hey if you really can't wait that long to see your derm then you can always buy like a months supply online and just take like 20mg a day which is a relatively yet effective dose... but obviously you wont be supervised... but a month on 20mg before getting doctors supervision shouldnt be too risky... some people may object to this but i did it because i was desperate... my acne has been super bad this year and it has been the most depressing year of my life... couldnt be bothered waiting 3 months to see a derm...
While I appreciate the advice, I would absolutely never buy any prescription medication online. Aside from the fact that it's illegal, prescription medication is prescription for a reason. In the internet age, it's easy enough for patients to feel that they have all the knowledge and can self-prescribe but, frankly, a Google search is no match for a trained medical doctor. When you're dealing with medication as strong as accutane, it's even more imperative that you do it through the proper channels.
Well said. I'm a pharmacy technician in an nhs hospital and you should not buy prescription meds online, you don't even know if they are what they claim to be, let alone the other risks you are taking, it's never worth it no matter how bad your acne is.
I started roaccutane last night. I finally gave up and asked my GP to refer me to a derm, got the letter about 3 days later, went online and used choose and book to make an appointment, waiting times depend on the hospital, the shortest was in a weeks time but since I wanted the hospital I work at the wait was 4 weeks. At my appointment the derm agreed to put me on it and sent me for bloods. Exactly a week later (yesterday) I had a follow up, got my bloods back, had a pregnancy test and got my prescription.
So from referral to prescription was 5.5 weeks for me, but it could have been 2.5 weeks if I had chosen a different hospital. I think the nhs very much depends where u live, in my area (Kent) my GP said dermatology like to see patients quickly.