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Luis Figo

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In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

07 December 2013 - 10:16 PM

I don't know if others know this (I haven't seen anything posted) but im 99% sure that the member jmsil who used to post frequently in this thread killed himself last year not long after the documentary "Dying For Clear Skin" aired in the UK.




I've only just found this out and It's completely floored me.


Really sad news.


RIP James.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

12 June 2013 - 10:08 AM

Would losing weight and getting down to a really low body fat % remove the Accutane that is stored in our fat cells?

In Topic: Dark Circles From Accutane Must Read!

13 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

I just started my 5th month of Accutane, 80 mg daily. A few weeks ago I noticed dark circles, puffy bags and noticeable veins around my eyes. I have stopped treatment with 3 weeks remaining. According to this forum it's a common side effect but not many people reporting the dark circles going away after treatment. Please respond if you had the same side effects and if your dark circles / bags / veins went away after treatment or were permanent.



I finished Accutane May 01st 2010  and still have dark circles/veins under my eyes. I first noticed them within 2 months of taking Accutane.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

29 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

Do any of you personally know, or have read about peoples side effects that cleared by themselves in time?

I've searched google but havent found any success stories which is really disheartening.

It's been over 2 years since i took accutane and my joints are killing me and my hair, face and body and are extremely dry (I could list a whole page of other side effects i've had but i'm not in the mood to do so).

I already take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, hyaluronic acid and drink lots of water, all which seem to have abosolutely no effect.

The internet is littered with stories of people suffering from all types of illnesses and disorders and what they do to cope. Many times I read these stories and wonder if they maybe took Accutane in their youth. People may be suffering greatly and not even attribute their illness as being a side effect of accutane.

For example, I recently stumbled across this guy's blog (this is from 2007) who dveloped an "incurable" autoimmune disease called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and he blogs about how he was able to reverse his state of degeneration. It's interesting to note he mentions taking accutane at one point in his life and you have to wonder if that could be a primary cause of his autoimmune disease. Who knows!

Short summary of what he did:
-Whole natural diet (low sugar vegan)
-Juice feasting
-Chanca piedra tea
-Coffee enemas
-Skin brushing
-Drinking more water
-Deep breathing


Thank for your reply but i really want to see posts about people recovering from extreme dryness and joint pain all thoughout the body.

I was reading the topix Accutane forums about post Accutane damage and a user by the name of NCC seemed quite knowledgeable about Accutane and its side side effects but didn't offer a resolution.

In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

26 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

Just finished watching the documentary and I was diassapointed to be honest.

Only two side effects were covered with some depth (depression and sexual dysfunction) when in reality there are a whole list of long term side effects that can be caused by accutane.

It didn't look great when that girl said how much she loves roaccutane and how great it had worked for her, she also mentioned that even though it had worked amazingly well, she still had "serious" side effects like dry skin, chapped lips and nosebleeds when in reality they are some of the most tame side effects you can get.

When the UK's leading dermatologist (Dr Chu i think it was ) said something along the lines of "out of the 1000 cases that i have treated people with Roaccutane, none of them have had serious side effects". Now that is either total bullshit or the ones that did have sides effects had most probably completed their course and didn't bother returning to see him.

It was heartbraking listening to Derek and the father of the man who was training to be a doctor, talk about their sons conditions and eventual suicides.

I think the father of Jesse (Derek) genuinely believes Roaccutane was the cause of Jesse's mood change and depression (he has a good reason to do so) but what didnt help matters was when it showed his friends mentioning how shit he felt because of his acne, which kind of deflected the focus off accutane and back on to his acne being the cause of his death.

Steph, i thought you came across really well and it was a big shame that they didn't mention your other side effects, it seems like they just wanted to focus on the link between depression and accutane.

I thought it was a big opportunity missed not to mention the successful crohns and IBS lawsuits in the USA into educating people how dangerous a drug like accutane really is.

On the whole i thought it was a good documentary but could have been much better if they had discussed more of the dangers/risks that can be caused by taking Roaccutane and had talked to more people who have suffered a variety of long term side effects.