So I've decided to start a blog about my journey on accutane. This is my first entry and it's already day 24. I am currently taking 10 mg, but I hope to be given a higher dose at my next dermatologist appointment. Before accutane my skin wasn't horrible but I definitely did have acne, and it is a HUGE blow to my confidence. I literally hide out in my house and refuse to go anywhere or do anything. I have damaged a lot of relationships with friends and family because I am so self conscious when it comes to my skin. Deciding to take accutane was a tough decision because I had read all the side effects and I was extremely nervous. However, after trying everything, and I mean everything I decided to give it a go and if I began to experience anything I would come off. Like I said earlier I am only on a 10mg dose, so I don't really think it's helping too much. I did have an initial breakout, or at least I think I did, and it seems to be clearing up a tad. However, I feel like when something clears up another patch forms and I begin the whole depressed cycle again. I've tried to keep my skin clear of any makeup or harsh chemicals in hopes that it would help. I am nervous to go up a dose because I don't want another initial breakout or for things to get a lot worse. I am praying that this drug will work because if it doesn't then I literally have nothing else to do.