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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
11/11/2013 1:30:05 AM

Reviewer: m2hwb41, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I took Accutane 30 years ago when I was in my early 20's. I had gone to more than one dermatologist and had tried several oral and topical antibiotics, but when I stopped using them, the cysts came back and my skin was always worse than it was to start with. While I was on Accutane, my skin was an unholy mess. My face really broke out and then turned into a dry, flaking, peeling mess. (I c ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
10/30/2013 2:40:18 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Naturally, I was a little afraid to start this type of invasive treatment, especially as a woman. But once I had gone through all of the other options and nothing worked, this was my last option. Now, I am so glad I did it. I am completely clear of my hard, painful cystic acne. It got so bad at times I couldn't sleep on my side or stomach or even touch my face with causing tears to show. I am ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
10/19/2013 11:50:57 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was put on this drug to get rid of my acne as a last resort before my face started to scar. Being in high school, it was horrifying at first - skin peeling, lips bleeding, and I went to Senior Ball looking like that. Make-up did nothing to cover it up. I had to take half the recommended dosage because I was losing so much blood through my nose. It was pointless trying to stop it, I would have to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
8/30/2013 10:37:47 AM

Reviewer: Candy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been struggling with cystic acne for 38 years and have tried everything from antibiotic pills to creams to dermabrasion to peels and anything in between. Nothing worked. So after going to a doctor for 10 years who told me I would just have to live with the scars and acne the rest of my life, i FIRED him and found one who didn't give up on me and prescribed accutane.I have been on it for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
7/4/2013 12:05:42 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking Accutane when I was 18, and being a teenager about to start college, I was horrified with the results. My skin was literally peeling off my face it was so dry! I hated it and was so angry. However, as an adult, getting ready to head into her 36th year, I couldn't be happier. Sure, I get a pimple every now and then, but it is nothing compared to the suffering I went through as ... Show Full Comment

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