Was On Vitamin A Then Straight Onto Accutane...

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hey i was taking 100,00 iu of accutane from fish oil for like 3 months and now gone straight onto accutane 40mg a day... has anyone else done this, will i be okay..? i didnt get any side effects off the vitamin a, and ive been on the accutane for like 12 days and have dry patches on my arms and dry lips... my face is still oily and my body feels fine... so would you say im coping pretty well? when do people usually get like the joint pains and super dry skin on face?

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I took high dose vitamin A (100,000 IU) for a month before I went on Accutane. Took my blood test before getting on Accutane, and everything was fine. However, I would definitely talk to your doctor and get your blood work done. Three months at those doses of vitamin A may be significant. I didn't have any issues, but I was on Vitamin A for only a month and my body might have reacted differently then yours.

The side effects like sore joints and flaky skin will likely show up within the first or 2nd month. Twelve days may not be enough for Accutane to really take effect. Everyone reacts differently though. Hope it is successful for you. JUst make sure you talk to your derm about your previous vitamin A dosing.

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I took high dose vitamin A (100,000 IU) for a month before I went on Accutane. Took my blood test before getting on Accutane, and everything was fine. However, I would definitely talk to your doctor and get your blood work done. Three months at those doses of vitamin A may be significant. I didn't have any issues, but I was on Vitamin A for only a month and my body might have reacted differently then yours.

The side effects like sore joints and flaky skin will likely show up within the first or 2nd month. Twelve days may not be enough for Accutane to really take effect. Everyone reacts differently though. Hope it is successful for you. JUst make sure you talk to your derm about your previous vitamin A dosing.

have you finished your course now? and have the side effects gone away?

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hey i was taking 100,00 iu of accutane from fish oil for like 3 months and now gone straight onto accutane 40mg a day... has anyone else done this, will i be okay..? i didnt get any side effects off the vitamin a, and ive been on the accutane for like 12 days and have dry patches on my arms and dry lips... my face is still oily and my body feels fine... so would you say im coping pretty well? when do people usually get like the joint pains and super dry skin on face?

As long as you don't take Vit A and Accutane together you'll be fine.

What dose of Accutane are you on and what is your weight and acne severity?

Not everyone gets muscle/joint pain on Accutane, but your oil should slow down within 4 weeks of starting Accutane:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=35516

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=34903

Good luck

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hey i was taking 100,00 iu of accutane from fish oil for like 3 months and now gone straight onto accutane 40mg a day... has anyone else done this, will i be okay..? i didnt get any side effects off the vitamin a, and ive been on the accutane for like 12 days and have dry patches on my arms and dry lips... my face is still oily and my body feels fine... so would you say im coping pretty well? when do people usually get like the joint pains and super dry skin on face?

As long as you don't take Vit A and Accutane together you'll be fine.

What dose of Accutane are you on and what is your weight and acne severity?

Not everyone gets muscle/joint pain on Accutane, but your oil should slow down within 4 weeks of starting Accutane:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=35516

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=34903

Good luck

before i started taking vit A my acne was moderately severe.... when i started accutane my acne was like moderate... its now my 15th day on 40mg per day, side effects so far, dry arms and dry lips... face a little less oily, oh and i weigh 58kg

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Kinluek,

Yes, I finished my first course, which was when I was taking the Vitamin A. The side effects went away after three weeks or so. I was clear for 1.5 years, but the acne came back, but not as bad. The crazy amounts of oil never came back though.

I am now 3.5 months into my second course and am 99% clear. I am experiencing the same side effects as the first course, and am confident they will subside similar to when I finished my first course.

I took high dose vitamin A (100,000 IU) for a month before I went on Accutane. Took my blood test before getting on Accutane, and everything was fine. However, I would definitely talk to your doctor and get your blood work done. Three months at those doses of vitamin A may be significant. I didn't have any issues, but I was on Vitamin A for only a month and my body might have reacted differently then yours.

The side effects like sore joints and flaky skin will likely show up within the first or 2nd month. Twelve days may not be enough for Accutane to really take effect. Everyone reacts differently though. Hope it is successful for you. JUst make sure you talk to your derm about your previous vitamin A dosing.

have you finished your course now? and have the side effects gone away?

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