wow that's great!!
honestly that's really good progress for less than 1 month and on low dose if you are still getting new ones do you think it is the IB? are the new ones smaller and less severe atleast?
i think it's smart you're starting on a low dose because i didn't and 1st month my side effects were really badd, there was back pain, blurry vision, head aches, coughs, even hair loss!
my derm said i'm on a high dose (for my weight) apparently so i should be done in 4 months according to him..
But the side effects haven't been soo bad or as big a deal as some people make them out to beI think I would go through a looot worse to just get rid of this lmao
One thing that I think might have helped (or maybe they just stabilised on their own) was taking the pill with a meal high in fat and protein. Lots of water too. My mom's a pharmacist and she keeps telling me to eat a lot while i'm on accutane lol
Yeah it is a great feeling, not having any whiteheads on my chin and today morning i havent had any new ones yayyy!!! the old ones are gone dry, my chin has only 2-3 red spots and is very smooth.
Yeah I had plenty of them (IB) 2 days before on my cheeks, they were not as big as it used to be, medium in size but not severe. And they are drying out so fast. The puss filled ones are also shrinking.
And yes my derm told me the same that starting on a low dose would not cause severe side effects. She says im a candidate of 30mg/day according to my weight but she kept me on 20mg and i might remain on this dose for 2 months or more if i keep on seeing improvements like this. The only side effect i am noticing from past 2 days is a very slight lower back pain when i get up in morning. But at work i dont feel that. My eyes and lips are absolutely fine, im not using any lip balm or vaseline etc.
As for diet, your mom is absolutely right, but you got to avoid junk n processed food. Accutane is a very quick soluble in fats so i take my pills with milk and eat a decent amount of fatty food. But i experienced in past (Pre-accutane) that foods containing high fats saturated/nonsaturated made my acne worse. But I'm keeping an eye on my diet, I'm eating healthy, Green leafy vegs, fruits, fresh juices and a decent amount of fatty food.
So far, today I'm very happy with the results by not having any new ones. My forehead seems a bit dried out but i didnt get any new breakouts on forehead.