I am very desperate right now. I have been using accutane for 3 weeks now and my acne is only getting worse. I started taking birth control too and I think that this is making it worse as well. I really feel depressed and sad because I am not seeing any results and I thought accutane would help. I have had severe acne since I was 16 (currently 22) and I've tried everything. I've been crying myself asleep every night and I'm desperate for anyone who has advice.
My acne is your typical red cyst and I have several lumpy cyst on my forehead.
I appreciate anyone's advice.
Thank you so much!
You are right on schedule for the IB. 3 weeks is nowhere near long enough to see any clearing! It is true, your acne will get much worse before you get clear. While you are dealing with this, it seems like it's taking forever, but the time will pass, and before you know it, you will be 3, 4, 5 months into your course and clear! My son just finished his course and he is clear and so much happier. He looked terrible during his IB, it was really bad, but then it cleared up and his skin looked gorgeous. I promise you this breakout will not last. My son had really bad cysts on his forehead, it was the worst part of his face. Now it's clear with some scarring, but no more red cysts!
And if you can, get off the BC.