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ACCUTANE CAN SERIOUSLY JACK YOU UP

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WallyP

I do appreciate your posts and I don't want to pour water on your fire but all I would say is I and a few other people have had very bad side effects indeed. I really do hope you have success because you deserve it after going through what you have. I incidently was given Accutane as one of the first methods of treatment? I know that was in 1984,but luckily we have learned from that,a little late for the poor people who have suffered more than me,but i'm lucky because I only lost one eye,and I learned to walk again.! Remember Stephen Tebby from Caerleon,Newport? he jumped from a high rise car park to his death after taking Accutane,Richard Todd (the actor) his son shot himself on Accutane,the 15 year old boy in the US who flew into a school again whilst on Accutane...a little more that coincinence..? I understand that the cause of death for the 14 year old in Wales is still undetermined as the results are still with the coroners office.The press says he died after an allergic reaction to an ''ACNE DRUG'' the papers called it an antibiotic? My doctor says accutane is an antibiotic....coincidence again???

I really do wish everyone taking accutane all the very best for them and I pray that they are all well,but I also feel the drug company is still hiding something,after all it was firstly produced as a chemotherapy to conquer Cancer...and chemotherapy is a POISON...

take care

are u blind? You honestly think that by taking Accutane it somehow makes you suicidal with hormonal imbalances and the chemical BS? My goodness, I know it's a strong drug but you are seriously being narrow minded if you think the Drug is the sole cause of those suicides. Wake the hell up. Honestly, more than half the people who take Accutane would have shot themselves EVEN WITHOUT THE DAMN DRUG.

I am repeating again. And sorry for being rude but Im afraid that your narrow view will hurt others; The people who take Accutane, the people who NEED it generally have emotional issues that come with the severe acne. Whether that be in a form of getting teased at school or getting dumped for it, losing self confidence because of severe acne, etc. Please dont say that its just because of the damn drug...

and do I need to say more about the Poision in Accutane bs your talking about? ROFL you make me laugh

Yes I am blind in one eye in answer to your question...!!!!

Do you get some kind of perverse pleasure coming on to a blog to help sufferers of a drug that kills and maims?

I had MILD acne,It did'nt worry me,on the contrary I was a very very happy person before accutane even with acne,it did'nt bother me..! My derm offered accutane as ''a miracle drug'' and as a 19 year old girl chasing sportsman I took it because it seemed too good to be true?

He was supposed to be the specialist? iv'e never said that the drug is the sole reason for suicide, but it's certainly the catalyst!

Sunnah.....have you ever taken accutane?

take a look at www.topix.com/forum/health

You will see that at this moment $millions and millions of dollars are being paid to sufferers of accutane.The judges,jurys,eminent doctors know a 'little' more than you my friend.....

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Guest Sam Pateman

I'm sorry to hear that you're blind in one eye because of the drug, that's really unfortunate, but at the same time, Accutane has benefited so many other people and I think it's unfair that you're trying to go to such extreme measures to put people off of taking it.

If you actually genuinely believe that the drug is the SOLE reason why all those people did those horrible things, then you are sadly mistaken. How the Hell a drug for acne can drive someone into going into a school and murdering countless people is beyond me. They're just horrible happenings that happen to coincide whilst they are taking the drug - that is all it is, a COINCIDENCE. If you actually think that Accutane sends people on suicidal-rampages then I think it's you that needs your head checking mate.

My face was HORRIBLE before starting the drug, but now, even though I'm only a month into it, my face is already starting to clear up. I was constantly depressed before I started the drug, but now I'm quickly regaining my confidence again because of it, so if you're there saying that the drug is evil then you're not looking at the wider picture.

It has benefited so many people. Just open your mind and look at the blogs people have wrote on this site, or at the Accutane Progress pictures in the gallery, and you can see for yourself what a life changing experience it is - a change for the better. If I DIDN'T start the Accutane course, I'd probably be in suicidal-depression now, so if you're saying it causes suicidal-depression, then you're being a little silly, don't you think?

Yes there are links to Accutane and some severe side effects, but that's a risk that you have to take if you want to get rid of your acne, and I'm sorry to hear that you're one of those unfortunate people, but just because you suffered doesn't mean everyone else will as well.

I appreciate the fact that you're trying to help people, but I, and many other people, believe that Accutane is the best thing to happen in our lives, as it helps heal mental and physical scars, so stop going to such extremities because you're so sore about it, because it'd be wrong of you to put people off of taking it purely because you're one of the unfortunate sufferers. Fair enough sharing your experience, but stop trying to prevent people from taking this oppurtunity of a lifetime.

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I'm sorry to hear that you're blind in one eye because of the drug, that's really unfortunate, but at the same time, Accutane has benefited so many other people and I think it's unfair that you're trying to go to such extreme measures to put people off of taking it.

If you actually genuinely believe that the drug is the SOLE reason why all those people did those horrible things, then you are sadly mistaken. How the Hell a drug for acne can drive someone into going into a school and murdering countless people is beyond me. They're just horrible happenings that happen to coincide whilst they are taking the drug - that is all it is, a COINCIDENCE. If you actually think that Accutane sends people on suicidal-rampages then I think it's you that needs your head checking mate.

My face was HORRIBLE before starting the drug, but now, even though I'm only a month into it, my face is already starting to clear up. I was constantly depressed before I started the drug, but now I'm quickly regaining my confidence again because of it, so if you're there saying that the drug is evil then you're not looking at the wider picture.

It has benefited so many people. Just open your mind and look at the blogs people have wrote on this site, or at the Accutane Progress pictures in the gallery, and you can see for yourself what a life changing experience it is - a change for the better. If I DIDN'T start the Accutane course, I'd probably be in suicidal-depression now, so if you're saying it causes suicidal-depression, then you're being a little silly, don't you think?

Yes there are links to Accutane and some severe side effects, but that's a risk that you have to take if you want to get rid of your acne, and I'm sorry to hear that you're one of those unfortunate people, but just because you suffered doesn't mean everyone else will as well.

I appreciate the fact that you're trying to help people, but I, and many other people, believe that Accutane is the best thing to happen in our lives, as it helps heal mental and physical scars, so stop going to such extremities because you're so sore about it, because it'd be wrong of you to put people off of taking it purely because you're one of the unfortunate sufferers. Fair enough sharing your experience, but stop trying to prevent people from taking this oppurtunity of a lifetime.

I appreciate your blog Sam,but accutane didn't agree with me?? don't know why??

Don't attack people for trying to help others.I suffered severely and if I can make one person stop and take a look at what they are about to embark on then that's ok..I'm not saying stopping them taking it.....!!!!! but just to look at the bigger picture before they do?

I work with people on a daily basis in my job who are taking heroin etc.....they don't INTEND to die...but they make an informed decision to start,albeit through boredom,daring etc.etc. but they know it can kill..!! they have the choice to use it or not?

With accutane i'm telling people it CAN be dangerous......i'm not stopping people taking it,on the contrary some people suffer from the sheer fact they have acne.I never cared that I had mild acne,but did i deserve to suffer for all these years?

Lastly,don't put people like me down for trying to help someone.If you went through what I and a great many other went/going through you might think differently????

don't forget people who started on hard drugs thought it was an opportunity of a lifetime also(as you quote) and it's people like me ,in my job, that gotta pick up the pieces..........

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Millsy

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Hi millsy,

maybe it is time for you to give up on those people. Like I said before, they will not listen to us, so just let them take their accutane. And if they are lucky, they will get away with it. If they did, however, experience some kind of severe side effects and come back here for help, just ignore them since they don't appreciate your help in the first place.

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Hi millsy,

maybe it is time for you to give up on those people. Like I said before, they will not listen to us, so just let them take their accutane. And if they are lucky, they will get away with it. If they did, however, experience some kind of severe side effects and come back here for help, just ignore them since they don't appreciate your help in the first place.

How magnanimous you are.

Less vituperation, more kindness. Last warning.

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Roche ordered to pay $13M to users of acne drug

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A jury has ordered drugmaker Roche to pay nearly $13 million to three patients who claim they developed a chronic bowel disorder because of the company's acne drug Accutane.

Roche's U.S. subsidiary Hoffman-La Roche said it would appeal the verdict.

The money, handed down in New Jersey State Superior Court on Thursday, will be split among the three Florida residents, their attorneys said in a statement. All three began using Accutane a decade ago to treat teenage acne. One of the group is expected to soon have his colon surgically removed while the others will require long-term drug therapy, the attorneys said.

The award is the latest stemming from a wave of lawsuits that accuse Roche of downplaying a link between Accutane and inflammatory bowel disease, which afflicts about 1.4 million people in the U.S. and Canada.

Accutane's warning label notes that the drug is "associated with" chronic bowel problems, but the company has argued that there is no direct connection between its drug and the disease.

Lawyers representing the three patients presented internal Roche studies that they argue show the company knew Accutane caused damage to the intestinal tract that leads to inflammatory bowel disease.

"This is an important outcome and consistent with the recognition by the medical community that Accutane is a trigger for IBD," said David Buchanan, a partner with Seeger Weiss in New York who helped argue the plaintiffs' case.

Nutley, N.J.-based Hoffman-La Roche reiterated in a statement "there is no reliable scientific evidence that Accutane actually causes" inflammatory bowel disease. The company pointed out that the disease often occurs in patients 15 to 35 years old - roughly the same group of patients who take Accutane.

More than 13 million people worldwide have used the drug since it was approved in 1982, according to Roche.

2008-11-20 18:09:16 GMT

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I'm just glad I got to take it when I did. I can't imagine having had to battle severe acne for the two years since I have been clear on Accutane. I do feel bad for those people who say that they had a bad experience with it. But for me it was absolutely a life saver.

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Hi millsy,

maybe it is time for you to give up on those people. Like I said before, they will not listen to us, so just let them take their accutane. And if they are lucky, they will get away with it. If they did, however, experience some kind of severe side effects and come back here for help, just ignore them since they don't appreciate your help in the first place.

I agree. They won't listen. Good luck to them. It's in God's hands now.

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I think for same people accutane is the last hope for a acne free skin and therefor there take the risk of the side effect .... It was the same for me ... i tried so many things ... nothing works for me ..... I knew about the side effects and now I am off accutane and I do have hair loss ... a red skin ... but I am acne free and it helps me ..... so I'm just hopping that these side effects will go away after a while ...

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I think for same people accutane is the last hope for a acne free skin and therefor there take the risk of the side effect .... It was the same for me ... i tried so many things ... nothing works for me ..... I knew about the side effects and now I am off accutane and I do have hair loss ... a red skin ... but I am acne free and it helps me ..... so I'm just hopping that these side effects will go away after a while ...

I hope your side effects go away too. I'm glad to hear that your acne is gone. Mine is gone too. It was a last hope for me as well. My side effects have went away. If I could go back though, I would not take the Accutane. even though I'm clear now.

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omg. Accutane is not that bad! Sounds like you just couldn't handle it. ,,, I just finished my four month course and never had a problem except chapped lips!! Accutane is great!

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omg. Accutane is not that bad! Sounds like you just couldn't handle it. ,,, I just finished my four month course and never had a problem except chapped lips!! Accutane is great!

You're kind of low IQ, huh? Couldn't handle it? You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Obviously you're not the sharpest tool in the shed....... :rolleyes:

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