I'm a 17 year old male from the UK.
I've been a frequent visitor to this site and its forum for the last year and a half or so, when my acne started.
I've moderate to severe acne (only on my face) since the summer of 2012, where it came out of nowhere at the age of 16.
I visited my GP who through Sept. 2012 to Sept. 2013 gave me a couple of courses of antibiotics and a few topical creams, all which seemed to have a small effect - the acne came back after short times of having what I would call mild acne.
Anyway, I had enough recently and visited my GP (again!), who after not a lot of deliberation, gave me a referral to a dermatologist.
After a couple of appointments, she prescribed me accutane - 20MG per day, (I weigh 68kg) which at first my parents were against me taking due to my large interest in intense sport, however I managed to convince them that it was the right option for me.
So I started on the 12th December and just took my fifth pill.
I will try to update this log every day, if possible, as I'm very busy at the moment with school work and sporting arrangements.
I didn't see much change in my face, perhaps the spots got a little less red and a few new small spots became active. Didn't feel any real side effects kick in at this point.
During the day I have seen a lot of new active spots come to the surface in the form of whiteheads or reddish spots. Still feeling no side effects but feeling bad as my face had been okay for the first few days. Perhaps this is the IB? (which I hoped would not come in full force as I've started on such a low dose!