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HI all, i am new to this forum thing but here goes! :-)
I have been on roaccutane since 1st January 2014, for the first month i took 20mg every day then the months after i took 40mg daily. When i originally attended to the see the derm he said that the treatment would be 6 months ( 8 months tops), but on my last appointment he said it would 12 -18 months. I am unsure what to do as me and my partner are wanting to try for a baby ASAP so i am feeling a little deflated. Every time I attend an appointment with the derm he is never very helpful and I generally wait longer than I am in consultation with him. I have also suffered with recurrent thrush and vaginal dryness since being on roaccutane and wondered if anyone else had the same symptoms, as when I asked the derm he said that wasn't a side effect!
Has anyone else been on roaccutane that long?
Should I change dermatologist?
Any advice or information would be super!
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I didn't have the thrush symptons but I can understand that happening as when you are on anti-biotics (which roaccutane kind of is) it killed off good bactaria which creates those symptons. I was only taking it for 4 months, and I was still told not try for a baby for atleast a year after taking it, so even if you stopped now you would still have to wait a while as it takes a year to leave your system completly. I would strongly rule out trying for a baby for a while sorry to say.
Thanks for your reply, it is really helpful! My derm only told me a month after so i am glad I put this on here. He is so unhlepful.
He told me about the weight and the amount you can take which is why I don't understand how the length of treatment has changed, my acne has all but gone and i haven't doubled in weight so I am really unsure. I have asked my GP as I have moved to a different area and they said if I wanted to change I could have an appointment within the next 4 weeks, so I am contemplating that. I do suffer from dry skin and super dry lips.
Had my appointment this afternoon with my new dermatologist, she is amazing. Completely different experience to my old one. The good news is I will only be on it for another 2 possibly 3 months which has made my day.
Thanks for all the advice and support.
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