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Can I Do A Cleanse/detox While On Accutane?

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#1 sarah25

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

Hi guys,

I'm currently in my third month of accutane at 70mg a day. To be honest, I've been having a pretty mild experience. I didn't get an IB, no dry skin, and my pores got smaller and my pimples stopped almost immediately. I SHOULD note that I don't have severe acne, I have moderate but VERY persistent adult acne, and my derm put me on accutane because absolutely nothing else was working on me.
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Because of the Christmas break I've spent the past few weeks eating terribly and once the new year hit I realized I needed to get back into my old routine, because I'm usually a very healthy eater, especially since my acne started a couple years ago. Every January and every summer I do a Renew Life Herbal 7 Day Detox/Cleanse..its an all-natural week long cleanse that always kinda cleans me up (makes me feel better haha) and is a nice way to kick start a healthy eating routine.
Two days ago I started this cleanse as usual, and I honestly didn't even THINK about it messing up my accutane treatment or interacting, because it is an all-natural detox and I'm so used to my accutane now that I sometimes forget I'm on it.

However, since starting the cleanse, I've noticed that my face has become RIDICULOUSLY dry. All over. I don't know if this is because the cleanse is interacting negatively with my accutane or if I'm finally seeing accutane side effects and its just coincidental that they started as I began my 7 day cleanse.

I guess I'm just wondering (I probably should've asked this before aha...) if its okay for me to be doing a cleanse like this while on accutane? Or should I not be putting anything like this in my body while I'm on such a heavy duty medication?

Thanks!
Sarah

#2 Lindseym

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Hey! any news on this! I was also thinking of doing a cleanse to try to stop my dairy/wheat/sugar cravings that Christmas brought back ....


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