So this is my first post on the boards, so nice to meet everyone
I'm on day 5 of the drug that hopefully will do what no other treatment has been able to do for my skin thus far. I have tried doxy, mino, and bactrim (all with retinoids) and each one has failed. I have also tried the regenlite laser, which cost me $600 and made my skin much worse. Currently, I am 18 years old and a college freshman who is desperately wanting clear skin.
First off, I do know that accutane is not a guarantee, and I have spent hours reading about the horrible side effects (temporary and permanent) that many people suffer from everyday. I'll be that I can go through the entire course with minimal side-effects!
I am very concerned about joint pain!
My joints have never been the best, and they have always cracked (especially my knees) a few times a day and I have had lower back issue. I have always been a serious athlete, and currently play club tennis for my school and workout daily. So... I am anticipating joint pain, and even though its only day 5 I do believe I may already even feel some pain in my lower back/knees (although this may be me being a hypochondriac after reading so many posts about ppl experiencing joint pain from accutane) . I plan on trying to limit my time at the gym, and probably running while on accutane, but I still plan on playing tennis probably 3-5 times a week.
So here's the question I need answered:
Is supplementing with: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Vitamin D my best option as far as relieving joint pain?
The supplements that I am debating between are, GNC triflex and Andrew Lessman Maximum Join Effort.
Can anyone give me any suggestions on which one to use? The links for both supplements are provided below.
What other suggestions do you guys have?