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Old 03-14-2003, 06:44 PM   #1
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Post two side effects ive noticed from accutane

Ok its only in my second week into accutane and other then the insignificant dryness...ive noticed two things that are sorta worrying me...the first isnt that bad...its about my muscles/joints...I played sports hard for 2 dayss and after each day of it, I've noticed my muscles have been way more sore then before and my joints such as my knee are aching a bit...this isn't a big deal but the next thing might noticing perhaps a little vision difference..not really a vision difference but like when im lookin at my computer, I notice sometimes its a bit blurry and i have to make sure i focus...I hope this is not the start of vision problems...hoping its just dry eyes or somethin

u guys think that vision thing may be a problem? not sure...and is the extra soreness in joints and muscles gonna be permanent?

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Old 03-14-2003, 07:18 PM   #2
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Well I've heard that vision problems are a possible side effect and I know someone who still has vision problems several years later. I hope you dont have that. As for the aches and pains... everyone I've heard who got that who was on accutane said it cleared up a couple weeks after getting off the medication.

Best of luck!

Old 03-15-2003, 09:50 AM   #3
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its probably jsut dry eyes, i get that to. try using eye drops, visine that gets the dry out, not the red...or refresh tear drops.

Old 03-15-2003, 10:11 AM   #4
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Take it easy on sporting activities for a while, and if ur really concerned, speak to ur dermatologist.

It's also the derm's job to monitor your overall health, not just your skin.

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Old 03-16-2003, 08:54 AM   #5
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yeah this is definitely an effect from knee joint is sore like hell and that never happens...and a lot of my muscles are still a bit sore 3 days after the fact....i guess ill lay off hard physical activity for awhile or just do it in moderation

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