Taking Accutane Was the Worst Decision I Ever Made.

Back in the 1980's my 35 year old face still had...

Back in the 1980's my 35 year old face still had such chronic really bad acne that my doctor recommended accutane treatment. He said that about 1 person in 20 showed a 5% thinning of the hair on the crown of their head but it all grew back in a couple of months, and none of the 37 patients he had given it to had lost any hair at all. Within a week my hair started falling out faster than normal, after two weeks it was practically coming out in handfuls and I stopped taking the drug. A month after about 80% of the hair was gone from the whole top of my head, three months after 99% was gone. Nothing ever grew back. Before accutane I had extremely thick hair. At 52 my brother still has a head of hair that would make a lot of teenagers jealous, so good odds I would have kept mine too. The accutane did improve my skin a bit, so was it worth it? Oh, Expletive Deleted NO!!

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I blame the drug company, not the doctor.

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