My son has been on Accutane for a month. He was on 20mg and started 40 yesterday.
The perfect storm happened tonight. He hasn't been feeling well since Thursday. Nothing horrible, just a really bad cold. The rest of his school seems to have either the flu or strep or some kind of crud.
Tonight he felt sick at dinner and ran to throw up. After he did, one of the cysts on his cheek inflated! He was in a lot of pain and obviously really scared.
I called the doctor and got a full mailbox. A little while later, he saw I called and called me right back. How is that for service from a doctor on a Sunday night? Anyway, he told us to keep warm compresses on it and come see him first thing in the morning. He told us to keep him out of school tomorrow - he doesn't want him getting sick.
After a month he is starting to really dry out. I feel so bad for him and my heart aches to see him going through this.