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Old 07-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #14
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Default I've done a few rounds of low dose

I did one round of regular/high dose, about 20 years ago, and it stopped the cystic acne in its track. Since then, I've started and usually stopped because of unrelated health issues, a couple of rounds of LOW dose Accutane. Amazing results, but I usually only stay clear for about 2 years afterwards (still, much better than originally).

My lips were dry, my eyes felt dry, but that's about it in terms of side effects.

I am planning to go on a low dose, starting in the Fall (away from the summer sun) - hopefully this will be my last round! I tend to be forgetful in taking the medications, esp when I get clear relatively quickly.

I wish that I had started on Accutane in my teen years and am thankful that it is in our arsenal for my daughters, as acne can be so damaging, physically and emotionally.
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