So I have decided to take the plunge and go on accutane. A little background information about me: I am a 22 year old female and I have been on literally every acne medication know to man (besides accutane). Everything from doxycycline, solodyn, minocycline, retin-a, aczone, ziana, clindamycin, duac, and of course all over the counter products (neutrogena, olay, proactiv, etc.)
I was always so against accutane because i really didn't want to go through the horrible side effects that i read about. I've had friends who have gone through it and I just couldn't fathom going through all the dryness redness peeling and the horrid initial breakout.
Anyways, I would say that I have mild to moderate persistent acne. I normally have 4-5 inflamed/noticable pustules. Plus a lot of those really tiny flesh colored bumps (milia i think?) on my forehead and a few on my cheeks.
My dermatologist and I came to an agreement that I would start with 20mg a day (I weigh around 50kg) and gradually move up from there.
Have any of you gone through a similar routine of accutane? If so, what were your initial side effects and end result?
Any advice would be GREAT! I start the drug in about 3 weeks so I want to mentally prepare myself for whats to come.