Hello, I am 17 years old guy, and a junior in high school. I have been taking 30mg pills of Clavaris twice a day for 7 days now.
My acne started around the beginning of sophomore year, and has been persistent since. During this time I tried about all the creams, gels, and antibiotics there were. I ended up sticking with the Tazorac .1% gel. My doctor said, give it time. I did give it time and I saw changes but nothing I was happy with. My face was still oily and always when it seemed like it was clear, i would break out again, and again, and again...
So, I started accutane (i will call it that instead of claravis) exactly one week ago.
So far, i have experienced joint pain, tiredness, and dry skin flakes on my face.
My skin is still oily though which is a pain.
The reason i chose to make this blog was because just last night i began the feel the dreaded lumps under the skin . Most of them around my jawline. and two are below my "nose line"/above my lip.
I think that this is the infamous Initial Breakout that i have read about. Well, I'll keep taking the pills and think about clear skies and clear skin.
P.S. My face was in one of its "fairly clear" cycles when i started taking the accutane thats why im bummed about this potiential IB. However, my back and chest are also a big factor in my decision to take accutane because im always uncomfortable taking my shirt off.