Accutane v. supplements

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  1. AndrewLD

    AndrewLD New Member

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    So I recently started taking accutane. I was wondering if it is still safe to take the staple supplements—fish oil, whey, etc. :dunno:
     
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    yeah
     
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    y not
     
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    Accutane is really tough on the liver and you should avoid shit with a lot of vitamin a
     
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    nice :wiggle:
     
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    Man accutane sucked cock. Bad nosebleeds, low back was pumped to shit 24/7. I actually didn't deadlift at all really while on accutane because I couldn't stand the low back ache.
     
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    I get upper back pain a lot. :hs:
     
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    I never had any problems taking accutane while doing judo/jiu-jitsu.

    Like you said though, just be cautious of the vitamin a.
     
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    This all happend to me too but I still did deads.i still gained just as fine though.
     
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    Any sides yet? I need to get a script soon.
     
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    The only side effect I had when on Accutane was severe dry lips.
    Other than that, I was ok.

    I've also heard it makes you bruise more easily

    I have taken 4 - 3 month cycles of Accutane FYI
     
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    I had really bad dry skin on accutane, but that's it.

    I don't see why you couldn't take those regular supps. If you were on some sort of oral steroid than yeah, you might want to cut that out.

    When I was on accutane (single 6 month run), I had to get my bloodwork done monthly by my dermatologist.
     
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    4 cycles of accutane?! holy shit!!

    3 months is rather short though, no? maybe that's why you had to run it 4 times.
     
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    oh... and i have been off accutane for 2.5 years and i still get dry skin only on my face though. have to moisturize everyday after the shower. was never like that pre-accutane. it's a pain in the ass.
     
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    i've been off it for like 8 years and sometimes my skin still feels dry like jonno. I definitely have to moisturize my face/neck after the shower even though i don't use any soap on my face. It's a miracle drug though I had such bad acne until I took it at 14 years old. :bowdown: Now I just get it on my back and sometimes I get real small zits on my face or neck but probably normal for 22 years old :dunno:
     
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    surprised you got put on accutane at such a young age dude. i had to go to 3 different derms to finally get it at 19 and it's a shame because if i had hopped on it at 17 i could have avoided a lot of scarring. i think the trick is to find a young derm if you're looking for it.
     
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    I think my first cycle was 6 months now that I think about it.

    I don't like myself being on Accutane, it is such a pain and not worth the trouble. My face is crap now but don't care.

    Lifting doesnt need a clear face.
     
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    I hated having acne. Just me though. Even now if I break out that shit bothers me. In general I'm a very pretty guy and I don't like zits and shit.
     
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    I don't understand that.... if a kid has bad acne why won't the docs just give them what they know will help fix it?


    My dermatologist didn't hesitate he just perscribed it immediately. I had some scars for a year or two but they went away :dunno: It also helps that my facial hair is super thick and dark so I bet I still have some marks that would be visible if I didn't have a 24/7 5 o clock shadow going :o
     
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    exactly. it sucks having breakouts in your 20's....
     
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    BustaNut God help us A-LOL!

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    id just stick to the basic supps
     
  22. don't take multivitamins because of the Vitamin A
     
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    Interesting how many bros have taken this stuff.

    My fiancee is about to get on it this week.
     
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    my girl tried to get it from the same derm I got it from and she was denied. Funny cuz when I got it I had mild acne at best. I just went in and said I want tane or nothing, he was like sure bro.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I cared..thats why I was on Accutane.

    But to me, It was not worth being on it. From the blood tests to the dry lips, and i seriously think i had some sort of mental side effect.
     
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