A couple of days ago I went from taking 20 mg a day to 40 mg a day. I am 100% clear and have zero side effects. My lips aren't even dry. I still have post inflammatory marks but they are definitely fading, slowly, but fading. I don't know how sun sensitive I am since I don't want to take any chances and have been wearing spf 50 every time I go outside. I work outside pretty much every day and sometimes I will be out in the sun by the water for 6 hours at a time. I usually reapply sunblock once and I have yet to even get slightly burnt.
Overview ( since I probably won't be on here much now that I am clear):
I started 20 mg a day of Accutane in February for moderate acne. It caused the worst breakout of my entire life, it didn't even look like acne, but more as if I were a leper. After a month of suffering through the horrid breakout I was taken off Accutane.
For the second month I was put on Bactrim and prednisone to help calm my skin. That worked wonders, but by the end of that month my skin was still recovering from that first month of Accutane.
The third month I restarted Accutane but only at 10 mg a day. This time around I did not breakout and my skin continued to heal. but still by the end of the month some of my initial breakout remained, but there was a huge improvement!
The fourth month I was bumped up to 20 mg a day and my skin became much much clearer. I still continued to have a few pimples on my face.
The fifth month: I have just started 40 mg of Accutane a day and I am officially 100 % clear. Although I still have post inflammatory marks from my initial breakout that are healing.
Details of side effects and regime are in my blog. If anything changes with side effects and results I will be sure to post it on here!
Overall Accutane has been very effective and I am very happy about it!