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Accutane and Constipation

I've not seen much about the two being related but i wonder if no one wants to admit to it so i'll go first! Lately i've been struggling a bit with constipation and whilst adding in a whole load of extra fibre has helped, i'm not as regular as i used to be.

I cant think what else has changed that might have caused it so i wonder if its down to the tablets and their effect on dehydration. I drink about two litres of water a day and since accutane have upped it to more like 3 and yet i'm still not really hydrated (darker urine that i would expect).

Any thoughts/similar experiences?

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This was a problem for me as well. I like meat, but it doesn't like me. When I cut it out completely for a couple of months during the course things went smoothly like clockwork. Then again, I was drinking tons of water, having a green smoothie every day, and eating lentils like nobody's business. Slow incorporation eased me back onto meat, but I've learned I can't eat as much of it as I used to. Are you eating lots of meat perhaps?

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This was a problem for me as well. I like meat, but it doesn't like me. When I cut it out completely for a couple of months during the course things went smoothly like clockwork. Then again, I was drinking tons of water, having a green smoothie every day, and eating lentils like nobody's business. Slow incorporation eased me back onto meat, but I've learned I can't eat as much of it as I used to. Are you eating lots of meat perhaps?

I'm not a big meat eater really so i dont think that's it. I eat well with plenty of fruit and veg. What is in a green smoothie? I'm assuming that is literal and not code for something i dont want to know about!! Lentils - i like that thinking. I've increased to two bowls of high fibre cereal a day which in normal circumstances would give me quite the opposite problem but still not much luck. I might try eating veggie for a bit and increase my lentil intake, see if that helps. I could probably drink a fair bit more water as well so i'll try and do that.

I've had a few PM messages so it seems like it might be a common problem, just not one anyone wants to discuss!

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I'm glad others are contacting you about it. That's great! Hopefully you can pinpoint something that effects you.

Well you asked for it: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/FABULOUS-...=green+smoothie

It's a huge thread, but full of helpful green smoothie info and recipes. :)

Good stuff - thanks i'm def going to try that. I'll update any progress on here as it might be useful for anyone else too shy to talk about it.

As i think water is playing a major part i think that is the key to solving the problem but i'm going to test a few things out.

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I'll own up. I've had some issues. I don't have a gallbladder so this NEVER used to be a problem for me but I've increased the amount of fiber I eat and it's been helping a bit. I recommend the Fiber One bars...they actually taste really yummy and it's a good amount of fiber without making you feel icky.

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