Hello everyone. Basically my situation is this: I have grown up jumping around to a bunch of different dermatologists, and I've been prescribed just about every topical and antibiotic medication in the book. I always used to have pretty bad acne on my face, but I've gotten that cleared up except for the occasional pustule, and blackheads on my nose.
My biggest problems are my chest, shoulders, neck, and back. These areas of my body still have pretty big and often times painful pustules and cystic acne on them.
I just now started going to a new dermatologist, because I wanted to go to someone who meant business about getting rid of this stuff. And I guess I got what I wanted. He prescribed me Accutane after I told him my story and after he saw my chest and back.
My problem is my hair has pretty much always been my pride and joy lol. Even when I had acne, I was able to still basically look the way I wanted because of my hair style. I'm extremely worried about losing my hair, and when I researched Accutane, that's the biggest thing that I've seen come up with it.
I'm 19 years old, and I have plans to get married within the next couple of years. I don't want thin hair in my wedding photos at 20 years old... Is it really usually this pronounced and noticeable with Accutane? My grandpa on my mom's side still has a full head of hair and shows no signs of it thinning, but my grandpa on my dad's side's hair has thinned quite a bit now that he's in his 70's.
Is this one of those things where I'm just worrying way too much about it, or is it a thing where maybe I just shouldn't take Accutane? Any help/advice would be great. Thanks.