Acne Archives

Lowlowlowlow dose??

[ Acne Archive ]
[ Main Archives Page ] [ Glossary/Index ]
[ FAQ ] [ Recommended Books ] [ Bulletin Board ]
   Search this site!
 
        

Lowlowlowlow dose??

Posted by
Stacey Young on November 30, 2000 at 16:19:11:

Hello. I've been taking only 10mg of Accutane each day for the last 23 days. My Doctor decided to start me on a SUPER low dose to try and avoid major side effects and also because I do not have severe acne. The reason I am even being prescribed it, is because I'm turning 35 and EVERY other acne treatment since I was 12 has failed. In the three weeks I've had this drug I can't tell you how much I love it. For the first time in my life, I have not had to take a kleenex to my face everyday to calm the oil. I actually notice a different change in my skin every couple days and it's great. Even the extra little acne doesn't bother me. My Doctor would like to double the dose for the remaining months of just 20mg per day. Have you EVER heard of anyone taking this amount and having permanant success? Thank you, Stacey



Re: Lowlowlowlow dose?? (Archive in acne.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 02, 2000 at 09:25:39:

In Reply to: Lowlowlowlow dose?? posted by Stacey Young on November 30, 2000 at 16:19:11:

Hi, Stacy.

You must have the wrong 'site. This one is about dealing with WHY you have acne and not just suppressing the symptom.

After all, acne is just a symptom of a hormonal problem due to stress-effect--PARTICULARLY at your age. SO, even if the Accutane were successful all it would mean is the you succesfully have taped over the warning light on your car's dashboard---not a very good idea!

Walt



[ Acne Archive ]
[ Main Archives Page ] [ Glossary/Index ]
[ FAQ ] [ Recommended Books ] [ Bulletin Board ]
   Search this site!