So a little over a year ago I was prescribed accutane for my skin. My back was pretty terrible and I wasn't responding to any topicals or antibiotics All i wanted to do was be able to wear a bathing suit with my hair up and not have to constantly worry about how terrible my back looked! Especially since it was summer and all and this would be my third summer in s row having to hide my back all summer long with my hair and hope no one could see what was underneath all my hair. Anyway, feeling desperate I begged my derm to put me on accutane, my mom was on it, my cousin, a few friends, and I've seen awesome results, I just wanted clear beautiful skin. He told me that he would do it for me because he noticed that it was causing me a great deal of depression, and it certainly was. I didn't want to go out places looking the way I did, while my back was severly broken out, my face wasn't as bad, but it was bad enough to start making me feel depressed. Anyway, he said he would put me on it and I was so relieved, but then he told me about pledge, and whoever is familiar with pledge you know that it makes you have to have a negative pregnancy test before treatment, have two primary forms of birth control, and after a month you need to have another negative pregnancy test since accutane can cause severe birth defects if you take accutane while you're pregnant. Needless to say I had to wait another month before I could take my first pill. I literally counted down the days until I could begin my accutane journey. Since I was only 15 at the time my forms of birth control were abstinence and none, but my derma still made me go to a gynecologist and have him lecture me of the dangers of having sex on accutane, yeah awkward Anyway, it was a longggggggg 1 month before I got to start my accutane, and let me tell you it was a very long, painful, rewarding, and bittersweet journey.