Hello. My name is Amanda. I'm a 21 year old female and have just started my secound course of accutane as of last night. The first course worked wonders and kept me mostly clear for approximately eight months, but I had a few cysts that began to pop up and I figured why not stop it before it gets any worse. I weigh about 105lbs. The first course I was on 30mg for two months and 45mg for two and a half months. This course I started on 40mg a day and believe that I will remain on it for the entire course (approximately four months). I did not have too many side effects the first time except for slight dryness on my face and lips. When it was over I had some hair loss that subsided after a few months. I look forward to having perfect skin again and have already began counting down the days.