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#1 TooOldForThis!

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:39 AM

Has anyone else experienced a decreased appetite while on Accutane? I'm debating whether this is a side effect of the Accutane. If it's a side effect, then I'll take it! I LOVE food, but since I've been on this medication I don't have as much of an appetite. And it doesn't take much food for me to feel satisfied or full. It's almost like I feel hunger, but couldn't really care less whether or not I eat. When I feel hunger, I go ahead and eat, but usually just enough to knock off the hunger and then I'm good to go.

Has anyone else experienced this? It could be unrelated to my treatment, but I'm just wondering.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (TooOldForThis! @ Feb 5 2008, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone else experienced a decreased appetite while on Accutane? I'm debating whether this is a side effect of the Accutane. If it's a side effect, then I'll take it! I LOVE food, but since I've been on this medication I don't have as much of an appetite. And it doesn't take much food for me to feel satisfied or full. It's almost like I feel hunger, but couldn't really care less whether or not I eat. When I feel hunger, I go ahead and eat, but usually just enough to knock off the hunger and then I'm good to go.

Has anyone else experienced this? It could be unrelated to my treatment, but I'm just wondering.



Yeahh i have... i made myself chicken with jacket potato the other day, and my dad was like... wow a substantial meal! glad to see youve got your appetite back?!

but i didnt really notice i wasn't eating substantially before... but it made me click lol

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 11:19 AM

yup it's happened to me.. but only with meat. i used to love eating chicken but now i get so disgusted it's hard for me to eat it

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:16 PM

Thanks guys! I'm glad to know it's not just me and then most likely the Accutane. This is actually a pleasant side effect for me, because I need to shed a few pounds anyway. Wow -- Accutane, the new diet drug! lol

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE (njbehbii521 @ Feb 5 2008, 11:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yup it's happened to me.. but only with meat. i used to love eating chicken but now i get so disgusted it's hard for me to eat it



Yeahh i eat LOADs of tuna??????????

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:10 AM

BUMPING.....for any newbies who might relate to this.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 03:08 PM

yep, accutane has seriously knocked my daily eating routine out of whack. lol

i used to come home around 2:30 pm and eat lunch then. Now i come home and im not hungry at all. So i wont eat until 5 or 6. Its kinda weird but im not complaining smile.gif

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 04:47 PM

I totally lost my appetite. One of my girlfriends just commented on how thin I got, and asked how I did it... I told her to pray for acne! lol

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:51 AM

This is one side effect I'll be thankful for! I normally love food so much that I keep right on enjoying it after I'm full. Now I can actually control myself.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:22 PM

how is it possible for accutane decrease your appetite? if anything since starting, i'm always hungry.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:39 PM

Yikes! I wonder if has anything to do with metabolism. One thing I'm thinking could contribute to the curbed appetite is that I'm drinking so much water, I may not feel hungry. But on the other hand, when I do feel hunger, I don't have much desire to eat. It's really a strange thing.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 08:43 AM

im actually in my 6th month of 'tane and ive gain like 7lbs sad.gif

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 04:03 PM

ooo perhaps! i did lose my appetite for a few days&it was very peculiar for me! who knows!

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:53 PM

Wow, you people are losing weight?!? I've gained about 11 pounds in three months! (Although it's mostly muscle I think). If anything, my appetite has grown substantially.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:38 AM

I just started accutane about 12 days ago and I have already noticed a decrease in my appetite. I haven't lost any weight though, but before I use to eat day and night and never be full and now it seems like I get full... or rather satisfied a lot quicker. However, I have been craving chocolate a lot lately which is not very good! Haha! But... this could be due to the abundance of chocolate in my house since it was just Easter and I kinda got spoiled by the Easter Bunny!! confused.gif I was wondering if this was a side affect of tane and I guess I found my answer! cool.gif

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:39 AM

I actually am experiencing the exact opposite. My appetite has increased , which is great because I am looking to gain weight/muscle mass. yayyyyyyyy

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:25 PM

I have noticed a decrease in appetite, I really noticed when I went to the cinema last night and actually didn't eat my body weight in pic'n'mix!

However I have also steadily worked my way through more than a few easter eggs recently (it would be rude not too) so any potential weight loss will have to wait I feel!

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:43 PM

It made my appetite smaller too.
Hopefully I can shed a few pounds so I won't look overweight compared to the regular Japanese guy when I go to japan.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 03:39 PM

yeppers... I haven't been on mine but 3 weeks and I have DEFINETLEY noticed a decrease in appetite. have to force feed myself sometimes so i can take my next pill.
BUT... I have never been a breakfast person before and now I take my pill with food at the end of my day before I go to bed and wake up starving!?! I have to eat every morn now... but as for the rest of the day... Im not really hungry
Ice cream sandwiches are the only thing I really LOVE to eat now. haha

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:18 PM

I have been on Tane for less than a week and my appetite has definately decreased - dont think its a coincidence to be honest as I am a proper comfort eater and have been feeling sorry for myself the last couple of days!! eusa_boohoo.gif

It'd be good to lose a few pounds AND get rid of my spots too! Bonus! eusa_dance.gif