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    Old 02-25-2001, 11:37 AM   #1
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    breaking out at 11 weeks of Accutane?!!!!!!

    Hi guys. I am so frustrated. It's been almost 11 weeks of accutane and I broke out last week with all these cysts. It was clear last week so I think it may have something to do with being on my second month of orthotri-cyclen. technically it's my second month, but I've been on and off it for couple months now.....But being on my acutane so many weeks I really thought it would help with initial breakouts of Ortho....The doc reasurred me that if ORtho was making me break out(like I thought it was)Accutane would counteract that. Well what am I to do? Do you guys know any fast way to shrink cysts the size of Mt Everest? Maybe I should get cortisone shots? Someone please give me some incouraging advice.

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    Old 02-25-2001, 03:58 PM   #2
    Shelley E
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    Re: breaking out at 11 weeks of Accutane?!!!!!!

    HI Katie
    I was on Accutane and it is normal to break out even more during the first 2-4 months (I did and so did my cousin). It is just that your body needs to adjust to the overload of syn. vit A. My acne started to fade at about 5-6 months of Accutane treatment and did not clear up completely for a few months after I stopped taking it. I hope your acne goes away forever - mine came back almost just as bad 2 yrs later!


    Old 02-25-2001, 07:21 PM   #3
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    Re: breaking out at 11 weeks of Accutane?!!!!!!

    Yeah I can relate. I'm on my 10th week of my Acc. course & one week I'll be totally clear, then the next I'll see a pimple or two. Last week I had 3 deep ones at the same time! I've never had so many cysts at once b4. But I just continued to use neosporin on them & they went down after a week or so without any marks=) As long as they don't leave scars & my face is relatively clear, I'm happy with other med has done some much for my face=)
    Good luck!

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