acne medication and pssd

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Have you taken any acne medication before you took an ssri, eg Isotretinoin/(ro)accutane?

yes
12
48%
no
13
52%
 
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kamikaz3
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Re: acne medication and pssd

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Yep i took accutane when I was 17, 1.5 years before I took Paxil... I didn't notice anything whilst on it in terms of libido or anything. Still very high. But the SSRI's fucked me.
Charm the Snake
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Yep. I did. Isotretinoin, duration of treatment was 2 months.
from a level of 1 to 4, 4 being the most severe cystic face you've seen, my acne was a 2.8 to 3. Perhaps 3.2 on its worst. Cystic.
Didn't notice any sexual symptoms while on the drug, except the typical lip dryness etc. None whatsoever when related to what came with PSSD.
For what it's worth, my acne is completely cleared up now.
R3m3dy
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I did not take any medication for acne. A couple years ago, which was some years in to my PSSD, my younger brother came home from the doctor with a prescription for accutane. I made him (somewhat reluctantly) throw it in the trash after showing some of the potential consequences of taking it to him and my mother. Thinking back I am extremely grateful that I was there and he hadn't filled the prescription and started taking it. It is possible that I am genetically vulnerable to both PSSD and PAS, and by extension my brother could be as well. The idea of him having to experience even a fraction of what I have makes me sick. He may just have dodged the biggest bullet of his life
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addendum: i also took minocycline a couple of times. minocycline is an interesting topic for pssd aswell. has some interesting properties and is, quoting from memory, anti anhedonic, pro-dopaminergic, neurorestorative (hippocampus?). eh, cant recall. take it with a grain of salt. and i think it can also be responsible for derealization

has anyone else been taking this?
popike27
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Its very interesting because in my family there were four people (father, brother and my two cousins) who took medication for acne. The only reason I did't take is that I took oral contraceptive pill instead.
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I took roaccutane for a couple of months when I was 20. My acne was also extremely severe and cystic and all over my face.
I don't recall any sexual side effects at the time, but the roaccutane definitely caused terrible depression (a listed side effect), which led to my first period of taking an SSRI.
I sometimes wonder if the roaccutane made me more prone to PSSD. After coming off SSRI the first time, I think I had a milder form of PSSD without realising, and then fully recovered over time before eventually making the mistake of taking SSRI again...
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Yeah, I took Doxycycline for acne a few months before I took Pristiq...
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