This topic will be dedicated to my experiance with accutane. I am prescribed 80mg Absorbica taken twice daily (40mg per pill). I began taken the medication November 22nd. I will try to update at least once a week and post detailed progress pictures at least twice a month. I am on a 6 month course
Background: I always had very mild acne in high school however nothing man than 2 or 3 pimples at a time that cleared fairly quickly. Around age 19 or 20 my acne worsened and turned into what I would describe as moderate acne at times becoming more severe and becoming much less mild in the summer with exposure to sun. My brother had much worse acne than I and accutane pretty much cleared him up completely. I have tried a couple different things before which include epiduo, retin-a, antibiotics, dietary changes, as well as the acne.org regimine which I will say did help quite a bit but I was still prone to breakouts so I decided once and for all to give accutane a try. I have taken hardly any medication in my life and was hesitant reading all the side effects but figured I should at least try since I was able to get my prescription for just $10.
I am 6'1" 22 years old 230lbs muscular male. I workout regularly and have been in great shape most of my life. I do sweat a lot when I work out which makes keeper my face clean hard. I work 30-40 hours a week at a restaurant and am on my feet most of the day. I also attend school for business finance.
Also noted: I do not have hardly any neck/back/shoulder acne
Week 1 - the first day taking the medication I definitely noticed the dryness of my face and my lips are pretty chapped. I haven't tried anything other than regular chapstick and moisturizer from acne.org which I had left over. I have had some bad headaches which I rarely ever have which worries me a little bit. I also felt pretty weak working out and not quite myself however this could just be due to the expectations of the drug.
The pictures below are taken on Nov 29th 1 week into treatment my acne has had little change in the past few weeks and has remained the same since beginning the treatment. Also my lips are really chapped in this picture I couldn't find my chapstick and spent all day with family for Thanksgiving I am gonna make it a priority to find some good stuff this week
Edited by itsrightontime, 30 November 2013 - 11:07 PM.