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    Old 02-28-2001, 02:05 PM   #1
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    When does side effects start with accutane

    I have been on accutane for about a month and the only things I have experienced is slight headaches and tiredness (<- not sure if related). Also an initial breakout.
    I have no dryness of the lips, that I hear so much about...I am not complaining but just curious if usually that is immediate or comes over time. My doctor put me on it for four months, is that the usually time?

    Thanks for any input you can give me,
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    Old 02-28-2001, 03:06 PM   #2
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    Re: When does side effects start with accutane

    i'm not on accutane i want to go on it i hear alot of stories about bad side effects it sounds like u really have none.what i was wondering what is how much is your dosage.

     
    Old 02-28-2001, 03:38 PM   #3
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    Re: When does side effects start with accutane

    Umm.. Not to scare you, but side effects
    of Accutane can occur at any point in the
    treatment, depending on how quickly the
    Accutane is reacting with your body.. 4
    months is a long (but not abnormally long)
    cycle, how many milligrams a day are you on?


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    Old 02-28-2001, 04:03 PM   #4
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    Re: When does side effects start with accutane

    I'm on 80 mg a day. I was extremely worried about the side effects as well but I had a baby 11 months ago and during the pregnancy I had severe cystic acne not only on my face but in some odd places. I had mild acne but persistant for about 14 years and my dermatoligist thought accutane is probably the best answer for the cysts. Since I will not be returning back to work for another 6 months I thought I could handle the side effects easier while staying at home.

    So I guess I will just wait to see if the side effects appear and if not yah for me <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">

    I am still interested to hear from other users of Accutane about when your side effects appeared.

    Michele


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    Old 02-28-2001, 04:20 PM   #5
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    Re: When does side effects start with accutane

    I stopped using accutane because of the headaches and dry lips...it started almost right away, like, 1 week after I started using it. Now I'm just using some suggestions for food and stuff that I read here: Hair to Toes nutrition . So far, it's working. Hope it continues.<p>[This message has been edited by moderator3 (edited 03-01-2001).]

     
    Old 02-28-2001, 11:29 PM   #6
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    Re: When does side effects start with accutane

    Wait a sec, sever cystic acne? All I have are red marks and my derm insisted that I try accutane. What a crock! Why would I want to worsen my acne if I finally have it under control? I dont want to take anything that can deform a fetus...

     
    Old 03-02-2001, 08:59 AM   #7
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    Re: When does side effects start with accutane

    The severe cystic acne appeared while I was pregnant not as the "intial breakout" while on accutane. My gyno and dermatoligist said it was due to my body going thru major changes and increased hormone levels. After giving birth I went back to my old routine of antibotics and topicals but the cysts only diminished slightly and I had to have several lanced that were found in some unusual places. So this is why I decided to give Accutane a chance.

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    Old 03-02-2001, 03:26 PM   #8
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    Re: When does side effects start with accutane

    No, meschel, I meant why would someone like me with a small amount of pimples be asked to go on accutane (if its mainly for severe cystic acne?)

     
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