... total of 6 months, but thought my acne would be fine after only taking 5 full months of Accutane. When I began the medication I only had mild acne but wanted clear skin. It's embarrassing to be almost 30 and still have acne. I honestly cannot tell that the Accutane has helped at all. I only have one month to go. Does this sound normal? I expressed my concerns when I saw my Dr for my month 3 visit and he said that some people see quick results while others are "like turtles, and it takes awhile". I don't have awhile, I only have 30 days left? Does this stuff really work? I would hate to think it doesn't since I've experienced all of the horrible side effects such as extremely dry/chapped lips, dry skin, nose bleeds, loss of libido, and extreme fatigue