hey im on like my 8th day of accutane, and i don't know what to expect of an intial breakout out..? i may be going through it right now as i have a few spots above my eye and on my left cheek... how bad is an inital breakout compared to a normal breakout?? how many people even get an initial breakout, i've heard people say that statistically most people don't even get an IB but everyone always talks about it... what is an initial break out like for non cystic moderate acne..?
Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:55 PM
Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:12 PM
I had quite a bad initial breakout, it was all big cysts that don't really come to a head properly but were very painful. It hurt to smile for a week or so. Even though it was almost the worst my acne had ever been, just knowing that it was going to get better enabled me to not worry about the IB. Even with the breakout, I was the happiest I've ever been knowing that things would be looking up soon, and they really have
I'm around the end of my 3rd month now and I'm happier than I've ever been and my face is almost completely clear!
Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:03 PM
Mine was pretty horrific and occurred the day after I swallowed my first pill!! It was mostly whiteheads that went away in a week, but it was still kinda shocking.
Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:17 PM
I'm on my 8th day of Accutane too, and I've not experienced any breakouts just yet. I got a huge spot on my upper back, and the odd spot here and there on my face but that was typical of me before [ro]accutane anyway.
Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:20 PM
Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:28 PM
I didn't experience an initial breakout. I started clearing up pretty immediately although I did have a couple of relatively mild breakouts on my face my first month but they were no worse than my usual breakouts. For a reference point, I had moderate, persistent acne on my face and moderate-severe body acne. I'm in my fifth month now and it's all gone. =)
Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:29 PM
Ohh and be prepared to get acne where you've never had it before. My IB happened in places on my face and back where I never broke out
Oh yeah I forgot! I broke out on my LOWER arms! It was so weird! Never would have thought anyone would get acne there...