I just started Accutane (Absorica) yesterday. I am taking 30mg in the morning and 30 mg at night. I am about 5'8 and 132 pounds so my drem said this was my recommended dose. I don't have terrible cystic acne like a lot of people who take isotretinoin but I have had acne since I was 11 and I just turned 19. So after battling EXTREMELY oily skin and constant breakouts for 8 years I have decided to try and eradicate it once and for all. I have previously tried Ziana topical gel, Diffren topical gel and Retin a micro .04% then got bumped up to Retin a micro .1% I love the Retin a because it's the best product I've tried this far but I want something even better. I have of course tried all the "clean and clear" "acne free" and all those over the counter products but nothing worked.
All in all I'm very excited for accutane I am just nervous about the possible side effect of hair loss because I did experience hair loss when I tried to do a B5 megadose to get rid of acne (BAD idea). I'm also dreading the possibility of getting an initial breakout even though the dermatologist told me "you don't have that type of acne and I really don't think you'll get worse before better, I think you'll see results after a couple weeks"
I just want some input and experiences with this drug. Any stories of encouragement would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks so much!!!