Hi all! I am sitting here on the couch watching Tv about to take my very first Accutane pill, 40mg. A little about myself is that I am 24 and have been struggling with mild/moderate acne since I was about 13 or 14. I have tried everything from topicals to antibiotics with little to no improvement, and an accumulation of an allergy along the way. I am female, approximately 135 pounds and have been prescribed Claravis (Isotrenitoin) 40mg once a day. However, my derm is having me take one pill every other day for a week and then once a day because I am going on vacation around the 30 day mark and will run out of medication if I don't do it this way.
So here we go taking the first pill, it is Wednesday night 11/30 and I just got home from work. I am eating a little bit and having it with a full glass of water. Dfefinitely a little nervous thinking about an initial breakout possibly coming in the near future. But for now the prospect of clear skin for once in 10 years is worth it!
A descrioption of my acne is that I used to get a lot of cysts but I have been on YAZ for about 6 months and it has really helped out with that. I usually get about 3-4 new pimples a week that usually last about 2 weeks and leave nasty red and purple marks regardless if I pick at them or not. Currently I have very uneven skin and about 15 hyperpigmentation marks that makeup barely covers up. I have about 4 active pimples at the moment that seem to be on their way to healing. My skin is naturally very oily so I am looking forward to that clearing up! Here goes!
Please feel free to comment and tell me your experiences as I could really use some positive feedback as I start this journey! Thanks!!!