Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
  • entry
  • comments
  • views




I've been suffering with acne for a few years now & haven't reached out to anyone else that suffers from it before but felt now was the time. I have a supportive family, friends & boyfriend however I feel as though I can't talk to them about my acne because they don't have it and through no fault of their own, they just don't understand.

I have been prescribed many antibiotics (oxytetracycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, lymecycline & erythromycin) all to no avail & tried using creams (duac gel & adapalene) again, to no avail.

After lots of nagging at the GP & a visit to a private hospital I have finally started a course of Roaccutane (isotretinoin), I see you guys call it Accutane here so I will refer to it as that throughout my posts.

I am currently in the middle of week 5 of my treatment, taking 40mg daily. When I first started taking it my skin broke out within days, my acne had never been worse, I was signed off work sick with a kidney infection, which quite honestly was some spectacular timing, I'd have taken holiday if not off sick. I put myself under house arrest, namely because I couldn't bring myself to go out in public. My skin was red, inflamed and FULL of spots. The spots are still severe but my reaction to the Accutane has calmed down. However, I'm yet to see any improvements. To say I'm emotional is an understatement.

I'm curious to know what other peoples experience on Accutane has been like? Is there light at the end of the tunnel!? Would be great to hear your stories and speak to someone who knows exactly how I'm feeling :-D


There are no comments to display.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes