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Old 06-03-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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Wink worried about accutane

Hey everyone

I was doing some research on the internet about accutane, how long does the breakout last? And will i have clear skin after that?
Does anyone have any stories of their accutane experience because it will be my last resort.

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Old 06-03-2005, 09:49 PM   #2
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Re: worried about accutane

Hello. I consider accutane a wonderful drug. I grew up with fairly awful cystic acne, and didn't discover the medication until my late 20's. The initial phase (first month) did cause my skin to break out horribly, but the ultimate results were incredible. My skin was flawless for the first time in my life....it lasted about a year...It is important to know that accutane results are not necessarily permanent, and it is a pretty powerful drug (don't even think about getting pregnant!).However, I never experienced the serious side effects sometimes listed in Accutane discussions (suicidal depression, vision difficulties, etc.), and the initial breakout was well worth the results..

 
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Old 06-04-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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Re: worried about accutane

It worked wonders for me! I had acne cysts since I was 13. WHen I was 34, I got sooo sick of it & went on Accutane.Best thing!That was 3 years ago & I have not had acne since! Maybe a small pimple now & then before AF but thats it. I had blood work once a month the whole time(4 months) which was a little bit of a pain but well worth it. I would do it again if I had to. The only side effects I had were dry mouth & lips and headaches right in the begining. Good luck!

 
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