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iamanathlete

I started accutane a month a go. I went to my dermatologists for my check up and he issued me my next prespcription. The first month was quite miserable, I had terrible headaches and the beginnings of extremely dry skin. Now, the last week or so I have noticed increase joint pain, fatigue, dry eyes, blurry vision and ankle pain. I am an avid runner and run 4-5 times a week. I have not been able to run for 3 days due to the pain.

I am 35 and have battled acne for the better portion of my life - it began when I was pregnant with my first child at the age of 22. I am just not sure now if taking accutane is worth the pain that I am experiencing. I have mild to moderate acne. It flares up at certain times. You would think at 35 I would be done with it.

So, I am stopping the use of my accutane and contacting my dermatolgist tomorrow.

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