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really dry skin, especially in winter. Also minor eczema (itchy red spots on hairy places) but the ecsema is easy to treat with hydrocortisone.... but those were just my side effects, could be worse for you... also don't take it if your pregnant or might become pregnant (birth defects)

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Wow...sounds to me like you may be ODing on vitamin A.

Thats far too high of a dosage to be taking everyday.

P.S You should value your life.

Peace.

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Funny if you don't value your life, why bother trying to get clear?

Anyway, at a therapeutic dose of 500,000IU of Vitamin A, under a doctor's supervision side effects are supposedly apparent after 3 or 4 months. So you probably have not seen the worst of it. Dry skin, lips, hair, hair loss, liver problems, hyperlidemia, and I believe possibly vision problems too.

Now hopefully you value your life a bit more and so perhaps you would like to decrease your dosage per 100,000IUs each week until you are taking 50,000 - 100,000IUs daily. As when taking anything, you want to take the LOWEST effective dosage (that's hopefully safe). So, here's a thread that discusses how you can make this level effective enough without hopefully experiencing any of it's toxic side effects http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=30721

Best Wishes


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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A while back I was very into Vitamin A. I did a little research on it so I'd thought I'd put some links up.

These two are by me on another acne board:

Information and Articles about Vitamin A

Great Post on Vitamin A and Acne

A really good site about Vitamin A and high doses is http://www.westonaprice.org/nutrition_guid...taminasaga.html .This article is from the Weston Price foundation and is an excellent read!!!


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i dont know about everyone, but my optition told me that taking vit a supplements is really bad even though its good for acne but crap for your eyes!! just thought i should let people know.

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ok 

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well vitamin A is essential for the eyes, the scientific term for the vitamin is RETINOL, and its named that for its being essential for eyesight, Accutane is also a modification of Vitamin A, in the 1940 and 50's large doses of Vitamin A were consistantly used to treat severe acne but this practice stopped after it was connected with birth difects in babies.... just sayin eusa_boohoo.gif  eusa_boohoo.gif


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Vitamin A is stored in the body.  So taking supraphysiological doses of vitamin A leads to all sorts of problems such as intercranial hypertension, poor vision, dry skin, cracked lips, hyperlipidemia, etc.

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If your insurance covers accutane why the hell would you megadose vit A? I'd imagine accutane is more effective and safer, and its effects are well known


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really dry skin, especially in winter. Also minor eczema (itchy red spots on hairy places) but the ecsema is easy to treat with hydrocortisone.... but those were just my side effects, could be worse for you... also don't take it if your pregnant or might become pregnant (birth defects)

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I say this in all sincerity: please do not poison yourselves. The maximun recommended dose of vitamin A is 5000 International Units. 500,000 IU is 100 times the maximum recommended dose. In another thread on this message board, I read about experiments done on monkeys by mad scientists, demonstrating the horrible effects of vitamin A toxicity. The monkeys died lingering, painful deaths.

I think it would be better and safer to eat large quantities of foods rich in carotenes, such as broccoli and carrots. After eating a few too many raisins, dates, and blueberries, I developed a superficial zit on Saturday, a whitehead which I left alone and it washed off on Sunday. On Monday, the red spot was healing rapidly and alreadly starting to fade. I credit my diet, which is high in carotenes, for the relatively clear skin and rapid healing.

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I didnt want say anything further but Steve pointed out some decent issues that you need to consider. If vitamin A does it for you and you don't care about the side effects, great! However all vitamins need other carrier minerals and enzymes and a range of components before they get properly used in the body. Point being no matter how much VIT-A for example you take, if your lacking other components your body can't use it.

http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/index_fr.ht...cles/index.html - Good read, hit the chapter on ascorbic acid.

Anything in excess, even water can kill you, 500,000 iu of vitamin-A imo is dangerous, way in excess of natural but then again i wouldnt trust a government backed scientific study as far as i could throw it proving to the contrary.

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