I am about to start my accutane course (myorisan, 40mg 2x a day) as I have dealt with moderate acne on and off for the past 4 years. I mainly am taking it to cure myself of cysts, as I seem to always get minor ones, but also 1 bad one every couple months.
I just had a few questions...
Milk used to cause a few bumps for me, as it does for a lot of acne prone people, so I was wondering if accutane shrinks the oil glands permanently, will dairy products still cause acne, or acne cysts, or will the accutane cure this problem?
Also, I have a party to go to tomorrow and i start my new job on the 16th of september. Should I wait until after the party to start my course of accutane since I will be consuming alcohol, or will it not really matter since I would only be on my 2nd day? Normally I would wait, but I want to make sure the initial breakout doesn't happen when I start my job. My derm said I would most likely avoid the initial breakout since I am on antibiotics and since my acne is not severe enough, but I just wanted to make sure.
Also, I am taking it twice a day, which means one in the morning and one at night. I hear it makes you sleepy a few hours after ingesting, so I was wondering if it would be okay to drink like a red bull in the morning after taking it on the way to work so I do not act sleepy while working. I am trying to make my best impression since I am just starting, and want to be as alert as possible. Does caffeine affect accutane?
Any other tips are welcome...I already bought aquaphor lip repair and the cetaphil moisturizing "cream"..good choices?