After about five years of acne and little success with everything else I have just started taking roaccutane two days ago, 40mg a day. I realise this is very early in the course but I have been experiencing quite a lot of anxiety. Now I'm not actually inclined to believe that it is the accutane causing this because a) it seems way too early for that to kick in and b) I experience anxiety nearly every time I start a new medication that is going to be for quite a length of time. I've had the same thing with antibiotics. Not to mention I'm an anxious person in general.
Basically my problem is at night when I'm trying to sleep. This is nearly always when I'm most anxious and the past few days since beginning the medication have been hell with trying to get to sleep. I'm really concerned that instead of getting over this, once I've taken more of the accutane it will just aggravate this even more.
I'm considering taking valerium (in tea form) before bed to see if this helps calm me down, I don't think this will negatively interact with accutane? If this doesn't work then I'm considering going to my doctor to ask for some kind of sleep/anxiety medication that will sedate me at night. Just wondering if this is a good idea or if anyone else has had similar problems? I'm pretty confident that once I actually get a good night's sleep again and stop worrying about said lack of sleep and get myself into a routine again the anxiety will go down.