I’ve decided to document my accutane experience, hoping to help those who are seeking for answers.
I’ve being fighting with my acne for 7 years. Not sure what exactly triggered it (food?, climate?, coincidence?), but it started right after I arrived to the US and I was 19 years old. By the way, English is my second language, so please ignore any grammar and spelling mistakes.
Before going on accutane I’ve tried all kinds of over-the-counter topics, Ratin-A and tetracycline.
After reading trough forums and articles I’ve decided to ask my derm to put me on accutane. I have mild acne, so I’ve been prescribed 40mg a day. Just to make this story different and short I’ll be posting updates by the accutane packs (10 pills each) rather them a weeks.
Here I go:
After day 3 noticed eye problems. When reading vision becomes blurry, fill the pain in eyeballs. Called my doctor, he suggested stopping taking pills for couple of days to see if the symptoms will go away. After one day I was sure that eye problem is gone, so I continued. Also for the first 3 days had minor headaches, but they were gone after. Eyes, lips and face were dry, but the moisturizers helped. I don’t specify which ones, because from my experience it doesn’t matter as long as they motorize.
Here is the results at the end of the first pack: face oil is gone, black heads about 30% less, amazingly old scars decreased in depth, and the scars that I got right before going on pills completely gone. As far as red spots-no changes there, I still have them.
1. If you have any side effects you are concerned about, stop taking the pills and see if the problem goes away. (As far as I know it will not have an impact at the end result).
2. All the headaches and vision problems, dry eyes are worse in first 5-8 hours after the pill intake. I started taking pills before I go to bed; so all the side effects kick in while I’m asleep.
I’ll keep you updated. Fill free to ask questions.