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  1. Don't forget, several health scammers have been outed throughout the 300+ pages of this thread, and people do indeed receive checks for posting links to products on health-related message boards. You can find work-from-home programs doing the same if you don't have a soul or morals. Take your pick: https://www.google.com/#q=health+supplements+affiliate+program It's no joke, it's a multi-biillion dollar industry. I think the only people burying their head in the sand are those who sleep easy at night believing their nightmare will certainly end once enough hope has accumulated. Blindly following is foolish as well. My advice is simply a word of caution to beware of health scams, not pointing fingers at anyone in particular. No reason to take offense. My apologies if any was taken. On the other hand, hopefully anyone who is bold enough to recommend a treatment is bold enough to put their money where their mouth is. .
  2. Just a friendly reminder to beware bogus diagnostics and unscrupulous health scammers. They're out there waiting for desperate people like us. A close acquaintance recently became involved in posting information about animal-health on multiple online forums which directed potential customers to online storefronts and "personal blogs" containing links to various products. All that matters on pay day are the number of links and resulting purchases, not the validity of the information leading to them. Surely, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been generated from this thread in a similar manner. How many of you have bought supposed remedies being discussed here and never bothered to talk about your experience because they don't work? Don't be a fool.
  3. . David Chow, the man who started RAG-forum and a leading member of the Roaccutane Action Group, committed suicide last month after 21 long years of suffering severe depression and painful physical complications brought about by Accutane. Coroner asks for review of acne drug Roaccutane after photographer’s suicide http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/coroner_asks_for_review_of_acne_drug_roaccutane_after_photographer_s_suicide_1_4337597  
  4. This has been discussed to no end. There are thousands of stories online of permanent loss of libido and sexual dysfunction in young men and women during a course of Accutane, who could find no other medical reason for something so awful to happen. The FDA refuses to include this as an officially listed side effect, but there is enough other information out there for you to decide whether or not it is in your best interests to stop taking the drug. If you like being a sexually capable male in any way, then my advice would be to stop taking it now. I've struggled with suicide for over 15 years because of similar problems which began while taking Accutane.    
  5.   I'll check back in 10 years to see if anyone has found evidence of that unidentified metabolite that seems to stay active for decades in some of us or if anyone has brushed up on their biology lessons. Good luck Augusto. Adios.
  6. Potential long-term impact of 5-alpha reductase inhibition:    “Effects of Subchronic Finasteride Treatment and Withdrawal on Neuroactive Steroid Levels and their Receptors in the Male Rat Brain.,” Neuroendocrinology, Dec. 2015. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26646518   ABSTRACT The enzymatic conversion of progesterone and testosterone by the enzyme 5alpha-reductase exerts a crucial role in the control of nervous function. The effects in the brain of finasteride, an inhibitor of this enzyme used for the treatment of human benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenic alopecia, have been poorly explored. Therefore, the effects of a subchronic treatment of finasteride at low doses (3 mg/kg/day) and the consequences of its withdrawal on neuroactive steroid levels in plasma, cerebrospinal fluid and some brain regions as well as on the expression of classical and non-classical steroid receptors have been evaluated in male rats. After subchronic treatment (i.e., 20 days) the following effects were detected: (i) depending on the compartment considered, alteration in the levels of neuroactive steroids, not only in 5alpha-reduced metabolites but also in its precursors and in neuroactive steroids from other steroidogenic pathways and (ii) upregulation of androgen receptor in the cerebral cortex and beta3 subunit of GABA-A receptor in the cerebellum. One month after the last treatment (i.e., withdrawal period), some of these effects persisted (i.e., upregulation of androgen receptor in the cerebral cortex, increase of dihydroprogesterone in cerebellum, decrease of dihydrotestosterone in plasma). Moreover, other changes in neuroactive steroid levels, steroid receptors (i.e., upregulation of estrogen receptor alpha and downregulation of estrogen receptor beta in cerebral cortex) and GABA-A receptor subunits (i.e., decrease of alpha 4 and beta 3 mRNA levels in cerebral cortex) were detected. These findings suggest that finasteride treatment may have broad consequences for brain function.   There are a few of us with sexual side effects, including ED, who have tests showing reduced 5-ar activity many years after stopping Accutane. There may be nothing more that can be done except symptom management, such as Viagra. Restoring libido and other neurological and physical benefits of proper androgenic function may be next to impossible.