Started Roaccutane but it got worse? (photos)

I started Roaccutane 2 weeks ago for my hormonal cystic acne that shows up like clumps under my cheeks and around my mouth. It's been 2 weeks and all I've had is more cysts under the skin around my mouth. Is this the initial breakout? It's so embarrassing because I can't use makeup and make it work and my skin has become dry/flakey. Is this normal?

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Breakout after starting Accutane

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It is 100% normal to breakout when starting Accutane. Remember it needs to change the pores underneath and so everything has to come up and out. Hang in there. It does get better!

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