Hey guys! So I've started Isotretinoin. 40mg/day for 5 months, but my dermatologist may bump it up to 60mg/day. I'm taking Myorisan. I've had moderate but persistent acne for the past 4 years... started out on my forehead and moved down to my cheeks and jaw/chin. I used to use benzoyl peroxide/ salicylic acid, and it worked at first, but then it came back. Then I had a dermatologist do Blue Light (bacteria killing lasers) which didn't do much. I then went on spironolactone (25mg, 2x a day) which helped some, but then I began to get cysts on my cheeks. I switched to a new dermatologist who prescribed Retin-A (every other night) and Benzoyl Peroxide/Clindamicyn mix (every morning). My skin got way clearer, as I was on spiro, retin-a, and bz/cm, but the spiro didn't make me feel great and I didn't want to have to keep up the regimen (and still be getting mild acne). So, I've started Isotretinoin!
Today is my 5th day, but I haven't taken my pill yet. I take it around 6pm.
- dry eyes
- been using eye drops about once a day. they usually feel dry about an hour or two after I take my pill
- slight headaches
- back pain (especially when i'm sitting in an awkward position or not straight)
- dry lips
- been using aquaphor every hour or so, which has helped a tremendous amount
- slightly more anxious, but i'm not sure if it's due to the isotretinoin
I'm also worried about the hair loss... I have very thin curly hair, so I'm really hoping there's no loss or thinning!