Today is day one of my treatment - I have such high hopes for my skin, but I'm really hoping that nothing horribly drastic (negatively, at least) happens. I've heard horror stories about all of the prescription medicine, so I'm not really looking forward to having worse breakouts, itching/burning skin that doesn't allow me to sleep or peeling so much that I can't even put on makeup.
My dermatologist has prescribed two 75mg monodox capsules per day (one in the morning and one at night), aczone 5% gel in the morning and tazorac 0.05% cream at night.
I took my first monodox capsule about an hour ago and will be putting on the aczone gel once I take my morning shower. I have heard it's best to wait until your face has completely air dried before putting on any medicines, so I'm hoping to have time during the weekdays to wait 30 minutes or so after washing my face to put it on. Weekends won't be an issue, but I normally don't take that long to get ready to go to work in the morning.
Will let you know how it goes...fingers crossed that nothing too horrible happens and that I might even get some relief from my persistent acne. I am not putting any gel/cream on my back or chest, but my dermatologist says the monodox should help with those. I have light acne on my chest and moderate/severe acne on my back.