Next week, Monday begins my accutane journey...again. I was on accutane years ago at the age of 23 and now am beginning a round at age 32, as of yesterday!!!! I had perfectly clear skin, and after having my daughter, my skin began going crazy, slowly but surely. I tried all the creams, antibiotics, BC, spiro etc. to no avail. I was depressed and it began severely affecting my life... So, my awesome Derm allowed me to start again. Praise god. Honestly people, I know all the side effects so no need to lecture on why mild acne shouldn't be treated w accutane. If nothing else works and it effects ur quality of life, it's worth it to me. I had absolutely no side effects last round, except dry lips, a few nose bleeds and dry eyes. And it worked within a month. I don't have severe acne, just under the skin cysts that are persistent and don't respond to any other therapy. Worst around my period, blackheads, and combo skin. I'm so ready to start accutane, and cannot wait.in the past year I've tried lasers as well, and that took care of some brown spots, but that's about it. I'm tired of wasting my time and money.
My Derm has me on 40 for 2 months and then 60mg for 3 for 5 months...I weigh about 117.
Starting Monday, I think I will begin with 20mg a day for the first week just to see how I respond. And move up from there.
Wish me luck, I haven't ever kept a log so I'm excited to keep track of my progress:). Anyone else journeying with me please feel free to post and lets stay in touch!!!