months...

    i stopped my treatment 41 days early (in 94). It did dry up my face and it was basically clear for 2 years. When the acne came back it was mostly on my neck

    I did a lot of preventative for the peeling.. 2 humidifiers, vaseline in my work jacket, purse and night stand. I also used Eucerin cream as a moisturizer. I stopped because of the joint pain. I'm still glad i went on it even though my acne was on the mild/moderate side

     
    Old 03-21-2008, 05:01 AM   #5
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    Re: Stopped Accutane after just two months...

    thanks dolysods, that gives me some hope!

     
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