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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/17/2014 11:58:24 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have struggled with acne and VERY oily skin for over fifteen years. I have tried this medecine three times but this third time I stuck to it. It was very difficult and still is to take it because it is very uncomfortable with the nose bleeds, the dry lips, dry eyes. This is my fourth month on it and it has been a life change for me. My makeup never stayed on for more than an hour because of m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
1/9/2014 5:39:28 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm a 22 year old female that has struggled with acne for the past 10 years. I tried everything from topical treatments to anti-bacterial oral medications with nothing having a long-lasting or even definitive effect. Finally, my dermatologist decided to put me on Accutane and I cannot express to you how grateful I am that he made that choice. Since starting the treatment 5 months ago I have on ... Show Full Comment

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

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