I've been on Accutane for 2 weeks. I started with 20mg/day, and after 10 days I increased the dose to 40mg, as my dermatologist recommended.
Some common side effects started to show up: back pain, dry lips, eyes and nose and a slightly dry skin.
A few days ago I noticed some redness on my cheeks, forehead, chin and nose (nowhere else on my face). This redness almost goes away when I'm laid down, and comes back when I sit or stand up. I didn't worry that much by then.
Then today I noticed that the areas that are reddish are also a little bit bloated; My left cheek is particularly puffier.
So I pressed and held my finger onto my forhead and it left a dent for a few seconds, as if my face was retaining water.
There's no itching, pain or burn sensation, but the red and bloated areas feel warmer and pulsating a little.
I don't think no new acne is trying to break out because there's no pain.
I haven't had any other side effects.
Oh and I use a gel sunscreen, SPF 30 everytime I go out, and drink 70 to 90 ounces of water every day.
Has anyone had this problem on accutane? You think it's an allergic reaction?
I'm worried it might be serious and that I might have to stop taking it!
Edited by juvianna, 12 April 2012 - 01:17 AM.