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Terrified of taking Accutane

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I've just come back from the dermatologist, who's prescribed me a six week course of accutane (20mg). Thing is, I'm absolutely terrified of starting the course after all the horror stories I've read :ninja:

I guess I just need some reassurance. Ugh...

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Six weeks sounds low. It's not as scary as it sounds, plus you are on a lower dose of it. The main thing will be dryness, lotion will be your best friend and be sure and use sunscreen.

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Six weeks of Accutane is a waste of time and discomfort for nothing in return, other than a temporarily clear face, if that. Accutane is meant to be taken over a long period of time, e.g. 6 months. If you're gonna do it, ask for a 6 month course, or don't take it.

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