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Introduction & Day 1



Hello, I'm an 18 year old boy and I've had acne since I was about 14. It's not severe acne, but I'd say its moderate and can sometimes be very bad. My doctor has prescribed me to 20mg tablets for the first month with the intention to bump up to 30mg after 6 weeks.

I tend to get acne around my chin, above my lips, and around my jaw line (as a result of shaving I think). I also have some on my neck (although not currently), shoulders, and chest. Currently I have pimples in all of those places except my neck. I also have blemishes on my cheeks and chin. I rarely get forehead acne.

Having taken my first tablet, after about an hour I could already start to feel my lips dry out and also my skin. It's no biggie though, just applied lip balm about three times, and moisturised face twice. I'll continue to cleanse, tone and moisturise my skin as part of my ongoing daily routine.

Let me know about your early experiences of Accutane, or just any experiences really as I'd be keen to hear and have a chat.

Will post again later this week probably- peace


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