Oh my God - I can't believe I've been on this stuff for 100 days! Feels like some sort of anniversary.
So update - since my derm appointment last Friday, I've been back up to 60mgs a day again - 1 30 mg. pill in the morning, and 1 at night. I definitely feel the difference from the 30mgs a day. My eyes are kind of perpetually red, my lips are peelier, and I'm so, so tired.
Good news is: clear skin! I'm really amazed. Even my mom, who I haven't seen in a couple months, said yesterday - "wow, your skin looks so good! Just the texture looks really even!" Felt so good to hear that. Haven't gotten that compliment much in my life.
I'm scheduled to have my period any day now - but it is late. I really think the Accutane is affecting this because I had a similar issue when I first went on it. So, I have a little, tiny, tiny pimple - not even worth mentioning - on my right cheek. It's really pinsized. Otherwise, no new breakouts!!! I really just am contending with side effects and red marks now.
I'm going on a beach vacation this weekend with a group, so I'm thinking of cutting back down to 30mgs again a day - just for the weekend. It sucks to have to be really careful in the sun and that I couldn't get a wax - I spent a few hours yesterday plucking hairs 1 by 1. But, anything for clear skin so that for the next beach vacation, I'll be free to turn my face to the sun and not be afraid of it causing a pimple or peeling!
So happy with Accutane. A part of me wants it to be done with so I can go back to a normal life - and part of me wants to stay on it forever so that my skin will never look like it used to again! Anything for that...