Background on my exercise regime:
I work out regularly. Gym, bootcamp, dance classes, personal training etc. Pretty much every other day.
Up until this last week my exercise routine hasn’t altered in any way since I started taking Roaccutane.
In the last five days I haven’t had a chance to work out because of work commitments.
I often gets aching muscles or DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness) if I alter my exercise regime or try out a new form of exercise but I’ve not done either recently.
Today I woke up to seriously sore, everywhere! My arms were aching so much that when I got dressed it ached to put my clothes on! I feel as if I spent a day doing press ups.
I am not ill, feeling really great at the moment and do not feel as if I have an illness coming.
My muscle soreness is most closely likened to that of the soreness and aching you get when you have flu. It’s incredibly debilitating if you have something even slightly strenuous to do. I really struggled at work today and had a nap as soon as I got home.
I, unfortunately, am 99% certain this muscle soreness is related to taking Roaccutane.
This being said, I wouldn’t stop taking Roaccutane because of this side effect!