I began taking Accutane exactly two weeks ago today. Actually, it's not "Accutane", it's a generic brand (only the generic was covered by my medical) but to keep things simple I will continue to refer to it as Accutane.
I have severe acne that is causing tremendous scaring. It started two years ago after I stopped taking birth control. The pill made me very manic and I was not easy to get along with. My acne has gotten progressively worse ever since.
Finally, I decided to see a dermatologist and get this looked at. I am allergic to just about all topical treatments (my face swells up like a balloon) and I've wound in the hospital a couple times because of how bad the swelling was. My derm said the best solution would be Accutane.
So, two weeks ago I began treatment and I decided to share my four month journey with people so that they know what to expect if they're thinking about treatment, for others to compare their journey with, and for myself to look back on.