Ok so I had my Derm appt. 4 days ago and was put on 40mg 1x per day instead of 20mg/1x per day. So I've only been on the new dose for 4 days and haven't noticed much difference. My face seems a little more red but that's about it so far. My face actually looks good but my jawline and upper neck area are not so great. I seem to have these hard nodules that won't go away and have been there forever and then I break out with smaller pimples by those nodules. They are red and I just can't wait for them to go away. I am trying to be patient and optimistic! I feel good and have been lucky and have not dealt with many side effects at all *knock on wood*.
I will update again at the end of my second month! Fingers crossed that this jawline acne/neck acne will go away and stay away! Good luck to anyone else on the accutane journey!
Ok so after reading other people's blogs and comments for a couple months I decided to do my own as well.
I am a 30 year old mom that started getting hormonal acne about 2 years ago. It has mainly been on my jawline, chin and upper neck. It is mild/moderate acne. I have a couple "nodules" I believe they are called. They are big and round and hard but do not get whiteheads at all. They just stay big and hard and take months to go away. I have only gotten 3 so far and they are only on my jawline. I also have blackheads (everywhere on my face) and the regular pimples on my jaw, upper neck and lower cheek.
My Derm finally put me on Accutane (Amnesteem) at 20mg/day and this is my first month. My next appointment is in about 5 days and he already told me he was going to then put me at 40mg/day and keep it there for the remainder of my treatment (6 months alltogether). So far all I have had is somewhat drier skin. My acne is not any better or any worse. I am dissapointed that nothing has happened so far. I do know it takes time but I really think that 20/mg was just way too low to begin with. I am 5 '6 1/2' and about 138 lbs. We will see how the next month goes on 40mg/a day! I hope to see at least some improvement! : ) I would love to hear from anyone else that has had the same type of problems or on a similar regimen.
Thanks for reading!