Our expert says:
Obviously, as a shrink, I wouldn't get involved in prescribing Roaccutane, but we do see people with varied psych problems related to it, most often forms of depression. Despite the family history, you might be OK, but be wary and keep an eye open for possible consistent depressed mood, in which case it'd be wise to have a re-assessment of the situation.
I also generally don't think it's good for people to indulge in excessively high caffeine intake, such as in these various hugely over-priced "energy" drinks, of which the main active ingredients seem to be caffeine and sugar. BUT, IF, as you say, you actually don't have severe acne, though, I would have been very reluctant to prescribe Roaccutane for you --- I think as a treatment it should be reserved for severe acne. The smaller blemishes respond better to simply good hygiene, good general diet, and avoiding excessive makeup. I doubt that any good dermatologist would prescribe it in the situation you describe. Also, be sure that you are using effective contraception or abstaining, as Roaccutane would be disasterous if one fell pregnant.
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