What's up guys so I realized I forgot to tell you how much I'm taking, I'm taking 40mg a day for the first month, 80mg for the next month, and after that I'm not sure my derm didn't tell me. Week 2 I had a breakout of about 6 cysts most of them being on my left side of my face. I don't know why that happens I always breakout only on one side sometimes it's my right and sometimes its my left side. This breakout wasn't too bad my cysts don't hurt like they used too, my skin is feeling softer and it's less oily. Surprisingly the only side effects I still have are dry lips and dry face. I pretty much have to be putting on chapstick every hour and I've been putting on lotion everyday as well, I use cetaphil lotion which has 30 spf too. I'm still trying to go vegan but it's tough. Food with animal products is definitely a lot more accessible than plant based foods. So what I'e been doing is basically one day I don't eat any animal products and the nest day yes. Everytime I take my pill I always make sure I'm taking it with my biggest meal or the meal that has the most fat, because I've heard the pill is digested better with fats. I'm eating a whole bunch of healthy fats like peanuts, almonds, avocado's and staying away from saturated fat/ trans fat so like cookies, chips, donuts etc... Week 3 is here and many people say that this when you have the worst breakout so I have my fingers crossed that it isn't too bad.
Hey guy's decided to start a blog about my accutane journey and to hopefully answer any questions you guys have. So I finally decided to go on accutane after trying all the creams,face washes, and pills possible. I have mild acne I have cysts on my cheeks and pimples around my chin and lips, I don't have acne on my back or chest. I have had acne since I was 18 and I am now 20, when I got out of high school my acne just gradually got worse. Throughout high school I only suffered with the occasional pimple but once I graduated my face would breakout constantly and now it's been the worse it's ever been. Finally decided to go on accutane because I was so frustrated with my face and i was getting pretty self conscious about myself. For my first week I actually didn't really breakout I felt like things actually got better. Towards the end of week I started to get really dry lips and my face is really dry too so far those are the only side effects I've. I'm trying to cut out all animal products because I've heard a plant based diet can actually help clear acne. It's just hard because pretty much everything has some kind of animal product in it, I just really need to go grocery shopping and buy a lot of veggies,fruits, grains and soy products. I also workout every day and haven't had any issues of muscle fatigue/pain. Week 1 went a lot better than expected but I do know things definitely get uglier. Patience is key and I'm going to stay positive through tout this whole journey.