some quick info. I'm 20 (about to be 21) have had acne since I was around 14, my primary doctor prescribed me dual for while that wasn't very effective. got pretty bad around age 16 and started to see a Derm. Derm put me on solodyn for about 2 years and that controlled my acne fairly well but eventually stopped working. I was than put on Bactrim for about a year and for a while my skin was pretty clear but then the acne started to come back. Finally I ended up changing Derm's and the new one had me on doxycycline for about 4 months which did almost nothing.
during this time I was also on topicals such as tazorac, duac, and ziana.
so about 2 weeks ago I had my last Derm appointment and I said i'm fed up with dealing with acne and wanted to discuss accutane. Low and behold my Derm said he was actually going to recommend accutane himself since my acne is moderate but persistent to various other antibiotics and creams
He prescribed me 20mg/daily for the first month. I weigh about 155lbs i don't know what that is in Kg though.
I'm 7 days into my treatment. so far I haven't been that dry though I would say my skin is slightly less oily than usual. I haven't had quite a breakout per se but I've noticed that pimples that were already up and coming came out faster than normal.
will try and update at least once a week. it will be a 5 month course. Wish me luck!