So to those asking if Accutane is worth it? Accutane can be a strong medication and is considered to be a dangerous drug, in some cases, but I can prove its worth. If you have plans of using this medication for your skin concerns as well, heed my advice: make sure you do plenty of research beforehand, ask your dermatologist loads of questions and talk to supportive people around you as they will really be a big help.
I don't know that I would do it again. To be honest the Keeva Tea Tree Oil Acne products have worked just as well (although I can't be sure if it is in combination with the Accutane I took). The Tea Tree Oil has no side effects and I'm hopeful I didn't do any permanent damage to my body by taking something that made my joints hurt.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ACCUTANE
While taking Accutane may help improve or treat your acne conditions, it may also pose problems on your health. Here are possible side effects:
SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
*Depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, sleep problems, crying spells, aggression or agitation, behavioral changes, hallucinations or worse, suicidal thoughts.
*Feeling of sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of your body.
*Blurred vision, sudden and severe headache or pain behind your eyes, sometimes accompanied by vomiting.
*Hearing problems or loss, or a ringing sensation in your ears.
*Severe pain in the upper stomach spreading to the back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate
* Loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, jaundice
* Severe diarrhea, rectal bleeding, black, bloody or tarry stools
* Fever, chills, body aches, flu, symptoms, purple spots under your skin, easy bruising or bleeding.
* Severe blistering, peeling and red skin rash or
* Joint stiffness, bone pain or fracture
LESS SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS
* Dizziness, drowsiness or nervousness
* Drying of lips, mouth, nose or skin
* Cracking/peeling of skin, itching, rashes, changes in fingernails and toenails.