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Accutane as an adult

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Hi there. Just wanted to give some assurance to those considering accutane for the first time as an adult. I am prone to cystic acne that is cyclical with my hormonal fluctations and stress. I did accutane when I was about 24 for a six month period and it cleared me right up. I tried everything from age 13 to 24 from all different variations of antibiotics and topicals and finally decided to bite the bullet and take the accutane. The treatment worked like a gem. I was totally clear, no cysts for about 6 years! This past year, I was stressed as never before duirng grad school and the cysts resumed like clockwork. Even after school, I continued to break out so I'm on it again because it worked so well last time with minimal side effects. I'm very fit and work out every day and a couple of times a week I'll indulge in a glass or two of wine or beer. I find that I have the same side effects as listed in these postings - i'm more fatigued, feel a bit sick sometimes, and have dry lips. Also, my muscles tend to get a bit sore from working out, but a hot bath and lots of water really helps. Same for drinking. Just keep yourself hydrated and take care of your body. I hope this helps! Good luck!

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Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm 28 and taking accutane for the first time and feeling pretty much the same as you. I work out daily as well and am just starting to feel some extra soreness. I like the hot bath idea a lot!

Good luck with the rest of your course.

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