I assure you that I did not go into this blindly and I know what I am doing. I appreciate the concern, but I have discussed this with my doctor and am actually doing really great on this medicine.
A warning about accutane, it is not the only thing which can clear acne. In fact a lot of the time the acne returns a year or two later, 5 if youre very lucky.
Have you tried absolutely everything else, topicals, supplements, diet changes, hormonal treatments etc?
Epson salt baths?
If not Id try each and every one of these before accutane, I only took accutane at 10 mg for 1 month and had cracked bleeding lips, nosebleeds, no energy and suicidal depression.
Im not trying to scare you Im telling you the truth. I care more about your health than your acne, at one time I cared so much about acne I was willing to risk accutane but it wasnt worth it at all.
Incidentally, I believe all acne is hormonal--like baldness--and if you treat the cause you will fix the problem.
I can tell you what cleared my skin after 20 years, yaz birth control and a supplement containing saw palmetto/green tea/soy, and spearmint. Thats it.
Sure birth control has some possible risks too but so does aspirin...nothing in comparison to accutane.
If you do decide to take it, I wish you luck and hope you have success, but I cannot recommend it to anyone out of conscience.
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