(Closed) Accutane + IBS

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Accutane & IBS
    I took accutane and I have IBS : (4 votes)
    31 %
    I took accutane and I do not have IBS : (5 votes)
    38 %
    other (explain) : (4 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I never took accutane but have IBS.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My doctor thinks I have IBS but I never took accutane. 

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I never took accutane, but my brother and Fiance did years ago and they both have some serious bowel issues. I heard that accutane has been linked to intestinal problems, but I’m interested to see what others have experienced!

    Post # 6
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    1325 posts
    Bumble bee

    I never have taken accutane and I have Crohn’s. Not sure if that’s helpful.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Darling Husband took accutane for years and suffers from SEVERAL conditions now. IBS being one 🙁

    Post # 10
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It is listed as a rare side effect of Accutane, so the two can be related.  I took Accutane and have had no problems.  I know two people that have Crohn’s and have never taken Accutane.  Some people who took Accutane and developed Crohn’s later might have developed Crohn’s or IBS anyway.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @firsttimemom: Like what, if you don’t mind me asking? I am thinking again of going on it, since the topicals seem to be doing next to nothing, but I want to get a good idea of the sorts of things I might be up against if I do.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @kelly105:  I took accutane about 9-10 years ago.  I am pretty sure I have either IBS or the most sensitive stomach on earth but I’ve always had a sensitive stomach so I’m not sure I can link the two.

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I took accutane and I don’t have IBS, but I do NOT recommend anyone to take accutane.  My younger brother also took it and after about 2 months (I think 2) he started to get really sick, then his body (particularly his low back) started aching.  It got to the point where he couldn’t walk.. Mind you he was perfectly healthy, in shape, football player type of kid.  He ended up in the hospital for 3 weeks, the doctors were pretty stumped, they were just giving him lots of pain meds and antibiotics.  Since it was not getting any better, they randomly decided to try steroids which thank god did the trick.  He got better in the next few weeks taking the steroids and as far as his health he is perfectly fine now.  The permanent damage is the scarring he has now.  We knew because I had taken the meds before him that accutane (and most acne meds) make you worse before you get better.  So at first we thought it was pretty normal, but it started getting to a point that was just awful (of course the derm. said it was normal..) Basically the acne goy worse and worse leading up to the point when he got really sick.  It was like gigantic cystic acne everywhere (face, back, chest..).

    So to go over why I hate accutane:

    My brother was sick for about 3 months, not able to walk for 3 weeks, not knowing if he would recover from whatever accutane had caused, took major time out of his junior year of school (he was taking mult AP classes), and left him with terrible scars.

    I really hope one day there will be an completely effective treatment for acne that is safe for everyone.. Accutane is definitely not it.

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