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
Started Clavaris 5/21/2012 for chin cysts and cystic acne on my back. I'm a 21yr old male with sensitive combination skin (extremely oily t-zone). Been on antibiotics for 18 months and remained fairly clear on my face but my back is still breaking out, and the antibiotic is losing affetiveness on face.
Month 1: 50 mg/day 5/21/2012
Month 2: 50 mg/day
Month 3: 60 mg/day
Month 4: 60 mg/day
Month 5: 60 mg/day
Month 6: 60 mg/day
FINISHED: 150 mg/kg
Routine: AM: - Acne.org cleanser
- DML Mousturizer
- Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar for Body
- Gillete Sensor Excel w/ Acne/org cleanser
- Aquaphor on lips
- Cerave AM Mousturizer SPF (when outside)
PM: - Acne.org cleanser
- DML Mousturizer
- Veltin (clindamycin & tretinoin) Topical on T zone
Other: - Limited dairy(for digestive reasons and acne)
- Good, balanced diet (limited fried food and sugar)
- Heavy weight training & Cardio 5x per week
- Calcium/Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Multivitamin Supplements
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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