I have been on Accutane for about 9 days now and have been experiencing very bad joint and muscle pain, I only do light exercise so I am sure it is not working out that is causing this. Of course was well aware of all the side effects before I started the medication but having come across this forum just after starting I am now extremely worried and wonder if I should stop the medication. It seems sad as I have been pushing for 4 years to be approved for the drug (on the NHS) and I am really cannot do anything else for my acne, however I would much rather have complete health than end up with long term side effects. I know that everyone reacts differently, my mum had only dry skin when she took this, but the joint pain is really worrying me. I wonder how much of the post Accutane side effects are truly ignored by health professionals. I have spoken to the derm and they have told me to decrease from 30mg to 20mg but I am not convinced it will help as for the last two days I have only been on 10mg and nothing has changed. if anyone has any advice or similar experience I would be greatful I really am just completely stressing about this and feel I have no one to confide in about these problems, am I putting myself in danger?