Little background: I'm a 22 y/o female in Canada and I've suffered with nodular acne since I was about 14. I did everything over the counter - clean and clear, neutrogrena, oxy, spectro and even Proactiv. Why I never saw a Dermatologist until this summer was beyond me... It took me 8 years to see one but I finally did and he put me on Accutane, immediately.
I AM ON 40MG
Right now I'm on Day 9:
I was my face with a Clean and Clear makeup remover/gentle cleanser every night and then moisturize before bed and in the morning with Cetaphil.
First thing that happened was a breakout on my face and my body (which I don't get acne on usually). I haven't gotten any nodular bumps thank goodness.. However, I have had generic pimples surfacing and that's new to me. All of my forehead, chin and cheek but they're starting to go down.
Side effects: My skin is ridiculously dry - mainly around my eyebrows, around my mouth and my nose. The skin is just peeling and my nose burns occasionally... My nose looks I've had a ridiculous cold and been blowing my nose too much. It's just red and raw and peeling.
My lips are dryer than normal and they feel tight. They're not painful and lip balm works. The corner of my mouth though are cracked and they're slightly sore when my mouth opens too much.
There is one thing that's driving me nuts: and it's my scalp. My scalp is ridiculously itchy, almost to an unbearable point and my skin is flaking like crazy. The itching is so bad I can't sleep.. even now it's driving me nuts.
I have had no other side effects... I take fish oil daily and a multi-vitamin (yeah I know, but I work out regularly so I need to) and the fish oil helps incredibly with any muscle fatigue.
Edited by jamiedxo, 25 September 2013 - 11:24 AM.