It's been 4 days since I've started Claravis a.k.a. Isotretinoin or Accutane. I am on 30mg twice a day totaling my dosage to 60mg a day.
Before I get into how I am feeling on the drug, I think it's important for you to understand my history of acne and the specifics about my body so that it might make my experience more relatable to you.
Current Age: 21
First signs of Acne: 12 or 13 years old
When it got bad: Maybe 3-4 years ago
Current weight: 105 lbs.
Skin type: Oily
*all these are active on my face right now
2 or 3 Cystic/Nodular acne (not too big though)
10+ Papules acne (inflamed, red pimples with no head)
5+ Pustules acne (inflamed pimples with white/yellow center.. one you want to squeeze)
and lots of white heads and blackheads
Lots of acne scars.. hyper-pigmentation.. etc.
Other treatments I've tried:
Proactive (no result only increased sensitivity and irritation of the eyes. Turns out I am highly sensitive to Benzoyl-Peroxide)
Herbal and tropical medication
Getting my Pimples squeezed out by a beautician
As you can see, its been a long battle with acne for me. I've tried a lot of different things and finally resorted to Accutane. Does my description fit any of yours?
I will write how the first 5 days on accutane has been for me tomorrow. Good night!