SuperGao added a topic in Over-the-counter acne medications and productsWhat Cured My Acne - Alive MultivitaminGrowing up I had very severe cystic acne. I would get huge pimpels on my face and back. About 3 years ago I went to a dermatologist and was put on amoxicillin. This antibiotic killed the bacteria that caused acne, thus while on it I didn't expeirence any breakouts, and my skin was finally able to heal.
Recently my new dermatologist was looking to take me off amoxicillin, but the problem I kept running into was my acne would start to return within a week of being off amoxicillin.
In my mind there was only 1 of 2 ways to be completely acne free - Constantly have an antibiotic in my body that would actively kill the acne causing bacteria, or create an environment in my body in which acne couldn't thrive. I tried doing the latter through taking vitamins.
I tried vitamin d, e, a, zinc by themselves, but none of them ever kept my acne away. Because the vitamins by themselves weren't working I decided to try Alive Multivitamin. I read somewhere that vitamins work together or something, that the body uses them in various ways, and was thinking that even though i was taking e or a specifically for acne, maybe my body needed more than just these.
I started taking Alive about 2 months ago and haven't had a single breakout yet. My acne hasn't returned, and I haven't had a single pill of amoxicillin. I am also taking 30,000 IU of Vitamin A daily with my 3 Alive pills as well.
So, this is what's worked for me. I would suggest that anyone who has acne or is on an antibiotic and is looking to get off of it, to try a multi vitamin like Alive because your acne could be related to a major vitamin deficiency.
Feel free to ask any questions, or let me know how Alive is working for you. I get mine from IHerb:
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SuperGao added a topic in Prescription acne medicationsAmoxicillin Replacement?Hi,
I have been on Amoxcillin for about 3 years now and am afraid that my body will start to become immune to it. I was wondering if anyone else who has been on Amoxcillin or something similar ever came across a viable replacement? My problem is that amoxicillin seems to be the only thing thats works for my skin. I am currently taking these suppliments, but they are having little to no effect:
Vitamin D3 (5000 IU)
Zinc (30 mg)
Vitamin C (1000 mg)
Allicin (5000 mcg)
Queens Delight (Composed up 1000mg of Royal Jelly, 600mg of Propolis, and 1500mg of Bee Pollen)
I am also a vegetarian, and meditate daily. So I don't believe my acne to greatly influenced or effected by a bad diet or stress.
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