Let me introduce myself, I am a 45 year-old Mom of 2 wonderful boys whose had acne off and on for 20 years. I've tried everything to get rid of it and over the years the acne has gotten worse, not better. Almost all of it is on my face, but lately it's started to show up on my chest. I am sick and tired of having painful acne, especially at my age.
My determatologist mentioned Accutane several times over the last couple of years, but I resisted because I was scared to try it (all the sensationalized articles on the web about it had clouded my judgement) and I kept thinking -- maybe I'll finally outgrow acne.
Then one day I realized that at 45, I wasn't going to outgrow it without some big help. That's when I made up my mind to start taking Accutane.
I have to tell you that this website is great. I learned so many things from all of the forums and logs and blogs about acne in general and Accutane.
I wanted to start this blog because there are not alot of older "more seasoned" people who have gone through the Accutane therapy and I was hoping my experiences might help some others who are going through or thinking about going through the same thing.
Wish me luck.