Hello! I have officially finished my first month of being on accutane! I had my 1 month appointment Friday but haven't been able to get my new prescription yet from my pharmacy so I'll have been off today (Monday) and tomorrow since I'll be at work and can't get it right away :/
Anyway, I have had a good first month considering. I have definitely had more breakouts but its not my acne at its worst thankfully. I'm guessing this is my IB stage in the process. The breakouts are in random places though which isn't too fun. I also have blotchy red skin which is new for me I'm not sure if it is from the dryness but I keep trying to think how great my skin will be once everything is over! Gah!
The main symptoms I've had are dry lips (still have aquaphor glued to my hand) as well as dry skin. I haven't had any other dry eye problems since first starting out which is great since I despise my glasses. One thing that did catch me off guard was these dry patches of skin just on the back of my hands that were very similar to eczema. I used eucerin to assist and they've gone away a couple days ago. Overall that lasted about a week. Sensitivity to light is noticeable but not unbearable.
This is everything I've experienced so far since being on the drug so we'll see what month 2 has in store!