What I've read on the review forums is true: once your skin begins to clear you quickly forget to come back and post. I was checking this site a couple of times of day and now I hardly think about acne at all. I wish I tried accutane sooner. If you are in any doubt, do it.
I did have a bad breakout a few weeks in and some sporadic whopper pimples after that but it's been constant progress. Even when my skin was bad, I'd didn't feel as bad because I knew I was finally doing something that is proven to work (as opposed to the wishful thinking of vitamin pills, diets, ect).
There are very minor drawbacks: my lips and nose get dry and sore easily but both are preventable with frequent moisturising. I also go bright red if I go out without sunscreen but wearing sunscreen is a good practice to get into. I really can't complain at all.
After two months on 20mg, I'm on 30mg for the remaining 6 months.
At the beginning I was scared that even if accutane did work, the acne might come back. This doesn't worry me now. This drug works and if I'm one of the unfortunate ones who needs a second term on it, I will do that.