Okay so I'm 17 and I've had acne for about 4 years, I barely get pimples in my face, my problem is I get pimples all over my back, chest and upper arms so I've been to the dermatologist 4 times, at yesterday's appointment he decided that it was time to start accutane treatment because nothing else has worked.
I've been reading heaps of horror stories and some of the side effects sound pretty serious. I'm in my last year of high school and I'm hoping to do really well academically. I also play basketball at a fairly competitive level. Some of the side effects such as sore joints and neurological problem/depression are freaking me out cos my life revolves around basketball and school.
I have 7 weeks before my next dermo appointment and I have to decide by then if I should start the accutane treatment.
I really want to go on the treatment cos acne feels so fucking debilitating but I'm not sure if it's worth all of these severe side effects. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!!