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Accutane is a prescription oral medication used to treat severe acne. The drug is a form of vitamin A, which reduces the amount of oil released by the skin. While Accutane has delivered amazing results for some, it's also been linked to an increased risk of depression and may cause severe, life-threatening birth defects. The manufacturer no longer produces Accutane, though generic versions of the drug still exist. Outside the U.S. it is marketed as Roaccutane. LEARN MORE>

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Cystic Pimples and Very Sensitive Skin

So I have had acne problems basically since puberty hit when I was about 13/14 years old. I have oily skin and get white heads, black heads and the worse of them all, cystic pimples. I guess I am prone to cystic bumps because when I was only a few months old I had to have a cyst removed from the... READ MORE

Accutane Journey

So, I started my 40mg Accutane, 1/day on 6/13 and I just finished my first week. I am currently experiencing the chap/dry lips and it seems like nothing helps put I'm hanging in there. I am beginning to break out on both sides of my cheeks more than usually. I will keep a monthly post to track... READ MORE

28 Year Old Male Father of Two Kids Suffering from Black Heads White Heads and Cyst - Boynton Beach, FL

My motivation is my family and I hope to get through this and have clear skin, this year has been the worst in my life and it all came so fast lots of cyst and skin colored bumps and black heads. I'm praying that accutane works. I've been on accutane for 40 days 40 mg a day don't feel like it's... READ MORE

Isoterninoin (Accutane); 22 Years Old with Mild to Moderate Acne, Cystic Acne, White Bumps

I had never struggled much with acne until I was about 18. I began experiencing cystic acne along my cheeks and sometimes my chin. I have tried topical, oral, diet, etc. but nothing has cleared my skin. I am point that the side effects I will experience won't be too severe and I can get the... READ MORE

My Accutane Journey

Hi all, I am a 26 year old female who has been struggling with acne since high school. My break outs seemed normal up until about 2 years ago when I began to develop cystic acne sporadically. These large painful lumps along with multiple break outs led me to finally consult with a... READ MORE

Isotretinoin. (Myorisan) - My Accutane journey

I've been living with acne for about 12 years. I am 29 now and finally saying "enough is enough"! I've taken the initiative and went to see a dermatologist to try accutane. It's been about 2 months since the initial visit and I've done the first two rounds of blood work and everything. Now just... READ MORE

Accutane Journey!

I did Accutane in high school, didn't have bad acne. I did it because I didn't want to ever have to deal with it! When I was 19-20, I had a HORRIBLE reaction to a contraceptive pill and broke out with painful cystic acne. My breakouts have gotten a lot better. I was prescribed Doxycycline, then... READ MORE

Accutane Results!!

I did a 5 month course of accutane, first two months on 25mg per day then 3 months on 50mg a day. All the usual side effects, if you're taking this during summer be so careful in the sun as the burns you get are so much worse than normal sunburn and last over a week (for me anyway). by march i... READ MORE

My Accutane Story - Garland, TX

Today is my first day on Accutane and I thought I would share my journey since many of the stories I've read have helped me so much in making the decision to get on Accutane. I'm 31 years old and have struggled with acne my whole life, even before I reached puberty. I've always had sensitive... READ MORE

Start Accutane in One More Week May 22, 2017

Hello I am a 23 y/o college full time working mother I have been suffering from severe acne since the age of 12 , I have tried everything but nothing seems to break through hopefully Accutane can make a miracle happen and give me the confidence I been dreaming of I'm so excited to start despite... READ MORE

Accutane Journey

My first dose of Accutane 40mg was March 2nd 2017. After day 3 I noticed a headache and it lasted for 2 days. I stopped smoking cigarettes thinking maybe it would help and I haven't gotten another headache since. After a couple days I immediately started to notice that my skin was getting dryer... READ MORE

22yo Black Females Under Accutane - France, FR

There is many review of accutane on real self however when I was researching the possible side effects they weren't that many . As many under accutane I had acne only on my face for quite some time ( 10 years ) and was under control trough several antibiotics and prescribed topical treatment (... READ MORE

29,Filipino - Dubai, AE

I've started my oratane 20mg as my 3rd advice by the dermatologist. 1st advice was antibiotics for oral intake and topical antibiotics and corticosteroids creams that doesn't work for me for almost 2 months. 2nd advice was micro peeling for 4 sessions which is expensive and hasn't tried yet... READ MORE

Hispanic 28yrs Old Female Hormonal Acne - Philadelphia, PA

I want to post my Accutane experience for others as I know it can help others compare and contrast. I am five days into my Isotretinoin treatment, of what I was told will be 6-7 months long. I am not certain this is where I write and update my story but anyway here it goes. I like so many... READ MORE

22 Year Old Female with my Accutane Journey

I've never had PERFECT skin. However I never had "acne" either, until I got into my 20's. In high school I thought of myself (as other people did too) as confident and fun and beautiful but after getting acne all of these things faded away from me. It was hard for me to accept my acne and I... READ MORE

29 Year Old, Boils Pimples Acne on Jaw/chest/back for 20ish Years

Have been like others and tried it all. Showers, creams, cleaning agents, patience, pills. The acne and scars on my jaw line which swell and cause both pain, and visual discomfort for myself and others has prevented me from getting jobs, and social interaction. I had found online Accutane was a... READ MORE

28 Years Old Starting Accutane. Spartanburg, SC

Omg where do I start, had acne since I was 13, tried every pill and cream out there. Acne has ruined my life, I hate the holidays and birthdays I'm too embarrassed to be seen by my family, everybody is happy with clear beautiful skin and I'm the only one in the room with horrible skin:( i... READ MORE

32 Accutane User, 1 Year Later - Netherlands, NL

I had a flourish of adult acne spring up at 30, it was a shock as I'd only had the standard teenage odd breakout. It was really bad and left me feeling extremely self conscious band down. I hated how I looked and refused to be in photos. A doctor eventually prescribed accutane and I was on it... READ MORE

23 Yr Old with Stubborn Cystic and Non Cystic Acne

In high school, I had normal teenage acne (constant pimples but only a few at a time). When I graduated high school, I started getting deep cystic acne on my cheek bones so I started using ProActiv. I have to say, I always wash my face. Never miss. Once in the morning and at night. ProActiv... READ MORE

Epuris (Accutane) Journal - Adult Acne - Canada

Just starting Day 1. I'm a 31 year old female who has struggled with acne my whole life. Started wearing makeup in grade 5, birth control in grade 7, been on so many antibiotics I developed an allergy/sensitivity to them. Tried every topical treatment in the drug store, bleached clothes,... READ MORE

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