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2011/04/04 11:30:21 (permalink)
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Isotretinoin (accutane) question

This might be a stupid question to ask but I'm gonna go for it anyway.
I've been running isotrtinoin at 60mg ed for about 7wks now and getting the usual sides that every1 talks about (dry skin, cracked lips, cracked skin on inside of nose) but recently something else has started and I'm not sure if its anything to do with the med or not.
The last couple of days ive been sneezing A LOT and have really itchy eyes. Anyone else had this or do I just have a good old case of hayfever lol.
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    Medichecks
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 13:34:18 (permalink)
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    The production of tears in the eyes is decreased when taking Accutane, which can cause eyes to feel dry and "itchy". Contact lens-wearers can even suffer ulcerations of the cornea.
    I'm not sure about Accutance causing one to sneeze. However, since the med dries the nostrils and nasal passage, dry skin flakes can build up in the nasal passage. Sneezing may be the body's natural way of responding.
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 13:37:11 (permalink)
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    may i ask why you chose too take it??
    I believe there are many creams etc too try before taking accutance and that should be a last resource
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 13:38:50 (permalink)
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    Don't agree mcchris. If all the other methods fail by the time you've established that you can be permanantly scarred. I'd advise anyone with acne to use it straight away.

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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 14:01:33 (permalink)
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    I'm inclined to agree with Red Bull that Accutane is one of the best options available for suffers of moderate-to-severe acne. I certainly wouldn't recommend it for suffers of mild acne. Of course, there are a lot of variables to consider, eg, the suffers' age, and the period s/he has suffered from acne. And, of course, definitions of "mild", "moderate", and "severe", in the context of acne, are ultimately subjective. Still, IME, topical creams aren't effective for anything more than mild acne. When, in my late teens, I suffered from moderate acne on my chin and neck I found taking one sunbed session per wk and minimising shaving very helpful.
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 14:35:51 (permalink)
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    sorry it may have come across wrong.
    Ive debated accutane due too some of the spots i get from when on. Id class it as mild acne...as dylan mentioned i controlled this by not shaving but using clippers instead on my face and moderate sunbed use.
    Alot of people are quick too jump on meds you may not need.
    Im not saying the op doesnt need them but we know nothing about him.
    And accutane does have its sides.
    If he really did NEED it im sure the doctor may have prescribed it for him??
    Ive actually found creams too be effective ifused for a long enough period of time
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 14:49:17 (permalink)
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    True Chris. I really did need it, but it took the doc two years of fcuking around with every other potion under the sun before giving me accutane. i have over 100 permanent scars on my chest. Can you tell I'm quite bitter

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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 15:33:47 (permalink)
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    Fcuk I couldn't even get it of the hospital I just bought it myself they wanted to try another antibiotic 12 years of taking antibiotics?????somethings telling me there not working

    Been on roaccutane for about 6-7 weeks at 40mg ed and all my spots are gone

    To the op do you suffer from hayfever?as I've been sneezing since the council started cutting the grass so I just put it down to my hayfever
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 18:22:38 (permalink)
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    I'd probably say it's not the accutane. Could be the dry flaking, but i've been on accutane now for over 3-4 months and don't notice any out of the ordinary sneezing
     
    Except sometimes when I sneeze it's accompanied by a bloody nose
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/04 19:21:18 (permalink)
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    Don't agree mcchris. If all the other methods fail by the time you've established that you can be permanantly scarred. I'd advise anyone with acne to use it straight away.

     
    100% agree.
     
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/05 06:25:07 (permalink)
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    Hi guys, thanks for all the responses.
    Mcchris the reason ive decided to use accutane is after coming off cycle my acne flared up in a bad way. Very angry painfull spotss covering my chest, shoulders and back. I spoke withh my doctor who said he could refer me to a dermo but an appointment would take 12weeks and they would probably give me antibiotics or something (which ive tried when i was a kid) so I took it uopn myself to skip the que and buy my own accutane to save the depression.

    Bmc I used to suffer with hayfever but haven't for the past year or two but mabey it has just come back. Don't know what makes me feel more gross, the acne or the constant stream of snot from my nose haha

    Thanks again for comments guys
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/05 07:13:52 (permalink)
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    I had to have eye drops administered when on roac. 
     
    Everything on my body dried up to be perfectly honest.

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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/07 11:38:14 (permalink)
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    Just a quick update. Sneezing etc completely stopped so probably nothing. I do get a nose bleed every time I blow my nose but I'm guessin thats just due to dryness. makes you look like a proper coke head though when people see it lol.
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    Re:Isotretinoin (accutane) question 2011/04/07 12:43:59 (permalink)
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    i use accutance to prevent acne while on aas, 20mg e3d is enuff for 750mg test e ew for me.
     
     

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