I took my first pill of Accutane this morning with breakfast! Eeek! I'm nervous. I took 1 40mg pill with a protein bar, yogurt, and huge glass of water because the protein bar has some fat in it, which helps your body absorb the Accutane. My derm prescribed me to take 1 40mg pill once a day (with breakfast) for the first month. Then, after the first month, I will be back at school and my derm there will continue the treatment.
I am really, really scared for the initial breakout, honestly. I hope it's not bad. I am so sick of acne, that I'm not sure I can handle a terrible initial breakout right before I go back to school. But, I just need to keep telling myself that it will all be worth it in the end. If I get a bad zit or cyst I am going to call my derm and ask if there is anything I can get to help heal them while on Accutane.
I'm going to buy products to use while on Accutane later tonight. I plan to get these items to begin with:
Aquaphor Tub cream
Aquaphor lip balm
Saline nasal spray for nosebleeds
Refresh—moisturizing eye drops
desert essence Jajoba hair oil
Leave in conditioner or conditioning hair mask
Itchy scalp & dandruff shampoo
If you have advice, please share it!