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Chrissy Cambell

25 Year Old Male, Ready For Second Course Of Roaccutane - Advice!?!?!?!?!?!

Hey guys,

I was on rooaccultane when I was 19, the sides were very bad. Nose bled all the time, bones ached, the usual dry lips etc However, 6 months of this poision cleared my acne, 7 years later and my acne is back and it has been bad now for almost a year.

I seen my derma 3 months ago and he tried to put me on accutane, I said NO WAY! He gave me topical creams instead, I promisedmyself I would never touch roaccutane again...

Until today, I now have about 15 cysts on my neck, shaving is a nightmare! 2 large cysts on each temple and one about to start on my forehead. Enough is enough.

I want to prepare for this rooaccutane cycle to get the best from it, I am going to eat loads of fruit and veg each day but waht supplements to take? Zinc? ZMA'S?

Is it adviseable to use the sauna and steam rooms while using rooaccutane?

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Hello

Is your acne associated with oily skin?

According to the literature, there is no evidence for the usefulness of particular supplements while on Accutane, although only Vitamin E has been tested to my knowledge:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11050580

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15807739

I wouldn't worry too much about taking supplements on Accutane, except maybe fish oil if you get joint pain:

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/17335973

I would be wary of using a sauna while on Accutane, because Accutane is already dehydrating for your body, and you don't want to exacerbate this.

What is crucial is that:

  1. You take your pills with food to
  2. Once your course is over and you are clear, you initiate a such as a topical retinoid to retain the improvement produced by Accutane.

Good luck

Edited by biggs881

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