Problems With Accutane

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michael b barclay Says:

hi my name is Michael an i took ACCUTANE about 8 years ago n never realized that it could have possibly effected my life in any way. however, I've been extremely on edge and verbally and physically abusive throughout this time. i never could understand why i was so angry an i really still don't know why but after reading up on this medication it really seems too apply to me. I've also had bowel problems that Ive continued too make excuses for an still have never talked too anyone about it. I'm scared cause i love my family an friends but sometimes my aggression seems too take over me an it scares the living hell out of me! i love my family and i want answers. PLEASE GIVE ME ADVISE CAUSE I'm STARTING TO THINK IVE JUST BEEN A LUNATIC ALL THESE YEARS!

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I just ran across ur comment this morning and felt I should help you gain a bit of peace and comfort from a fellow Acutane user. I used it my junior year of high school, and it did completely annihilate whatever scarring and blotchiness my acne could have left. I was so excited that I was finally starting to look pretty and normal (peer pressure in highschool is rough), I didn't even consider the major side effects until just recently when I started seeing lawyer ads on tv about how the drug is now causing ulverative colitis and Chrones... thinking back, i do remember them saying something about possible heightened aggression, or on the other end, depression, which is why they had to keep up with monthly visits to make sure i wasn't suicidal... so theres good news and bad news, the good news is, the aggression ur experiencing that seems unreasonable or without motive, that is natural side effect and the sooner you terminate treatment, the sooner you will be back to your normal happy self. the bad news... you, me, and everyone else in the world who decided to use this stupid drug pretty much have opened up alot of other potential health problems, nothing we can do to delay it, just gotta hope that were lucky enough to squeak by with little to no long term side effects. I know this is pretty depressing stuff, just hope that either u can quit before its too late, or u can sue for medical malpractice, im dealing with a bit of digestive issues and possible infertility and im only TWENTY ONE! so perhaps im only seeing the tip of the iceberg right now, i just hope that justice and retribution will be handed out to everyone affected by that stupid failed cancer pill.

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Stephanie Says:

You should not keep what you are dealing with a secret from your family. You need help and it could just be that you have a chemical imbalance of the brain and need to be seeing a psychiatrist. Please consult with your doctor. I know that your symptoms are embarassing to discuss but as a fellow sufferer I can tell you that getting the treatment you need will make you a MUCH happier person than you are today. Plus, your doctor is dealing with patients that would give their eye teeth to have the symptoms you have rather than the diagnoses that they may have. Get help before it gets worse or beyond repair. Take care and good luck!

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robert Says:

From My experience....(having taken the accutane almost 25 yrs ago)
The Problems you are experiencing need to be dealt with by a Doctor (JUST be careful what they prescribe)
Try all of the Non Medical treatments you can the way of Healthy medicine....The NEw Age Stuff...Like Meditation...and that sort of thing...
Of course...Everyone IS Different...and This POISON Accutane will affect everyone in a different way....
But ...Depression seems to be a KEY the Aftermath...
I will not try to scare you or anyone else with what is going on in MY Life...and has been snowballing for nearly 20 years...since My Accutane Poisoning...
GOD do friends and Family knowing what you are going through....
BEst of Luck.....

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Lexi Says:

I really do not think accutane is to blame for this medication. You have been off that long and I think it is probably something else that is the cause. If you were still on it then I would say it is possible but 8 yrs later I do not think you can blame the medication. I took it twice and never had any problems with it.

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T Says:
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Unless you have gone to medical school and are licensed to practice medicine, I do not think that you are qualified to draw the conclusion that he was not previously or currently affected by the medication. I wish ppl would stop giving medical advice when they aren't a licensed medical doctor.

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