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prescribed accutane - please advise

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Hi all,

I'm 24, male, and suffered from mild to moderate acne on my back since my teenager years. I also have it on my scalp quite often, and occasionally on my face (to be honest, I could live with it on my face).

I feel like I've tried so many things for my back - benzoyl peroxide, salt baths, acne washes, antibiotics. Nothing. Its not horrific, and I know that, but for once I'd love to be able to take my shirt off, go swimming etc.

Anyway, I was prescribed accutane by a dermatolagist. More quickly than I was expecting to be honest. He started me on 40mg per day - I am really unsure whether to go ahead and start the course. I've been reading so many horror stories and feel in two minds.

Can anyone offer any advice?

Thanks so much

Dan

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