I am doing this mainly for my own personal reference and remind myself how I am coming along/improving but if it's useful to anyone else on/thinking about going on roaccutane then great!
Firstly a bit of background, I am 21 and this is my second course of roaccutane. I started my first course exactly 4 years ago and it lasted around 6 months, on 40mg a day. I don't remember an awful lot about my first course but I do remember I had the usual symptoms (dry skin, dry lips etc). In terms of my acne I had moderate/severe bacne and mild/moderate facial acne. I remember the facial acne not being particularly bad, the reason I wanted to go on Roaccutane was because of my back. Anyway, it worked and it cleared up my back completely and as far as I remember I was acne clear for a while. However spots started to appear on my chest and face within a year and gradually got worse and worse despite various anti b's which only seems to help in the short term. After a year or two of wondering when it was going to go away I finally decided I had no option but to go back on the tane and clear it up for good.
So here I am, hoping that this second course (60mg a day) will clear me up for good, or at least a good few years. If it does comes back I certainly won't mess around again, I'll be straight back on the tane.
I started on 17/09/2013 so I am currently on;
- Eyes feel abit dry/tired although this could have something to do with the fact I've been GTA V alot lately...
- Skin feels oilier and for the first 5 days especially I had more spots than usual although this could also be because I stopped using my anti-bac face wash because it really dries my face out and the derm said I shouldn't use it.
- Last couple of days I have woken up to drier lips so I have started using vaseline in preparation
- In terms of an IB, I hope I've been through it now...I have got off lightly if I have, I am worried my skin is going to worsen for a few months before it gets better.