Ok, so I am now entering my last week of month three! My face is slowly getting better...I STILL have a cyst on my chin from my second week on Accutane that has been drained once and injected with cortisone twice (VERY FRUSTRATING!!), but other than that, I've only had one small but inflamed pimple on my chin and two tiny pimples on my jawline in the last few weeks. The redness from pimples I got early in my course is still there, and there are definitely some small indents that I am hoping will go away once I am off Accutane, but overall, things are looking much better. I actually got a compliment today on my skin for the first time in probably five years!
I have definitely noticed Accutane side effects getting a little worse recently, but I feel like it might be because I was drinking alcohol (which I stopped last week). Last week my eyes were very red and dry, my skin was flaking on my face, and the skin all over my body got very tight and itchy. I also started getting red bumps on one of my hands that turned into a scaly mess, and I am pretty sure it's excema. I've never had it before, but I read several other postings on this site where people had the exact same thing and it was diagnosed as excema. However, once I cut out alcohol and started drinking extra water, things have gotten much better. I was very careful for my first two months on Accutane to not drink at all, but I did a handful of times in the third month, and I def. noticed it made things worse!
I am taking my lab tests on Thursday and am seeing the derm on Friday, so hopefully everything goes well and I'll get my prescription for month four. Only two months left!