So! I'm on a pretty low dose.. and sometimes I'm concerned because I think "will this be as effective???" but other times I'm grateful because the side effects of isotretinoin do freak me out.
Is anyone else on/has taken 30 mg/day? What was your experience like? How long were you on it for?
So far, in 1 week, I have some less zits, and the zits I get are small and go away quickly. I'm doing all I can not to pick. My skin is super oily, more oily than normal I think... but I was expecting things to get worse before they get better. I just hope I don't break out too terribly. The biggest pain about my oily skin is that it's also dry.. if that makes any sense. My skin will flake, peel, etc but appear super oily. Horrible combo! After 1 week on iso, my skin is starting to peel/flake, especially on my chin and nose. Hm.
Another thing that may be affecting my acne right now (and I apologize if males are reading this), is my period has been all out of wack lately. I had to take plan b about 3 weeks ago, and a few days later I got my period and started birth control (Yasminelle). My period lasted for about 2 1/2 weeks (awful...) and then lightened a LOT for like 1-2 days, and now is back again, though lighter. According to my birth control, I'm supposed to get my period tomorrow. But I've technically had it... so I don't know if I should wait til the end of this week to see if it goes away or go see someone now.
But anyway, that's my update for the first week. Let me know if you can relate/respond to anything I write, because all input is appreciated.