Re: Accutane Questions...
hey tower. good luck with the accutane! i've been on it since nov 11th and have had a helluva time with it. i'm on 40 mg/day and am still breaking out. i'm also on 20mg/day of prednisone and have had to have cortisone injections twice. my "initial breakout" was so bad i wouldn't leave my house for a week, and cried in my derm's office. very embarrassing, and horribly painful too. but i'm told that most people don't react that way, maybe it's b/c i'm old (30), or maybe bc i was on antibiotics for so long, who knows? it's calming down now, but with still some breakouts.
even so, i'm seeing improvement every day and trying to keep my head up about it. as bad as acne is when you're 18 or 25, it's so much worse at 30, so i'm willing to do whatever it takes!
on the upside, my side effects have been limited to chapped lips, for which i use burt's beeswax lip balm and bonne belle! two products that absolutely work, last for a long time and are CHEAP! plus they smell good. i've also been taking fish oil pills, a multi-vitamin, and 400iu of vitamin e for about the past week or so.
oh yeah, and i got the rash on the backs of my hands, i use lubriderm for that, but anything is better than nothing, i'll even rub olive oil on them when i'm cooking, works great! this is supposed to be the miracle cure for acne, i've been battling it for almost ten years, now i have three months to go! best of luck to you tower!