John Nicoll is the world’s leading expert on how Accutane impacts a person’s health. He was given a course of Accutane at the age of 14, back in 1988. This was before warning labels had been applied to the drug letting users know that suicide is a possible side effect. His health began to decline after having taken the drug until, by the age of 27, he had become paralyzed with anxiety, had developed a drug habit to combat the pain, and did not want to be alive. He has personally seen this happen to others.
He dropped out of college as a result of the effects of Accutane, but was able to go back to school to study holistic medicine in his late 20s. Upon graduation however, he still had not uncovered the root cause of his chronic health issues, and later went on to struggle with homelessness due to severe, undiagnosable fatigue and confusion.
Because Accutane is given as a “medication” by a doctor, it never occurred to him that it was what was at the root of his health problems, general misery and generalized pain that he lived in for decades. In fact, the effects of Accutane led to several bouts with homelessness and almost killed him.
By Grace, he finally received some financial support which gave him the time and resources to be able to analyze his situation, realize what had happened to him, and figured out how to heal. With a background in holistic medicine, John took a deep dive into the ways that Accutane can impact the body and has now produced the world’s most comprehensive body of knowledge on the subject.
He is passionate about helping others avoid Accutane altogether where possible, yet fully understands that the drug may be the only recourse in some situations. When this is the case, he seeks to help mitigate any damaging impacts from the drug. John also understands that some people are able to take Accutane without long lasting, negative side effects.