it’s official – I’ve hit the halfway point of this Accutane journey! It’s crazy to realize it’s the downhill stretch from here. My dermatologist said that this 3/4 month point is where I should start to see a lot of real breakthrough with my skin.
Month 2 – CHECK! This month was easier in some ways, but harder in others. For starters, I worked on building up to 30mg two times a day, so doubling my dosage has made some side effects more prominent, but now that my body has had time to become acclimated to the medication, some side effects have faded. So, without further ado, here’s the update on my Accutane journey.
It’s already been one month since I started my Accutane journey. CRAZY! One down… 5 to go. It’s been an adjustment – both in good and bad ways. Although there’s still a long way to go, I’ve made enough progress in just one month that even others are starting to notice. But it does come at a bit of a price – I have a list of side effects I’ve started experiencing, some of them within a week of starting the medication. So for those of you who have been interested to keep up with me during my Accutane journey, here’s month one! Read my initial post about My Decision to Start Accutane to get an idea of my skin/acne treatment history.
Before I get started, I just want to state that this post is not promoting Accutane – it’s a personal decision I made as a result of many years of frustration with my skin and was not a decision I took lightly. Accutane is a serious drug with serious side effects and is not for everyone; speak with your dermatologist about what plan of action is best for you.
Winter is such a wonderful time of the year (because it finally starts to feel like fall in the south). The holidays, post-season football games, the crisp, refreshing air – it doesn’t get better than that! But the down side is that as the air dries up, so does our skin, which can make skincare routines more complicated and intense.