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Accutane & Erectile Dysfunction (GUYS READ THIS!)

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Sorry, I can't find any relation between Accutane/Roaccutane and ED. I've used Accutane/Roaccutane a couple of times, full treatment.

It may be a psychological effect.


1) Roaccutane: 20mg twice a week (Maintenance - taken at Lunch time - Monday and Friday)

2) Fresh water (as much as i can)

3) Steam Bathing 3/4x per week

4) Actine Liquid Soap (contains Salicylic Acid) applied directly on nose after steam bathing


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Not on your own at all bro's!

3rd course of isotretinoin now and this time it's had serious implications on my sexual health. Gone down the gutter. Was quite a.. Ravenous young man before I started, now I've got no desire at all. For a day I thought I was turning gay or something, then realised my love for breasts can never be diminished.

But still. ED persists. As well as many other factors, it's enough to stop me taking the medication. It's just not worth it for the removal of acne. I'd rather be fully health and have some acne than have to deal with this for the next however many years of my life.

Pretty livid I wasn't warned of this before, but hey ho, so it goes.

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I too suffered from this, 2-3 weeks in on a 20mg dose daily. I stopped taking this medication and started doing some weights which have helped. Things are no way like they where, but 3 weeks after not taking I can sustain a weakish erection, and decided to try this out to make sure everything else was okay, and my semen was like water, though white really runny. My doctor told me to give it more time and to try again, which I did and it was back to normality, although my erections arent perfect they sure do feel better!

I'd recommend you guys try some weights and see how it goes, usually shortly after I can feel the difference.

Also, after stopping Accutane I've been sleeping 14 hours when theres nothing to wake me up, I sure do feel better after sleeping, maybe its the body trying to repair itself?

I'm 17, and was really upset about this, I wish you guys all the best! I to was not warned about this, phoned my derm and he didnt sound interested at the least, but told me to stop taking and wait, theres no way I'm going back on this!

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Hey guys!

My boyfriend of 14months has recently finished his course of roaccutane. He was on it for 5 months on the highest dose (cant remember how much). He had common side effects like really red dry skin, conjunctivitis, sore joints etc but about month 3/4 his libido has vanished and he cant maintain an erection for long. It's been about a month and a half since being off the medication and things are still the same.

To be honest I think it's more than just the medication. He says his confidence is shattered and he always worrys about it which really gets me down. And since being a lass I do get really paranoid that he just doesn't find me atrractive anymore but I try and not say since that will only make it worse! He's too embarrased to get help since he's only 22.

I just really need some advice! Does the effects get better or are we needing to tackle it with other means than just waiting?

Thanks so much for reading!

Lou :) x

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Hey guys!

My boyfriend of 14months has recently finished his course of roaccutane. He was on it for 5 months on the highest dose (cant remember how much). He had common side effects like really red dry skin, conjunctivitis, sore joints etc but about month 3/4 his libido has vanished and he cant maintain an erection for long. It's been about a month and a half since being off the medication and things are still the same.

To be honest I think it's more than just the medication. He says his confidence is shattered and he always worrys about it which really gets me down. And since being a lass I do get really paranoid that he just doesn't find me atrractive anymore but I try and not say since that will only make it worse! He's too embarrased to get help since he's only 22.

I just really need some advice! Does the effects get better or are we needing to tackle it with other means than just waiting?

Thanks so much for reading!

Lou smile.png x

Trust me - He still finds you attractive.

Unfortunately we're all suffering.

It's not just down to 'the mind'.

Something is wrong on a physical level, and until we find out what - this is permanent.

This drug is the worst thing that happened to me.

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Hey guys!

My boyfriend of 14months has recently finished his course of roaccutane. He was on it for 5 months on the highest dose (cant remember how much). He had common side effects like really red dry skin, conjunctivitis, sore joints etc but about month 3/4 his libido has vanished and he cant maintain an erection for long. It's been about a month and a half since being off the medication and things are still the same.

To be honest I think it's more than just the medication. He says his confidence is shattered and he always worrys about it which really gets me down. And since being a lass I do get really paranoid that he just doesn't find me atrractive anymore but I try and not say since that will only make it worse! He's too embarrased to get help since he's only 22.

I just really need some advice! Does the effects get better or are we needing to tackle it with other means than just waiting?

Thanks so much for reading!

Lou smile.png x

You sound just like my missus; she was in tears about it to me yesterday thinking she was the cause of the problem!

Honestly, it isn't our other halves that are doing us over at all.

I've been to my doctor at university and he kinda shrugged/laughed it off when I suggested it may be isotretinoin; especially when I said I'd been reading stuff on here! He said it was something psychological and got me to tell him about my relationship history. What he said made sense, I have had 2 strange relationships recently but it's not something I think about at all. I had a blood test too, and they came back absolutely fine. No low testosterone, nothing.. It WAS my birthday the day before and I'm pretty sure the alcohol didn't help the test? Haha!

Either way, I'm pretty convinced by now it's the medication. My acne's come back with a nice bite to it, as it always has whenever I've stopped treatment. I'm gonna wait it out till the end of the year I think, and if nothing's improved by then, then it's obvious there's a much more serious/permanent issue to be dealt with.

Just hope it isn't permanent, words can't describe how much I despise that drug.

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Hey guys!

My boyfriend of 14months has recently finished his course of roaccutane. He was on it for 5 months on the highest dose (cant remember how much). He had common side effects like really red dry skin, conjunctivitis, sore joints etc but about month 3/4 his libido has vanished and he cant maintain an erection for long. It's been about a month and a half since being off the medication and things are still the same.

To be honest I think it's more than just the medication. He says his confidence is shattered and he always worrys about it which really gets me down. And since being a lass I do get really paranoid that he just doesn't find me atrractive anymore but I try and not say since that will only make it worse! He's too embarrased to get help since he's only 22.

I just really need some advice! Does the effects get better or are we needing to tackle it with other means than just waiting?

Thanks so much for reading!

Lou smile.png x

I think it may be in his head. Read all the roacutane horror stories swimming around the net and perhaps in some people it could invoke the opposite of the placebo effect.

Has he ever seen Return of the Jedi? Try dressing up as princess Leia in that gold metal bikini, it will definatly have the desired effect. You could also try dressing as Jabba the hut just to surprise him and spice things up. Learn how to speak Huttese for additional bonus points.

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Just thought I'd pop back and explain the current situation a bit more.

I stopped taking iso. in the 2nd week of November I think? For the last 2 weeks (so 3 months between when I stopped and now) I've seen a major improvement; not as functional as it used to be, but definitely on the road to recovery it seems!

Acne came back terribly about a month ago, so I had the worst of both worlds. But both aspects are on the up I guess (pun not intended).

Just thought it'd be helpful for some people to know it does improve over time for some people and not all is lost!

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I will say this I was a virgin at the time I was on Accutane, i've done other stuff with women just not sliding into home if you catch my drift. To be honest with you I was hornier than ever while on Accutane and when my skin was clear I finally had the confidence to go up to girls for the last 4 months on the drug. After i was done I suffered zero side effects in regards to sexual stamina and effectively felt better than ever.

If I was to say anything I think you are suffering from what I call *shooting pool with a rope because you can't stop thinking about it syndrome*. Essentially you are worried about not being able to perform so therefore you cannot. Relax brotha and just let the good times roll. Wish you the best


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Hi guys,

Do you think such problems could happend after having taken a little cumulative dose like 100 or 200 mg ?

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There's a guy on another forum who has been suffering from ED for a year since taking a low (20mg) dose for half a month. Around 300mg


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I had massive erections throughout middle school that literally raised my desk at times, then I took Accutane in 9th grade and began having trouble keeping it up. I have to really work at it, and then race to the finish if I want to cum at all, which has made me learn other skills in bed to compensate for the lack of swordplay. I've never had the guts to tell a doctor because I didn't think they'd believe me, plus guys are taking Viagra for fun nowdays. But since I've seen other Accutane patients report this effect, and I've got terrible joint pain all over my body that no one can diagnose either, I'm starting to pin things on the drug out of a lack of reasonable explanations.

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Hi, I've read through these pages and a lot on other sites and am hoping there's help to be found. I'm 22 and I started taking a version of roaccutane in November 2011 and was on it for about 8 months as far as I remember. I was single while I was on it so I never really noticed anything different as far as my libido/erections went. However just after I stopped taking it I met a girl and when we finally got around to IT (despite her being amazing to look at and everything I want in a girl) I couldn't get a decent erection. At the time I put it down to alcohol and exhaustion as I had spent the night before drinking heavily and not got much sleep then drinking again that night - and maybe a little anxiety over the situation. But then I started to wonder, I started to notice that even when I was well rested and by myself I couldn't get a decent erection or sustain it.

After trying a number of over the counter supplements (not wanting to put my name to anything) I finally bit the bullet and went to a GP who told me it was probably psychological, took some blood and gave me a scrip for Cialis. The blood test showed everything within normal ranges - it even said my testosterone was on the higher end of normal. The Cialis did nothing so the GP sent me to a urologist, who again said it was probably psychological and gave me a scrip for Levitra which also did nothing. The specialist sent me for a penile ultrasound which showed no abnormalities. The urologist then gave me a scrip for Caverject which did nothing. After that it was a medication even stronger and I assume not often required as it isn't available in normal pharmacies and I had to go to a compounding pharmacy to have it made specially. Again nothing. The concentration of the medication was then doubled. This had some minor results but nowhere near where it should be. (and I certainly did not enjoy sticking a needle into my penis)

Tomorrow I am having some other sort of imaging done. I'm not exactly sure what as the appointment was made in a bit of a hurry.

It has become VERY frustrating. I haven't been with my girlfriend for months and I'm getting no results from medications that are powerful enough to give a dead man wood. When the urologist asked if I knew what might be causing it, at first I didn't know but when I thought about it the only thing different in my life from around that time was roaccutane. When I mentioned it he didn't seem to take any notice. Possibly because it had been so long since I had stopped the roaccutane or maybe just because he thought it irrelevant.

Is anyone out there having success with anything? This problem is slowly killing me. I know it will eventually destroy my relationship. Once the pleasure of life is gone you end up just being a drone - work, eat, sleep, work, etc. but what's the point of any of that if u can't enjoy yourself?

This has dragged on a little more than I originally intended so I'll wrap it up now.

Please, if anyone out there has any progress, anything to offer let it be known because its obvious this is a problem that is going to persist for a lot of people.

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See dr. Crisler's website! Google all things male accutane! Also, there are a few members on acne.org. Pm maybe Dubya you can find his profile in long term suffers thread.


The secret of health for both mind & body

is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

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Good for you, but not for those who have been basically castrated by accutane aka chemotherapy!


The secret of health for both mind & body

is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

The Buddha


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has anyone ever tried a penile implant?

Nope, but I fear that may be where I'm headed. Depressing as f**k.

I know you've already gone into detail - but can you achieve an erection at all like 10/20/40% without any meds, just want to compare?

Cheers,

Crank


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Hallo,

I had an ED & low sex drive after 2 months / 40mg of accutane. Definition of my ED is the connection between me and my penis was completely lost. It happened overnight and I immediately stopped the drug.

Now it all got back to normal after 2 weeks without accutane. I was thinking it was over, but guys this effect may not be permanent. What I did; lots of water in this 2 week, hard sport, and sauna. And no alcohol, I think there is a connection between.

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Get in touch with Dubya and have you seen a doctor to have some hormones tested? Also see Dr. Crisler site all things male Accutane forum!


The secret of health for both mind & body

is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

The Buddha


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