I've been reading these blogs for months and decided to start one of my own since I am finally on accutane! I'm taking 30mg per day along with erythromycin tablets (which I have been on for the past 2 yrs). My derm said they might help with the IB and so far so good!
I'm on day 18 and I've definitely noticed some mild side effects like dry eyes, skin and lips. My skin started to dry up on day 4 and by the second week the skin on my chin and forehead were peeling by lunchtime each day! I didn't think I'd be able to continue because my skin was so itchy and tight (not to mention the peeling) I tried dermalogica moisturizers which seemed to dry my skin more. I went in search of cetaphil moisturiser which I read about on here and it is honestly amazing! I moisturise at night and in the morning and the dryness is totally gone
Don't want to speak too soon but haven't had any IB, my face was quite clear when I started accutane because I was taking erythromycin. I'd been taking it for 2 yrs and i was beginning to get resistant to it so asked my derm for accutane. He said because my acne was quite mild he'd put me on half the recommended dose. So here I am in week 3. I have a few small spots on my left cheek that can be easily covered with make up. My skin is clearer now than before I started accutane so I'm happy with results so far. This week the blackheads on my nose and cheeks are starting to rise and I have lots of blocked pores too. I've squeezed them out before bed and it hasn't left me with any scarring or anything.
Anyway I will try to keep updating you on my progress. My advice so far is if you are thinking about taking this drug, go for it