I finished my first course of Accutane in May of 2012. It's been about 8 and a half months since then, and I have been breaking out for the past few months consistently. Specifically, a few pretty big zits throughout the months and consistently 1-3 little ones anywhere on my face.
I went to the doctor and he put me on Differin 0.1, then 0.3 after 0.1 wasn't doing much. The stronger Differin seems to help a bit, but today I woke up with a huge huge zit on my cheek (resembling cysts I used to get before accutane) and a few little zits on my chin. (although God seemed to grace me with clear skin on V-Day!)
Anyways, I keep considering going back on Accutane. My side effects were pretty hellish, but it worked so well. Before my first round, I had really (horrifically) bad cystic acne. Now, I have fairly moderate acne.
I just want clear skin, and apparently some people need a 2nd course (esp. those with severe to begin with).
To those who took a second course:
1) When/why did you give in to the 2nd round?
2) How long was it after your first?
3) What were the side effects like for you the 2nd time around? (less, more, the same?)
Any response would be lovely! Thanks so much!
OH! and by the way, I do have some permanent side effects, like dry eyes and dry skin. Both of which are manageable and do not bother me after some daily strong eyedrops & daily moisturizing!
Edited by nick :), 16 February 2013 - 11:40 PM.