Hello! I chanced upon this thread while searching for a cure for oily skin and I want to thank Sebumsucks for sharing his experience and insights. I have very bad acne and extremely oily skin and i was on heavy dose accutane for a few months to get rid of my cystic acne before being prescribed a long-term low-dose regime (10mg per week) after my cystic acne has been eliminated.
During my heavy dose accutane regime, i remembered having headaches and feeling v low and my lips bled all the time because my lips' skin kept peeling. After being put to low-dose accutane regime, my acne was under control but my extremely oily skin condition remained and i had to blot my face EVERY HOUR. It was just so embarrassing and it got so bad that i didn't want to meet up with friends. Hence i decided to check out alternate solutions and found this thread.
I was very skeptical about this vitamin D regime and was even considering if there are fake users out there who posted successful stories or whether this vitamin D regime only works on others and not me as I've tried vitamin b5 and milk of magnesia with very limited success. I started out strong with GNC vitamin D 1000IU tablets at 10,000IU daily for 10 days and to my amazement, my skin was no longer oily! However my nose area was still kinda oily but thats all there is.
Im determined to continue at this dose and see if my nose area can remain dry when i finish my bottle. After that, i'll probably switch to the 5000IU softgels from NOW Foods because swallowing 10 pills a day during breakfast is no joke. With 5000IU softgels, i just have to swallow 2 softgels a day. My only concern is whether I will continue to see effectiveness with softgels as I've read that they might differ in terms of potency.
If everything works out after a few months, i'll stop taking accutane and also probably reduce my vitamin D dosage to 5000IU daily for maintenance. I'm really grateful to Sebumsucks for sharing his vitamin D regime here or I would not have known abt this. I thought i should pay it forward by posting my success with vitamin D as well and I will keep you guys updated on my progress after a few months.
I was researching about vitamin D toxicity and found this information from wikipedia which seems to suggest that 10,000IU per day is still acceptable:
"Suggested tolerable upper intake level (UL)
Based on risk assessment, a safe upper intake level of 250 µg (10,000 IU) per day in healthy adult has been suggested. "
However I guess everyone's body is different and we should still be cautious and gauge whether usage of such high doses will trigger any adverse effects on our healths, especially when these symptoms of vitamin D toxicity manifest such as dehydration, vomiting, decreased appetite, irritability, constipation, fatigue, muscle weakness and calcification of soft tissues.
Thanks everyone and I wish you guys success with this regime as well!
Edited by Byebyesebum, 16 August 2014 - 04:20 AM.