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#1 Katestaf

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Hi! I'm a 'survivor' of accutane (roaccutane in Australia). I suffered minimal side effects - dry eyes, sore joints etc when on it - 10 months in 2002, can't remember the dosage.
I was thankful for what it did for my skin, and my confidence. (Huge cystic acne that started at age 20) I always thought that the outcome of better skin outweighed the side effects that I got. Except for the 30 kilogram weight gain.
Until now.......I am on the constant struggle to lose and maintain a healthy weight. I'm a healthy active female and find it so difficult to lose weight, whereas before accutane I had no issues.

What I would love to know, has anyone else noticed a possible effect on their previously healthy metabolism after the use of accutane? What about your immune system?
Thanks for your time :)

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Never heard of the 2 being related but I guess its possible. I developed facial sweating from Accutane and my acne returned. I think I would rather just have gain some weight..



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Hi! I'm a 'survivor' of accutane (roaccutane in Australia). I suffered minimal side effects - dry eyes, sore joints etc when on it - 10 months in 2002, can't remember the dosage.
I was thankful for what it did for my skin, and my confidence. (Huge cystic acne that started at age 20) I always thought that the outcome of better skin outweighed the side effects that I got. Except for the 30 kilogram weight gain.
Until now.......I am on the constant struggle to lose and maintain a healthy weight. I'm a healthy active female and find it so difficult to lose weight, whereas before accutane I had no issues.

What I would love to know, has anyone else noticed a possible effect on their previously healthy metabolism after the use of accutane? What about your immune system?
Thanks for your time smile.png

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Have you had your thyroid checked or hormones?



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

Yes I've had those tested and they are all okay. Not sure what else might be a factor? Getting older maybe? I'm 31 these days ;)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Well yea, metabolism decreases throughout life afaik.

I've read a bit of accutane-related info but I have never seen lower metabolism iirc.

Do you work out? Training uses calories and also increases metabolism






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