Ok, so I know that I am supposed to discontinue the use of retin a and tazorac (yes I do use both, one in the morning and one at night...my skin is that oily) and my derm did reiterate this before giving me the script, but I thought that i would continue to use it for a few weeks until the accutane kicked in.... bad idea lol today is day 5 (have not take today's pill) and I woke up this morning with the flakiest skin Ive ever had. I used my clarisonic and sunscreen and all was better....until 6 hours later when I began t shed even worse. No pain or sores, but lesson learned. The accutane has officially kicked in today and I woke up extremely thirsty and downed a bottle of water in about 30 seconds (I don't drink water...ever and that one bottle is usually my DAILY intake!). I'm excited and hopeful! 5 months and 25 days to go!
Oh and one more thing, I don't know if these are side effects, but about 30 minutes after taking the pill, my face gets red and itchy. I hope this isn't an allergic reaction. I don't mind it, but I'd hate to find out I was allergic and have to stop treatment. Also, I'm hungry for the first time in awhile...Im usually never hungry and get by on one meal a day, but recently i've been starving (hope this is just my period coming and not the meds though!).