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#3425732 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 11 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

Of course everyone gets side effects to some extent, like dry lips and skin and joint pain, it's another thing if they even notice them. The more severe, long term side effects are rare. The fact is that it has helped a lot of people, some of them permanently, and I bet the majority would take it again if needed.


This thread reminds me of propeciahelp where everyone is blaming finasteride for everything what's wrong in their life. Every drug has some serious side effects but it's just wrong to scare people away from them just because there's a one in thousand change they'll get them.


You're a moron dude. For EVERYONE that takes it, accutane decreases frontal lobe activity by around 21%, decreases thyroid levels, decreases levels of DHT, and provides absolutely nothing beneficial other than poisoning your body so it can no longer produce acne. Most people probably don't feel much different immediately but that doesn't change the fact that the stuff is absolutely terrible for you.


And you've been on the propeciahelp website. Do you just read threads of people dealing with medical issues for fun? Might want to get a real hobby pal.

#3423772 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 01 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

Hi all,


first of all let me apologize that I come back so late. I promised to share my RSO experiences but I was quite busy and found no time to log in. Unfortunately my experiences are not so positive. I did not tolerate RSO so well and had to stop it after only some weeks.


I was recommended to take a dosage of 3x5 drops per day. I started slowly with 1x5 per day and wanted to ramp it up over time. There was an immediate positive effect when I started. The inflammation in my face and the feeling of extreme dryness was reduced within some days. But the negative effect was, that I felt very tired during the day and also felt quite dizzy. I tried to increase the dosage but it was just no doable so I stayed with 1x5 drops per day. The tiredness did not go away and I also felt, that sleep was not so relaxing anymore. When I woke up I felt like a had drunk too much the day before. I have family and a pretty tough job. So I decided to quit after some weeks.


I know, it is disappointing. When the first positive results kicked in, I felt super enthusiastic but this constant tiredness was terrible. I don't know what to do now. I may give it another try. But i can not imagine, that it will be any different. People are saying the tiredness goes away when you take it long enough. So maybe I should just hang in there a little longer?  

Why not skip the day doses and just take it at night?

#3419274 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 09 March 2014 - 02:59 AM

Sorry to hear about that Haley. Unfortunately i have heard about accutane causing MS and you can find similar stories by a google search. However, Cannabis Oil is very effective in treating MS as you can see in the video below.


#3418049 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 03 March 2014 - 03:16 PM

I want to take Accutane but this thread scares me. But I'm sick of having acne.

I know acne sucks and i remember feeling just like you did but I would gladly take my acne back any day of the week if it meant I never took this stuff. I actually still have acne (not as bad) but i literally just don't care about it at all anymore. Having severe problems puts it in perspective. Even if people don't "feel" like they got side effects Accutane decreases brain function and lowers important hormone levels. Not worth it.
If you have cystic acne you may want to look into something called nicotinamide. It's a pill made of vitamins that cured my cystic acne after I came off of Accutane. I don't think they make it anymore but there may be similar products out there. Or you could just buy the niacin and zinc that it is made of and see how that works for you. Also you may want to look into a facial wash with CBD in it. Apparently something that may help our side effects is also the cure for acne as it destroys the bacteria that causes it.

#3417867 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 02 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

I am just curious if anyone actually read the possible side effects of this medication before taking it? Most of your symptoms are clearly listed in the possible side effects of isotretinoin. 


Should the pharmaceutical company be responsible for your side effects if you failed to read that they were possible?


I knew exactly what i was getting in to when I started taking Accutane and would never consider suing Roche.


It's like knowing good and well that you could be severely injured by jumping in front of a moving vehicle but doing it anyway, and then suing the driver.


Did you seriously come on here just to say this? What a joke you are. We're here trying to REPAIR the damage this drug has done to us. It hasn't been 226 pages of people saying they're going to sue the drug company. And no, permanent sexual dysfunction is not listed in the possible side effects. Neither is permanent skin problems, digestive problems, or permanent hair loss many people here have. No idea what you're trying to accomplish with your post but if you don't have anything helpful to say to us you really don't need to be on here.

#3417018 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 27 February 2014 - 08:54 AM

@Nick Ryan - Thanks for weighing in and sharing some of your thoughts.  From all I have researched it seems the CBD oils are nut nearly potent enough to receive the beneficial effects.  Rick Simpson oil is what truly can change the body over time.  Again, it's all relative right now as the studies are still very new with cannabis.  In order to receive similar benefits I would guess one couldn't even come close to the same potency by using cbd and vaping a bunch.  Still reading and researching a lot. 

I agree with this.

#3415747 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 21 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

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.


I would just like to point out that any oil you purchase online is going to be extremely weak compared to Rick Simpson Oil. If you get an RSO with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC you will be taking 500 mg of CBD and 500 mg of THC per day. Bamdaze with that oil you got had a total of 10 ml of 2.6% CBD and barely any THC. In my opinion it is just wasting money unless you can get the real thing which has had proven results for us. 

#3415253 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 19 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

Nice. Seeing as you seem to be one of the main researchers currently on cannabis compounds. Anything of note yet in regards to eating it raw being efficacious in comparison to heating it? I've posted the video's promoting raw cannabis previously but I was wondering if there was any science behind it. I still can't seem to detach myself from evidence based stuff, anecdotal evidence doesn't always cut it for me. Plus, because you can eat it raw in far greater quantities I would get through it faster but that will make me poor very quick and I am very poor currently -_- 


According to the article I'll post below, raw cannabis has lots of medical benefits but it does not activate the endocannabinoid system. There doesn't seem to be much available information on whether raw cannabis is as beneficial as heated cannabis.



#3415188 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 19 February 2014 - 09:53 AM

Interesting article on CBD and gene expression



#3410318 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 25 January 2014 - 04:02 PM

I don't really know much about epigenetics but i know DNA methylation plays a part in it. If you look at the propecia site a lot of people are claiming to feel better after trying methylating agents. Just read that CBD "increases global DNA methylation levels."

#3409996 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 23 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

Really hope that when cannabis oil goes mainstream it puts Roche and other pharmaceuticals out of business. CBD has been shown to cure acne so hopefully certified pimple poppers (dermatologists) lose their jobs too.

#3409746 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 22 January 2014 - 03:52 PM

SClippers you picked a good time to check in. Not sure if you've been keeping up with the thread but we've made some pretty big strides here over the last year. A couple people have recovered (or at least made tremendous improvements) using Cannabis Oil aka Rick Simpson Oil. If you're having psyche problems, CBD which is one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis has recently been shown to treat a very wide range of psyche disorders including anxiety and depression. Studies have also shown it to help repair brain damage.

#3409442 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 21 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

Ya, I guess that sums up my thoughts on it pretty well. Believe me, I've got my feelers out for RSO. Will buy unless the source is ripping me off for it. It's hard  to get enthusiastic about anything working though, going by my past experience. Still has the "something worth trying" feel to it IMO considering the studies and anecdotal successes. Way more solid than wishing on rainbow unicorn farts. Seems relatively safe too, as opposed to many of the somewhat rational, but risky things people have tried to help them.


I agree. This is the first thing I've seen that I think actually has a legitimate shot of helping. If you're looking for RSO I'd go to Colorado and buy the stuff there and turn it into oil yourself or maybe you can even find an RSO already made out there. I definitely wouldn't trust anyone selling the stuff on the street. They could have made it using butane or another solvent that doesn't work for Rick Simpson purposes. I think you mentioned friends that made it so if you talked to them about that maybe you could get them to make exact RSO. Also it is very important to have CBD and most people who grow don't have any in their plants (maybe like .3%). I agree that it is less risky than a lot of other medicines but cannabis oil can cause psychosis. Especially an oil high in THC and low in CBD. More reason to have a high amount of CBD in the oil to work as an antipsychotic against the THC.


And since you guys are talking about AIDS I just saw a video of a guy with AIDS taking RSO saying he is cured. He still has to remain on the stuff but all his white blood cell tests are coming back normal.

#3409227 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 20 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

CBD is incredible. Literally everyone who has ever taken Accutane should be taking that stuff. Especially people suffering from post Accutane depression or anxiety.

#3408428 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by acne1776 on 17 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

So based on what you guys are saying wouldn't the logical thing to do be some liver flushes followed by a high CBD RSO? Quite frankly I'm pretty skeptical about liver flushes considering all I've read about them is that the stones produced are simply a mixture of bile and the ingredients of the flush. However they definitely cannot hurt and some people are saying they've helped so I think I'll do one this weekend. Also no one can say for sure that RSO isn't a final solution because no one has even TRIED an RSO with a significant amount of CBD. And if you guys think the main reason we're sick is because of the liver, CBD is the cannabinoid promoting normal liver functioning.