Weirdly enough I'm also starting accutane in 2 weeks! I already have a whole box in my room but I'm waiting to start as I have an event coming up and seriously don't want to get an initial breakout for it. My skin at the moment sounds quite similar to yours, mainly because I'm coming off Dianne which cleared up my cystic acne, and i'm kind of freaking out about the IB too since I experienced pretty severely when starting Dianne. My derm gave me an antibiotic, erythomycin, which apparently doesn't interfere with accutane and helps to prevent/clear an IB so i'm hoping that works! You could probably ask your derm for something similar and if you started it now then it should be in effect by the time you start accutane, if you choose to that is. I personally think you should go on accutane, as whilst I haven't taken it, I think the knowledge that you are doing something serious to help treat your acne helps with the emotional side of it.
Yeah... I really get that knowledge thing. Even though I'm waiting I feel better because I know that something is getting done about it. Especially since my skin has started to get a little worse in the last couple of days. I can't believe how patient you are - I don't know if I could wait! Especially if I had it in the house...
I was thinking about the antibiotic - I'm planning to ask for it, but I'm not sure how generous the NHS will be... lol.
Thanks for your reply.
Strangley I don't remember an initial breakout when I started BC, maybe I did and I just don't remember?
It is extremely difficult haha! I keep looking at it and kind of thinking "Should I?" but I figure in the scheme of things 2 weeks won't make too much difference in the end and I don't want my skin to have a huge freak out when it seems to have settled a little bit.
Yeah that's true, I think mine is relatively cheap but it does all add up when you have to buy it every month or so
I think it's pretty varied, I was just unfortunate in that regard. Also I started it about a month after my skin was already quite bad and that on top of an initial breakout was just hell because my skin was trying to heal old pimples whilst just going crazy so i'm pretty glad i'm off it now!