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I've been on accutane for more then 6 months and I am still breaking out

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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I've been on accutane for more then 6 months and I am still breaking out

Patience they say is a virtue. And I understand completely that acne doesn't go away over night when taking a medicine, let alone accutane where the dosages last months on end and it " doesnt really absorb into your body until 3 months of starting the first dosage" at least that's all I keep hearing.

I have been on accutane since about June of 2012. And I am still on it. I wasn't getting the results I wanted because I realized my doctor was an absolutely no experience with accutane patients And barley had an idea as to how accutane really works. So 6 months passed and I finally switched doctors.

Note to those wanting to go on accutane: MAKE SURE your doctor has a lot of knowledge and experience with accutane dosages and treating patients.

I have taken about 4600 mgs of accutane over the last 6 months ranging from 20mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 30mg,40mgs and now 60mgs each being a 30 day script. I am 5'4 and weight 122lbs

I finally switched to a great doctor and he said to me I have been given to low of a dose so from 30 mg I jumped right to 60mg and that's when the drastic change started to happen.

6 months on accutane and not getting the results you hoped and dreamed for can really make everyday living a lot worse for any accutane user.

But now I have eczema flair ups all over both my hands and around my mouth ( and when the stress and anxiety from not getting the results i wanted make my flair ups happen more and more)
I still get black and white heads and I have this one cystic pimple that was injected (while on accutane) a month ago and had recently flared up even bigger then it was to begin with.

My question Are

Should I give up hope that accutane will ever work?
And how much longer can my body handle this medicine.
Are there any tricks of the trade that I don't know of?
Did anyone else have a alter-reaction to a kenalog shot on accutane?

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:29 AM   #2
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Re: I've been on accutane for more then 6 months and I am still breaking out

You can actually take it for a while. I have been on it 3 different times and the last course I took it for about 8 months. Once you get clear then you will want to stay on it for at least another month to prevent relapse.

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