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Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
12/17/2014 1:38:22 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am a 27 y/o woman and have had acne since early high school. I have been taking Isotretinoin since April 2014 (this is month 7). Here's a breakdown of my experience: - I started w/severe cystic acne on the sides of my face from my temples down to my chin - Acne clearing started 1 month into taking Iso, MAJOR clearing took about 2-3 months - Severe dryness on my face and ESPECIALLY my li ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
8/30/2014 2:58:44 AM

Reviewer: Aly-oop, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on this drug for 3 months now. After the second month my skin was looking amazing and I felt super confident. But during the 3rd month I started breaking out really bad again. And it wasn't just small pimples, it was huge under the skin painful ones. I'm hoping it will start showing results soon. If so I'm giving up hope for clear skin. I do occasional get stomach pain. My ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
8/29/2014 1:53:56 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took accutane 40mg per day for a few week the first time i tried it during the winter, the side effects where so bad i had to stop, headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, skin rashes, and extreme dry skin. My acne goes from mild to severe depending on various reasons, like weather, food, sweating and stress. I heard it worked wonders on many people so i decided to try it again in the summer a few year ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
7/8/2014 5:02:24 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had Acne since the 5th grade. I have tried many different treatments, like many before me. This drug DOES work. I experienced the dry lips and nose, muscle aches, light headaches and overall fatigue. The muscle aches, headaches and fatigue kicked in during month 5 of a 6 month treatment. I also experienced irritability and minor depression during the last 2 months. The worst part was the pe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Severe Difficult to Treat Nodular Acne
5/9/2014 9:36:08 PM

Reviewer: ACCUTANEPATIENT, 13-18 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 am a sophomore in High School and dealt with Cystic acne since 5th grade. I started going to a dermatologist (as my mom dealt with cystic acne)the summer before my freshman year of high school. Lets just say between July before freshman year and January during Sophomore I tried a LOT of medications. Accutane (or what ever you want to call it) is last resort so I started it this past January. I a ... Show Full Comment

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