I took Accutane for my acne problem for about 2 months and realised that I started getting severe joint pains almost everywhere (feets, elbows, shoulder, knees, etc.). Never had this problem before. I stopped it after that. Its been about three weeks and the pain still has not gone away. I can barely walk. Back of my feets hurt so bad and so does the knee. It has been a very frustrating expereince. So, I would like to see if there is someone who has experienced the similar pain and how long it took them to start feeling better or to be able to walk properly. I am more interested in knowing about the joint pains from Accutane rather than knowing about how good the Accutane is for clearing up acne. It would be great if you could focus on these HUGE side effects rather than how miraculously it works for certain people. I would appreciate it if you could share your joint pain expereinces and its duration.Thank you.
It all depends on the person.. I'd recommend taking Glucosamine Sulfate, 2000mg 2x daily. That helped me a lot. I took it for about a year and then got off it and didn't notice any joint pain from that point on.
Hope this helps.
Hey I had severe joint pain from accutane in my knees since I am a runner and slightly in my back. I am very sensitive to medications and my dermatologist told me that it would take anywhere from 2-3 months to be 100 percent better she said there would be a significant improvement in 6 weeks almost 80 percent better. It’s kinda a long time but it does get better she ensured me that this is not permanent but to be patient since this take time.
I am currently on my last month of accutane. My heels hurt SO bad. My back aches alot. I walk slow and funny after driving for an hour straight. If anyone were to try to hurt me, I couldn't run from them because the pain is so bad. I'm hoping the pain goes away. Take motrin 800mg for inflammation and pain. Also, take some joint pain relief over the counter pills.
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