I went on accutane relatively quickly. I tried doxy and zpack and then my doctor recommended accutane to stop the problem before it gets worse. (I started getting inflamed acne at the end of this summer and would have at least 8 infected spots on my face at a time) So far I am on my 7th week and it seems to be working. I just went a whole week with no new acne. And even today I noticed a new spot on my cheek where I usually get the most infected pimples and it is mostly a whitehead. I went through two breakouts- week 3 and 5. Honestly it was just mostly how my breakouts had been going nothing like an eruption of my whole face. I will probably have more breakouts in the future too. It is a sign that meds are working and your skin is purging the bacteria.
I was very fed up with my face and the spots were scarring. As long as you and your doctor talk through everything it should be fine. It is a serious drug and nothing should be taken lightly. My mom was very against it but I couldn't taken the acne and scarring anymore. The blood tests are annoying but necessary. Any side effects you are not comfortable with they recommend you stop immediately. There are a lot of risks with accutane and so make sure your decision is the one you are most comfortable with. I debated awhile before choosing to do so. Best wishes
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