I posted long time ago my experience with roaccutane, this morning, I saw a post about someone who wish to re-use the roaccutane again. I will post again my Acne
journey until today.
I used Roaccutane during June 2006 to Jaunuary 2008. I was on a 20-30mg/day for around 6 months. I had Acne
from the age of 12 to 19 in the form of blackheads, whiteheads and pimples in my chin. Only at 19, I started to develop pimples in both my cheeks. At the age of 23, I developed three cystics on both my cheeks after a liver flush. I felt I had no choice and started Roaccutane.It was a STUPID idea (forgive my language).
During 2006, For around three months, I didn't see any changes except for the dryness. Just as the fourth month began, I started to break out, this time not on the usual places. I developed around 30 cystic in my face, armpits, back and chest. I had a huge cystic (1.5" diameter) on my pubic area I had to discontinue for a while until it cleared. I never had Acne
on my armpits, back or chest.
At that time, emotionally, I was very hyper. I would eat and eat without gaining any weight. The medician made me crave protein and fats. I would eat junk all the time (I tend to be an emotional eater, but that period was out of control).
In January 2007, when I discontinue the Roaccutane, the real side effects began. I became a different person. I became so aggressive, angry and paranoid. I started to have sleeping troubles (insomania and sleepness during the day). I tried to committ suicide, still think about it alot.
During 2008, I am breaking out even worst, I have developed a large cystic on my cheek that caused me an on/off fever for two months until the inflammation finally stopped. I still break out in many different forms and locations.
I try my best to stay calm, eat healthy, exercise and let go of things. But I still have my moments.
I suggest creating a form for the "Side Effect/Survivors of Roaccutane". We can all experiment ways to stop/lessen the side effects.