I joined this community a while ago, but I've been lurking for the most part. But I thought that since I started Accutane a couple of hours ago, I might as well make my experience useful to anyone who cares to read about it.
So, today I took my first Accutane pill (40mg I think) at dinnertime. It went down a whole lot easier than Doryx, not that that really matters. Afterward I felt a little funny, like it was just slightly harder to breathe, but I think that it was more me being paranoid than an actual problem. The feeling went away after I drank some grape juice, so maybe I was just dehydrated. I don't know whether Accutane dries you out within hours, but my contacts did get a little dry (which happens every so often, so it could very well have been a coincidence), so I tried putting in some of the eye drops my dermatologist recommended to me, and that cured it.
So far, none of my organs seem to be damaged, my brain seems to be working okay, and my hair isn't falling out. Looking good so far! I just have to hope that I don't pass out when I get my blood work done, I can continue to use Accutane based on the results of the blood work, and that I get magically cured from my acne.