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I Have Taken Accutane

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    My Story - I've just finished my 3rd month on Claravis with 3 more to go. My sideeffects now include extreme fatigue, not able to stay awake during the day while not able to sleep...
    Trackstud12 Trackstud12 18-21 Mar 18, 2013

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    Blogging On My Accutane Experience - This is actually my first week (and very first time too) on Roaccutane (Accutane) and I've also started a blog to record my experience. Hope...
    RoaccutaneJourney RoaccutaneJourney 26-30 2 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Worked Only As Long As I Took It - My experience with Accutane was both good and bad. It was good because while I took it, it cleared up almost all my acne within a month or so...
    CompNerd89 CompNerd89 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2011

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    Just No - I started taking accutane when I was in middle school. I had the worst acne ever and I was determined to stop it. In high school I took it again because it flared up...
    ihateaccutane ihateaccutane 18-21 Dec 14, 2012

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    Second Time Around - I took accutane for the first time about 7 years ago. I did go through a depression stage and extremely dry lips. My dr. went down on the dosage. The...
    chardarlene chardarlene 46-50 2 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    Good Or Bad? - I've been taking accutane for about 26 days now. At first, like in the first 2-3 weeks, my acne had gotten better. Right now though, its getting way worse. I have...
    sharksteal sharksteal 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    Wow! - Accutane is one of the most amazing things ever! It really helped clear up my face... It's been 3 months off though, and I'm starting to break out again... :/ , I...
    weezyfbaby94 weezyfbaby94 16-17, F 2 Responses May 15, 2010

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    Accutane.... - About 2 weeks into my Accutane treatment and I'm already seeing results. Never realized how much paperwork and blood tests went into this...
    jenninthecity00 jenninthecity00 22-25 1 Response May 3, 2009

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    This was originally for an Accutane survivor thread/forum. I took Accutane as a senior in High School. I had acne, it was bad, not terrible, but bad. I disliked having acne, but...
    Anon010101 Anon010101 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Worked Wonders! - I never really had any major acne problems, but from 7th grade to about 10th grade, I had what my dermatologist called "stubborn acne." By the time I was in 9th...
    loganblystone loganblystone 18-21 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    It Wasn't Good - A medicine that fights acne and causes depression is a funny thing because acne itself can be pretty depressive.  I stuck with Accutane because, to me as a 14...
    Grad Grad 21-25, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2007

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    Worked For Me. But Here's Some Tips. - During treatment I had was quite tired during the day and found it hard to sleep at night. Overall the treatment worked well. Im acne free...
    Sparky21 Sparky21 16-17 2 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    I'm Still Taking It. - Actually, I've just started the treatment, 5 weeks ago, and I'm taking the generic, Isotretinoin. I've been searching for groups and journals where I can...
    RazorToRosary RazorToRosary 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    Taking Accutane, The Biggest Mistake Of My Life - I took accutane for 3 months at 18, and 21 years later am still suffering the side effects. It affected me mentally and physically...
    moonpetals moonpetals 36-40, F Aug 24, 2013

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    My World Turned Upside Down - Where do I start? Well let me tell you a little about myself before accutane. I am now 42, married and have 2 great kids. I have been self employed...
    awsresident awsresident 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 24, 2009

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    Desperate Help Needed - I took Accutane in 2008-09 and have developed severe stomach/digestive issues.  I have had many tests done and they can't seem to diagnose me.  I can...
    acnheatheraaron acnheatheraaron 16-17 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    My Accutane Story :) - Ever since I was about 11 years old, I've had pimples. In 8th grade, it turned into legitimate acne. My forehead was the worst-- it was bad. Red, irrated...
    kjmcke02 kjmcke02 16-17, F Nov 18, 2012

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    Not Too Impressed... - I've tried everything to clear up my acne. I've had it since I was 11 and I'm almost 16 now. I have been on numerous medications and treatments but nothings...
    em4040 em4040 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2008

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    My Experience With Accutane - I still remember that day in 2004 when I got my very first pimple. I was in the 6th grade, and quite honestly I don't really remember it bothering me...
    victoria26 victoria26 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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