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In Topic: Canadians On Accutane (& Generics) Please Help!

14 September 2014 - 08:53 PM

Also Canadian.

Everything the above poster said is exactly my experience, except that I had to do blood tests every month for my second course as well as my first.


Best of luck.

In Topic: Holy Isotretinoin Batman, It's Another Accutane Log!

28 August 2014 - 11:15 PM

Glad to hear all is well! Going smoothly over here too.


And since you asked . . . (and I think your sciency brain will appreciate it), my thesis is on biological complexity as a metaphor for the way disciplines grow and change over time.

My proposal was accepted and I have my advisory panel put together, so I am starting research now. SO NICE to be able to think about what my brain WANTS to think about.


Sorry about the stress! Hope you get some time to relax and enjoy yourself soon.

In Topic: Low Dose Accutane Log (60Mg/week)

28 August 2014 - 11:09 PM

Sorry to hear this, JJ. Sending my best thoughts your way.

You will get through this. It will not be forever.

In Topic: 1500 Negative Posts About Accutane

27 August 2014 - 10:40 PM

However, the known stats on side effects only reflect what is KNOWN. For example, I have permanent night vision loss as a result of Accutane. But, the acne bothered me way more than having to wait a minute more for my eyes to adjust at night, so I have never reported this and never will. I would be willing to bet there are others out there like me who DO have side effects, but find them more manageable than acne, so they just don't say anything. Just a thought since we are getting into stats.

Yet, as I said, I would take it again if I had to because life isn't perfect and sometimes you take the good with the bad a little. I also agree that the issues on this site and many others are greatly overstated because most people who have positive experiences aren't posting in these forums. Even with the side effect I have, I am incredibly pro-Accutane. But you need to be in a place where the risk is worth the reward to you, and if your acne isn't that bad then maybe it isn't, but if it deeply affects your life on a daily basis like it did for me, then maybe it is.

Best of luck.


In Topic: Diane Diary

27 August 2014 - 03:34 PM

Diane and BP (benzoyl peroxide, which is the main ingredient clearogen uses also) do a GREAT job of keeping me clear. Just be patient, it takes several months to see improvement from Diane, but the Clearogen will help lots in the meantime.