As much as I wanted to stay on the accutane and as much as I have tried to tough out the side effect this one is just way too harsh...
I'm losing a lot of hair right now. I tried taking Biotin when I noticed it, applying oils for the day and washing my hair least as possible.
However a few days ago I decided I seriously needed a shower. I was so scared to take one as every time I take one a lot of my hair falls out.
I took a shower and I could feel the hair falling down my back as I let the water splash on my head. The hair stuck onto the drain of the shower and I grabbed all of it after I was done showering to really examine how much I am losing. It was a ball of hair. An absolute ball of hair. I had had enough of it. I decided to quit cold turkey on accutane. I am VERY afraid that the acne will come back but I am more afraid of what my own eyes are witnessing right now and that is my extreme loss of hair. My hair is now noticeably thinner and it isn't as full as it once was. It would be an understatement to say i'm very sad about my hair and quitting accutane as well... I was thinking of starting retin-A as a daily routine, seeing as I saw that to be an excellent prevention when accutane users got off of it.
Accutane is absolutely a miracle. I honestly have no hard feelings towards it as it completely eliminated my severe acne... However I was just one of the unluncky ones with even as low as a dosage of 20mg a day I had severe hair loss as a side effect.
if anyone has any suggestions on what I should do, I would love to hear your opinions or suggestions...