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4 cycles of Accutane

Posted by
Robin on September 06, 2000 at 17:43:16:

I have had 4 seperate cycles of accutane, and average of 4-5 months at a time with about a 9 month to one year rest in between. Yes, I still get cysts but they are less frequent and heal faster.

I am wondering what damage could have been done, and if there are any studies about this. I am now struggling with muscle pain, fatigue, malaise, lowered immune function and no explaination. Could it be the result of the drug? I have not seen anything about the long term effects. HELP!



Re: 4 cycles of Accutane

Posted by
June on September 06, 2000 at 18:30:32:

In Reply to: 4 cycles of Accutane posted by Robin on September 06, 2000 at 17:43:16:

Robin,

Accutane, being a seriously strong medication with many warnings, could cause (and has for many people) quite a few problems. Read the package insert for the whole story or search the web for that disclosure. There is a ton of info on this site about Accutane, much of it about the adverse effects.

June



Re: 4 cycles of Accutane

Posted by Shannon on September 06, 2000 at 21:22:10:

In Reply to: 4 cycles of Accutane posted by Robin on September 06, 2000 at 17:43:16:

I think that you should definitely NOT take anymore accutane. Instead you should do what Dr. Stoll talks about on this website. I was on accutane once, and after 6 months my skin got bad again. Luckily, I stumbled onto this website and I decided to not go on a second treatment of sccutane; rather I begin doing SR and taking flax oil. My skin cleared up and I am so happy I did not go back on accutane. Well I gotta go do SR now.
Shannon



Accutane the miracle drug?

Posted by Darren on September 07, 2000 at 21:36:19:

In Reply to: Re: 4 cycles of Accutane posted by Shannon on September 06, 2000 at 21:22:10:

I had an extremely horrid case of acne at the age of 15, freshmen year in highschool. I'm currently 19 and for the past year my acne has had flare-ups. So is accutane the miracle drug? I'd give it two thumbs up. After my initial dose of accutane(approx. 2 1/2 months) My face and scarring at the time, was eliminated for over three years, no flare-ups whatsoever. Think thats amazing, well if you said yes, I'd have to agree with you. As I said before I do currently have "some" acne, but I'm excited to say that I've just started a new cycle and I'm already looking forward to seeing its effects in the near future.



Re: Accutane the miracle drug?

Posted by shannon on September 07, 2000 at 23:06:44:

In Reply to: Accutane the miracle drug? posted by Darren on September 07, 2000 at 21:36:19:

If accutane is such a miracle drug, than why is your skin breaking out again? This website discusses so many of the horrible side effects of accutane. I know for a fact that accutane does not work becuase it didn't work for me. What has worked was what Dr. Stoll talks about here. Read the acne archives and maybe you will think twice before you take your next cycle.



Re: Accutane the miracle drug?

Posted by
June on September 08, 2000 at 05:18:34:

In Reply to: Accutane the miracle drug? posted by Darren on September 07, 2000 at 21:36:19:

Darren,

Yikes! I know all presription drugs aren't for all people and I'm glad this worked for you, but Shannon is right about the [potentially] horrible side effects. For more permanent alternatives for the root causes of acne, you can read a lot of educational information on this 'site by doing a search. For now, may your liver prosper and your joints not ache!

June



Is accututane more work than its worth?

Posted by Darren on September 08, 2000 at 23:04:56:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane the miracle drug? posted by shannon on September 07, 2000 at 23:06:44:

OK ok ok, great feed-back from those those wrote in response to my last letter(June,shannon). This site is great because it Does discuss "all" the alternative medicines related to acne probs. Is accutane a problamatic drug, in accordance to side effects? YES the greatest being really really dry skin, and even more risk being liver failure. So are side effects worth it? well In my case it was, though I don't know how it will differ on a second cycle. I'm wondering how long those who didn't have a positive experience with accutane took the prescription for. Just to let everyone know, I am not a rep for those at Roche labs, nor do I have any desire to. I'm just very curious as to the "best" and fastest way of eliminating the dreaded acne. At 19 years old, acne is a horrific problem, its hard to uphold a high self-esteem when you can hardly bear to look in the mirror on a daily basis.



Re: Is accututane more work than its worth?

Posted by Shannon on September 10, 2000 at 03:00:42:

In Reply to: Is accututane more work than its worth? posted by Darren on September 08, 2000 at 23:04:56:

I luckily did not have any side effects from accutane, except for mildly dry lips. However, after 6 months my skin broke out again, and Iwas going to go back on acctane. I luckily found this website and my skin has cleared up doing SR (guided mediatation tapes) and by taking flaxseed oil capsules from GNC. i also take some other vitamins like vitamin e, beta carotine, lecithin, dandelion root and vitamin B6. I was fortunate that I did not suffer from accutane the way other people did. My advice to you is to try doing SR and taking flax oil and see what happens. I am sure it will work. It did for me.



Re: Is accututane more work than its worth? (Archive in Acne.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 10, 2000 at 09:49:00:

In Reply to: Re: Is accututane more work than its worth? posted by Shannon on September 10, 2000 at 03:00:42:

Thanks, Shannon, for your testimonial.

It continually amazes me how many people will do ANYTHING but wellness for this problem.

As I have said many times: "The worst side-effect of Accutane is when it DOES work since that takes away the incentive to do something to help the body mind with what is calling for."

It is just like taking a piece of tape and covering up the annoying warning light on your car's dashboard---rather than doing simething about what the light is warning about. NONE of us would consider doing something as stupid as that with our car but we routinely do it with the symptom supressing medications of the allopathic monopoly!

Remember, I AM trained as an allopath.

Walt



Re: Is accututane more work than its worth? (Archive in Acne.)

Posted by
ZEE on September 22, 2000 at 12:27:23:

In Reply to: Re: Is accututane more work than its worth? (Archive in Acne.) posted by Walt Stoll on September 10, 2000 at 09:49:00:

Does anyone know if the wellness program can help combat even the most severe forms of acne, like cystic acne, or is it only intended for mild acne? Also, has anyone ever taken hormonal supplements to combat acne, with any success? Thanks.



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