I suffer from mild to sometimes moderate persistent acne. I don't usually get cystic acne but a lot around my chin and mouth. Sometimes along my hairline and cheeks.
I am on Absorica 40 mg a day. I am about 5'8 and 150 lbs.
I am on day 29 and this is how it is has been so far.
Dry lips around day 3 or 4 and has stayed since - I use Aquaphor Lip Repair (it works well for me)
Around day 10 I started seeing an uneven surface on my skin. Not more breakouts but it was strange...like bumpiness way under the skin. This to me was noticeable on my cheeks and forehead especially when in the light. My husband said he could not notice it but I could. That has since stopped and my skin looks good.
I have gotten a few breakouts but nothing major...the breakouts have been small and go away very quickly.
I have a few aches or pains but nothing major.
I am not sure if I will bet an IB...some get it in months 2-3 and I am not there yet.
I suppose I am on a lower dose but my side effects have been minimal at best. I see the derm on Thurs and we'll see what he does as far as dosage. I would not mind staying on 40 mg if that means I need to go longer.