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Where are you from (Estonia)?
What is your current age, height, weight? 26, 188cm, 88kg
What specific drug did you use isotretinoin/Accutane
What dose did you take ? one dose of 40 mg
How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 26
What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation?
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[ x] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
[x ] Erectile Dysfunction
[x ] Loss of Morning Erections
[x ] Loss of Spontaneous Erections
[x ] Loss of Nocturnal Erections
[x ] Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility
Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Severe Depression / Melancholy
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Increased hair loss
Lowered body temperature
Other (please explain)
Sorry english is not my first language.
I was thinking to share my story for 7 months and here I am.
It’s hard to believe but yes, it is happened just from single pill. It was generic accutane from India. I never in my life experienced impotency. No matter what state of mind I was, whether sad, stressed, depressed, oppressed or whatever I always was able to get an erection. And then suddenly, next day after I took a pill I couldn’t get it up from watching porn.It was completely dead. It felt my mind isn’t connected with penis. I went to google and found that ED could happen. So for two months I was 100 % impotent. I was trying some different herbs and hormones like DHEA. There was little to no effect and I lost any hope. I was able to get some response when trying to masturbate. Penis was responding to physical stimulation, but it was impossible to maintain erection. One night I was thinking about girl and I can’t explain how it happened but it was the first time in 3 months it got hard from my thoughts.It was miracle for me. I felt so relieved that day. unfortunately ‘’ recovery’’ didn’t last so long and the situation is very unstable, it feels like that my brain/body is following some cycles. For 2 months i can be impotent, then come back almost to normal, then back again to not being able to get hard and back and forth. Something is affecting my condition. Maybe there is some pattern, maybe herbs i was taking or even food. At the moment I still have ED and low libido. Its like some brain signal, that is responsible for sexual arousal is suppressed. I don’t have any morning wood for 8 months. And I don’t feel any chemistry when being with a girl as I felt it before. I experience only sexual problems and I dont have any other issues like most of accutane sufferers. Does PFS and PAS share the similar mechanisms ? I haven’t found any separate community of accutane sufferers. I guess I will follow now the researchers here, some of the studies sound quite promissing. Will continue exploring herbs and possible theories.