Took my first pill this morning! Today was normal, still super oily of course.
I stopped taking doxycycline yesterday in preparation to start Accutane. but to give you some background info, my acne isn't super super extreme, but the antibiotics no longer can keep my skin under control. Currently I have about 4-5 mediumish pimples. I mostly break out on my cheek and nose area, but sometimes I'll get something on my forehead. Sometimes my skin will look under control, but other times it can get pretty bad.. I usually have at least that one huge cyst somewhere on my face that lasts over week.. blech.
I am taking 60 mg a day, essentially. 40 mg once one day and then 40 mg twice the next day, alternating back and forth. Oh and I'm 120 pounds.
Accutane absorbs better when taken with food, but I also heard it absorbs well with some fat in the diet?? So I think I'm going to start taking a omega 3,6,9/fish oil supplement.
May the next 5 months pass without too much suffering Best of luck to everyone else going through their treatment!