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  1. I am so excited to finally start Accutane! I'm a 36-year old mom of two, married and a business owner. Pyoderma Faciale has taken over my life since Labor Day Weekend - not that I knew what it was at that point in time. My 'new normal' includes painful cysts and stares from people. I've worn band aids to business meetings, the gym, the grocery store, the PTA and restaurants. My fabulous business partner has covered meetings for me because I didn't want to see clients or go to events. I've been
  2. Lumps won't go away. It has been 6 months since my treatment. Had 3 cortisone injections so far. Massaged area 2x a day for months as advised per dermatologist. I have 2 lumps on the left side of my face and one on my right. Juat won't go away. What else can I try? it is really sad to go through this procedure to make my face more presentable and then end up with lumps!! Anybody has advice on what else I can do? The doctor does not seem worried. But I would like these lumps gone... and soo
  3. Okay so, I've been scouring the internet trying to find accounts of anyone who's experienced something similar as a side effect of spironolactone and come up with zilch, so I thought where better to ask than here! I know a lot of people here take this medication so I'm really hoping one or other of you can help shed some light on the situation for me. So basically the spironolactone seems to be causing me to get hot flushing, but only on my head/face, the rest of me stays cold. This makes my s
  4. Hello all. There are an inordinate number of posters (1/4 - 1/3) in the main "Accutane Side-Effects" thread on acne.org who are suffering from mild to severe sexual symptoms, even though no sexual side-effects are listed in the drug information. This has also been discussed elsewhere on acne.org over the years: The only apparent links among people who developed erectile dysfunction or other sexual or reproductive symptoms while taking Accutane are that
  5. Someone been on Accutane and have succes with needling treatment ?? of course 6 month at least after you ended the accutane ..
  6. Hi my name is Andrew and I started accutane in October. I was given 40mg once a day prescribed by my doctor for 2 months. The first few weeks of the second month my skin completely changed and I was becoming so clear, I was very happy. I am currently on my 3rd month right now because I had some break to get my wisdom teeth out. Anyways I'm about half way through 3rd month and this time my doctor prescribed me 80mg when I was a little hesitant because I wanted to try 60mg first. He said no I thin
  7. Was just wondering what lip products everyone uses to over come the dryness? Need some good ideas Sarah
  8. Hey, I have a big problem. Since taking Isotretinoin I have hyperhidrosis (extreme sweating). I took 10mg a day for over a year. The acne disappeared but the extreme sweating has not. At temperatures of 15 degrees, I'm already extremely sweaty and at forehead and back. Summer vacation is totally excluded. I was with many doctors but nobody could help me. Anti-sweating medications like Vagantin, Oxybutinin and Clonidine help me only a little and have too many side effects. I have also
  9. So I am done with the first month ! I am so happy that I am doing so great so far, my initial break outs weren't that bad it was very minor.. My black heads are almost all gone my side effects are disappearing slowly.. right now I have very minimal side effects, here's a list of what I had and how I am doing right now: Lips dryness is very minimal and controllable, ofc I have to contently apply lip balm. Almost no face dryness, my face feels very moisturized as I am applying a lot of fa
  10. Hey everyone! So I'm new here and this is my first post. I just started my accutane course yesterday, and I am taking 40mg of Claravis once a day. Last night I noticed I had some muscle pain about an hour after I took my first pill, is this normal? I looked at the list of side effects and it had muscle pain under the severe category so I'm a little worried now. If anyone with experience could give their input that would be great!
  11. HELP As the title says, I've been using differin since Wednesday (almost a week ago) and I've noticed my skin has become red, itchy and is peeling in the corner of my eyes. My doctor instructed me to not use differin in the eye area and so I followed his advice, however I've somehow managed to get the side effect of red blotches in the corners of my eyes. I tried to put a cetaphil moisturiser on them but it stings to put it on? If the moisturiser had a lot of chemicals in then I wouldn't be too
  12. Seems to work on my acne pretty well. Just wondering if there is a side effect I'm not aware of? ty
  13. Hey guys iv just taken my 7th dose of my isotretinion which is accutane as im lead to believe and ive already had some hair loss, nose bleeds, dry face, etc but on the 3rd day i got a small pain on my chest where it felt like someone had been sitting on me along with a cough, now im having constant coughing fits and it feels like theres water on my lungs. I also have a general feeling of being unwell and have for the past 4-5 days. I was wondering wether this could be due to the side effects and
  14. So I have decided just to start my third round of accutane. I was hesitant to start it as I have been on it twice before, both times with my acne returning a couple of years later, plus I can suffer from anxiety, which may, or may not be affected by the accutane, as I remember being an anxious person before I ever took accutane however not as bad but this may just be coincidence. My derm put me on a dose of 60mg a day, however I have decided to only take 40mg a day to try and reduce the risk
  15. Hey everyone, This is my first time posting, usually im just a lurker, but I have an issue which I need some opinions/advice on. I started accutane 3 weeks ago, just 20mg a day, and I have started experiencing what might be a weird side effect, if not, I have no clue why its happening. Anyway, my ears have been intermittently itchy, the skin on the back of them has turned a bit rough, they go bright red and now they have started swelling?? Today I woke up with one ear bright red and swollen s
  16. I am female, 20 years old. Are side effects of Diane 35 able to be felt after taking the first pill of the first month administered? Do my side effects give evidence of anxiety or the early stages before having a heart attack? Let me know if you have had a similar experience with this prescription, please! I have currently started taking Diane 35 for approximately the third or forth time in my life for my hormonal cystic acne. I have consumed the second pill from my first pack (first month
  17. I'm 10 weeks into my accutane treatment and my dermatologist just upped my dosage. But I just noticed these bumps on the back of my hand!! Wtf is this tell me it's not eczema ugh man Thats my left hand and those are cat scratches. But seriously has anyone else had this side effect? They weren't itchy until I read someone say they were itchy and now I think I'm just imagining it to be itchy. They're tiny and hardly noticeable. Thank you so much in advance for any replies I might receive
  18. Hi Guys!! i have a question for you that certainly are more informed about it than me.... i'm using BP treatment from 3 days and i wear make up every day all day.. so.. are there any side effects using foundation or bb cream?.. what is the most indicated between BBcream like (missha bb cream) or a normal foundation?.. i noticed that when i use bb cream for some hours my face begin to be covered of small pimples... like a little irritation.. maybe BB cream's ingredients are not compatible with
  19. Hey, I've noticed that after starting accutane, my pleasure during sex has pretty much gone. Like i cant feel anything good at all. I watched a docmentary on BBC 3 the other day called "Dying for Clear Skin" and there was a guy on it who was on accutane and completely lost his ability to get erections and enjoy sex permanently. I just wanted to know if it's possible for this to happen to girls and if anyone has experienced this too? Thank you! Sarah
  20. Hi there, I have a question to throw out here for anyone taking vyvanse/adderall/amphetamines in general. First off, I am prescribed adderall and vyvanse. I only started taking them a lot in the past 8 months. In these months I noticed small bumps on my skin that turned into acne and it continued to develop all over my face. My skin became dramatically oily and my head a bit itchier. Now my skin is in the worst condition it has ever been in. I have tried everything over these 8 months. F
  21. Hi all I was prescribed epiduo (adapalene & benzoyl peroxide) on Monday 10/3/14 by my GP. Im actually a trainee doctor, and had been in clinics all week with patients who the consultant prescribed this stuff to. She recommended it to me based on the history I gave her, so I went to see my gp and asked about it (ive already had years of acne, and tried pretty much everything else bar oral retinoids) About 2 months before now I stopped my OCP and my oral tetracyclines, wasn't currently
  22. Hi - I have a REAL question/concern. I started Accutane (Zenatane) about 6 weeks ago and after the first few weeks I noticed that my testicles were only about half their size. Since then, I've noticed my penis has also gotten smaller. It's much thinner and soft when fully erect. I'm in my late 20's and began Accutane as a last resort to acne I've had since my teens. I wasn't told about this side effect by the dermatologist or in the material I was sent by the manufacturer. I have
  23. I'm on my third month of accutane on 40mg a day as I've had a LOT of side effects, mainly being dry everywhere! Anyway one day I woke up with a weird white tiny lump on my upper waterline of my eye, it made my eye so so itchy for the whole day and it was uncomfortable to blink. I prodded it with a cotton bud in the evening and it basically burst straight away, so it was like having a yellow head type of spot on my waterline... then it was suddenly gone! I am just wondering anyone else has exp
  24. I am currently on epiduo and tetralysal for acne. ive been using epiduo now for a week. My skin slightly burns when I put it on/after using moisturizer, but it's honestly not been that bad or red. Sometimes my face itches during the day but I don't touch it. However my skin texture has become so weird! I don't know if you can see it in my photos, but the skin has gotten tiny tiny tiny bumps all over (scaly?), almost like goosebumps. It looks quite awful even if you can only see it up close. i
  25. recently my skin has been getting much dryer than it is usually on accutane and my arms and face are completely dry all over. Also, i have noticed that my nipples look a bit dry and flaky. I wanted to know whether other people have experienced this or if it's something else that is causing this??