Posted 27 April 2005 - 01:26 PM
Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:53 PM
Hey, although it doesn't apply entirely to me, that statement is so not true =P
Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:14 PM
Now, as for permanently being 95%, 99%, or even 100% clear, well yes that is possible AS long as you continue doing the things that got you there. That means if liver flushing is what cleared you then periodically, because you may still be eating a certain way or exposed to certain toxins, you will have to do maintence flushes. Nothing here is a one time shot, pill, or cure all, everything we do on here is considered our "lifestyle" because we will have to do this for the rest of our lives.
If you change your diet and get clear, just like someone who lost weight, you can't go off that diet, and expect not to break out (or gain weight) unless you are one of the lucky majority where it was a case of puberty or temporary adult acne.
If a certain skin care program or The Regimen is what cleared you then you will need to continue it for the rest of your life.
Although, you do make a point about immunity, and I will say that when it comes to antibiotics, I think it is usually 100% a waste of one's time, money, and HOPE =/ This is one treatment method that should never be used to treat the majority of acne cases, but in reality it is being used in the oppositve manner. As a result, we end up becoming immune to them over time, getting yeast infectins, candida infections and....it can actually make some of us have even worse acne or spread the acne to new areas.
So in the end it boils down to hmm:
The Most Effective
The Most Affordable
The Most Safe
When I try to combat my problems and for me that was diet (99% clear for almost 3 yrs). I don't want medication, but in dealing with my hirsutism, spironolactone is what works the best (not currently on it). OF course I save some money by not having to go to dermatologists, buying prescription topicals, OTC topicals, skin care regimens and anything else I once did in HOPES of fixing my severe acne problems. I use that money toward food, and DO I ever use it toward healthy acne-safe food for me ;-) So maybe I don't save as much money, but it's THE most effective thing ever for me to use.
In fact, if I was to go back on the less effective oral drugs, I would probably have to go on higher doses and I definately cannot afford those drugs. Spironolactone is affordable with or without health insurance, but Avandia, that costs more than my health insurance premium ($200/mo & Up depending on dose), so they wouldn't cover the drug or quite possible me. My oh my, the people that have to go on Accutane more than once (some up to 6x) before deciding to go on maintence doses or trying diet or liver flushes, I feel for their insurance company because it can cost $400 - $800/month! This is actually something that would make some people unisurable.
So your lifestyle can come back to haunt you in more ways than you think. Health wise with the side effects as well as financially, emotionally, and possibly when it comes time to getting health insurance. So if you can find something that works for you, doesn't cost much, and has less side effects you will be truly fortunate indeed.
Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:36 PM
My biggest piece of advice is to use common sense and learn how to research and understand how to body works so you can weed out the vast amount of shit on the internet with regards to acne(From both the alternative, corporate, and medical sides).
Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:05 AM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:19 AM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 08:46 AM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 12:34 PM
Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:23 PM
ask your ISP for a dynamic ip, it changes everyday