Posted by: Palesa | 2012/01/24

embarrassing qstn

Hi Doc, perhaps I shd have asked this of the pharmacist or sexologist but u seem the most approachable/non-judgmental expert on the site.

I am on Roaccutane about 2 months now, with great improvement in my cystic acne. I have not been spared the usual side effects - extremely dry lips and eyes, some joint pain, fatigue etc. However I have noticed the latest side effect so to speak, and just want yr opinion on whether it might be linked to the drug, especially as the dosage is massive, 80mg a day for my 57kg of body weight.

For the past good number of years, I have been a so-called squirter during intimacy, a very forceful one too, and able to squirt up to six times per episode. Thiis has completely stopped during my Roaccutane course, the timing lines up exactly. I have no problem with lubrication per se, but seem not to have enough fluid in me to perform my normal ''party trick'' or whatever u want to call it! I just cannot squirt. Could there be a link or do you think the two are not related at all? Thanks, Palesa

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Yes, it is related. The Roaccutane can cause severe vaginal dryness and in your case, the inability to "squirt". I am certain that this will return once you have stopped the medication.


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