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Vitamins/diet/lifestyle On Roaccutane

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I'm considering a second course of Roaccutane soon. I want to make sure that I'm fully prepared this time, with as much knowledge as possible about certain factors that may ease the symptoms etc. Feel free to correct me (as this is mostly research-based and some may be pointless) or add to the list if necessary, especially if you've had success with any and wouldn't mind sharing advice. I am trying to gather as much information before my course. Here is the list I've compiled so far:

Vitamins:

Hyaluronic acid (for joints/muscular aid)

Glucosamine (for joints/muscular aid)

Calcium (for bones)

Vitamin E (for an all round purpose - eyes, joints, hair and skin)

Milk Thistle (for liver health)

Aloe Vera? (for digestive health)

A good probiotic (for digestive health)

B Vitamins? (for energy and mind)

Lifestyle:

Plenty of sleep

Gentle exercise, such as yoga

Limited sun exposure

Avoid contact with too much hot water

Avoid harsh soaps

Moisturise daily

Use sunblock

Have a Blistex/etc ready

Vaseline for the nose

Hair masks and shampoo/conditioner designed for dry hair

Eucerin Redness Relief for flushed skin

Rich hand cream

Nail strengthening varnish (not necessary but may help with brittle nails)

Eye cream

Eye drops

Night cream

Diet:

Lots of water

Omega 3 foods - walnuts, flax seed, fish etc

Obviously vitamin A supplementation is a no. I know taking lots of vitamins may not be the answer, but I'd like to know if there's anything that could possibly be a friendly addition to Accutane.

Also, I know that E45 seems to be one of the best aqueous creams, but what can I use for my face (I'm a bit wary about using E45 on my face, but I'd like to have a moisturiser that will soothe the dry skin as much as possible)? Most facial moisturisers do little to help Roaccutane dryness, so I'm searching for one that will truly help. Is Jojoba Oil necessary or is this an addition to moisturiser?

Thanks!

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There is no scientific evidence that any supplements/vitamins help while on Accutane, although to my knowledge only Vitamin E has been tested:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15807739

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11050580

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23414163

I wouldn't worry about taking supplements on Accutane, except maybe fish oil if you get joint pain:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17335973

Good luck

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There is no scientific evidence that any supplements/vitamins help while on Accutane, although to my knowledge only Vitamin E has been tested:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15807739

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11050580

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23414163

I wouldn't worry about taking supplements on Accutane, except maybe fish oil if you get joint pain:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17335973

Good luck

Thanks! I suspected this, but I was just wondering if anybody has had success with any, despite the lack of evidence.

Fish oil seems to be a fantastic anti-inflammatory, but I'm a little concerned about the natural vitamin A it contains. Is there any alternative or specific fish oil with minimum vitamin A? I know Cod Liver Oil contains a high amount of vitamin A, and that seems to be the most common fish oil on the market.

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