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To tell on my friend re Accutane off internet?

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LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Fri 03-Jul-15 22:06:05

Hello.
My friend has had moderate acne on chin, neck and chest since a teen. Her gp refused referral to dermatologist for Accutane due to history of depression. Friend told me she now ordered some off internet. Wibu to tell her mum? In case she goes suicidal? Shld I report to police to intercept illegal package?
Thanks.
Ps friend has tried everything else gp will prescribe apparently. What if this wld actually help her???

UterusUterusGhali Fri 03-Jul-15 22:08:00

How old are you both?

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 03-Jul-15 22:09:32

How old is said friend?
Do you know all of her medical history?
How old are you?
Who do you have to speak to, who,could give you proper medical advice?
Do you know her GP?
Other health worker?

AndNowItsSeven Fri 03-Jul-15 22:10:22

GP do not refer to dermatologist regarding a specific drug. Your friends acne either warrants specialist treatment or it doesn't.
The police don't intercept parcels of
medication.
Yes if she you/ are under 18 tell her mum.

TokenGinger Fri 03-Jul-15 22:13:02

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LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Fri 03-Jul-15 22:13:51

She is early 30s but I know her mum. I don't know her gp or her medical history except that she has had "moderate" depression.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Fri 03-Jul-15 22:13:51

I'm not an expert but I thought you could take roaccutane with a history of depression. You just have to be monitored more carefully.

Could she not have seen a different GP?

Sharpkat Fri 03-Jul-15 22:15:32

Have replied on general health thread as someone who has previously taken roaccutane and suffered depression

msgrinch Fri 03-Jul-15 22:16:00

Well then it's her own choice as a grown up.

LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Fri 03-Jul-15 22:16:23

Thanks Sharpkat.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Fri 03-Jul-15 22:16:39

You both sound a lot younger.

AndNowItsSeven Fri 03-Jul-15 22:21:04

Like I said it's not up to the GP , only a dermatologist can prescribe roaccutane. The GP does not refuse to refer due to not agreeing with a specific drug.
Maybe do your research properly before posting your little fables.

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Fri 03-Jul-15 22:23:31

It doesn't really make sense. Why would you be referred to a specialist just for a specific drug? Even if her GP referred her to a dermatologist then surely they would still want to try other things before roacccutane?

msgrinch Fri 03-Jul-15 22:24:37

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LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Fri 03-Jul-15 22:25:21

So do all GPs follow the rules?
I'm going off what friend has said.
Why so nasty? But of a random story to make up?!

CrystalHaze Fri 03-Jul-15 22:25:35

Good call, TokenGinger

ToadsJustFellFromTheSky Fri 03-Jul-15 22:26:20

But of a random story to make up?!

Not really.

MorrisZapp Fri 03-Jul-15 22:26:58

Aye right.

She is an adult, it's her choice.

HOWEVER

I've had 2 courses of roaccutane in the past decade. Both from a dermatologist. It's (apparently) one of the most toxic drugs they give to people who are not potentially gravely ill. I had to have a blood test before, during, and after the course, to check my liver wasn't failing. I had to have monthly pregnancy tests, as pregnancy on this drug is seriously dangerous - the drug has catastrophe effects on a foetus. Basically, if you get pregnant, you have to have an abortion. I had various unpleasant side effects, and if she is not under the care of a doctor she may struggle.

She is a fool if she does this.

DustBunnyFarmer Fri 03-Jul-15 22:28:35

As Seven has said, roaccutane can only be prescribed by a dermatologist. It's not to be fucked with and requires serious commitment - the risk of birth defects if you get pregnant whilst taking it is high and it has some really unpleasant side effects. Your liver function needs monitoring whilst on it too. I was referred by my GP and the dermatologist wrote the prescription, but said I would think it over and decided to send the script back to the dermatologist with a "thanks, but no thanks" letter. The consultant respected my decision, as he agreed it's not for everyone. There's no way I'd order it off the internet and take it without proper medical supervision. Your friend is an idiot.

ilovesooty Fri 03-Jul-15 22:29:37

goes suicidal? hmm

DustBunnyFarmer Fri 03-Jul-15 22:30:01

x-post with Telephone.

I'm aware of your other thread by the way. But I am concerned in case this is not a made-up scenario.

DustBunnyFarmer Fri 03-Jul-15 22:30:48

I don't even care if the OP is a troll if this thread stops someone else ordering roaccutane off the internet.

FarFromAnyRoad Fri 03-Jul-15 22:31:41

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