A few days ago I posted on here and said I had made the decision to go on accutane. I was prescribed and went to get the medicine. Luckily it has been delayed and I haven't been able to get it for 2 days. Why luckily? I started researching more and more, on top of all the previous research I've done. Keep in mind the research I have done are NOT just the negative reviews. Here are my thoughts..
I honestly cannot believe this drug is legal. I'm completely aware there are thousands of drugs out there that can be worse and also have the same or worse side effects, but for a very commonly taken drug I can't believe the things I have read. This drug can do amazing things and cure the worst, ugly, horrific acne out there, and it does this for a lot of people with no major side effects. But, a good 25% of reviews I have read scare me. It has ruined people lives. Possibly forever.
When a dermatologist tells me with his words "it dries you from the inside out" what part of that sounds good? Think of what that is doing to your body. The things I worry about are, great you're acne free, your side effects have vanished. 8 years later you go, hmmm I have these weird problems with my body for no reason, and hmm I did take accutane. Long tern side effects are completely real people. Again, I almost don't understand how this drug is legal.
I'm personally not willing to risk all of that for my own body.