@Sasch -Negative yeah like totes much!
Of course I am bitter -I have been suffering for over 2 years at the hands of this poison DUH!
You think it bothers me that our are pointing that out? You are only reinforcing that mine and so many others needless suffering from this drug could have been avoided.
At the end of the day I'm making people aware and spreading the 'gospel' as a post accutane user. If I had the time and money I would stand out the front of dermatologists offices all across the land, I would hire billboards, I'd get a sky writer, I'd nuke Roche, I'd track down the mad scientist who created it and go all Christian bale on his ass, I'd hold up every pharmacy and take their supply and I'd dispose of it by force feeding it to the FDA, the HCCC, the irresponsible doctors that dole it out like its Pez- ya get my drift?
With the ignorance of so many users and the general attitude surrounding it being so nonchalant when it comes to the ferocity of this drug and what it does I am going to point out the obvious - DO NOT TAKE ACCUTANE!!!!!!!!
-I am not preaching some false religion I am preaching indisputable fact, like it or lump it.
One day soon this drug and the company that developed it will be held accountable for the damaged lives it leaves in its wake, and you and so many other can spare yourself from the physical pain and emotional suffering from trying to treat a bit of acne.
Sash why don't you come back and talk to me all about your successful treatment about a year or so after your done, show us your gorgeous lush hair, your dewy soft acne free skin, you wanna talk about state of mind after accutane?
Sure no worries!
Lets talk about the insomnia, the joint and muscle ache, not being able to lie down or stand up,the constant headaches, the onset of depression.
Let's talk about farting rotten eggs all day long, bloody stools, the unquenchable thirst of chronic dehydration, lets talk about loss of libido and feeling like a walking dead zombie,lets talk air the suicides, the attempted suicides, the families left to cope with their loved ones never
Being the same after ingesting this drug.
I'm here Sash, I'm ready to talk to you after your done with your wonder drug!
First of all, get your facts straight. I have never, ever stated this drug was a wonder drug, ever! Like ALL medicines it has its pros and cons and like ALL medicines, it works for some and not for all. Obviously in terms of acne, it never worked 100% for me as i still have acne and knock on wood, i have not had any long lasting side effects. Down the line, who knows.
Get one thing straight, i am in no way minimizing your pain AT ALL. You are going through some really bad side effects that have affected and continue to affect your life and i will never understand what you are going through nor do i pretend to but at the same time, your doctor prescribed you an accutane course that was not well regulated (a year + on it is NOT the norm and most good derms would never do that). He f'ed up and if anything, your anger should be at him. Accutane did some messed up stuff to your body and i get why you hate the drug. But once again, my issue with your posts is that you are basically throwing your beliefs in peoples faces in a way that is very scary (think of that young adult who is new to the process and has tried everything on the market).
Hate on accutane all you want but why spread that hate to all forum sections. There is a section about negative accutane experiences which is for that specific purpose.
I hate makeup but i would not go in the makeup forum and shout from the rooftops that makeup is bad and that everyone should stop wearing it because i had a bad experience with it nor would i go into the nutrition forum and say paleo sucks because it never worked for me and that paleo people are liars and so on and so forth. If someone were to ask for my experiences, then i would happily get on my soap box.
But in any event, i am done trying to meet you in the middle. You have your mind made up and you're gonna make your experience everyone else's experience. I sincerely hope you find some peace in your life where you can move past this as despite my not agreeing with you, i don't think anyone ever deserves to suffer.
As for your clearly sarcastic remark about having that conversation with you about my 'awesome results' in a years time. I've done accutane, theres nothing i can do about that at this point and after having to watch people i love DIE from disease, i don't plan to waste most of my time bemoaning the hand that i am deal - life is just too short.
Good Luck to You