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acnebeegone27

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In Topic: Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

05 September 2013 - 05:14 PM

First of all, it's better to get your vitamin D levels tested to see if you have a deficiency and how serious the deficiency is. 

Second, it's best to start with a lower dose and work your way to a higher one if you can tolerate it. Be patient, it can take up to a few months to see results.

Third, if your acne actually worsens while taking D3 supplements, consider visiting a doctor to measure your levels and give you prescription D2. As I already mentioned before, I couldn't tolerate over the counter D3 supplements due to the yeast and oil they put in the capsules (even in dry tablet form, I tried several kinds). I did some research and discovered that D2 - which is slower acting than D3 - is plant-based and more suitable for people who cannot fully absorb D3 supplements (lanolin based). I don't really like the idea of taking the prescription strength synthetic D2, but this is the only form that is working for me. When the prescription is over, my doctor wants me to keep taking D supplements at lower doses, so I will need to find an over the counter D2 supplement rather than D3. I also try to get my D3 from fortified soy milk and sunshine, as those are the only forms my body accepts. There are separate tests for D2 and D3, and usually doctors tell you your cumulative so you need to ask them what each level is so you can figure out if D2 can work for you. 

 

Probably should have mentioned this: I get a physical once a year and last year (September) my vitamin D levels were low so my doctor prescribed D2, 50,000IUs once a week. At the time I was taking minocycline prescribed by my dermo and I wasnt able to determine if it was helping with my acne or not. I did notice however, that when I took D2 a couple months back when I stopped taking anti biotics that no new pimples had formed for 3 days or so. Dunno if it was coincidental or not but my D2 prscription is up and my doctor works basically by himself so trying to get a hold of him is kind of hard. Then I read the OP around the same time so I thought Id give it a shot. I started at 2,000 and the first 7 days or so seemed like I was on my way to improvement but now after almost a month a new one comes up just about everyday again. Im at 5,000 now but was considering upping to 10. But then I also was going to try what that one poster recommended about Magnesium and K2. Does anyone else take Magnesium and K2 with their vitamin d3? Also the Magnesium I bought from Vitamin shop is Magnesium Citrate complex.

 

Any and all help is appreciated. Im going out to visit a very good friend of mine in another country in 3 1/2 months and Im already nervous that I won't get this controlled in time. I really dont want to do it but if I dont see improvement in another month im going to bite the bullet and go back to the dermo. From what they said, if what they suggested a couple months ago wasnt working (which was just a topical and no antibiotic) they were gonna put me on accutane again.

 

I know there are more pressing issues in the world so I shouldnt let this bother me too much but it really sucks knowing how nice you look when there is no acne vs when there is.


In Topic: Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

02 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

So its close to a month of around 4,000 IU and although I did notice slight improvement, its seems as if its come to a crashing hault. I am going to continue taking 4,000 and maybe bump to 5,000 but also I have question. Someone here mentioned its very important to take co factors K2 and Magnesium which I havent been taking at all. I was thinking about going to the vitaminshoppe and purchasing these today. Do you guys think that it will help? And also, why is it very important to take Magnesium and K2 in conjunction with vitamin D? I guess Im nervous taking all these different supplements.


In Topic: Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

11 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

Hi everyone.
 
First and foremost, I want to start by thanking everyone, especially the OP for this post. I have been on two rounds of accutane which were successful but now my acne is back. I've gone on clindamycin, minocycline and doxy all of which only worked for a short time. My wants to cycle through these antibiotics again but I wanted to find an alternative.
 
So I've just start taken Viatmin D3 about 2,000 IU's a day. My question to those who have had success with this is that, did anyone break out a little more than usual when first supplementing the vitamin d3? I just started on Thursday and it seems like I've been getting a little bit more breakouts than usual but its similar to what happened when I was on accutane for the first week. The reason Im asking is because I don't know if i should contnue taking the vitamin d supplement if this is the case (breaking out more initially not being normal).
 
My derm scheduled me another appointment last month for Aug 23, and said if my acne hadn't gotten better, he'd like to put me back on accutane, which it hasn't. But I really would like to avoid accutane but at the same time its so difficult to deal with looking the way I do with pimples at 27 going on 28 years old.
 
Appreciate any feedback guys/gals,



I would strongly urge you to take a multi-pronged approach. If you have been on many courses of antibiotics, then you will most likely have severely disrupted intestinal flora. In my experience, this ultimately makes acne worse. In addition to D3 (NOT D2), eliminate all sugar and simple carbohydrate from your diet and start on high quality probiotics. Go on the MEVY diet for a good month to see where you are at. MEVY stands for Meat Eggs Vegetables and Yogurt. That is all you eat. No grains, no fruit, the goal is to eliminate all sugars so that you starve the candida yeast that has most likely taken over your normal gut bacteria as a result of the antibiotics.

Simple going on more antibiotics will just give you more long term problems. I don't think D3 alone will be enough in a case of severely disrupted intestinal flora.


Thanks for the reply.

 

The semi good thing I guess is that when I started the cycle of Minocycline/Doxycycline, I actually had a very weird reaction that most don't experience; I would get dandruff beyond belief and its never been a problem up until I started taking those meds. So I wouldn't take the required prescription at first, maybe once every few days or so and then stopped completely. I have been off antibiotics for quite some time now.

 

But I am curious if I should continue with the D3 as I am breaking out more since going on it. I read in the original post that it is similar to accutane in how it has the retnoid stuff or something and so I remember when on accutane, I would break out worse for the first two weeks. But if everyone who has taken D3 and seen results and their acne did not worsen at first, then its making me believe I'm screwed and might have to look for an alternative. But I really pray this works.


In Topic: Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

11 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

Hi everyone.

 

First and foremost, I want to start by thanking everyone, especially the OP for this post. I have been on two rounds of accutane which were successful but now my acne is back. I've gone on clindamycin, minocycline and doxy all of which only worked for a short time. My wants to cycle through these antibiotics again but I wanted to find an alternative.

 

So I've just start taken Viatmin D3 about 2,000 IU's a day. My question to those who have had success with this is that, did anyone break out a little more than usual when first supplementing the vitamin d3? I just started on Thursday and it seems like I've been getting a little bit more breakouts than usual but its similar to what happened when I was on accutane for the first week. The reason Im asking is because I don't know if i should contnue taking the vitamin d supplement if this is the case (breaking out more initially not being normal).

 

My derm scheduled me another appointment last month for Aug 23, and said if my acne hadn't gotten better, he'd like to put me back on accutane, which it hasn't. But I really would like to avoid accutane but at the same time its so difficult to deal with looking the way I do with pimples at 27 going on 28 years old.

 

Appreciate any feedback guys/gals,