I am 13 years old, and have tried literally every acne medication available. BP cream, minocycline pills, retin-a cream, you name it. Tonight, I pretty much reached the breaking point and broke down in tears. I just cannot live another day (I have had acne since 1st grade) with this. Can someone please explain what will probably happen to a 13 year old boy on accutane?
11 Jan 2012
Accutane can be a good medicine for acne symptoms. I would recommend it as a last resort but I do want to warn you that it carries a heavy suicide risk. Before the Drs knew this was so, (It is now a black box warning) I had two cousins, one on each side of the family, commit suicide while taking Accutane. I watched my Aunts and Uncles lives be nearly destroyed and the repercussions were very strong throughout the whole family when these very talented, beautiful 17 y/o boys took their lives. It nearly crushed the whole family. If you have tried everything else then go ahead and try the Accutane BUT be sure that you and everyone in your circle of friends/family know the signs of depression and impending thoughts of suicide.
If you, yourself, EVER begin to feel worthless and feel like harming yourself or that you would be better off dead, seek help immediately!!! Be sure your family and friends observe you for unusual thoughts and signs of depression and heed their advice and see a psychiatrist. You may even want to establish a psychiatrist going into Accutane therapy. I NEVER want to see this med take another young persons life and future!!! Dont get me wrong, Accutane can be a miracle drug for some and some never have any problems but for those predisposed few it can be a nightmare so just be aware and prepared. I dont mean to scare you. I just want you to know this can be very serious stuff! Good Luck-keep us posted.
11 Jan 2012
I have battled acne for 45 years, and have been through many acne products including Proactiv.( The Proactiv refining mask is amazing, awesome for healing acne, but the rest of it made my face worse!) The only things that have relieved my acne has been "Acne free sulfur mask for 15 mins on face @3x a week, and a perscription cream daily called Clindamycin-benzoyl perox GEL (Clindamycin Phosphate and benzoyl peroxide gel, 1%/5%). Only a doctor can give you this perscription and it can be expensive depending on insurance. I also found initially that a 10 day script for clindamycin(from doctor) started the healing quicker, then continued the cream. I threw away all the scrubs and anything with Salicylic acid( made my face soooo much worse!). Benzoyle peroxide washes without the scrub does ok for washing, but the cream is what worked best for me. I use glycolic face wash, perscription cream and a sulfur mask once in a while and have minimal, if any, acne.
It took me YEARS to find what worked for me. Salicylic Acid made my face sooo much worse(most acne products have it as the main ingredient.). Keep your hands off your face as much as possible, keep your hair clean, wash 2x or more a day with really mild acne cleanser and If you can, talk with a doctor. Bring these ideas with you and see what they think. Each person is different, I hope this helps.
16 Apr 2012
You must first try to eliminate gluten from your diet. It may trigger the inflammation. Give it a month and then decide if you want to go for accutane and all of its possible side effects. I took Roaccutane for two months, gave me suicidal thoughts and serious flushing problems, though it did work on acne. But do try a totally gluten-free diet first, it's working with my daughter.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
minocycline hydrochloride 100 mg, 2 month supply
I have been taking Accutane for 4 months. My doctor said that he can only allow me to take it for a?
... total of 6 months, but thought my acne would be fine after only taking 5 full months of Accutane. When I began the medication I only had mild ...
My son has been taking Minocycline 100 mg. for 1-1/2 years to treat acne. I need to know if there are lasting side effectis from being on an ...