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Offlinekeepontruckin
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The Accutane Case...
    #3196129 - 09/29/04 05:05 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Well, I took the plunge.
Made the appointment for the doctor to get the acne checked out and she talked to me like it was a horrible thing. I have the worst case on my back, and its apparently not good. For the next few months i'm on a regiment of strong antibiotics and some medical pads.

My doctor said that this probably won't work. She was very clear to state that since she believed the antibiotics would not work, that I will probably be put on Accutane sometime in January. At first, I thought fine. But then she started asking me a load of questions, mostly concerned with mental health. This got me concerned a bit.

I told her a had anxiety problems but she still said I should be fine on the Accutane. I did a little research on it and it looks like this stuff is no good for somebody with a not so stable mind. Not to say my mind isnt stable, I've just had bouts of pretty bad anxiety in the past (not lately, but in the past) and it's definitely something I don't want to come back.

So I'm a bit torn. I read some of the old posts on this issue that have been around the forums and generally people said they were on it and got through it but that the 6 months you are on it, it's hell. Should I tell my doctor I don't think I should be taking this or tell her that we should try it? It's ultimately up to me because I'm the one that actually has to sign a waiver that says I won't hold anybody liable if I end up killing myself as a result of Accutance. I've never had a medication where I had to sign a waiver like this. And from what I've read, if you get the mental side effects, they don't go away when your off the medication. They can take a few months to a few years to disappear again.

Any advice? Ideas? Experiences?


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3196385 - 09/29/04 06:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Acne is a part of growing up. Wash your face when you wake up, and before bed, when I had acne, I used that proactive stuff, it was pretty good, but really, time was the best cure.

If going on acutane is causing this much stress, I'd say stay away, besides, don't you have to get your liver checked while you're on it? Bad news.....


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3196402 - 09/29/04 06:20 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

acutane sucks, but it saved my life


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #3196408 - 09/29/04 06:24 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

how did it save your life?


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3197760 - 09/29/04 11:48 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Taking antibiotics for an extended period of time is not good either and if yer acne is fairly bad its definatly not going to work.

Fuck the antibiotics if yer acne is bad. Accutane will work. The hype around accutane is BS. Its just like vitamin A. What group of people are most likely to kill them selves... think of it.

It all started when some guy's (government dude i think) died and they blamed it on accutane. Accutane is just like vitamin a or somthing.


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3198090 - 09/30/04 12:59 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Just my opinion.
Try everything before doing stupid shit like this...
I too had acne and still get the odd pimple (im only 18) I didnt have the worse case but tried the proactive stuff and it was good. Works well.

Accutane will dry you out. If this is the root you want to go prepare to have lots of chapstick and hand lotion. One of my friends went on accutane and now thinks he would rather have the acne because it left him now with a flushed face 24/7 and he feels like his face is on fire at times.


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3198118 - 09/30/04 01:05 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Accutane worked for me, and m y late teen years were filled with nasty depression. I'm still alive and kickin', years later!

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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: baraka]
    #3198142 - 09/30/04 01:10 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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The hype around accutane is BS.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Hilarious......

Nice.....

Well, I mean you are knowledgable, but yeah, I'll look into the FDA as well....

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Read this Medication Guide every time you get a prescription or a refill for Accutane (ACK-u-tane). There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your prescriber (doctor or other health care provider).

What is the most important information I should know about Accutane?
Accutane is used to treat a type of severe acne (nodular acne) that has not been helped by other treatments, including antibiotics. However, Accutane can cause serious side effects. Before starting Accutane, discuss with your prescriber how bad your acne is, the possible benefits of Accutane, and its possible side effects, to decide if Accutane is right for you. Your prescriber will ask you to read and sign a form or forms indicating you understand some of the serious risks of Accutane.

Possible serious side effects of taking Accutane include birth defects and mental disorders.
1. Birth defects. Accutane can cause birth defects (deformed babies) if taken by a pregnant woman. It can also cause miscarriage (losing the baby before birth), premature (early) birth, or death of the baby. Do not take Accutane if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while you are taking Accutane. Do not get pregnant for 1 month after you stop taking Accutane. Also, if you get pregnant while taking Accutane, stop taking it right away and call your prescriber.

All females should read the section in this Medication Guide "What are the important warnings for females taking Accutane?"

2. Mental problems and suicide. Some patients, while taking Accutane or soon after stopping Accutane, have become depressed or developed other serious mental problems. Symptoms of these problems include sad, "anxious" or empty mood, irritability, anger, loss of pleasure or interest in social or sports activities, sleeping too much or too little, changes in weight or appetite, school or work performance going down, or trouble concentrating. Some patients taking Accutane have had thoughts about hurting themselves or putting an end to their own lives (suicidal thoughts). Some people tried to end their own lives. And some people have ended their own lives. There were reports that some of these people did not appear depressed. No one knows if Accutane caused these behaviors or if they would have happened even if the person did not take Accutane.

All patients should read the section in this Medication Guide "What are the signs of mental problems?"

For other possible serious side effects of Accutane, see "What are the possible side effects of Accutane?" in this Medication Guide.

What are the important warnings for females taking Accutane?
You must not become pregnant while taking Accutane, or for 1 month after you stop taking Accutane. Accutane can cause severe birth defects in babies of women who take it while they are pregnant, even if they take Accutane for only a short time. There is an extremely high risk that your baby will be deformed or will die if you are pregnant while taking Accutane. Taking Accutane also increases the chance of miscarriage and premature births.

Female patients will not get their first prescription for Accutane unless there is proof they have had 2 negative pregnancy tests. The first test must be done when your prescriber decides to prescribe Accutane. The second pregnancy test must be done during the first 5 days of the menstrual period right before starting Accutane therapy, or as instructed by your prescriber. Each month of treatment, you must have a negative result from a urine or serum pregnancy test. Female patients cannot get another prescription for Accutane unless there is proof that they have had a negative pregnancy test.

A yellow self-adhesive Accutane Qualification Sticker on your prescription indicates to the pharmacist that you are qualified by your prescriber to get Accutane.

While you are taking Accutane, you must use effective birth control. You must use 2 separate effective forms of birth control at the same time for at least 1 month before starting Accutane, while you take it, and for 1 month after you stop taking it. You can either discuss effective birth control methods with your prescriber or go for a free visit to discuss birth control with another physician or family planning expert. Your prescriber can arrange this free visit, which will be paid for by the manufacturer.

You must use 2 separate forms of effective birth control because any method, including birth control pills and sterilization, can fail. There are only 2 reasons you would not need to use 2 separate methods of effective birth control:

You have had your womb removed by surgery (a hysterectomy).
You are absolutely certain you will not have genital-to-genital sexual contact with a male before, during, and for 1 month after Accutane treatment.
If you have sex at any time without using 2 forms of effective birth control, get pregnant, or miss your period, stop using Accutane and call your prescriber right away.

All patients should read the rest of this Medication Guide.

What are the signs of mental problems?
Tell your prescriber if, to the best of your knowledge, you or someone in your family has ever had any mental illness, including depression, suicidal behavior, or psychosis. Psychosis means a loss of contact with reality, such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Also, tell your prescriber if you take medicines for any of these problems.

Stop using Accutane and tell your provider right away if you:

? Start to feel sad or have crying spells

? Lose interest in activities you once enjoyed

? Sleep too much or have trouble sleeping

? Become more irritable than usual

? Have a change in your appetite or body weight

? Have trouble concentrating

? Withdraw from your friends or family

? Feel like you have no energy

? Have feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt

? Start having thoughts about hurting yourself or taking your own life (suicidal thoughts)

What is Accutane?
Accutane is used to treat the most severe form of acne (nodular acne) that cannot be cleared up by any other acne treatments, including antibiotics. In severe nodular acne, many red, swollen, tender lumps form in the skin. These can be the size of pencil erasers or larger. If untreated, nodular acne can lead to permanent scars. However, because Accutane can have serious side effects, you should talk with your prescriber about all of the possible treatments for your acne, and whether Accutane?s possible benefits outweigh its possible risks.

Who should not take Accutane?
? Do not take Accutane if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or become pregnant during Accutane treatment. Accutane causes severe birth defects. All females should read the section "What are the important warnings for females taking Accutane?" for more information and warnings about Accutane and pregnancy.

? Do not take Accutane unless you completely understand its possible risks and are willing to follow all of the instructions in this Medication Guide.

Tell your prescriber if you or someone in your family has had any kind of mental problems, asthma, liver disease, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis (bone loss), weak bones, anorexia nervosa (an eating disorder where people eat too little), or any other important health problems. Tell your prescriber about any food or drug allergies you have had in the past. These problems do not necessarily mean you cannot take Accutane, but your prescriber needs this information to discuss if Accutane is right for you.

How should I take Accutane?
? You will get no more than a 30-day supply of Accutane at a time, to be sure you check in with your prescriber each month to discuss side effects.

? Your prescription should have a special yellow self-adhesive sticker attached to it. The sticker is YELLOW. If your prescription does not have this yellow self-adhesive sticker, call your prescriber. The pharmacy should not fill your prescription unless it has the yellow self-adhesive sticker.

? The amount of Accutane you take has been specially chosen for you and may change during treatment.

? You will take Accutane 2 times a day with a meal, unless your prescriber tells you otherwise. Swallow your Accutane capsules with a full glass of liquid. This will help prevent the medication inside the capsule from irritating the lining of your esophagus (connection between mouth and stomach). For the same reason, do not chew or suck on the capsule.

? If you miss a dose, just skip that dose. Do not take 2 doses the next time.

? You should return to your prescriber as directed to make sure you don?t have signs of serious side effects. Because some of Accutane?s serious side effects show up in blood tests, some of these visits may involve blood tests (monthly visits for female patients should always include a urine or serum pregnancy test).

What should I avoid while taking Accutane?
? Do not get pregnant while taking Accutane. See "What is the most important information I should know about Accutane?" and "What are the important warnings for females taking Accutane?"

? Do not breast feed while taking Accutane and for 1 month after stopping Accutane. We do not know if Accutane can pass through your milk and harm the baby.

? Do not give blood while you take Accutane and for 1 month after stopping Accutane. If someone who is pregnant gets your donated blood, her baby may be exposed to Accutane and may be born with birth defects.

? Do not take vitamin A supplements. Vitamin A in high doses has many of the same side effects as Accutane. Taking both together may increase your chance of getting side effects.

? Do not have cosmetic procedures to smooth your skin, including waxing, dermabrasion, or laser procedures, while you are using Accutane and for at least 6 months after you stop. Accutane can increase your chance of scarring from these procedures. Check with your prescriber for advice about when you can have cosmetic procedures.

? Avoid sunlight and ultraviolet lights as much as possible. Tanning machines use ultraviolet lights. Accutane may make your skin more sensitive to light.

? Do not use birth control pills that do not contain estrogen ("minipills"). They may not work while you take Accutane. Ask your prescriber or pharmacist if you are not sure what type you are using.

? Talk with your doctor if you plan to take other drugs or herbal products. This is especially important for patients using birth control pills and other hormonal types of birth control because the birth control may not work as effectively if you are taking certain drugs or herbal products. You should not take the herbal supplement St. John?s Wort because this herbal supplement may make birth control pills not work as effectively.

? Talk with your doctor if you are currently taking an oral or injected corticosteroid or anticonvulsant (seizure) medication prior to using Accutane. These drugs may weaken your bones.

? Do not share Accutane with other people. It can cause birth defects and other serious health problems.

? Do not take Accutane with antibiotics unless you talk to your prescriber. For some antibiotics, you may have to stop taking Accutane until the antibiotic treatment is finished. Use of both drugs together can increase the chances of getting increased pressure in the brain.

What are the possible side effects of Accutane?
Accutane has possible serious side effects

? Accutane can cause birth defects, premature births, and death in babies whose mothers took Accutane while they were pregnant. See "What is the most important information I should know about Accutane?" and "What are the important warnings for females taking Accutane?"

? Serious mental health problems. See "What is the most important information I should know about Accutane?"

? Serious brain problems. Accutane can increase the pressure in your brain. This can lead to permanent loss of sight, or in rare cases, death. Stop taking Accutane and call your prescriber right away if you get any of these signs of increased brain pressure: bad headache, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Also, some patients taking Accutane have had seizures (convulsions) or stroke.

? Abdomen (stomach area) problems. Certain symptoms may mean that your internal organs are being damaged. These organs include the liver, pancreas, bowel (intestines), and esophagus (connection between mouth and stomach). If your organs are damaged, they may not get better even after you stop taking Accutane. Stop taking Accutane and call your prescriber if you get severe stomach, chest or bowel pain, trouble swallowing or painful swallowing, new or worsening heartburn, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, yellowing of your skin or eyes, or dark urine.

? Bone and muscle problems. Accutane may affect bones, muscles, and ligaments and cause pain in your joints or muscles. Tell your prescriber if you plan vigorous physical activity during treatment with Accutane. Tell your prescriber if you develop pain, particularly back pain or joint pain. There are reports that some patients have had stunted growth after taking Accutane for acne as directed. There are also some reports of broken bones or reduced healing of broken bones after taking Accutane for acne as directed. No one knows if taking Accutane for acne will affect your bones. If you have a broken bone, tell your provider that you are taking Accutane. Muscle weakness with or without pain can be a sign of serious muscle damage. If this happens, stop taking Accutane and call your prescriber right away.

? Hearing problems. Some people taking Accutane have developed hearing problems. It is possible that hearing loss can be permanent. Stop using Accutane and call your prescriber if your hearing gets worse or if you have ringing in your ears.

? Vision problems. While taking Accutane you may develop a sudden inability to see in the dark, so driving at night can be dangerous. This condition usually clears up after you stop taking Accutane, but it may be permanent. Other serious eye effects can occur. Stop taking Accutane and call your prescriber right away if you have any problems with your vision or dryness of the eyes that is painful or constant.

? Lipid (fats and cholesterol in blood) problems. Many people taking Accutane develop high levels of cholesterol and other fats in their blood. This can be a serious problem. Return to your prescriber for blood tests to check your lipids and to get any needed treatment. These problems generally go away when Accutane treatment is finished.

? Allergic reactions. In some people, Accutane can cause serious allergic reactions. Stop taking Accutane and get emergency care right away if you develop hives, a swollen face or mouth, or have trouble breathing. Stop taking Accutane and call your prescriber if you develop a fever, rash, or red patches or bruises on your legs.

? Signs of other possibly serious problems. Accutane may cause other problems. Tell your prescriber if you have trouble breathing (shortness of breath), are fainting, are very thirsty or urinate a lot, feel weak, have leg swelling, convulsions, slurred speech, problems moving, or any other serious or unusual problems. Frequent urination and thirst can be signs of blood sugar problems.

Serious permanent problems do not happen often. However, because the symptoms listed above may be signs of serious problems, if you get these symptoms, stop taking Accutane and call your prescriber. If not treated, they could lead to serious health problems. Even if these problems are treated, they may not clear up after you stop taking Accutane.

Accutane has less serious possible side effects
The common less serious side effects of Accutane are dry skin, chapped lips, dry eyes, and dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds. People who wear contact lenses may have trouble wearing them while taking Accutane and after therapy. Sometimes, people?s acne may get worse for a while. They should continue taking Accutane unless told to stop by their prescriber.

These are not all of Accutane?s possible side effects. Your prescriber or pharmacist can give you more detailed information that is written for health care professionals.

This Medication Guide is only a summary of some important information about Accutane. Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. If you have any concerns or questions about Accutane, ask your prescriber. Do not use Accutane for a condition for which it was not prescribed.

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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3198725 - 09/30/04 03:29 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Accutante is simply a Vitamin A analogue. The same as you don't eat loads of Polar Bear liver to stay alive, you don't overdo this drug. Fuck. It's got a pretty solid track history. Unless you plan on becoming pregnant I really wouldn't worry too much.

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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: GnuBobo]
    #3198910 - 09/30/04 05:34 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I used to have mild-moderate acne and started taking antibiotics (doxycycline)
It was like a magic bullet, no more acne, absolutely no side effects, and cost literally 1c per day
People take Accutane way too lightly IMHO


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3201209 - 09/30/04 08:52 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Serious brain problems. Accutane can increase the pressure in your brain. This can lead to permanent loss of sight, or in rare cases, death. Stop taking Accutane and call your prescriber right away if you get any of these signs of increased brain pressure: bad headache, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Also, some patients taking Accutane have had seizures (convulsions) or stroke.

Vision problems. While taking Accutane you may develop a sudden inability to see in the dark, so driving at night can be dangerous. This condition usually clears up after you stop taking Accutane, but it may be permanent. Other serious eye effects can occur.


Accutane = bad.

None of the drugs I consume could ever do that, even if you did a ton of the chemical.

Now I know these are "rare" side effects- but they obviously HAVE happened before...= NOT good.

My 2 cents.


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3201885 - 09/30/04 11:37 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks for all the responses.
Acne, or skin problems in general, have a history in my family. For somebody my age, I don't think acne should be much of a problem anymore. But unfortunantly it is. My father had the same problem.

I'm hoping for the best from the antibiotics, we'll have to wait and see.


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3204755 - 10/01/04 08:01 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i took accutane when i had a raging panic disorder, and i was fine....in fact i neve rhad a problem on it.

And it worked wonders.

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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: Kremlin]
    #3205620 - 10/02/04 02:51 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

o00ooo0o0o0 i love these forums in witch everyone tells you something different!
i'm very sorry about your troubles, this accutane sounds very intresting..i guess you'll just have to ask yourself "how far am i willing to go"
mabey give it a shot, and as soon as you feel uncomfterble about something, just stop.
have you asked your doc weather they know of any other alterentive treatment?
or mabey just check out a local health food store, and ask for a good skin care product?

how far you want to go with this accutane is up to you, just remember to listen to your body.

good luck!


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: Skikid16]
    #3208924 - 10/03/04 03:33 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Skikid16 said:
how did it save your life?




after high school i developed a terrible case of acne, it hit me around age 19-20 ...my acne turned me into a hermit...good thing i had a girlfriend who stuck with me, or i would have really flipped out...i tried soo many medications, none stopped the acne....finally i went on accutane and it cleared me up in a month...yeah the dry skin and the dry lips sucked, but it was worth it...i have some scarring, but it could have been worse


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3209554 - 10/03/04 12:50 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I took accutane. I had some baaaad acne, nothing else worked. So a dermatologist prescribed me onto some accutane (which is the strongest drug on the market for acne)

No side effects whatsover. It worked, and I'm loving it. My face is all smooth and handsome now. I have to fend the girls off :smile: eheh


but there is one thing which I hated about it (but it's neccessary... ya know) is it dries your facial skin out soooo much.

Be sure to pick up a gigantic bottle of moisturizing cream (I had some stuff called Curel and I highly reccomend it)

But yeah, accutane works.


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3209563 - 10/03/04 12:56 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I took Accutane and it worked wonders for me. I didn't notice any mental change. My face and lips did get really dry but with that being the only side effect I'm VERY glad I took it because I was 21 yers old and was still getting bad acne.


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: Skikid16]
    #3210799 - 10/03/04 08:31 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Give the antibiotics a chance before you start worrying about accutane. Even if they don't clear it up 100%, it would be rare that they didn't help at all. My brother and I both had great results from antibiotics and retin-A.

This was years ago... I don't know if accutane was around then. lol The point is, it was enough & my brother had acne horribly. Didn't completely clear him up, but it got him looking human again. lol


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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: Teragon]
    #3211113 - 10/03/04 10:06 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Serious brain problems. Accutane can increase the pressure in your brain. This can lead to permanent loss of sight, or in rare cases, death. Stop taking Accutane and call your prescriber right away if you get any of these signs of increased brain pressure: bad headache, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Also, some patients taking Accutane have had seizures (convulsions) or stroke.





THat's kind of freaky, since i got that MRI this past summer and i had enlarged ventricles :P  Increased intracranial pressure would sure do that.

hmm...

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Re: The Accutane Case... [Re: keepontruckin]
    #3216647 - 10/05/04 01:43 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

From personal experience, I can say I had no mental problems from the drug. There have been cases of suicide with people on the drug, and anecdotal evidence suggesting it causes depression, but I personally think there's no case to believe this. The drug sucks ass physically, your skin gets dry and flaky, joint pains, and if I were you I wouldn't take any other drugs (alcohol included) while on it. Works for what it's supposed to though.


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