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Day 1



Got my 20mg prescription today and was seen by two dermatologists. They said all their patients have improved significantly on acutance but most experience two months of bad break-outs. Acne must be one of the few afflictions whereby the treatments make it worse to make it better. They also told me that their patients rarely complain of side-effects apart from dry skin, which is expected to kick in three days.

More importantly, the senior derm told me the kind of hormonal acne I have would not clear up on its own until I went through menopause. I went through the public system so the dermatologist visits and monthly tests are free but 30 pills cost 37 euro.


Awesome! I love Europe's view on health care. I wish we had a strong nationwide health care coverage here in the United States. Is 37 Euros a lot of money? Do you have prescription coverage and 37 Euros is your co-pay?

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I’m from Ireland where we generally moan about our health-care system because it’s slower and medicine is more expensive than in other European countries.

I had to wait five months for an appointment but all my medical visits will be free for the six months I’m on accutane so I can’t really complain as I could not afford to see a dermatologist privately.

37 euro a month is not that expensive really as that’s all I have to pay. If I was a student or unemployed, that would be free too.

Have you just started accutane?

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