On the whole I would say that my body responded well to the medicine with minimal side effects may be because of the low dose and self discipline. For those who are just starting out here are few tips:
1) Do not go harsh on your skin as it becomes too fragile during the course. My derm prescribed me for a high SPF sunscreen, cetaphil cleanser and a moisturiser. Consult your derm for such essentials and do not experiment with different products like you may be doing earlier.
2) If you do weight training then avoid going to gym in case there is a persistent back pain or body ache and let your body get used to the
changes. Try not to lift heavy initially and help your body recuperate from these side effects . Avoid taking supplements for a while, only protein powder should do.
3) Hydration played an important role during this course. Since, I'm an active person I used to drink a lot of water but while on the drug I felt the need of more water. So, I was drinking around 4-5 ltrs of water. Make sure you are taking good amount of water.
4) I avoided junk food or anything which had excess oil which helped me maintain my blood test reports quite well.
Right now I'm exactly one month off accutane and nothing has seriously changed. I could feel that some oil has come back to my skin but it is as good as nothing, I dont go shiny as I used to. I do get a white head in a day or two but Im okay with that. My derm also prescibed for Retin A topical during the first two or three months of the course and I got some great results as far as improving the skin tone is concerned . So, for now as a maintenance measure I'm applying a little bit of it at night and I think that its working fine. I think my life really has flipped in the past 7 months.