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bamdaze

Member Since 20 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 21 2014 10:25 AM

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In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

21 February 2014 - 10:17 AM

Hey guys,

 

update from me: I tried the same CBD oil as Ottovisual (http://www.apollyon....ls/cbd-oil-10ml) but didn't feel any different on it. After half the bottle was empty I emptied the other half in one day and still didn't feel anything. Also never felt anything from smoking/vaping (haven't tried more than a few times).

 

I've not found a way to consistently feel good yet, although I feel good on most mornings or if I stay inside all day. Hot showers or exercising outside make my skin dry up, my body ache and my brain feel numb. For anxiety and sexual issues I have found abstaining from masturbation and porn to be very helpful.


In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

23 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

I have access to MSM powder here so I'll just give it a try as well. Milk mitigates the bitterness btw. One teaspoon in a glass of milk and I barely notice it. Just tastes less sweet ;).

 

Concerning candida etc.: I think it's not the problem. This is purely anecdotal but I have an imbalanced gut flora, no candida overgrowth though, and most symptoms subside for a while after bile flow stimulation for example via coffee. I would agree with the point that maintaining proper bile flow will regulate gut flora on its own.

 

It's a complex topic and my accutainted brain struggles to keep track. Sometimes I'm in doubt where to start. Hormones, organs, everything is interconnected. Treat the liver? Or treat the thyroid and the liver will heal itself? Or treat the brain and the thyroid will heal itself? Or treat on all levels simultaneously and hope for the best? I really don't know... seems the focus is on the liver for now.

 

Apart from DHT inbition, liver toxicity seems to be the strongest culprit. As far as I read through the posts and science, the exact liver toxic mechanism is not known? Also, no one on this thead has a proper diagnosis showing liver damage? MRI etc.? I personally had moderately elevated liver enzymes in the past which are now very low again, but haven't had ultrasound or more yet. Wouldn't it be helpful if a few of us had their liver thoroughly scanned or even a biopsy? We might get to a point where we are able to connect the dots ourselves (although it's a bit naive I admit) instead of waiting for the research to happen. At least the result would show if it's safe to take UCDA.

 

I just think the trial and error thing isn't the optimal approach, surely the damage can be diagnosed properly... even if it takes some acting to get the doctors do the tests :|.


In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

20 May 2013 - 06:28 PM

Too much Iodine might trigger/worsen autoimmune thyroiditis. Not sure about Graves', but many people with Hashimoto's don't tolerate Iodine supplementation or even Iodine in fish or dairy.

Iodine deficiency is unlikely. Interestingly there are people (google Dr. Brownstein) who advocate high-dose Iodine for thyroiditis and claim it's safe. If symptoms arise or worsen then that's surely just detox and the dose isn't high enough :P. At that point my bs detector ticked off. Yet I tried it and got diarrhea for days. Good thing was I needed less sleep. 

 

Still taking a few supplements. Especially prebiotics (psyllium husks and inulin) have improved my digestion. I don't feel particularly different after gluten but plan to eat gluten-free nevertheless.


In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

09 April 2013 - 09:31 AM

My DHEA is elevated as well, a bit over 1000. Adrenal/pituitary gland malfunction might cause that. Worth checking out.

 

Thyroid was next on my list and turns out I have seronegative (no elevated antibodies) hashimoto thyroiditis. A sonogram is necessary for this diagnosis, blood levels don't suffice. Started taking low dose thyroxin today. I'll see how that goes.. if it doesn't work, then I'll check adrenals/pituitary gland and probably take hydrocortisone and/or try rhodiola&ashwaganda.

 

I'm also seeing a kinesiologist but not 100% sure that's legit ;)


In Topic: Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

21 March 2013 - 04:08 AM

Tried peppermint oil, just inhaling it. Definitely improves my mood and mental clarity temporarily. As far as digestion goes, I drink black coffee and eat an apple every morning and the constipation is gone for the day. Not doing Epsom Salts anymore. Still feel sluggish on waking up, I guess that could be thyroid related - I'll have it checked by a radiologist soon. I have been found to have iodine deficiency (28 ug/g creatinine). 

 

I also try to eat less meat and more fruit.

 

Didn't have any reaction to Vitamin A, Cod Liver Oil, Colostrum etc. yet.

 

50-100mg Zinc + a pomegranate kickstarts my libido to unknown heights for a day or two

 

Haven't found anything that consistently helps with the dryness yet. I'll do a whole shave only once a week or so because I'll feel the skin inflammation for hours on end.

 

I notice my hair looks fuller and the dandruff is gone the day after I eat garlic. 

 

Tried MMS, didn't do anything for me.