Today I pick up my last prescription of accutane. I find it a little odd that I'm ending at my highest dose, 80 mg/day (not like I'm a doctor or anything, but it seems like most people do a sort of pyramid dose).
My skin tone and pores are about 90% improved at this point. I still have flushing during any temperature change, mild irritation, or physical exertion, but I'm expecting that to go away once I'm off accutane. I have one active pimple right now and it seems like one more pops up every time the last is healing. Don't get me wrong, it's nothing like before but a little frustrating.
I'm starting to get very scared about going off accutane. Having no oil production these last few months has CHANGED MY LIFE. That is no understatement. I'm starting a new job next week, which involves about an hour drive/metro/walk commute (in Texas heat & humidity) before and after a 9 hour work day. Before accutane, I would have turned it down. There was absolutely no way I could go more than 11 hours without washing my face (or even my hair, chest, and back) and if my oil returns after accutane, I don't know what I'm going to do. After seeing what it's like to be normal, I don't know how I could possibly go back to that.
Does anyone have any experience with post-accutane oil? I'm starting to get really nervous!