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Roaccutane 3 months - extreme side effects help

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Hi, I’m 22 ive had moderate but persistent acne on my face and back which started when I was around 18. My doctor put me on roaccutane and it’s been about 3 months. However I want to stop and I don’t know what to do. I’ve had the most serve joint pains in both knees to the point where I can’t walk up or down the stairs without help and walking is very painful. Additionally I’ve had a really stiff neck. I’m worried if I don’t stop it’s going to worsen to the point where I can’t walk at all or that it won’t go back to normal once I stop. I don’t know what to do. Can someone please advise or if they experience severe joint pains in the knees did you continue treatment and did it go away once you finished ?


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I was on Accutane for eight months and wish I had never taken it. Though my joint pain went away, I was left with chronic dry eye from the medicine. I recommend talking to your derm to decide how to proceed. I know the feeling of anxiety you have right now all too well! You don't want to quit because you want that clear skin, but you also don't want to damage yourself. 

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I agree with jensweetone.  Speak to your derm ASAP.  You might need to reduce the dosage to see if the symptoms will be reduced. If that is unsuccessful,  you may need to stop.  Clear skin is great but nothing beats having your body in tact.  

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