Took my last dosage of roaccutane yesterday! I had an appointment on Friday and although my face and back aren’t 100% clear, I’m finishing the course. Apparently the drug stays in your system and continues to work a good while after you’re finished, and I’m also being prescribed a gel to help finish it off. Fingers crossed it does!
A few points, now that I’m finished:
- For me, roaccutane produced minimal side effects – all I’ve really had to deal with is dry lips. And nipple cream works nicely, glad I followed the advice on here!
- One of the biggest turn-offs of going on roaccutane was, for me, the lack of alcohol (what can I say, I’m Scottish!). At the time, I worked in a bar, which didn’t help! When I first started the drug, I didn’t drink at all. Then I began drinking very occasionally. Eventually though, I started drinking normally, including a few very heavy nights! I’ve had no problems.
- Roaccutane produced very minimal results for the first 2 months of treatment. During my 3rd month, I went on a month-long trip to Thailand and stopped applying (Simple, Replenishing) moisturiser or wearing makeup. My skin improved very quickly. Connected? Possibly. At the start of my course, I decided to take a preventative approach to tackle dry skin, by moisturising every day (not something I did prior to the course). Perhaps this wasn’t needed, and just reduced the effectiveness of the drug.
I’ll post again to report on how effective that gel was! I want clear skin, dammit!