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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


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