Hi all. I’m new here. I’m 20 years old, soon to be 21 and I have suffered with severe acne since I was 14 years old. I have been on various different medications prescribed by doctors, including lymecycline, and various others, changes to diet, etc. Nothing has ever cleared my skin, and I’m at my wits end with it. It’s affecting my mental health, my confidence, and also my job as I work frontline with customers. I’m embarrassed by my skin and it’s disgusting - I have pimples, cysts and scarring. I suffer on my face and back although my face is worse.
My question is, has anyone been on Isotretinion capsules (Roaccutane) and were they as effective as they say? According to NHS, “4 out of 5 people who use them have clear skin after 4 months”
I’ve done plenty of research, and I know the side effects and how to manage them, who can and can’t take the tablets and cautions with other medicines, etc.