Long Term Side Effects They Hide from Teenagers - Bellingham, WA

I used Accutane when I was 14 and again when I was...

I used Accutane when I was 14 and again when I was 16. I never used more than the recommended dosage, but at 30, I still have side effects from acne. Starting in my early 20's, I had severe stomach aches and was tested for everything under the sun. The doctors at the best medical school in the US said they couldn't pinpoint the cause. After reading the new reports and class action lawsuits from Accutane, I realized my symptoms are due to the drug. My mother still apologizes for letting me take Accutane because of the terrible effects.


I'm so sorry to hear you have had long term problems because of it. What exactly did it cause or what was the diagnosis the doctors gave you? Also, if you feel comfortable sharing, I'd love to know what medical school you were seen at.

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