Hello and welcome to my blog. I will post more later when I have a bit more time, but i just wanted to start this out. I am on my second day of accutane. No side effects yet. I am 24, been battling acne since i was 15. I have tried everything over the counter, all the chemical peels and perscription that you can get from the doctor. I didnt even know about acctuane until april this year. When my new dermatologist had me try a round of Retin-A and Duac, she said she didnt think this would work but had to try something before she could put me on acctuane, which she thought i needed. After that visit i went home and researched myself what the drug was. I then switched dermatologists around July (to the one i was really trying to get into but was booked and then an opening came up) and he right away decided i needed acctuane. At that time i had all my ducks in a row, checked insurance information to see what drugs were covered, got all my monthly appointments scheduled, and got all the products i found online that people said helped them on their journey.
My doctor is starting me on 70mg a day for the first month. It kinda scares me because I have read that is a high dosage, especially to start on. Anyone have thoughts on that? I have not felt any different yet. Maybe a headache but i get those from time to time so im not sure what the headache is from. I will try to post as much as I can and maybe some pictures to document my journey. I loved reading the blogs on here and the after blogs of life after accutane, so I would like to make one so that someone else can get some good information from my blog if they decide they want to go on the 'tane!!