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Accutane Journal

27 May 2010 - 07:37 AM

I suffered from cystic acne 17 years ago and went on Accutane. I was on it for about 4 months. The acne was in remission until last November when I got a massive cyst on the right side of my face. The cyst erupted into about 25 pimples. I tried Spironolactone and had negative side effects. I went on Cephalexin (antibiotic) which cleared me temporarily but now the cysts are back. I usually have 3-7 cysts at a time in the areas of my cheeks and chin. I've hesitated going on Accutane again because of the potential side effects. Now I'm at the point where nothing's helping, I feel ugly and they are painful. So, I've made the decision to begin treatment in early June. I plan to post updates to benefit others.