So I have officially started taking accutane. My prescription is 40 mg to be taken at dinner. I will be doing this for 5 months.
I'm 5'5 and weigh around 106 lbs (give or take) and after reading different blogs of different peoples prescription strengths, i'm worried 40 mg might be a lot compared to the 20 mg others start with. I guess I shall see in time.
I'm very worried about side effects, especially the dry lips and skin. Since i'm already prone to dry lips, i got my derm to prescribe me ointment. He prescribed me hydroval ointment 0.2%, to be applied at night, fingers crossed it keeps my lips moist! I also picked up some superbalm lip balm my clinique.
As for the dry skin, i'm just going to try to start applying moisturizer daily starting today. I clearly do not have any signs of dry skin yet (lol) but I'm hoping being proactive and trying to prevent the problem before it happens will help in the long run.