The Real Monster Inside

The demon inside us is not anything what anyone would expect. Depression is not only one of the main mental illnesses that is hard to diagnosis properly but also the most misunderstood illness too!

Had a nice chat in text about our acne struggles. I asked about how her dermatologist appointment went and she said her dermatologist of their plan for her to start taking Accutane next month as well as birth control.

I also mentioned that when me and my mom met with Dr. Kao, he said he would do some research on Accutane and if by our next appointment in April, my acne isn’t clear enough; we will consider starting the drug.

Though I thought about doing my own research as well and found this site (below) and I’d like your thoughts, insights, advice, tips on these facts I’ve copied here as well as the full info in the link below: To make sure you can safely take Accutane, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • a personal or family history of depression or mental illness;
  • heart disease, high cholesterol or triglycerides;
  • osteoporosis or other bone disorders;
  • an intestinal disorder such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn’s disease;
  • diabetes;
  • asthma;
  • an eating disorder (anorexia nervosa); or
  • liver disease.

You must agree in writing to use two specific forms of birth control beginning 30 days before you start taking Accutane and ending 30 days after you stop taking it. Both a primary and a secondary form of birth control must be used together.

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