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Re: Adult Acne
Dec 29, 2004
None of the doctors would prescribe it. It seems very rare for someone to be denied or taken off Accutane. Most of these people are put on even higher doses than me and their enzyme levels on slightly increase. I am in great shape and have no history of liver problems. I watch what I eat and work out often (my resting heart rate is 48-50 bpm). My acne was ruining my life and so I gave Accutane a shot at a very low dosage and gradually put it up to where it "should" be. Now I am bringing my self off of it. I don't think it's a very foolish risk. If you guys do, then don't try it. I did my research everyday for months and was very weary, but finally decided just to try it out. I am not showing any symptoms of a dysfunctioning liver so I am assuming everything is fine, and since the dosage is just going to keep getting smaller and smaller I am not worried anymore at this point. My skin is fantastic and I feel great. If you guys did your research and still don't think it's a wise decision then that's fine. But I've already made mine and since I'm already in month 4 it's a little late to be having second thoughts or reconsider what I've done. ;)
Re: Adult Acne
Dec 29, 2004
[QUOTE=CollegeBoy21]None of the doctors would prescribe it. It seems very rare for someone to be denied or taken off Accutane. Most of these people are put on even higher doses than me and their enzyme levels on slightly increase. I am in great shape and have no history of liver problems. I watch what I eat and work out often (my resting heart rate is 48-50 bpm). My acne was ruining my life and so I gave Accutane a shot at a very low dosage and gradually put it up to where it "should" be. Now I am bringing my self off of it. I don't think it's a very foolish risk. If you guys do, then don't try it. I did my research everyday for months and was very weary, but finally decided just to try it out. I am not showing any symptoms of a dysfunctioning liver so I am assuming everything is fine, and since the dosage is just going to keep getting smaller and smaller I am not worried anymore at this point. My skin is fantastic and I feel great. If you guys did your research and still don't think it's a wise decision then that's fine. But I've already made mine and since I'm already in month 4 it's a little late to be having second thoughts or reconsider what I've done. ;)[/QUOTE]

If you were denied Accutane by a doctor, there was must have been a good reason. There are definitely long term side effects to taking the medication, Accutane. My husband took Accutane when he was 16 years old. At 21, he had to go to a hair specialist because he was balding and had lost a significant amount of hair. My husband continues to have extremely dry skin and lips. He is constantly putting moisturizer on his face and chapstick on his lips. At times, his lips will start to bleed because they are so dry. And if that is not scary enough, my husband is 38 years old. If you think there are no long term side effects to taking Accutane, your crazy or just plain stupid!!!! Take your pic of either choice. I hope the 1-2 years of being acne free is worth it. By the way, my husband still has the occasional break out of acne. So not only does my husband have to live with the side effects the rest of his life, but he still has acne. Definitely not worth it!!!!! Get some self-esteem and be happy with your appearance. Nobody cares what you look like as much as you do.

Please do not advise others to obtain Accutane over the Internet. There are kids reading this sight looking to find legitimate ways of controlling their acne. It is criminal to suggest to someone to take Accutane without consulting a doctor to obtain a prescription. What if someone did that and did have an adverse effect to the medication. Be careful what you say, there are a lot of people who read this site that are desperate to "cure" their acne and will be prone to taking advise that could be potentially hazardous to their health.
Re: Adult Acne
Dec 29, 2004
[QUOTE=CollegeBoy21] My acne was ruining my life [/QUOTE]

If you go back to one of your first posts on this thread, you went on and on about how "you only live once so who cares what other people think" and "Oh yea, and as far as feeling self-conscious, you should really try not to. I'm sure all of you know this, but looks are NOT everything." I knew you were full of it! LOL I'm only teasing you :) but I really didn't think you had acne that bad if you could tell other people not to worry about it. And maybe it's true, if you have a few pimples when you're a teen.. big deal, everyone does. But I think this thread was started because you *do* worry about it when the acne persists year after year. Picture yourself as a business person and you have to go meet with clients with zits all over your face and you're 40. Or it's your wedding day and your face is gushing oil and you have painful cystic acne. You look around and all the other adults you see have normal skin. I never had acne that was horrific, but the zits I did get (pre-Murad, yea!) were the big, inflammatory, face-distorting kind. You can cover up the color with makeup, but you can't hide a big lump. ANYway, if no doctor would prescribe Accutane for you, I'd take the hint! It's not for you. But I guess that is neither here nor there now :) I hope your skin remains clear and that you stay healthy.





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