Quick update: I went to the seem this morning and he changed my prescription from 40 mg of accutane once a day, to a 30 mg dose in the morning and in the evening.
My side effects are as follows:
-EXTREMELY chapped lips
-Dry/peeling face (mostly around the corners of my mouth and nose)
-Breaking out in rashes on my hands and arms
-Mild back pain
-And mild mood swings (but doesn't every girl already)
-Clear chest (except for dry patches of skin) but no blemishes
-Right side of my back is pure scarring, the left side has 4 big blemishes and some other scarring
-My forehead has two blemishes, one is a scab that should be gone tomorrow
-my blackheads are clearing SO nicely! My nose is soooo much softer as is my chin, there are now about 30 noticeable blackheads, compared to the 120 I tried counting before treatment
-my chin is breaking out, I have about 4-5 blemishes that I hate, there is a lot of scarring too
All in all I am very pleased with the results I'm getting from accutane and I can only imagine what the next few months will bring me, good luck to everyone and Merry Christmas!