So it's now been 5 weeks, it feels so much longer than that!
I got my bloods taken yesterday, I'm back in 5 days to get the results & new prescription with my derm, finger crossed I can carry on.
I hope they up my dosage, my side effects have been really mild, no nose bleeds, lips and skin not that dry, slight lower back pain (just feels as if I've been bent down a bit), and Accutane is all about the cumulative dose, the magical 120mg per kg of body weight.
I'm 65kg, so at 30mg I'd have to take it for 8 months. I've worked I'll need to be on 50mg for the next 4 months to get my cumulative 7,800mg dose.
Besides, I just want all this to be done with. I'd rather have twice as bad side effects for half the amount of time than vice versa, so I really want to be bumped up to 50, the thought of being on Accutane for 7 or 8 months is depressing.
I'll be discussing this all with my derm anyway.
Oh and that 'red one' on my right cheek I spoke about last time? Became the BIGGEST spot I have ever had in my entire life It had about 4 pores worth of pus, started emptying by itself yesterday and almost fully today as I gently washed - it bled a lot and has now scabbed over. I've put some sudocrem on it just because of the slab/bloodyness because it's really good at closing wounds, I don't usually use it on spots but I know it is great at sealing wounds.
I'll update again after my derm appointment!
Edited by gecko333, 13 June 2012 - 03:22 AM.