Week 11 – Should I still be breaking out?

Today is my 11th week on accutane and I am still breaking out. I was wondering if this is normal or not. I am a little bit worried because when I saw my derm last (week 8), he told me I would start to see improvement by the time I go back to see him again (week 12) which will be next week. Is there any chance I will have that dramatic a breakthrough in a week? I am on 40 mgs once a day(I take it first thing in the morning) and I weigh 110.

On the bright side, I no longer have any noticable side effects now that my lips are no longer chapped, unless this isn’t just because my body has become immune to the drug.

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6 thoughts on “Week 11 – Should I still be breaking out?

  1. It must be frustrating but hang in there. Everyone reacts to accutane differently. Remember it works from the inside out and considering it is week 11 it will get better. I am currently on week 3 with no breakouts but occasional cysts underneath the skin especially the nose. So yeah, everyone reacts differently but in the end the acne will be gone. Check up with your derm and tell us the results!

  2. It must be frustrating but hang in there. Everyone reacts to accutane differently. Remember it works from the inside out and considering it is week 11 it will get better. I am currently on week 3 with no breakouts but occasional cysts underneath the skin especially the nose. So yeah, everyone reacts differently but in the end the acne will be gone. Check up with your derm and tell us the results!

  3. It must be frustrating but hang in there. Everyone reacts to accutane differently. Remember it works from the inside out and considering it is week 11 it will get better. I am currently on week 3 with no breakouts but occasional cysts underneath the skin especially the nose. So yeah, everyone reacts differently but in the end the acne will be gone. Check up with your derm and tell us the results!

  4. It must be frustrating but hang in there. Everyone reacts to accutane differently. Remember it works from the inside out and considering it is week 11 it will get better. I am currently on week 3 with no breakouts but occasional cysts underneath the skin especially the nose. So yeah, everyone reacts differently but in the end the acne will be gone. Check up with your dermatologist and tell us the results!

  5. It must be frustrating but hang in there. Everyone reacts to accutane differently. Remember it works from the inside out and considering it is week 11 it will get better. I am currently on week 3 with no breakouts but occasional cysts underneath the skin especially the nose. So yeah, everyone reacts differently but in the end the acne will be gone. Check up with your dermatologist and tell us the results!

  6. Sorry about the multiple posts. When I clicked on the submit button it seemed like my computer froze so I clicked a few more times.

    Sorry again.. :oops

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