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You don't say how old you are and that may be one reason the dr. does not want to prescribe the Accutane. If you are a female and want to take this med, you must sign a contract stating that you on birth control. Some dr.'s want you to be on the pill for at least a month or two before starting Accutane. Most will not accept the use of condoms because it is not 100% fail proof. This med can cause severe birth defects if you are or get pregnant while on this med. You must also agree to not get pregnant for several months after stopping this med.

You also have to visit your dr. once a month and have a blood test done every month while on this. My son had to see the dermatologist, get the prescription and then make an appointment at the hospital to have blood work done within three days of seeing the dr.

You will also have to go on line and register so the FDA can keep a record on those taking this. It is a very serious drug and therefore, you need to be informed of all the side effects that can happen and usually do.

Has your dermatologist ever put you on antibiotics? If not, discuss this possibility with him. My son swears by tea tree oil that is put directly on the face. This is a natural antibiotic although it smells awful.

If you still feel like you want to go on Accutane, it may be time to find another dermatologist. Some of us forget that we "hire" our dr.'s and therefore, can fire them just as well. I have "fired" a few myself!

I wish you luck.


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