It is now 20 days after my last dose of Accutane and I continue to see improvements in my overall health and well-being. My side-effects continue to lessen and most have gone away entirely.
My skin remains clear and not oily at all. I am going to start using a gentle exfoliator scrub to keep my skin cells from building up again and clogging my pores.
My lips have returned to normal and that is so wonderful. That Chapping and peeling really was the worst side-effect for me.
My joint pain has lessened, FINALLY! I still have some knee pain and stiffness, but it definitely is decreasing.
My eyes seem to be pretty much back to normal, with only a little dryness.
My gums are not bleeding anymore when I brush or floss.
I am shedding a little bit of hair, but I tend to go through stages of hair growth and loss, so I don't know if that is an Accutane issue or not.
I just feel so much better...that general tiredness and blah feeling has gone...I have more energy and feel more like my old self. I really feel more like working out than I have in months.
I was in the sun a lot this weekend, on the Boat and at the pool, and I did just fine with sunscreen and a hat.
My husband has been off of Accutane for about 12 days. He still has dry lips and joint pain, but is also seeing some reduction in his symptoms.
Good luck to everyone who continues to seek clear skin!