I just finished my first month of accutane, and these side effects are the worst! I got dry lips and skin almost immediately after starting treatment. The one upside is that I used to have to wash my hair daily or it would be a greasy mess, and now I've been going 3 or 4 days between washes! Then about a week ago my eyelid became very swollen and hurt so bad. I went to the eye doctor, and she said that the oil glands in my eyelid were clogged from the accutane. She squeezed them and within a couple days the swelling and pain was gone. Now for the last two days I have had the worst lower back pain ever. I'm a college student and my three hour classes are torture sitting still.. It hurts so bad! I'm laying on a heating pad now hoping it will help. Has anyone else experienced these side effects or am I the unlucky one? As for my face I think I am in the initial breakout stage. I feel like there's a new breakout every time I look in the mirror. Luckily, they seem to heal faster than usual too. I have noticed a decrease in blackheads though and they come out very easily now, and my pores are looking huge. I hope they shrink back again.
Well, I guess that's it for now! On to month two!