Basic Intro for my self:
I'm 23 y.o. Chinese American. I just finished my 5 years of undergrad (Bachelor degrees in Biomed Science and Nursing). I'll be working as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Upstate NY.
Started breaking out in my early teens age 11-17 (sort of managed it with OTC products... proactice... neutrogena... st. Ives.... clean & clear)
Age. 17 my breakouts got significantly worse, more into the moderate severe spectrum. Started on derm perscribed antibiotics+prednisone, then Retin-A micro topicals with Acanya gel.
That worked and kept me relatively clear for the next few years. Up till now I've been using Aczone topical gel and Tazorac. Lot of effort and consistency with this regiment.
I've basically lost interest in doing this morning and nightly routine (even though it's been effective).
So I finally decided to start Isotretinoin treatment for saving time and being acne free long term. Starting at 30mg E.D.
Week 1 was alright, a little more dryness. No mood changes or systemic side effects. Feeling excited.