Brief intro as my story is like 99% of the ones I read on this forum.
27/F, I've had mild but persistent cystic acne since my early twenties, tried over the counter stuff, all kinds of antibiotics, all kinds of topicals, birth control, change of diet, you name it.
Birth control (dianette) is what's worked best hands down for me but I still get painful cysts monthly and also I can't stay on the pill forever as I'd like to have kids someday!
I am absolutely TERRIFIED about taking this drug after reading all the horror stories and especially since I suffer from depression (I'm on Citalopram/Celexa 20mg), but acne has been a main factor in my depression so it's a risk I'm willing to take if it can cure my acne it would change my life!
Acne has completely destroyed my self esteem and I have really high hopes.
I am starting on 20mg of Accutane every other day for the first 2 weeks and then 20mg daily. I've also been prescribed Erythromycin for the first month (antibiotic to help with initial breakout).
If anyone wants to support me while I go through this, share thoughts, etc then I'd love that and I'd support you right back!
Good luck to everyone also taking Accutane )
frenchie86Member Since 01 Aug 2013
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