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Joint pain in your shoulder is a side effect of the medication and is usually mild. It does not cause any permanent damage rather goes away once the drug is stopped.
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Thanks for your reply would it be possible to speak with a dermatologist?
It could be Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) which is a bony hardening (calcification) of ligaments in areas where they attach to your spine. The most common symptoms are mild to moderate pain and stiffness in your upper back. DISH can also affect your neck and lower back. Some people have DISH in other areas, such as shoulders, elbows, knees and heels.
Would this occur after one week of use? Does it go away after the course? The reason I wanted to hear from a dermatologist is i wanted to know if many patients they have treated with accutane have this symptom and if I should be worried.
It is not possible. It doesn't sound like DISH. It is just simply due to a side effect of the medication. Not often. But you should stop it because it could become DISH.