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i just started taking accutane 5 days ago and my dermatologist is starting me on one 40 mg pill per day for two weeks, then i have to go back and then start two 40mg pills a day. i was previously just on minocycline, using Ovace wash, and using Duac topical treatment. I was on these medications for 2 months and they cleared me up better than i was , but not all of the way. Since i stopped taking the minocycline and started this accutane, i noticed that a few cysts have already started, and i am still using the fact wash and Duac!! Because my acne was getting in control ,i hope that i will not have an initial breakout, but who knows now.
Just wondering how other peoples experiences went with accutane and if it is worth the money, and how long until you start to see decent results?

P.S. does diet really matter that much with acne, i tried to eat just chicken and vegetables, and all that , but i need bread, pasta, cereal, and real food to live!!!! let me know
i took 40mg/day for my first month and tomorrow i will start taking 40mg and 80mg on alternate days. some people see improvement right away and others it takes 2-3 months... i have been on for one month and overall have improved somewhat but not nearly all the way.
your cysts you're getting now are probably attributed to stopping the minocycline as the accutane hasn't kicked in yet. hopefully they will pass soon. whatever you do, don't take the antibiotics while taking the accutane (i'm sure your derm probably told you that). it worth it? i can't speak for myself just yet but from what i have heard from others it is definitely worth.
personally diet does not have much of an effect on my acne (and i lack the $, time, and discipline for some of them- plus i like real food too much) but again... lots of people on here have had a lot of success with changing their diet.
good luck.

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