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Welshy

Just Refused Roaccutane...did I Do The Right Thing?

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So today I visited a private dermatologist (uk) to discuss my acne. He asked me for no medical history, so I told him I had done a course 4 years ago but it had started to return all be it far milder. I did not have a single active spot....Some red marks and a few under skin small bumps and he instantly, after no examination of my skin, tried to prescribe another course of accutane.

I was so shocked....I had to tell him that I'd recently had high liver function tests.

I don't want to do a second course....The first was bad enough!

He then asked me what no wanted to do. Well you're the doctor!!!

Have decided to try some antibiotics and epiduo for a bit and see how it goes.

I'm horrified that this drug is given out so easily!! But hoping I've made the right decision.

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If you had no active acne then Id say you made the right choice. Actually if you didnt want it you made the right choice either way. But the prescribing of Accutane has become a lot more lenient in recent years.

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