Still waiting for the results of my bloodwork. Meanwhile, another big breakout on my cheek ... Hurry up Dr.!!!! I want the green light! At the same time, I am kind of scared of the side effects and was having second thoughts. What if my hair thins? What if I get IBS? Anyway, here is what one friend said who did Accutane twice.
>>...I totally understand the frustration...here's
>> my persepective with pros and cons...
>> If your acne is so bad that it really bothers you...Accutane is the
>> thing that will work. Other Rx's
>> haven't worked for you (me either) and being on antibiotics long term
>> isn't good for your system...most of the people I know who took Accutane were happy
>> with results .
>> Cons...it is rough on your system...the first time I took it I had no
>> side effects but the second time, I had terrible skin rashes on my
>> arms the whole course of treatment and I also had hair thinning which
>> was VERY scary but fortunately stopped soon after treatment and came
>> back completely
>> >> I know accutane works and personally if my acne came back and bothered
>> me enough I think I would do it again but the side effects
>> unforturnately a gamble......the blood tests
>> help to moniter any liver effects so that is good thing
Anyone else have any thoughts?