I have been on accutane since nov 7. I am 5'7, 115 lb, f
Nov 7-dec 7 - 40 mg
Dec 7-jan 7 - 80 mg
Jan 7-april 7 - 120 mg
April 7 - present - 80 mg
4 hyperpigmentation spots right cheek
Slight dry lips
I have frequent nightmares and thoughts about my acne returning, particularly on the right side of my face. I had depression before accutane, then it went away a little in feb when my skin cleared. Now it's back really bad. I feel like I can feel the painful acne on the right side of my face still and/or that it will come out very badly soon after I stop accutane. My doc told me I had exceeded my needed dose back in beginning of March but when I begged him to keep me on another month he said ok and gave me another month of 120. He also told me to do yoga to calm down. I have recently cut down to 80 though so it will last longer. I am so scared of stopping accutane. Any thoughts or similar experiences loves? Thanks.
Today is I think the 4th day of 120 mg and I felt like I was going to vom for much of the day and had no appetite. Also most importantly, I have a bunch of spots on my chin today!!! And I just got asked out on a date for a couple days from now. Do I agree to the date and just pray my skin will be okay or postpone? Or do I agree and cancel that morning if my skin looks bad? Thoughts??
Thanks for any input!
Hi, so I deleted my previous post because it was a really long rant with TMI in it. It was from about 25 days ago I think. At that time my skin was still pretty bad. Long story short, my stats are that I am in my late 20s, I am 5'7", I weigh 120 lb., and I went on accutane for post-birth control acne. My accutane course has been:
First month - 40 mg
Second month - 80 mg
Third month - 80 mg
Fourth month - 120 mg
Right now, I have 3 very very tiny white heads. I do, however, have lots of red marks from old spots, but these are fading. Here is what I can estimate about fade time so far-My forehead cleared right when I started, and the marks from those spots are almost gone now.
My side effects are almost nonexistent, but I am a healthy person. My diet is basically just vegetables, chicken, and fish, a little fruit, and lots and lots of different health supplements. I rarely drink and never smoke. I was sad for the beginning of my course, but that was because my skin was gross.
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!