Yep. I know, I never thought I would give in. But i'm seriously considering accutane. I've been on the paleo diet for 3 months, and while my face cleared up significantly, my arms/back/chest still harbor cystic acne. I'm absolutely tired of it. I had hopes the paleo would clear it up. I ate a very strict diet, cut out all nuts, all dairies, all breads/grains, all sugars, no coffee, all nightshades, even eggs. I got so desperate I even did a 4 day water fast thinking that would help. I'm aware of the side effects of the accutane, and how it can mess the digestive tract up..but at this point i just cant deal with acne anymore. The paleo diet gave me a ripped body and a six pack, but its no use if I cant take off my shirt at the pool because I have nickel sized cysts on my back.
I guess what I'm asking is if you guys would know of some preventative measures to take while on accutane? I understand the possibility of IBS, Crohn's ect, but im so effin frustrated! I'm very willing to eat a strict diet while on the treatment if it means possibly deterring side effects. What would be some preventative measures to take while on the treatment, and after too?