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Starting Tonight

SavedByGrace1

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Well, I am picking up my first month of pills tonight. I am slightly nervous, but mostly excited. I am nervous because last time, I had this in the summer, so the dryness wasn't too awful...and now its deathly cold outside and I'm thinking it's going to be unbearable. In any case, I have to do it.

I bought calcium to take, because I don't drink milk, and I was hoping it would help with joint pain, any thoughts on this???

Also are there any other vitamins I can take or that are recommended while on Accutane? I currently have zinc, calcium, biotin and fish oil, should I continue taking these? Or discontinue usage??

Advice is welcome!!!

I didn't have hair loss last time, and to be honest, until reading the boards, I didn't even know it was a potential side effect....creeps me out.

Cannot wait to start!



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my derm. said that i couldn't take any vitamins because it would upset the drug-i also have fish oil and i was told to stop. i just started yesterday and it seems like your getting your pills tonight if your on Claravis 40mg u might get a headache tmrw morning like i did, because my body was processing the drug really fast i guess idk!!

Good Luck :) its goin be fine!!

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my derm. said that i couldn't take any vitamins because it would upset the drug-i also have fish oil and i was told to stop. i just started yesterday and it seems like your getting your pills tonight if your on Claravis 40mg u might get a headache tmrw morning like i did, because my body was processing the drug really fast i guess idk!! Good Luck :) its goin be fine!!

Thanks for the tip, I will stop the supplements. I do recall getting a headache for the first 3 days and then it was fine after that. Almost like my body got used to it.

My doctor is actually starting me at 80mg. One pill, twice a day with meals. I actually don't remember what I was on last time, but apparently this is a high dose. Perhaps he is really trying to kick this thing in the butt. I weigh 120 lbs. Hopefully I'll be already. The pharmacy gave me amnesteen this time. Although I had whatever was on hand last time i was on Tane. Clarvis, Amnesteen, etc.

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