For a while I have had my mind set on how I want to be prescribed to accutane, because of how it has worked so well for the stories I have read online. Recently this has been changing due to how I have heard more and more stories on how much bad accutane has done for some people. One being my friend, who got prescribed the drug and took it for 2 months until he had to stop, he got depression really bad, IBS, extremely dry skin all around the body and although it did clear his skin, it makes me wonder on how if my friend got these side effects so easily, then why wont I? My mind has completely changed which I am sort-of angry about because of how I had my mind fixated and how I was gonna take accutane, and my acne was going to go, end of story. I have tried a lot of different remedies including multiple topicals, antibiotics, vitamins and carefully planned routines for years now, (I first formed acne at 14, I am 18 now). All of this trial and error makes me so upset and makes me want to take accutane even knowing the side effects.
All I want from you guys is some guidance as what to do. Should I get prescribed or not? Should I risk taking accutane or should I keep on trying all the other remedies in hope that one of them works for me? My patience with acne is very quickly going, I am sick of looking disgusting and just want to feel normal again.