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Everything posted by Catlover2012

  1. I decided I can't take these crazy pains anymore, my legs are sore, my shoulders, my heels, ......My derm and family doctor both said my blood test looks pretty good,.......they think it's ok for me to continue with 20 mg instead of 40 mg. But I read yesterday all the posts from other people and how some ended up with muscle damage and even ostheoporosis. Fucking doctors, why dont they tell people NOT to exercise while on Accutane? I really think I would have done much better if I had li
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    Pictures! (Finally)

    hi thaks for replying, I stopped the accutane 3 weeks ago and the pains are not getting better, I'm totally freaked out, ..my doctor told me it was ok to continue on a lower dose and I listened to her,... I just want to get back to normal and not end up with bad side effects. 2 of my friends took it and they never had the back and the heels pains. if your pain is bad just trust your gut feeling.
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    Still Fighting The Good Fight!

    wow, your skin looks soooo beautiful! quite a change. Do these antibiotics not cause bacteria resistant? in the past I used antibiotics but they always stopped working after a while. Is this why your doctor is changing?
  4. Im so upset with myself for having these pains. My derm told me to go back to 20 Mg when I told her I could barely walk the other day. Some people have told me to hang in there and deal with the pains. But I like to be active and couldn't even do yoga anymore because of the back and heel pain. I'm just hoping not to be on this for many months, I have to drink water every 30 minutes or my mouth gets really dry. I really think the medication is helping, but now I see small indentations on
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    Going Back To 20 Mgs

    Really? I asked my doctor and she said exercise is good. But the pains get worse when I exercise. For how long did you take it? What dose were you on? Did it acne come back the same or is it milder now? Thanks for responding!
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    I'm All Done!

    hi Kelli ) thank you so much for responding, most accutane veterans never come back to the boards once they are done. It's reassuring that your pain is gone, that means that my pains will be gone too once I stop,....or course I'm trying to be smart about it. my derm said the heel pain is more common in.....older people. damn. But just in case, I have been asking them to check the CK enzyme in my blood tests to check for muscle damage. I'm getting the results today, last month it came up fine
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    I'm All Done!

    Hi whatthehell! Is your back pain totally gone? Did you get pain in your heels? I could barely walk th other day, I just wonder if these pains go away as you adjust to the medicine!
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    claravis journey- week 10, day 75

    Wow, you are looking better! Congrats! Are you taking other supplements?
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    Day 142 Of Accutane.

    For the sunburns I recommend you use tepezcohuite ointment. I used it in Mexico when I had chicken pox. But It's used in hospitals for burns. How are your hips/ back? My lower back has been killing me!
  10. Anyone else with heel/feet pain? It hurts to walk! I cleaned the house today and was going up and down stairs and it got worse. I'm gonna take Advil but I'm freaking out, I don't want muscle damage. If it continues ill have to reduce the dose to 20 mgs......, which I would hate since my skin is clear for the first time since I was 12!
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    Heel And Feet Pain On Accutane

    I agree, I'll see what my derm says next week, .......I have tried amoxil before but never long term like you, I guess that's why I came back with a vengence every time I stopped. My derm didn't wnat to prescribe it for more than 6 months, that's one of the reasons I opted for the accutane. I didnt want to repeat the same cycle over and over, just to have my acne come back. Plus, I'm scared of catching a superbug or something, don't you become resistant to antibiotics over time?
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    Pictures! (Finally)

    Thank you @klowder11. Today I'm in a pickle, I don;t know if I should continue with the accutane, in the past few days the pain in my heels has been so bad that I can walk only the necessary, I can't exercise or go for walks anymore. How long did the pain in your back last? I've had it for about a month now, but it's been getting worse, I can't even bend over anymore, it makes the pain even worse. I didn't take the medication last night and I probably won't take it today, I'm hoping my s
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    Pictures! (Finally)

    wow you look amazing! do you have any blackheads left or are you totally clear? and side effects? I've been having pain in my heels which is weird, it hurts when I walk, but today I woke up with zero pain. it comes and goes. Congratulations!
  14. I'm finally not waking up with painful bumps on my face! As you can see my acne wasn't terrible, but the kind of cysts I got were big and painful, sometimes the size of a penny! and even if I only had one or 2 at a time they ruined every aspect of my life. I just to walk around with scabs on my face since I couldn't stop picking my skin, they were so painful and itchy I coudn't even concentrate on the things I was doing. So far so good. My only complaint is the pain in my back/hips and
  15. So my skin is much better these days, no more itching or redness on my face, just dryness but it's not too bad. I only have a few tiny blackheads which are not going away for some reason,they have been ther since the beginning. I just feel tired, thirsty and now I have a headache that is not going away, I have been taking Advil for the last couple of days. Any advice? Should I go see my doctor? I have also stopped exercising, I had muscle pains afterwards. For now I will stick to walking f
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    Week 2 Month 3 On Accutane

    Yes, I think that's what it was, the headache would come and go, it was worse when I looked down, but my blood pressure was fine, did this happen to you?. I took Advil extra strength an it got better, thanks for responding!
  17. I just finished month 2 but I wanted to share some advice: get lip balm (100% natural ingredients if you can) get eye drops (mosturizing) get some saline water spray for your nose get a humidifier (unless you live by the ocean and there is lots of humidity) Drinks toooooons of water eat lots of fruits and vegetables, eat healthy, you don't want more crap on your liver Don't do too many physical activities until you see how your body is responding (like heavy lifting, etc) if you fe
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    Advice For Accutane Newbies And Current Users

    Cetaphil is probably the best cleanser to use while on Accutane, or anything that is frangrance free for sensitive skin. Just be patient, don't pick them, I did that and I ended up with a scar, a tiny one though
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    End Of Month 4- Week 1, Month 5:photo Update

    Yes, Accutane definitely dries up the fluids, and doctors are totally clueless when it comes to supplements, I had to go to a naturopath for help because I love being active and exercising. But for now I will stick to just walking and doing some yoga. She told me to take fish oil supplements, here it goes by the name Nutrasea, it comes liquid in a bottle, see if that helps. I'm also taking glucosamine for the joints, magnesium and L-carnitine for the muscles. Are you taking any suppleme
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    Advice For Accutane Newbies And Current Users

    no, you shouldn' t touch those. it's best to leave them alone unless they seem to have a head and are ready to be popped.
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    Advice For Accutane Newbies And Current Users

    I forgot to say I'm also taking Glucosamine 500 mg/day
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    End Of Month 4- Week 1, Month 5:photo Update

    omg, what a difference! you look great! when I see people like you it motivates me to keep going. lately I have felt like quitting accutane, I thought I was the only one with overall body pain, my hips, back and knees,.....one of my knees is clicking, LOL. I have been more active now that it's warmer here in Canada. Me too, I have decided to stop exercising and doing gardening, at least for now until I feel better. Hang in there, how many more weeks/months do you have left? Do you ha
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    I Feel Like Quitting Accutane

    I'm glad BP is working for you. I used it for almost 15 years. DId it help? Yes and NO. When I first started using it, it worked like magic, my huge zits would go away overnight, I was sooo happy! Then I started putting it all over my face and came across Dan's regimen. A few years later it lost effectivness and went from 2.5% to 5%, and when it didn't work on cysts anymore, I started using the 10% which I had to buy from the US, since it's by prescription here in Canada. Even the 1
  24. Today it's been on of the worst days since I started taking Accutane. I'm on day 39 and my skin is looking much worse than when I started, I can't take anymore all the redness and inflamation. it's like every tiny little blackhead have turned into big inflamed really painful and itchy pimples. I can't take anymore all the itching on my faceeeeeeeeeee! On top of picked all the pimples, I went on a picking spree and now I ended up with huge scabs. Advice please! I really want this to work.
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    Do More...

    My dermatologist prescribes them long-term. I have been taking antibiotics continuously for three years. At the conclusion of year two I had a startling improvement. I have to be honest with you, I took 5 times the recommended dose for about one year. Since then, I never breakout. I literally killed billions of bacteria that had clogged up my pores. Now, I take 3pills a day each a 500mg strength amoxicillin. I also recommend cephalexin antibiotic but nothing else really gets at the root of it.