It took me a few longer days than expected to get on my Accutane because of my pharmacy, but I finally got it. My official dosage of right now is 30mg in the morning and 20mg at night. Before I started this process I read a lot of other reviews of people just starting out at 20mg and then their dermatologist increased the dosage over time and I think the reason for my higher dosage is because of the severity. So far I don't have any severe side effects but when I did first take it I felt a little drowsy and had a bit of a headache. This has happened every time I've taken the medicine so far but I don't know if Accutane is the reason behind it or if it's just a daily thing I normally wouldn't pay much attention to. When you take Accutane, there are so many side effects that every symptom you get is magnified because you watch so closely. Within this week I'm going to post pictures and update monthly with them in-between entries! Hopefully these months fly by. One can only hope.
Good luck to everyone going through the same thing as me,
After a month of birth control, today was my first official Accutane appointment. My routine blood was drawn and I took my second (the first was taken when I was prescribed the birth control) pregnancy test. I was there for about two hours and it was utterly exhausting. After the long talks of Accutane side effects and the whole run through, I went home to fill out the iPledge questions before my Accutane prescription could be filled at the pharmacy. Unfortunately, I have to wait until tomorrow to start any of the medication because my pharmacy doesn't carry Accutane on hand and it has to be sent in. I'm not exactly sure of the dosage my dermatologist prescribed but I believe it was 30mg in the morning and 20mg at night. The amount you take will vary depending on severity and your weight! I personally weigh about 106 and I have severe acne. I'm excited to start tomorrow but I'm dreading the side effects. This is my last resort and I will do anything to get rid of my stubborn scarring acne. I'm going to update my journey every week or more if sudden side effects occur that I want to be documented.