Accutane has been hailed as a wonder drug for millions with cystic acne, but for me, Accutane is THE DEVIL! Why? Because I was assured that on such a low dose for the intended purpose, and I took even less than prescribed, that I would be completely and totally safe and that all side-effects would be temporary. This was NOT true.
I suffer every minute of the day with horrible, Chronic Dry Ete Syndrome that 6 years later has never gone away. My oil glands were destroyed by the medication, I have vision loss, pain, no moisture in my eyes at all. They are red, dingy, veiny and ugly looking when they used to be one of my best features others complimented me on. Not any longer.
It has further harmed my self-esteem, and now I learned that I am not alone in this. I never would have taken the drug and I consulted with numerous doctors 1st. I understand the desperation, but people ask me all of the time about my post on Accutane and birth defects, which I have here on my channel and a long post in my blog with many responses. When is it safe to get pregnant after Accutane, however, that is NOT the only problem, and let my story be out there, because you do not realize how precious your eyes are until your life becomes deeply affected, and nothing helps.. no cure & you have tried everything.
I used to have lubricated eyes that I wore contacts for my mild vision problems w/o any issues... I had plenty of oil/tears, maybe too many, but it was great, but now I will never be able to wear contacts again and my glasses hurt so I only wear them while driving at night, and my vision degrades at every doc appt. It has affected my mood, my self esteem, it has prematurely aged my eye area, and was one of the biggest mistakes and regrets of my life.
I hate talking about it. I got choked up the 1st time I attempted this video, and so this was my second go round at it. To not be able to do your job w/o pain, to watch TV and movies pain free, and to not be able to wake up w/o your eyelids stuck together, prying them open and using tons of drops, pills, inserts, plus, everything you can try with no help nor hope is beyond distressing.
People always asked from my birth defect post how I feel about Accutane and my results in general. I never got a tad of results for what I was using it for, but my eyes are wrecked for life. What a price to pay huh? I'd have eye transplant surgery if I could. It is horrible. I'd do anything, so just spreading awareness.
Think before you take, though I do understand why some still do. Desperation!I get it totally. Watch the vid to hear the whole story and more about birth defects and Accutane - the truth from the horses' mouth & my dad who worked for the FDA for 30+ years.
Thanks for watching. Stay safe!
PSS- If anybody knows of anything beyond what I speak of here that may help me....FIRE AWAY!!!!! THANKS :).