I started taking accutane when I was 18 for my acne. My acne did not look bad, but I felt it deeper in my skin. I read some negative reviews as well as lots of positive ones. I was not sure about this medicine; however, my doctor assured me that it was not that serious and that it will clear me up completely in 3-4 months (on 80mg/day) Blood tests, every month, were a pain in my butt. After month 3, my acne looked much worse than before I started the treatment. The doctor then said that I would be done at 5 month. As a matter of fact, she increased my dose to "speed things up" and I was on it for another 4 months (7 total.)
Most negative reviews on accutane talked about depression and suicides cause by tane. Personally, I did not experience any more stress or felt any more depressed on accutane than before. I honestly thaught those people had nothing better to do. However, they did not mention many other things accutane causes. Firstly, I was not as clear as I expected at the end, although I was clear most of the time. Secondly, I lost a lot of hair!!! I lost at least a quarter of my hair!!! Thirdly, I had pain in my back during the cource of treatment. Lastly, it really messed up my immune system. I get get colds and flus like once a month now. I hate having a sore throat all the time. This medicine is totally not worth it. There is a gel called differin, which is something like topical accutane. That gel works much better, for me personally. Screw accutane. It messed me up a lot! PLEASE, DO NOT TAKE IT!!!