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  1. I didn't notice any difference in work performance. In fact my performance probably got a bit better when I was able to stop obssessing about my acne ...
  2. Unfortunately the only person that can judge whether Accutane is right for you is you (and maybe your doctor). Everybody has a different experience on it. For some people, that experience is positive and will deal with your acne once and for all. Others have a bad time on it. However, you wont know if you fall into one camp or another until you try it for yourself. Good luck.
  3. Accutane worked great for my severe acne and I finished my course November 2006. I also haven't aged badly. A couple of days ago someone asked me if I was university (college for the American's amongst you). I finished uni in 1993!
  4. I'm just glad I got to take it when I did. I can't imagine having had to battle severe acne for the two years since I have been clear on Accutane. I do feel bad for those people who say that they had a bad experience with it. But for me it was absolutely a life saver.
  5. Can understand you're upset, but just wanted to say that 5 11.5 is actually not a bad height for a guy. I think its actually above average ...
  6. No need to feel like a loser. What I learned whilst trying to follow an acne diet is that we don't simply eat for nutrition - all over the world food is also about socialising with friends and family, comfort and enjoyment. I know some people here claim that they are able to follow an acne diet for nutrition without sacrificing on those other two elements, but that wasn't my personal experience. How could I enjoy a meal cooked by my mother, friend whoever if I was worried about the gluton, di
  7. Also, what do they mean by cured? I have had around 2 years of relatively clear skin. If my acne comes back next year, then my accutane course would not have 'cured' me. But I would still have had 2 clear years ...
  8. I have historically read in a few sources that rose hip oil, whilst good for scars and anti-aging, is not good for people with active acne as it is comedogenic. I can't put my hand on the sources now, but thought I would mention it to you.
  9. When you say you have tried almost everything, I assume you mean over the counter products. Not sure where you are based, but in the UK a doctor is unlikely to put you straight on Accutane. Typically they give you all sorts of other things first including antibiotics (topical and systemic) and, if you are a woman (i assume not ?) birth control pills. Some of this stuff may work for you, although the problem tends to be that once you stop taking it, your acne comes back. I definately think
  10. i took 30mg for 7 months (although i weighed around 120lbs at the time). this worked great for me. My acne cleared quickly and i finished the course 2 years ago. at this precise moment I have two small pimples. good luck!
  11. Hmm - my acne was much worse than yours and I had it for a much longer time. None of my GPs ever talked of even sending me to a dermatologist, let alone suggesting that I take accutane. That's just my experience however and different GPs may be different, particularly if you are willing to go privately and pay for it yourself - I very much believe this is what drives them. If you can demonstrate that your acne, whilst mild, is scarring, this may also be a persuasive factor for them. I hear yo
  12. Happy Accutane story here. 7 month 30mg per day around 120 lbs, cleared up in 6 weeks (although took antibiotics at same time) and have pretty much stayed clear, save for the odd small breakout out in the intervening 2 and a half years. No long term side effects either (that I know off). Good luck!
  13. Just wanted so say a few words of encouragement. Accutane was great for me and it was well worth the side effects I experienced. Good luck!
  14. I took accutane just before I turned 33. My acne was also moderate to severe, but much of it was cystic. I had excellent results with Accutane. Some side effects: dry cracked lips that would not heal, dry skin and hair, increased hair shedding but not enough to make a difference to its overall appearance to other people; reduced healing times; some joint pain. All of these stopped within 3 months of finishing my course (which is nearly 2 years ago). I had pretty much cleared up all of my ac
  15. Honestly, I would be surprised if, after a course of Accutane, people never got any pimples ever again for the rest of their life. I am in a similar situation, the odd one here or there, but compared to countless pimples and cysts all over my face every day, for me, I don't consider it to be a problem at all. If you are just getting a few pimples from time to time, how about topical treatments?