Monthly Archives: August 2014

Accutane treatment

I am glad I found this club. I have been
on Accutane for the past three months. I have had an
severe increase in my folliculitis, though it isn’t
why I was prescribed Accutane and other acne medication and treatment, it has made this
worse, I have only had one or two cysts on my face in
the past three months. My dr has me using a
benzoil peroxide wash and a gel once or twice a day,
to help relieve the folliculitis. Has anyone else
had a severe increase in acne or folliculitis. I
started on 40 mgs a day and am down to 20 mgs every
other day.

Retinitis pigmentosa

Hello Kelly,

1- Retinitis pigmentosa is a terrible disease, blinding
people in their 20’s. I read the story of such a person and
loosing your eyesight so young is tragic. As far as I know,
there is no cure for it.

2- Most serious diseases are the result of a defective
gene. This is the case for cancer, heart conditions,
rheumatic diseases, etc.

3- Retinal detachments, as I suffered, are also inherited,
as my mother’s father had a retinal detachment in the same
eye a few years before his death in 1959. It is estimated
that some 5% of all adults over the age of 40 will
experience a retinal detachment, mostly for genetic
reasons.

Pierre