Since you're a woman, then spironolactone is a great option. 200 mg spiro coupled with 50 mg doxycycline and tazorac .1% gel at night will give you beautiful skin. Not quite Accutane skin (nothing is more beautiful or attractive than accutane skin), but still good, fairly clear skin.
I wouldn't let the people on here scare you away from Accutane. They are a very very small percentage of Accutane users and they are blaming problems which they would have suffered from anyway on Accutane. You can find people on the internet claiming all sorts of terrible side effects for pretty much every single prescription drug out there.
Yeah, i am considering spiro but i'm not really interested in topical treatments.because i had a really really bad experience with topical treatments I get that accutane can work for many people and transform their skin into "beautiful accutane skin" but the side effect are serious. I'm just concerned about how it will effect you mentally. Someone did post that it will make your psychological issues go away due to the fact that you are clearing up, but some people can develop psychological problems after the drug(from the drug changing your brain).
"they are blaming problems which they would have suffered from anyway on Accutane" It sounds like accutane is going to bring people to an early death? For example, if i had taken accutane and have never suffered from back pains, but after taking accutane i suffered from back pains which i am supposedly going to have in the future (middle ages) but after taking accutane i am suffering at a very young age.
There are many people with great results and suffer from no side effects post accutane, but there are people who do suffer from them. It just makes me second guess if it would be the right drug for me. Thank you for your input though, i'm still debating because acne is a pain to deal and accutane seems like a quick fix but the side effects doesn't seem worth it so i am open to other options, i just wanted to know as much as possible about accutane since it is my last resort.
You want to see accutane skin? Go look at the before & after photos on my profile.
@ Leereworte - I would have had no hairloss or any of the million other LISTED side effects this drug has given me had I not ingested this toxic poison - you really are a short sighted ignoramus
I'm sorry that accutane made you suffer from it's side effects. It really makes me think whether it would be worth it and as of right now, i am leaning towards other options such as spiro. Thank you for taking the time to post.