Hello, I'm new to this site but not to Accutane. I am a 27 year old female who has suffered with acne, in various severities, since I was 12 years old. I was first prescribed Accutane when I was 15 years old and took several bouts of it for about two years. I had severe cystic and nodular acne. When I was through with my treatment, my skin after that kept very clear and was never oily for quite sometime. Of course, I'd have some very minor b/o here and there but nothing in comparison to what I had been getting. About 2 years ago, my b/o started getting more frequent, but the cystic acnes hadn't come back. So at that time, it was a little easier to get under control. As the months rolled on, it got worse and worse. It is now back in full force. In the past 2 months, my acne has come back with a vengeance. I've even been breaking out on my back, which I have never had a problem with. My face is super oily and I'm getting clusters of cystic inflammation. I am an esthetician, a career I chose for obvious reasons, and even with all that I have at my fingertips I have had no avail. I had a very pleasant experience while I was on Accutane, but this time around I was a bit hesitant. But I have finally reached my breaking point and being in the business I'm in, I need something that I know is going to work. I'm going in tomorrow for my first round of blood tests and my follow up appointment is next Monday. I'll find out my dosage and length of treatment then, I suppose. For anyone that is interested in following my progress, I will post again next week. Thanks for reading.