I started Accutane exactly two weeks ago on August 14!
I have severe nodulo-cystic conglobatic acne
It's funny I went through all my teen years with occasional whiteheads so pretty much clear smooth skin and now I've developed this all of a sudden, pretty sure it's genetic, my two aunts and some cousins also got it at this age
Since my acne got worse gradually over the past few months, before, when it was mild/moderate, I was taking doxy + clindamycin topical (antibiotics) but then when it got really bad, I got referred to the derm, and they immediately said ACCUTANEEE
I'm age 20 and weigh 90 lbs so they've put me on 40mg a day
The past 2 weeks:
I've gotten a couple of really smallll new cysts, some whiteheads
The big cysts have not really shrunk :/ it's like they're frozen in time
As far as side effects go, I have really only experienced back pain once and dry lips everyday ofcourse. I also had some throat irritation, not sure if it's related, and decreased wound healing and easy scarring.
REALLY dry , parched throat -> needed to drink lots of water! endless thirst haha.
What I'm using:
I've been using cetaphil moisturiser and vaseline and burts bees for the lips
I occasionally take probiotics and zinc tablets but I'm thinking about vit c and flax seed oil? thoughts?
I am not on birth control.
Edited by maria11, 02 October 2013 - 07:10 PM.