So I've been off Accutane for a little over a month and a half and my skin has continued to stay clear! I have had a couple of pimples on my back a few days after stopping, but I have not had one pimple in over a month now. This could all change, but at this moment my skin looks and feels great!! My skin continues to stay oil free. My eyes are no longer dry. My joints and back are feeling great!! I still apply lotion to my face everyday, and chap stick to my lips everyday. However, my skin is not overly dry, and the lotion and chap stick are, what I feel, people with normal skin do in the winter months anyway. Overall, I am very happy that I chose to take Isotretinoin (Accutane)! The process is not easy, but is well worth it in the end!! My pores have gotten a little bigger, but are much smaller than before I started Accutane. People comment on how nice my skin is looking and how small my pores are! If nothing else has worked for you, I'd say talk to your dermatologist about Accutane! The side effects always scared me, but I had the expected dry skin and lips, minor joint aches, dry eyes at the end, minor back pain at the begging. All of these side effects are now completely gone. My skin is more dry now, but that is what this drug does to your body. I do not secrete the same amount of oil now as I did pre Accutane. (My face was so oily that I had to use paper towels to pat my face dry throughout the day). But now, this decrease in oil secretions is the reason my skin is now clear. No more bacteria filled clogged pores!
Good luck to everyone and their acne struggles! It's a bitch, I know!
Hope to keep everyone updated in the months to come! Fingers crossed the road ahead continues to stay clear!
p.s. Happy Holidays!