Took Accutane for 2 months last year at 40mg

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Where are you from (country)? India

How did you find this forum (Google search – if so, what search terms? Via link from a forum or website – if so, what page? Other?) AccutaneDamage

What is your current age, height, weight? My Age 26, My Weight could be 80kg

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? I took isotretinoin/Accutane

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 40mg first month, 20mg next month

What condition was being treated with the drug? i got acne in my neck, back and chest

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 2months

How old were you, and WHEN (date) did you start the drug? 26

How old were you when you quit, and WHEN (date) did you quit? 26

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? very depression and severe itchy scalp, and i got ED too, once stopped the medicine i get back to normal on ED

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? second week

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? itchy scalp, hair thinning

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Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Erectile Dysfunction
Complete Impotence
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Watery Ejaculate
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
Suicidal Thoughts

Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
Muscle Wastage
Muscle Weakness
Joint Pain
Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Prostate pain
Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Hearing loss
Increased hair loss
Frequent urination
Lowered body temperature

Other (please explain)

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug?

If you have pre or post-drug blood tests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (please post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)?

Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience?

Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug.

Hi karthickeyan,

Welcome to our forum! I am sorry that you are suffering from side effects from Accutane.

You say you are 26 and started/quit Accutane at 26 as well. Do you mind telling us how long ago you quit? Many people recover within a couple of weeks to a couple of months. So, time is probably on your side!

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