hey.. well, I’m 16 years old, male, and I have suffered from mild to sometimes moderate acne for about 3 or so years now. its been about 26 days since I started my course of accutane. the derm put me on 60 mg / day for a term of 4 months. about a week and a bit ago, I got a REALLY bad initial breakout. then this week, I thought it was slowly getting better, which it was, and then it seemed to get worse again (but not as bad as before), and it just seems like it is going up and down with this initial breakout. so here are my questions:
1) why only a 4 month term?? don’t most people go on for 6 months? would being on it for only 4 months increase the chance of the acne coming back after treatment?
2) is this initial breakout pattern that I am describing normal? when should everything be better and clear up?
3) do you guys reccomend anything for post-accutane treatment? anything I should so AFTER the accutane course is done to help keep my condition good?
anything else I should be aware about?