So I went to my dermatologist the other day, due to a resistant case of adult acne. After a couple months of low steroid and topical treatments that aren't touching the breakouts, my derm. puts me on Accutane. I reminded him about my UC and asked about the Accutane/UC connection...to which he stated that the studies are showing that Accutane isn't the actual link to UC sufferers afterall. He says that the link is between UC and acne patients (not just the acne patients that took Accutane but all acne patients in general.)
Are there any of you (my wonderful UC friends) who had have also had acne in your adult life? Anyone on Accutane or other acne meds currently? I've been on Accutane for about a week now, although my signature probably isn't showing it yet.
This is probably old news to most of you but it was new to me, so I wanted to share. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Female with UC symptoms since late 1999. Diagnosed with severe UC in 2006.
Previously used meds: Prednisone, Colozal, Asacol, Imuran, Dicyclomine.
Current meds: Mesalamine enemas, Remicade (4 viles every 4 weeks since Oct. 6, 2008), Probiotics, Slippery Elm, Vitamins, Tramadol.
Diet: Mainly whole foods, no processed foods, no gluten, no dairy or red meats, only a few lean meats.