So Glad I Went on Accutane! - Orlando, FL

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I'll make this review as short as possible. All...

I'll make this review as short as possible. All through middle school and high school I was never conscious of my skin. I've never had acne until I turned 20, call it hormonal. I am 22 years old now. I tried over the counter washes, nothing worked. Then I started reading about Accutane (isotretinoin). I was determined to give it a try despite all of the negative reviews. I went to a dermatologist and she started me on an antibiotic called doxycycline for 8 weeks , that didn't work either. Thank God my dermatologist was PRO-isotretinoin and not ANTI-isotretinoin because she stared me on an isotretinoin called Clavaris right away. I was on it for 5 months and I'm so glad I made that choice! I did experience some side effects during my course on Clavaris but it was all worth it to me. Fortunately, I didn't have to pay for the Clavaris because my insurance covered it.

Side Effects (in order):
Head aches for the first two days and then they stopped. Never came back
Dry lips/skin/eyes
Nose bleed from dryness (only during months 1 & 2)
Itchy rash on the on the top of my hands next to my fingers
My hemorrhoids flared up once
And lastly I got two styes in my eye. First my right eye and then my left

Month 1: 30mg
Month 2: 30mg
Month 3: 40mg
Month 4: 60mg
Month 5: 60mg
Dr. Elena Shumsky

Super friendly and understanding

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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