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    Old 01-08-2005, 11:56 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Accutane and an eating disorder?

    My bulimia has been getting severe, and I'm already somewhat depresed. I'm afraid that taking accutane (at times when I don't throw up, of course) could drive me into deeper depression or make me have serious digestive problems (not that I already don't). Is taking accutane if you have bulimia a very bad idea? I want to start accutane soon (I'm tired of having acne even though it is not that severe), but I'm in the process of recovering from bulimia. Does anyone have a suggestion?

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    Old 01-08-2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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    Re: Accutane and an eating disorder?

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    My bulimia has been getting severe, and I'm already somewhat depresed. I'm afraid that taking accutane (at times when I don't throw up, of course) could drive me into deeper depression or make me have serious digestive problems (not that I already don't). Is taking accutane if you have bulimia a very bad idea? I want to start accutane soon (I'm tired of having acne even though it is not that severe), but I'm in the process of recovering from bulimia. Does anyone have a suggestion?

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    This sounds like something you should discuss with your doctor.

     
    Old 01-08-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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    Re: Accutane and an eating disorder?

    If your acne isn't "that severe", then your doctor wont let you touch accutane. You should try birth control pills, which help some with acne.

    Good luck with your eating disorder, though!

     
    Old 01-10-2005, 10:39 AM   #4
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    Re: Accutane and an eating disorder?

    Bizarrely enough, I became bulimic just after I finished my 6 months of accutane. I feel like it sent me into a psychosis that I have not yet been able to fully recover from (3 years later). I recovered from bulimia about 1 year ago but still feel depressed and barely able to function completely and contently.
    I know that my problems began during/ after accutane.

     
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