Hey everyone, I am a 21 year old male that weighs about 155 Lbs. I have suffered from acne since I was 15 years old, and I am finally going to go through with accutane. I have tried a lot of medications (Pro-active, Benzac AC wash, 2.5 % Benzoyl peroxide gel, Benzaclin, Retin A, Retin A micro, Salicylic toners, Salicylic creams, every over the counter wash, Tetracycline, Doxycycline, and Minocycline). Right now I have mild/moderate acne with oily skin. I am very scared of the possible side effects, especially hair loss/thinning and the IB. My dosage for the first month is 10 mg and I may bump it up to 20 mg the second month. I live in the U.S. and have searched for about a year for a dermatologist that would put me on a low dose(every derm wanted me to go on 80 mg per day) and am very happy I have found one.
I just took my first 10 mg pill and obviously there are no side effects yet. I took the pill with a PB&J sanwich and a turkey sandwich. Is that a good way to take it?