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[QUOTE=luckygirl8]Hello all,
I was reading a lot of your posts and figured you might want to hear from someone that took Accutane 6 years ago. My skin was always bad, and by the time I was 24, I had had enough, I had terrible cysts all over my face. I was miserable and the mental stress from it was unbearable.
Well, like many of you the worst side effect I had was the chapped lips. It was terrible, but it goes away when you finish your treatment. I had the dry nose thing too, but other than that, my side effects weren't that bad.

For several years after finishing the treatment, my skin was perfect, it was clear and I never had any problems. My skin is usually clear now, but for the last 2-3 years, I will get an occasional pimple, usually once a month(I'm a female) or when I'm really stressed. Sometimes they are small, and sometimes they are larger, like cysts. But I only get like 1 or 2, and even then, I think back to how bad my skin was, and having 1 or 2 isn't so terrible anymore.
I hope this info answers some of the questions about how long the clear skin will last. If you have any more questions please let me know. :)[/QUOTE]


I love it when people come back here with good news. Thank you for that. My daughter is on week 18 and not quite clear totally. She's got like 2 on her face I think. I was wondering if you have a dosaging opinion as to what keeps it away the best. Long term low dose or short term higher dose. Or is it total dosage? OR - does it just depend on the individual and how well they react? Cause, unfortunatley, some folks break out again within months. I'm so hoping that's not the case for my daughter and all the good folks on the accutane journal thread! I'm so paranoid about it.





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