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Hi All,
I was on accutane, (Roaccutane as its called in Australia) 11 years ago, back when i was in high school. I cant remember the dosage that i was on, but it wasnt a low dose. It did the job, cleared my skin up great, how ever, im now starting to get rosacea, would say its mild, just the red face, cheeks and nose. Its not mild to me of course the constant blushing is so hard to live with. Im wondering if accutane, my have triggered this and or now could even be the cure. I'm wondering if a low dose my help.
When my skin flares up it is oily, which i guess shouldnt be happening, but maybe its my bodys way of fighting back.
I guess im asking has anyone taken a low dose to help with rosacea (red face, cheeks, nose and ears)
And has anyone had there symptoms return, 11 years later?
Thank you.
Thanks for the advice. I will as you say "ride it out" and try and establish a happy medium between what controls my acne and keeps my flushing symptoms at bay. Hopefully this intial worsening is going to pass and is a result of my body adjusting to the treatment (layman's biology!). I have just moved to a new city here in France where I took up a bar job before starting roaccutane so its pretty difficult to avoid alcohol...sometimes its easier to knock back the drinks offered to me than explain that I'm on medication for my acne that works better in an alcohol free body, I'm british as well and work with brits and yanks so drinking is pretty integral to many social occasions...I'm trying to cut down but not always easy without drawing attention to my plight with acne/potential rosacea!! So far not toooo bad though since spreading out/reducing the dosing. Hopefully things'll plateau eventually!
[QUOTE=TommyBlates;4104383]...I have just moved to a new city here in France where I took up a bar job before starting roaccutane so its pretty difficult to avoid alcohol...sometimes its easier to knock back the drinks offered to me than explain that I'm on medication for my acne that works better in an alcohol free body, ...[/QUOTE]

Thought I'd pass along a trick I learned from the movie Coyote Ugly. The girls always get drinks bought for them. One girl takes an empty beer bottle and after she drinks (shots usually) she "chases" it with a swig of beer. No one knows that she spits the alcohol into the empty beer bottle!

My son is 17, 195lbs, 6'6", been on accutane for 3 months. He is doing well. Went through dry lips, initial breakout, tiredness, mouth so sore he couldn't talk. Most of that only lasted a week. He works out every day. Serious weight lifting and cardio. He has bulked up. He is on 90mg daily. 50 in am and 40 at night.





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