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Golfer Admits to Struggles with Accutane Side Effects

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Orlando, FLAccutane side effects such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have been the subject of a number of lawsuits in recent years, with many verdicts yet to be handed down.

In some of these cases, the plaintiffs are high-profile figures, such as actor James Marshall, who claims his promising career was cut short as a result of Accutane IBD.

While Marshall's case and a number of others will be decided in the courtroom over the coming year, a recent Orlando Sentinel article documented the struggles of another man with Accutane side effects.

Christo Greyling, a South African who was once ranked the top golfing prospect in his country, has been through ups and downs throughout his career. Perhaps the lowest of lows came when Greyling began taking Accutane, the news source reported.

After leaving the junior tour, Greyling began to lose his confidence as his golf game slipped. While attempting to rebound and get back into form, he was forced to endure the suicide death of his father, which had a profound effect on him, according to the news source.

As a result, Greyling began to take Accutane to help eliminate his acne.

"I was the one who wanted to get rid of my acne," he said. "I was the one that pulled the trigger. But I hit it so bad for years," Greyling told the news source.

While Accutane has been linked to IBD, as well as potential suicidal thoughts and depression, Greyling saw his struggles on the course return after he began taking the medication, he told the publication.

"One month later, I couldn't break 80," Greyling explained. "Two months later, I couldn't break 95."

While the medication certainly hindered his life and golf game, he has not let the struggles get the best of him, as Greyling recently competed in the US Open, playing alongside Phil Mickelson.

According to a number of published reports, more Accutane lawsuits are set to be tried in New Jersey in October and January. Thus far, one woman who claimed she developed ulcerative colitis from the drug was awarded $2 million, while another $10.5 million award was later reversed.


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