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Quetzlcoatl

Member Since 04 Mar 2013
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In Topic: Accutane And Obsession

Today, 01:35 AM

Almost certainly accutane-related. Not only is the drug neurotoxic (used in higher doses to treat brain tumors among others), but it also messes with neurotransmitter methylation. Less methylation = different behavior, in your case, amplified obsessions. Fortunately these side effects are temporary, and once the drug is discontinued methylation resumes as normal. Neuron regrowth has also been documented in extreme cases where the individual suffered from quite severe central neuronal atrophy. So I would not worry.

 

Eat plenty of protein, especially eggs, dairy, and liver, and get lots of fat and cholesterol for your brain.


In Topic: Going Off Accutane Early? Scared Of Side Effects.

Today, 01:25 AM

It's a risk you have to consider. Permanent side effects are very, very rare, unless you go into accutane with nutritional imbalances (like low vitamin D). No one can tell you that the dry eyes will 100% not be permanent. But from all of the anecdotes I've seen, it basically always reverts within a month after being off treatment. So will the red skin.

 

If I were in your position, I would push through. The length of treatment is more important than the dosage, and if you were going to get any permanent side effects, you would have gotten them by now. One more month, hell, three more months, are very unlikely to cause any more harm.


In Topic: Fruits To Eat/not It

Today, 01:20 AM

Sugary foods might contribute to acne inflammation, so from that perspective you would want to avoid mangoes and dates, and other similar fruits. But if eaten in reasonable quantities, I don't see any reason to avoid any fruit, as long as your eating it in its whole form, not just the juice. The vitamins, fiber, and water in fruits help your body metabolize the sugars, so the glycemic impact is relatively low. Dried fruits, though are a little different - they have essentially no water, and it's easy to overeat them (much easier to eat 10 dried apricots than it is to eat 10 apricots).

 

As for vegetables, there are no real hard and fast rules on what to eat and what not to eat. You could be sensitive to potatoes, but nothing else. Or you could be sensitive to kale - unlikely, but possible. I would suggest vegetable in moderation, more often cooked than not, in order to minimize potential reactions that could be caused by proteins in the vegetables. This won't help much with the alkaloid content, though, so I would still suggest vegetables in moderation. Fruits are really much safer overall, since they are evolutionarily designed to be eaten.


In Topic: Acne Suddenly Coming Back 3 1/2 Months After Accutane- Could Diet Be The Reason?

Today, 01:14 AM

Paleo diet. Avoid dairy, grains, added sugar, legumes (peanuts included), eat meat, vegetables, fruits in moderation, and only consume whole or minimally processed foods.

 

This paleo diet bullshit didn't work for me.

 

The reason it came back is because you have terrible genetics, not because of your diet.

 

Something didn't work for you, so therefore it must not work for anyone, eh? A paleo-esque diet massively reduced my inflammation. It didn't solve the problem entirely, but it helped. In combination with accutane, I can see it being a powerful treatment.

 

People who suffer from acne may have genetic or epigenetic predispositions, but that doesn't mean we can't do anything about it. You attitude is defeatist and your opinion here doesn't have a lot of value. The original poster was asking for tips on diet.


In Topic: Acne Suddenly Coming Back 3 1/2 Months After Accutane- Could Diet Be The Reason?

21 November 2014 - 06:07 PM

Paleo diet. Avoid dairy, grains, added sugar, legumes (peanuts included), eat meat, vegetables, fruits in moderation, and only consume whole or minimally processed foods.