- Jan 5, 2015
After years and years of trying to treat my cystic acne with creams, pills, lasers, and everything else in the book, my dermatologist and I agreed that I should try Accutane. I know numerous people in my life who have taken it and it has worked wonders for them. I am hopeful it will work, but a bit nervous about some of the side effects. At this point I am willing to try it regardless, but am wondering if I should put it off until the end of summer. What have been your experiences on Accutane? Do you feel the side effects were worth the benefits? As an aside, I understand that there needs to be warnings about the potential for it to cause birth defects, but I have to say I found all the paperwork that only women need to fill out, read, and sign and the gratuitous pregnancy tests to be extremely patronizing. I mean, making women sign a "pledge" to not get pregnant? Come on.