I've left this longer than I wanted to. I remember back when I was first going on accutane I was looking for something like I am about to do. However, I want to keep it brief, because I don't want to revisit any of the extreme emotions.
I went on accutane once. It worked completely. I had cystic acne which covered my neck and back. It destroyed my mind far more than it destroyed my body. I was twenty six when it was prescribed. I had to beg the doctor to get me a dermatology appointment.
Accutane worked one hundred percent for me.
My brother is nine years older and had pretty bad acne on his face. Accutane worked for him.
That's all I wanted to say. It worked. One hundred percent.
I also want to say, I very nearly killed myself over my acne. I know that there are some people out there that probably feel the same way. Don't, because there is life after acne. I thought that my life was over, at twenty six I was too old, the good years were gone.
I have a great life now. I'm going from strength to strength. You can too. I was left badly scared. I got them covered with tattoos, and I had to go for therapy for about a year.
A lot of the stigma is in our own minds, I want you to know that. Now that I have distance I can see that. People don't judge us as harshly as we do ourselves.
Just to summarize my points:
Accutane worked for both my brother and I.
Work on not feeling so bad about yourself, because there is no reason to. I.e don't be too hard on yourself
Don't let acne stop you enjoying your life like I did.
No matter how bad you feel, do not hurt yourself, there is life after acne, there is still time for you to have a good life.
I am proof of that.
Feel free to ask questions