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Omnivium

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#3388805 Omnivium's Low Dose Accutane Log

Posted by Omnivium on 17 October 2013 - 12:15 AM

Week 41:

 

I took my last accutane pill yesterday. Now I'm going straight to vitamin A so my face doesn't erupt with acne and oil again. I'll start at 20,000iu a day while I see how I respond to no accutane, and I'll lower it later if I can.

 

I have insurance, so the actual medication only costed $5 a month. But with monthly derm visits and bloodwork I was still paying $200 a month for my "6 month" course. Even with insurance, it still costs a lot. Because of the cost and the hassle of appointments, I don't plan on ever taking accutane legally again.

 

But it was worth it. My face looks so much better than before, even though I never got that 100% clear, "after picture" face. Hopefully the vitamin A will make the results last. My light scarring had some time to heal, and I developed some self confidence. I actually asked a girl out, and we're going on our first date this weekend. I never would have been able to do that just 6 months ago. 

 

I haven't been on this site much in the last few months because I don't need it anymore. My face looks good enough to accept it and move on with my life. I'll still post occasionally, but I'm not going to dwell on acne anymore; it's time for me to move on and enjoy my life. I hope this thread helps someone do the same.

 

And if someone is having trouble getting prescribed a low dose of accutane - I would never dream of promoting this because it is bad so don't do it - one could theoretically just ask for a regular dose and then take less than what was prescribed.

 

Well that's it. I'll update how it goes with the vitamin A in this thread, and if anyone has any questions I'll get around to answering them sometime.




#3380555 Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

Posted by Omnivium on 05 September 2013 - 03:35 AM

I gave this a second try and can confirm it doesn't do anything for me. I took between 10,000iu and 20,000iu of vitamin D3 every day for 3 months without any results. It's still worth a try but it doesn't work for everybody.




#3380554 What Really Worked For My Oily Skin

Posted by Omnivium on 05 September 2013 - 03:28 AM

Yesterday, 11:49 PM

I suffered from acne for about 11 years.  8 of those years it actually affected my life for the worst. So much that I wouldnt be where i am today or be the person I am today because of it.  That thought of that alone blows my mind away. It still upsets me from time to time because of what I could have done and learned in that time. But as I look at it I would never be able to help anyone like I hope I can.

 

I havent had acne problems in 10 years. Hell , I rarely use any cleansers anymore.  I will pretty much stick to my guns on this solution because anything less would be 10 steps back and I would die trying to help at least one person understand this. Because I know others feel like its killing them or that they want to die some days. I mean I wanted to die but somehow instead I ended up  willing to die for this realization... until I gave up. So I will just sum up some 6 principles to healing that came out about from the miracle I had.

 

Just a few facts that I learned on my own about acne that no doctor could ever tell you because he has probably never had to heal his own acne. (Plus, he would be out of business.)

 

First before you read this just stop whining. Stop looking for someone to make it go away for you. Its your acne. You're the one who created it ,you're the one prolonging it. Trying to whine about it on here and not take anyones advice that has put an end to the problem  even though you "want a solution" is  basically saying you want it. To paint a better picture its like paying a personal trainer to get in shape but instead of you lifting the weights you want him to lift them. LOL.

 

 

 

1. Acne is not out there trying to get you. It is not a separate entity from you. It is an extension of you. It starts in your mind ( like any other thing).

Acne thoughts + emotion( "I can't stand acne!") = Acne

2. Since it is in your mind it is created by your thoughts.And since it starts with a thought it can be ended with...no thought.

Acne thoughts -  acne emotion( I can't stand acne)= Healing 

3. You have an emotional attachment to acne. " I can't stand acne".  It must be let go. Forgiven. But first let me emphasize any form of medicine or naturopathic home remedy, or no remedy, you wish to take has to go through this process to heal. 

 

Forgiveness is what heals.  Right now you're at "F@ck you acne". when you need to be at "Acne is ok. " Then eventually you will get to "Who's acne?"

 

When you cut your finger most of the time there is no grudge with the cut , so you let it heal. Its not "F@ck you cut! or F@ck you kitchen knife(well sometimes but only for a minute hehe).  When you make up with a friend its not "I forgive you for breaking my Justin Bieber but when you get a chance burn in hell"  Its either "I forgive you "or it what I call " No need to forgive because, I was never upset." You simply cannot have peace without letting yourself have it. 

 

4. You have to change your mind about acne.  You think it makes you ugly and unattractive. But since  your so wrapped up in yourself,  you've never bothered to look around and realize theres really no such thing as ugly. There is nothing unbearable to look at.

Think about it. Take a look around at people with it and without it. Does acne change how you feel about them? The ones that  do have it can you tell it bothers them? Can you tell how it makes them feel at all? Usually not. And why is that? Because its all in their head! If you can't perceive a problem with your eyes then it must be in the mind, right?

 

5. Stop resisting the acne. Let it be there. Remember its there because you cant stand it. So for now on tell yourself its ok to have it.

Because it does not matter. ITs like bird shit on a car. Its not going to change how you feel about a car. It would never keep you from buying a car you love. You'd have to scour a car just to see it anyway. If it was a ferrari you wouldn't even care!  The problem is taken care of you just need to get out of the way because you have been in the way the whole time by caring about acne.

 

6.The BEST ACTION to take to release  your attachment to it is to affirm : "I don't care if it stays or goes,  I'm not going to do this to myself anymore. I going to live my life and be happy."  Then start living your life like someone who doesn't have it. Stop putting all this crap on your face. pick one cleanser use it no more than twice a day if you need that to make you feel at ease.  Stop looking for zits in the bathroom for an hour. Stop picking. Stop hiding. People that don't have it don't do that crap. So stop taking it so seriously. Laugh at yourself once in awhile and spend time trying to always be laughing or doing something you enjoy.  

 

Keep in mind if you took Accutane or something and it went away, your attitude towards it would be different. You will eventually feel "safe" but it will just take longer and cost more. Eventually you may even forget your grudge and approve of yourself and actually be happy but only conditionally. You'll never know unconditional happiness or love. 

So to conclude if you can't understand at least one of these then saddle up for a long ride on a road to nowhere and good luck with your next battle. Acne's cousin cancer.

 

I know you're trying to help people, but I can't help but feel that following your advice would just make someone keep their acne instead of getting rid of it. Maybe changing the way you think can help a bit, but it's not going to overcome the biological processes that cause acne. You can't use willpower to stop a pore from getting clogged.

 

And I couldn't help but notice some fallacies with your logic. In the very first "fact", you said acne thoughts + emotion(I can't stand acne) = acne. But no one would think those things until after they got acne, so negative emotions about acne cannot possibly be the cause of acne. The cause is physical.

 

And for the example about the cut healing, even if you got mad at the cut and never got over it, it would still heal just like it would if you forgot about it.

 

I'm just trying to lead people in the right direction. If people just accept their acne, that's fine, but it's not just going to go away. Yours did because you grew out of it or something. But if a teenager who actually has acne just stops caring about his acne, it's just going to get worse when he could have been doing something to get rid of it. Some of the advice you gave about not stressing too much, thinking positive, and not using a bunch of topicals will help, but it definitely won't clear the skin of someone who actually has acne.




#3364641 Omnivium's Low Dose Accutane Log

Posted by Omnivium on 07 July 2013 - 09:46 PM

Week 27:

 

Everything is pretty much the same. Acne looks good, don't even care about it anymore. I still have some oil and blackheads. Still taking 20mg accutane and 10,000iu vitamin D3 a day. Can't tell if the D3 is doing anything.

 

Most of my side effects are gone since I lowered my accutane dosage to 20mg. I've been getting some neck pain recently, but I have no idea if that is related to the accutane or vitamin D. It could just be bad posture or something. I'll try to figure out what's causing it.




#3315883 Omnivium's Low Dose Accutane Log

Posted by Omnivium on 04 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

I finally started taking Accutane at a low dose for my oil and acne. I'm taking 20mg a day for now. I actually started a week ago, but I didn't want to make a topic for it until I knew I could tolerate it. I'm tolerating it just fine so far.

Today is my week 1 update, and I guess I'll update every week for now.

Week 1:

My oil and blackheads are definitely still here. There could be a little less oil, but it's hard to tell with oil. It's not like you can count it like you can with pimples. When I started Accutane I had a few huge pimples from when I ate unhealthy food during the holidays, but now I'm back to a generally healthy diet, and my acne is better. I'm pretty sure my acne improved because of my diet, not the Accutane already.

The only side effect I experienced so far is a chapped, peeling bottom lip. My upper lip is fine though lol. I'm kind of surprised how fast my bottom lip started drying out. I had to go buy some chapstick for it, so hopefully that will help. Did anyone else get dry in just one lip at first? I'm sure the upper lip will follow, but for now it's not dry.


#3291535 Everyone Say Accutane Doesnt Heal Read Marks But.....

Posted by Omnivium on 02 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

Red marks naturally heal over time, and Accutane prevents new pimples from forming. When there are no new pimples forming, there are no new red marks, and the old ones can finally heal without being replaced by more red marks.


#3289799 Accutane...finally!

Posted by Omnivium on 26 September 2012 - 12:42 AM

What other diet changes did you try? I've almost had it with diet, because I'm eating insanely healthy right now, and still breaking out pretty badly. No matter what I eat, if I eat enough calories to maintain my weight, I'm always breaking out. So I might take Accutane pretty soon as well.


#3209234 What Next? Benzoyl, Sa, And Otcs Have Failed.

Posted by Omnivium on 26 January 2012 - 12:28 AM

It seems like most veterans here end up eating a really healthy diet. I've been trying to clear my skin with supplements, but I may have to improve my diet as well. A lot of people got clear by doing things like eating a low glycemic load diet, avoiding things like wheat, dairy, refined sugar, starches, vegetable oils, etc, and by eating a lot of vegetables and healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil.

You should realize that acne is the result of an internal problem. Topicals won't get you anywhere. You will save yourself a lot of time searching if you just try to clear your skin with healthy habits. I admit I don't know the exact cause of acne. Right now I'm thinking it has something to do with with inflammatory foods and insulin resistance.

I hope this points you in the right direction, and I hope I will follow my own advice.


#3204979 How Much Apple Cider Vineger (Pills) Should I Take?grams?

Posted by Omnivium on 15 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

I tried 2.5g, 1.25g, and then 1.875g per day when I was using it. ACV pills didn't work for me because they gave me too many side effects. There is already a thread about this. http://www.acne.org/...-cider-vinegar/ It seemed like it didn't work for that many people. If you want to use it I would recommend taking the liquid form with a meal to reduce the meal's glycemic index. And get the organic kind because it contains the "mother of vinegar". I heard that Braggs is a good brand.