I want to go after Roche via class action lawsuit.
I am willing to do what I can to put all this together. I just need everyone to come forward.
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to BS anyone.
In April of 1996( age 42) I was on a high pressure drug called
Accupril. I called in a refill and asked my wife to pick
it up. When she brought it back and I went to take one
I knew if was something different...the pills were in a card
and not a bottle and the only warning on the card was the
drug should not be taken by pregnent women. Now before
you all think what an ass, in the mid ninetys all the rage was
substituting generic drugs, and I honestly thought the pharmacy
and given me a generic substitute. I took accutane by mistake for 4 weeks instead of accupril. After about 2-3 weeks my forehead felt like low grit sandpaper and my lips started swelling and cracking. I noticed I had a little trouble maintaining an erection.
I stopped taking the drug after the mistake was dicovered when I went to
refill what I thought was the generic high blood pressure substitute,
BUT 6-8 weeks after taking this drug by mistake I went from a fully
functional male to total impotence. Viagra used to help, but now
I don't even know about that.
This drug totally messed me up, dont take it---deal
with the ****in acne and get on with you life.
By the way i stopped taking accutane before since the day i notice that i couldnt get it up anymore. Please guys is this permanent??
email me ****
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Please guys i need your help , do I need to get a lawyer ???
email me if you guys found a solution
A few pharmacologists think that Accutane damages the seminal vesicles. That would effect the production of testosterone and possibly sperm. Those may be matters for an andrologist. Tongkat Ali, a herb from Indonesia, has been shown in Malaysian studies to increase testosterone levels, presumably by stimulating the Leydig cells.
However, I have also come across [No pun intended.] cases, where Accutane caused damage to the brain stem (and therefore the autonomic nervous system). This is much easier to measure, using electrical and physiological tests.
The brain stem is a bit like a telephone exchange and the autonomic nerves control things, which happen without conscious thought. [Men are conscious of seeing a sexy woman but they don't make erections happen at will. Erections happen automatically, provided that all the systems are working properly. When the mail arrives at a grand mansion, the butler is ready to carry it to his master, straight away, but he won't know it has arrived, unless the mail man rings the door bell.]
The signals from the parts of the brain, which "think sexy thoughts", are passed to the brain stem and relayed, through a series of nerves, to the area around the base of the penis, where there are connections with tiny chemical-releasing glands [Nitrous Oxide is released into an artery, causing it to dilate.], muscles, and the local nerves (which pick up sensations in the penis and cause further stimulation).
If a psychogenic erection [one obtained by being "turned on"] isn't possible, a man can often stimulate the penis, so that the local nerves will play their part. However, in that sort of situation, the quality and durability of erections is often very poor. One short-term remedy is the use of a vacuum pump and ring, which acts like a clamp on the veins at the base of the penis, so that blood won't leak out. This method can only be used for about 20 minutes at a time because of the risk of damage to tissue.
A promising solution to ED of neurological origin is GABA. There appears to be a difference, between the type found in most supplements that isn't capable of crossing the brain-blood barrier and the kind (which is bound to other chemicals) that is. DHEA also has some effect (and has the added advantage of reducing depression). It doesn't change testosterone levels, so it must work on the nerves. Korean red ginseng was found to improve function in a study, undertaken in Hong Kong.
Boosting testosterone levels can help (as does taking L-Carnitine, a related amino acid). Large doses of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, taken together, sometimes have a positive effect.
It has also been suggested that oxytocin, "the bonding hormone", is useful in treating cases, where sexual arousal is difficult.
Gene therapy has been discussed at American urological conferences and trials have been quite sucessful.
Generally speaking, treatment is moving away from dealing with the symptoms to finding and elminating the "root" [Tee-hee] causes. The same is true of most specialisms in the more advanced countries. I certainly wouldn't place the UK in that select band of nations, for those of you, who are interested.
I'm 24 and in the same boat. i took 2 courses of accutane when i was 16-18 and ever since have had a hell of a time getting erections, especially when i'm first getting with a chick because of the fear of not being able to perform. its so frustrating! i've been too scared to go to the doctor but now finding this makes me feel good to find an explanation but sad to here people are having this problem permanently. what can we/I do? has anybody found answers or solutions? any info would help immensely.