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First week of accutane!



Last week, after series of begging my parents, I finally went to another (most likely to be the last) dermatologist, hoping that she wouldn't say the same old; "you just need to get enough sleep, stop picking on your face bla bla bla" because Ive been told the same thing again and again and I have been suffering from severe acne for more than 3 years now. Tried heaps of medications from different dermatologists (topical and pills) which never worked on my acne. My acne hurts and it seems really inflamed.

My new dermatologist prescribed me Accutane* 20mg (2 x a day), Doxycycline (2 x a day) and Retin-A. She also did a 10% TCA Peel on me, that day.
My gynaecologist mentioned that the root cause of my acne is Polycystic Ovaries (PCO). He prescribed me Diane 35 (anti-androgen).

Im on my 6th day of Isotretinoin and I haven't noticed any improvement at all. In fact, I feel like its getting worse! Im breaking out more and my acnes are hurting! They're big, red and inflamed, too. It seems like they're buried deep within the skin. Im getting pretty worried. Is this supposed to happen???

A few side effects I noticed in the past few days are extremely dry lips (painful, too) and dry eyes.

*Yes, I am aware of the side effects and consequences of consuming Isotretinoin.



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