I heard the older you are when you take accutane, the harder it's for your skin to regenerate. That's why I'd rather take it now.
It is not a 'last resort' for me, because I think it's the only thing that really works. I've heard from so many people here on the org that they tried out tons of treatments and nothing helped except accutane. My skin produces insane amounts of oil and sebum, so I need something to reduce that, which is exactly what accutane does. I followed the blog of another girl on this site who also took a low dose of accutane for oily skin and it worked well for her. I am gonna be on 20mg, which is not a lot.
Thanks for the link SavyBanana
You've been on accutane, haven't you? Did it give you any severe side effects, or why do you say you don't know how to feel about it?
I did take accutane, and it's been almost a year since I've been off it. Honestly, I don't regret it one bit. I can't even imagine how I would be now had I not taken it. Clearing up my skin, and what was an even bigger issue for me, getting rid of my extreme oliness, relieved me of so much stress. My self esteem was so much higher and I just felt better physically and emotionally. The only downer for me was I set myslef up to think I would have perfect skin by the end of the treatment, and boy was I wrong. I still have very flawed skin, but it is a million times better than before. The only side effects I had were really, really dry skin and lips and a couple of nose bleeds.
The reason i say I don't know how to feel about accutane is because I've seen so many stories from people that are very real and very worrying. I know I had a pretty easy experience on accutane, but I still don't feel like it is my place to encourage people to take it because of how many people have had bad experiences. I just don't know from what angle to approach the issues. Stories like that of Jessie's just makes me even more cautious. I definitely think the drug needs to be prescribed more responsibly, and I think it is absolutely necessary for the person being prescribed accutane to do a lot of research themselves.
I think accutane effects each person differently, and it should be prescribed on a patient by patient basis. I don't think it's a drug that is "good for everyone" or "bad for everyone," if you know what I mean.