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Call for acne drug ban

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This medication made such a huge difference to my life as well. I was 21 when I started this course and had lost so much self confidence and esteem. My acne covered my face, chest and back increasingly from a very young 12 years of age. I tried everything that the gp prescribed but nothing touched it until Roaccutane. I was made fully aware of the risks as were my close family, to keep an eye on my 'mood' for want of a better word! I luckily didn't suffer too many side effects and it cleared up my acne within weeks, I was so lucky and thankful to have decided to use this medication but I do understand it has terrible side effects for some.
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This drug has shocking side effects but does exactly what it is intended to do. I had acne as a teenager and as an adult in my 40's and taking it changed my life for the better with immediate results. I suppose I was one of the lucky ones!
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I completed the course having only been given it after a very rigid assessment (saw a consultant twice, aside from my GP), then had check-ins with the consultant throughout the course and I only suffered minor side effects such as drier skin and fatigue. I completed the course and I would recommend it to friends - in fact I did, and that friend (also male) completed it successfully. The potential side effects major and minor were made very clear and there was a clear system of support in place should I react badly to it.
I would not want to see this medication taken away from others due to a few, admittedly very serious cases. It is very upsetting, but I have met more people who had a good time with the drug than bad.
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I’m 26, suffered with adult acne throughout most of my 20s, and Roaccutane is the only thing that has helped with it. I’m now 6 weeks in and practically spot free. I was explained all the possible side effects before I started the course, so I was fully aware of the risks, and I agreed to take it. I have blood tests every two weeks and reviews with the dermatologist every four weeks. It has changed my life for the better.
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This drug turned my life around and I’ll forever recommend it because of how effective it was at treating 8+ years of cystic acne. I’ve given up makeup and feel more confident without it than I ever did with it. I’ve written blogs and published galleries on its success because of how blown away I was. Yes, i found the side effects (sunbu, tearing skin) can be difficult to live with while taking it - i was on it for about a year - but it’s definitely benefited many people, and it’s important to remember that when considering whether to continue prescribing it.
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I had sever acne as a teen. Cleaning with a clean wash cloth snd warm water with no soap (no acne soap or cream) worked best for me. Clean pillow case every day. No touching your face at all except to clean it. Sunlight also helped my skin. Now, not laying in the sun. Working in the sun with sweat constantly clearing the pores.
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This drug turned my life around in the most positive way and enabled me to face the world, literally, with confidence after years and years of struggling with bad skin. I could never have afforded it if it were not for the NHS and I am so thankful that I was able to get this help.
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Whilst I understand that some people may have had some bad experiences on this, for me, this was the best thing for my severe facial Cystic acne, despite any side effects like extremely dry skin. I believe It depends on the person and what works for some people may not work for others, this is true for any drug. For me at 17 and 21 having tried every acne doctor prescription medicine under the sun, this actually worked and was exactly what I needed to help give me the confidence to face the world as a teen and young adult (in the two times I have taken it). I don’t think this option for cystic acne should be taken away from anyone, when done in controlled hospital situations. As an adult now, I am again suffering from acne and I can feel again that anxiety about my appearance reappearing. Don’t take away that choice for people. People need that opportunity to make themselves feel better and roaccutane did that.
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I took accutane at age 19 for about 6 months. We did monthly blood tests. Side affects were dry lips. skin cracked on hands. Some joint stiffness. It cleared up my cystic acne. At the time they did not know the effects 10 years out. Have been doing great for 30+ years or since.
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I had cystic acne in my early 20s, having been told about the possible side effects of roaccutane I opted against taking it. The dermatologist put me on dianette (a contraceptive pill that tackles acne as a side effect) instead and within months my skin cleared up. I remained on dianette for several years and now 10 years on my skin is clear and has very little scarring. Being riddled with acne can have its own mental implications so for the majority roaccutane has such a positive impact that banning it may not be the best cause of action
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I had 2 bouts of this drug in my 20s (a gap of 3yrs) as i had cystic acne and the side affects were worth it. As far as i was concerned it was a miracle drug.
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