I was on 60mg a day from February to October 2011. It has changed my life. I had cystic acne which no other medicine was helping-topical or oral, so it was time for me to try accutane. I won't lie and pretend it was plain sailing because frankly it was hell at times with side effects including cracked bleeding lips, intense chest and back pain and the most frustrating exhaustion and dizziness. However, I do not regret my decision. I did extensive research on accutane prior to embarking on my course and due to my YouTube videos and accutane log I was contacted by bbc three to be on a program about accutane which I declined but was humbled to be invited to. Basically I know my stuff. I'm not here to tell you all to go on this medicine because it is a personal decision to be made after talking to your dermatologist and family, but I am here to express my experience.
I do still get pain in my back and yes I do still get some spots, mainly on my chin as you can see by my photo.but I am so different from how I was before. I'm happier. I'm more positive. I don't sit for hours and look in the mirror. I don't cry about my skin any more, I don't run to the loo to reapply foundation after snuggling up to my boyfriend and I don't hide away in photos. If anybody wants any information or wants to ask a question, inbox me. I'm open to answering anything you ask about accutane.
I don't think there's much left for me to do other than pop my photos here and let you all have a look. Keep smiling everyone, and I say that in a sincere way, knowing how easy it is to say but how hard it is to do. Keep strong xxxxx
Edited by please-let-it-work, 03 January 2013 - 05:26 PM.