Today is day 31 and I am so glad to be done with month one!
I went to the dermatologist today and my white blood cell count is low so this is bad news...he wanted to take me off of Accutane but I told him I felt fine and I haven't been sick or anything. He consulted with my dad (who is also a physician and they work in the same hospital) and they decided that I need to get my blood drawn again on Monday.
The dermatologist was going to bump me up to 60 mg but after today he decided to keep me on 40 and closely monitor what's going on. I hope I don't have to stop taking it because it's working so well for me with minimal side effects.
He also prescribed me a topical steroid cream for the rash on my arms caused by the dryness. If worst comes to worst I guess I will have to stop taking the Accutane and then re-start it after my WBC's go up.
I have no idea if this is unrelated but I think Accutane made my PMS exlpoddeeee. Normally I get a little irritated about 5 days before but mine was like a week and a half and I was so mad lol!!!! Also it made my period come a little late. I don't know if it's stress or the medicine but I thought that was weird! I never get that angry!!