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Help Please, Weird Lower Back Pain From Accutane Cure?

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#1 oilydave94



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

So about 2 months after Accutane, all my side effects are gone except for the back pain. Actually the back pain is worse now than it was while on Accutane. It's very strange too because it's random. Like sometimes I could workout and play basketball for 5 hours and the back pain is minimum and very tolerable. And sometimes I'll sit on my ass all day and the back pain is so bad I can't even bend down to pick up something or get out of bed without being in excruciating pain. Like one day it'll be tolerable and one day it won't be. Right now as I'm typing this, it hurts my back just to sneeze, but tomorrow good chance it won't be as bad. Also, generally it hurts the most after getting up from sitting down for a long time or getting out of bed, like the strange thing is I can go running and won't feel any pain. 


I don't have any other joint pain though, including the knees, all other joints are fine, and it's not my entire back too, it's only the very lower back, right next to the tailbone area. And the thing is, I don't feel pain outside, like what I mean by that is the area where my back hurts, I can slap it with my hand and won't feel any pain. 


If anyone has experienced this and know the cure, please help and thank you. 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

Siatica possibly???? It can be really bad in some people and in some people not soo bad. I have read many reports of lower back pain from people who have taken accutane, some due  to Siatica, bone loss, change in the spine, arthritis (many types) etc... It does state in the rx info that it can cause arthralgias and myalgias and can cause bone issues!


You can try crunches, streching, Vit D, healthy diet and Hyluronic Acid ( baxyl) and also Fish Oil without Vit A/cod liver! Some suffers don't do so well with fish oil after accutane. Health diet and maybe see a doc, but usually arthritis & siatica is relieved by exercise and movement.

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:48 AM

Does your lower back pain persist, or did it heal?

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