The thing that always stops me in my tracks when I consider it is the (possible) nightmarish side effects. I know I could possibly go through a course of it and be completely fine and have crystal clear skin, but on the other hand I could have horrific side effects that I would regret for the rest of my entire life. Another thing that deeply concerns me about it is when people mention how side effects can still occur years after a completed course - so even if I did a course and was fine the thought of something going wrong in the future would play on my mind constantly, I wouldn't cope well with that anxiety. The whole 'unknown mechanism' of accutane is all a bit sketchy to me and with such a broad range of possible side effects I've often thought of taking it like being a betrayal to myself and a risky gamble to my health and knowing my terrible luck something would go wrong
Keyword here is possibly. The uncertainty of it all really puts me off.
Having said that though I am glad that accutane is an option. For people who are suicidal due to their acne it can be a real miracle. This is why for me accutane is the absolute last resort - for when I've tried absolutely everything else but also for when I'm older. I still believe I will grow out of my acne like my father did when he was 19/20 and I'm not far away from that age at all. If I don't grow out of it then I'll try all my other options but if they did not work then ultimately - accutane.
Edit for grammar & spellingz.
Also forgot to mention that accutane is derived from chemotherapy which is quite frightening.
Edited by MJRI94, 30 March 2013 - 05:58 PM.