Hello all, my name is Patrick. I am new to this site as well as accutane. 1st day wus yesterday, Monday Jan 12th 2008. I am currently on 20mg prescirbed by me doctor. Cant/wont lie, I wus a bit apprehensive as well as scared b4 taking this medication upon reading all the poss side effects & the horror stories etc etc; but I man'd up and took the pill. So now its a "waiting game." anyhow, ii jus had sum q's. i did a mild search on each topic sort of as to not bore u all with the same redundant post and q's; but wud still rather ask as well as give my own insight to wut ii feel...
Being yesterday wus my 1st day on accutane, how soon will it be b4 ii notice the side effetcs?
--i dont know if its due to my paranoia, but it seems as if i am a bit sore already..had sum
lower back pains and my right foot seems a little tense. no dry skin yet..but how soon will
that happen as well?
Last nite ii bought--
-Cetaphil "gentle skin cleanser",came w/ Daily advance hydrating lotion(figured ii wud use at nite)
-Aquaphor Lip balm for obvious reasons
now that leads me to my other q's ...
being on accutane, does your skin overall dry out? -if so, shud ii purchase a body lotion with sun protection?
what shampoo do u recommend?
Keep in mind I do have ethinic skin..."tanish 2 b exact"
So to RECAP...
1)how soon will it be b4 ii notice the side effetcs?
2)being on accutane, does your skin overall dry out?
-if so, shud ii purchase a body lotion with sun protection?
3)what shampoo do u recommend?
if there are anything other products for specific areas of attention i missed out on plz recommend.