Everything is going just fine. Clear skin on my face! Yippie! Even all those teensy, weensy blackheads are disappearing! My color looks really good as does the texture of my skin on my face. My body skin is getting a bit drier...I have a little itchy rash on my back and on my hands. My eyes are a bit dry today as well. My hair seems like it is getting drier. I use Morrocan Oil for smoothing, but think I will also get a deep treatment to use every week to moisturize my hair and scalp. Joint pain has been rare this past week. I have walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes without any soreness.
My husband is doing well with very clear facial skin, but also has flaky, dry skin on his face, and continues to have a rash on his hands, his wrists and now his elbows. It does not itch, just looks red and rough. He is a week behind me on his treatment. He has also started to feel a few joint aches and pains.
All of these side effects are minimal, just a pain in the posterior. I hope that anyone considering Accutane as a treatment will read our story. I hope they won't let the "horror stories" be a deterrent to their starting treatment. I may be premature in saying this, but unless things get a lot worse in the next few months, I am entirely glad that I started treatment and have no regrets.