Accutane and hypothyroidism

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It did bring up alot of serious side effects and developing hypothyroidism was discussed. As for cancer, I did not see and relation. That however does not mean it may have not promoted something. When you are unstable with hypothyroidism, commonly a nodule can form on the thyroid gland. However that nodule forms into cancer, I don't know. Sorry about the minimal information, there wasn't much out there to really look at.
I can say, nothing has helped the way accutane has. I got a hair cut and made the mistake of getting my hair texturized. My cousin made a comment about my hair so, now I am concerned about it thinning. Upon further inspection, it feels thinner near the crown but, she did texturize my hair. Also, I was laying on it in a certain spot. I took a video with my phone for further inspection finding nothing but I will keep a close eye on it. Is rogain out of the question while on accutane?
I have tried everything, I mean EVERYTHING (including accutane twice!) and although at certain times it is more under control, it has never completely gone away. It was getting much better about a year ago but then I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have been taking levothyroxin for a couple of months now and the acne is back in full force. I am underweight for my age and height but have lots of problems with facial hair (way to much for a girl!
after that i had Shaking in my hand (for 3 month then it removed) and bad concentration (i did not know till now why i did not go dr may i was thinking that is not problem ) after 4 year i did a test for thyroid and the result was positive for hypothyroidism , i want to ask if there is connection between the medication (Isotretinoin and accutane) and hypothyroidism and if it reversible
It's interesting, looking back at my symptoms and knowing now that I have PCOS and hypothyroidism... I've had hormonal problems ever since I hit puberty and I'm 26 now. I had really heavy, irregular periods beginning around 15 years old, along with stubborn, cystic acne. I tried everything for my acne, including Accutane, but the only thing that ever really helped was the Pill.
It doesn't seem like it is enough for my son, though. His fingers and feet are still hurting. He started Accutane (20/every other day) in September. I am just trying to figure out if anything is connected and if we should be doing anything else. I don't figure we would give him any Raynaud's meds, even if they were offered by a doctor, but I would hate to not notice if he has some other illness.
after 3 months of treatment, I developed wrists and ankles tendinitis. I tried NSAID, PT, cast at the wrist and iontophoresis, but nothing helped. After 5 months of treatment I couldn’t move my arms anymore. Doctors were useless. After long searching, I read that non treated hypothyroidism could lead to endless tendinitis, especially when T3 are needed. Because my doctor didn’t want to prescribe me Armour, I decided to buy Thyro-Gold, an OTC thyroid hormon.
If the symptoms persist then oral and topical antibiotics like Clindamycin and tretinoin/isotretinoin or accutane may be needed. Stop smoking and too much intake of coffee and tea. It is best to consult a dermatologist if symptoms are severe or persistent. I hope it helps. Kind regards.
you were positive on them both. Hashimoto's causes hypothyroidism.... you have symptoms (and blood work to back it up) of hypothyroidism, plus the antibodies; therefore, you have symptoms of Hashimoto's...... Yep, I'm thinkin' you might want to start looking for a different doctor.
Doing a bit of research on the internet, I did wonder if the jelly-like cellulite which I have never had before in my life is what they call myxedema, and if that can be caused by hyperthyroidism as well as hypothyroidism. I noticed that I have that all over, most noticeable on arms, and that it is all subdermal and the least affected place is round my waist - thankful for small mercies. I am taking bisoprolol, a beta blocker, for heart arrhythmia and tachycardia.
Hi I did IUI on Saturday and am now doing the dreadful 2WW and I am already feeling discouraged but not defeated. I have PMS signs and it sucks cuz IF and WHEN AF shows up I'm gonna feel like burying my self under my sheets and never waking up. Don't mean to seem negative but today I am feeling prety down. Anyhow good luck to both of us.
I hit early puberty and grew tall, and never had bowel problems of any sort until after Accutane. However, I have been gluten-free for about 3 months now and have noticed no change, and they said that i caught it early.
Ever since then i sometimes (about once every few months) experience this odd sensation and it can become a bit worrying and strange. The whole room seems to have a new feeling to it- everything im doing whether it be walking or typing seems to intensify and become louder yet the actions are very exaggerated and almost speed up (only perceived this way). I find it very difficult to explain fully but i'm worried it's some early signs of a neurological condition or something?
Hi, My husband is 42 years old and have diagnosed with thyroid cancer and thyroid gland was removed this year Jan. He under the medication of synthroid now.Before this issue also he was having high levels of triglyceride in this blood. Before 2 months when he checked it was under 250 and when he checked this month it was increased to 393. Now my question is with proper exercise and diet can his triglyceride can be reduced? & people with no thyroid gland can also reduce the triglyceride?
If his only problem was his stomach, I wouldn't be that concerned, but he also suffers from joint pain, muscle pain, extreme fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, occasional pins and needles and 'burning', and the oddest symptom to me is that he wakes up in the mornings feeling hungover even though he's not had a drink. I keep thinking it's a food sensitivity, as he feels the worst after eating.
3) Also, my doc told me that I am probably more susceptible to recurrences due to they fact that i have hypothyroidism and am taking accutane for acne. Is this true? Does that mean the OBs will lessen once i stop taking the accutane? I am getting married soon to a wonderful man and although he is ok with my status, he is negative for both and I do not want to pass it on to him. I am also worried that if sex is a trigger that i will never be able to have a normal sex life again.
Hi, I am 43 years old and about ten years ago started breaking out and gradually became allergic to certain foods and ALL alcohol. The last three years I have been on low dose accutane, although my derm wanted me to do a much higher dose, my body just couldn't take it so I do my own dosage of 20 mgs per week. I try to prolong it as long as I can. Now, on top of this I also take antihistamines for my allergies. I am basically dried up.
plus, like you said, overdrying will lead to more oil. There is a 100% cure..... If you go to your derm and beg him to put you on accutane, the oil will surely clear up within days..... I did this the first time around...but the problem is you have to wait 30 days before you will get the prescription because you need to have two negative pregnancy tests. But that's last resort if nothing else works.... Please try the palmolive/apple cider vinegar and let me know if it works.
that one that has always bothered me. Always there, when **** hits the fan. I hate it. I love it when I am so free and floating one with the universe. Now it hit me hard, like a facial splat coming from the 5th floor, sounding a gong in my ears - it has been that deep. Like the remembrance of depression has totally came over uninvited, placed its seat in the throne of my thyroid. But it's not depression that sneaked in that frightened my being. It is my life I fought so hard for.
ESR and RF are not needed for a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. However, ESR may be elevated due to many conditions including thyroid disease. 95% of adults have been infected with EBV. EBV can reactivate at any time but usually there are no symptoms. If you have symptoms of glandular fever/mono they are flu like symptoms including sore throat, low grade fever, fatigue, malaise, swollen lymph nodes (especially neck glands), poor appetite.
Hi, I've had a lump/swelling on the left side of my throat for a couple of months. I didn't think much of it at first nor did my parents plus it wasn't really noticeable only when I touched it I felt a small lump. It became more noticeable and a bit larger and it moved when I swallowed, until about one month ago I had difficulty eating and sleeping and I felt it in my throat for 2 nights only, but then it went back normal.
isotretinoin (Accutane) and etretinate (Tegison) - Anticonvulsants for epilepsy: trimethadione (Tridione) - Antidepressants: tricyclics, amphetamines - Beta blocker drugs for high blood pressure: atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal) and timolol (Blocadren) - Antithyroid agents: carbimazole, Iodine, thiocyanate, thiouracil - Others: Blood thinners, male hormones (anabolic steroids)
During my biopsy I noticed a young man in the room who had liver damage due to accutane. There are so many things that can raise those numbers, and remember the liver regenerates itself with care and time.
3) Also, my doc told me that I am probably more susceptible to recurrences due to they fact that i have hypothyroidism and am taking accutane for acne. Is this true? Does that mean the OBs will lessen once i stop taking the accutane? I am getting married soon to a wonderful man and although he is ok with my status, he is negative for both and I do not want to pass it on to him. I am also worried that if sex is a trigger that i will never be able to have a normal sex life again.
I've never had regular menstrual cycles and have been on birth control for nearly a decade to regulate them. I've also suffered with anxiety, depression, and insomnia (and have been treated with a variety of antidepressants, sleep aids, and anxiety pills as well as given up caffeine). The medication helps, but has never entirely relieved the symptoms. I've had seasonal allergy problems since I was in third grade that just keep getting worse.
biotin deficiency, vitamin A excess, magnesium deficiency are good possibilities. Accutane side effects list biotin deficiency and hypervitaminosis A (too much vitamin A). Accutane is a form of vitamin A. Biotin deficiency causes hair breakage. Too much vitamin A causes many symptoms but include increased changes in skin, hair, and nails, dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, elevated cerebrospinal fluid pressure (intracranial head pressure).
I mention this because I think there can be a connection between hypothyroidism and triglycerides. At any rate, I'm confused. It doesn't seem like triglycerides and total cholesterol would have such opposite responses.
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Hypothyroidism Depression Nuerotransmitter Problems Adrenal Fatigue Severe Food and Inhailant Allergies ---- All of which became a problem weeks after the birth of my son. Other than that and prior to the the pregnancy I was healthier than an ox! So if you guys are interested in putting it all out there..
I have only been taking Wellbutrin for a couple weeks but I think it may be the issue. I also have hypothyroidism and take 175 mcg of synthroid but it has been normal for awhile and I have never missed a period from it. I was also put on Bontril for weight loss at the same time as the Wellbutrin so I am not 100% sure what is causing this. It's a lot of heavy medication and I am also exercising at the same time. I am 34 and worried because I have not had children yet.
So I'll try to ask simple questions. And no cave Spiro is not a chemotherapy drug, it was Isotretinoin (Accutane). It's actually a retinoid, but it's sometimes used for chemotherapy. I added an extremely low, undocumented dose of Isotretinoin in addition to 100mgs Spiro that I had already been taking for several months. Yes, they were both basically for acne. I'm my own Dr, so when something goes wrong I can only blame myself.
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