Today is day 1 of accutane.
I am 32 y.o female with cystic acne, started on 30mg PO 3x day----1mg/kg/day. I am really excited to finallly kick this awful condition, but am crazy nervous about the possible side effects. I stocked up on auqaphor and moisturizer and healthy foods. I am going to increase my fish oil and will try to take the medicine with good fats--coconut oil or olive oil. I am hoping to lose some weight, as a secondary effect in maintaining healthy triglycerides. My trigs started at 71.
I would rate my acne as a 5 on a 1-10 scale. It is mostly microcystic, meaning tons of tiny clogged up pores, with about 5 inflammed, reddened cysts at any given time. I have ice pick scars scattered all over my face. Pretty awful.
I feel itchy already, but I might be imagining that.