Here's a blog to document my experience on the acne drug, accutane. To give you a brief background on my acne: I started breaking out when I was about 11 (I'm 17 now) and I've never had it really bad, it's just always been very persistant. It's mostly just a concentration of blackheads and little bumps (not cystic or anything) on my forehead and cheeks. I have combination oily/dry skin (it can get REALLY oily. Like oil slick oily but I can get a little flaky around the mouth). I break out pretty often especaially around that time of the month. I've had success with a few things like proactive and some topicals from my dermo but with most products they works great at first but my skin grows immune to them after a month or so. Anyway, in conclusion I've decided to give accutane a go. I took all the tests and whatnot and finally got started last week. So far I haven't really seen a difference-I'm breaking out a little bit more on the forehead but not a lot. My lips are a little chapped but it might just be the winter weather. I've been warned about the drying out thing so I'm keeping my skin regemine pretty mild-washing my face morning and night with cetaphil moisturizing cleanser and then using a toner and cetaphil moisturizer. I've also stocked up on the aquaphor and I've been using that on my lips quite a bit.
At any rate I'm excited about getting this over with and FINALLY having clear skin.
I'll keep you all posted