After that awful second month on Accutane, I was incredibly frustrated. I have to admit that I expected results fast, and obviously that didn’t happen. When I saw my doctor at the end of month two, she was also disappointed in the results. She increased my dosage, and guess what? It’s working!
My skin is still not perfect. I have some discoloration from prior pimples, which my dermatologist tells me is not scarring, and will eventually go away. I also am still getting some breakouts but they are less frequent and much smaller.
The side effects are minimal – my lips are incredibly dry, and my skin is also dry. But other than that, I can’t complain. In fact, my cholesterol is actually decreasing, rather than increasing. Avoiding alcohol hasn’t been an issue, and with the dieting, I’ve even lost weight!
I’m hopeful to what month four will bring!