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Accutane is not so bad

Posted by
Sena on October 17, 2001 at 12:16:14:

I have been on accutane for a while now, and I have had the dry skin problems. But that is it, no side effects. I have suffered from acne for 10 years, I took everything you could possibly imagine from topical gels and creams to pills and more pills, and I even tried the diet thing. I lost about 70lbs but my acne was still there and getting worse by the week. I finally persuaded my doctor to give me accutane. It has been working and my skin looks great! So instead of trying to scare people out of taking accutane, let them make there on choice and just give them the information. If I listened to people telling me I was going to die from accutane. I would still have acne on my face and feel as if I was deformed.



Re: Accutane is not so bad

Posted by val on October 17, 2001 at 12:35:58:

In Reply to: Accutane is not so bad posted by Sena on October 17, 2001 at 12:16:14:

Thanks for the thoughts!

Can you tell me...how DRY is your skin? Horrible or bearable? what do you do to help your skin be more moist?

Is the dryness worse than the acne or much better?

Thanks!
val

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Re: Accutane is not so bad (sometimes!)

Posted by kmd on October 17, 2001 at 14:47:48:

In Reply to: Accutane is not so bad posted by Sena on October 17, 2001 at 12:16:14:

I can imagine what a relief it is to have clear skin, but you missed the whole point of the archives. Nobody said Accutane can't clear up your face. Just that it's a game of roulette - who will be the ones to get permanent damage from its effects? No way to predict! You have to decide if it's worth the risks. You seem to have come through with minimal effects - but others don't AND you don't know what effects will show up for you in the future that can be blamed on this drug. Many people totally regret ever taking this drug - others praise it. We are all individuals and don't react the same ways to drugs.

That doesn't even take into account that you haven't corrected the underlying causes of why you had acne! Don't be surprised if it comes back with a vengeance in a year or two. I just hope you see the "big picture". Best wishes!



Re: Accutane is not so bad (sometimes!) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 18, 2001 at 08:36:23:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane is not so bad (sometimes!) posted by kmd on October 17, 2001 at 14:47:48:

Thanks, kmd.

It still amazes me how hard it is to get this simple message out to the public!

Namaste`

Walt

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