Thanks for the help.
I am going to be on 20 mg a day, as far as my research goes.. I haven't seen anyone develop severe side effects with that dosage.
Again, like I said in the post before, I am a little scared of the hair loss and depression.
As a past user of Accutane, What do you think?
I have not had any hair loss that is for sure. I also never experienced any depression while on the medication. However, like anyone will tell you, the medicine reacts differently with everyone. I guess your only comfort lies in the statistical evidence that there are more people who DO NOT experience the serious side effects than those who do.
If you are going to take Accutane and are worried about the side effects make sure that, in the case that they do occur, that the benefit of not having acne outweighs the cons. I can tell you that for myself, someone who has had minor generalized anxiety disorder and some OCD issues, I am unable to point any fingers at Accutane for making either of these issues worse. I don't know if that is of any consolation, though.
hello, I wonder how long does it take for low dose roaccutane to clear up acne? I'm now taking 10 mg roaccutane daily. It's been a month and I still get acne, sometimes cystic acne. I only experienced the side effects though, dry lips and eczema on my back and my face. Do you guys wear sunblock while on accutane? I know that it's a must while on accutane, but i'm always having breakout after wearing sunblock.
A couple of my friends said it took 2 weeks for it to start working. But it's been just over 2 weeks for me now and acne is still the same, if not worse! if anyone can shed some light on our predicament it would be much appreciated
Believe me when I say that the Accutane is "working" even if your acne is still the same. The speed at which you can expect to see clearance is different for everyone, but the average amount of time seems to be anywhere from 2 to 4 months. At your current stages you should actually expect to see a purging or initial breakout of your acne as the drug settles into your system.
Do not lose sight of the finish line! The Accutane will work and once it does you will be amazed at how clear your face will look and how different your outlook on life is. As for right now, ride it out. It's nothing you haven't dealt with before, I'm sure.