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Hi everyone. My 13 year old son is starting on isotretinoin today. I had quite a time at the pharmacy today. The only medication they could get for me today at 30mg was going to cost over $500! Yikes! They were able to get me Claravis, but only at 20mg. The doctor said to start him on this. Luckily, we just met our $200 pharmaceutical deductible. That was fast.

Anyway, my son has been battling acne for a year now and it has recently gotten very bad. We did a month on the doxycycline and that only made matters worse so here we are today. I really had a hard time deciding to let him go on this medication. It's so scary as a parent, but I can see his confidence getting shaken by this acne and really had to do something.

Here we are on day 1.

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You can't really tell from the pictures, but he also has a lot of black heads. He has a ton of just above his pects. They look like tiny little splinters.

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Sending you and your son lots of positive support on his journey and treatment. It is heartbreaking I am sure to see your child suffer. You are an amazing parent that cares so much and is helping. I only wish my Mom or Dad were aware enough to help me.

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No real change after the first week. I feel so badly for him. His back bled right through his sweatshirt the other day. Luckily, no side effects so far.

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