Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:35 PM
I've noticed that after starting accutane, my pleasure during sex has pretty much gone. Like i cant feel anything good at all.
I watched a docmentary on BBC 3 the other day called "Dying for Clear Skin" and there was a guy on it who was on accutane and completely lost his ability to get erections and enjoy sex permanently.
I just wanted to know if it's possible for this to happen to girls and if anyone has experienced this too?
Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:17 PM
I don't know about the guy on the show, but how much Isotretinoin did he take and for how long? Did he have clinical depression before the treatment? Was/is he taking anti-depressants? Are you?
Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:36 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:36 PM
In my opinion, it's probably a phsycological side affect of lowered sex drive form the medication rather than a physical one. Low sex drive is a common side effect of depression so perhaps that's the correlation? Hard to say though. Anyone find any studies on this. I for one noticed no difference on accutane.
I just found a case report on six men with erectile dysfunction, but that is all. The authors thought it was either a correlation or a very rare side effect, but they couldn't rule out the latter. I don't know if there will be more investigators seriously tackling this subject anytime soon, though. Most of the new published research has been devoted to IBD, brain changes and the drug.
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