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spartan32

Member Since 20 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 06:32 PM

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In Topic: 19M - Discussing Accutane With My Doctor

22 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

I say do it.  I remember being that 19 year old guy who was sick and tired of using face washes and creams every single day.  Now I'm that 26 year old guy who is sick and tired of using face washes and creams every single day when Accutane was probably the answer the whole time.


In Topic: Bleached Hair And Shirts - The High Price Of The Regimen

17 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

The same exact problem is happening to me regarding it bleaching the tips of my hair and my eyebrows.  I think it has to do with getting BP in my hair and going out in the sun.  It is awful as everyone is asking if I am highlighting the tips of my hair.  Not a good look for a 26 year old guy.


In Topic: Bp + Sun = Bleached Eyebrows And Hair Tips

16 July 2014 - 11:44 AM

BUMP

 

I look like I'm in a 90's boy band. Is this happening to anyone else and how can I prevent it?  


In Topic: Feeling Like A Million Bucks! I Know It Will Work This Time :d

01 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

Honestly I would find a new derm.  You are the patient and want to try a treatment that gives great success to the majority of people.  I speak from personal experience over the past 14 years at how frustrating and stressful it is trying new treatments that may or may not work while your anxiety increases.  He shouldn't deny you a treatment that you are comfortable taking and know the side effects.  

 

I have never used Accutane but the current derm that I go to will prescribe it at any time that I want.  At first he wanted to put me through the gauntlet again but I just explained that I already have done all of the retinoids, antibiotics, etc and that none of them really provide a chance at a cure or remission.  I said that my skin is prone to scarring and it is hurting me mentally too much.  


In Topic: Cod Liver Oil Cured My Acne

28 March 2014 - 06:14 PM

I can vouch for Cod Liver Oil.  Taking a TSP a day of high vitamin fermented cod liver oil along with high vitamin butter oil drastically reduces my oily skin and acne.  After 13 years of constant breakouts, nothing else has worked this well.  I have tested it over a 2 year period as well so I know it is the cod liver oil and not just normal fluctuations.

after 13 years , only cod liver oil worked that well for you ? i have tried it and it didnt seem to prevent any acne for me

 

Other things have worked for me to an extent and I have tried it all (Dan's regimen for years, Tazorac, Retin-A, Differin, every oral antibiotic, etc)  They have all reduced my acne and gave me good results but not the results that I want at 26 years old.  For one reason or another, cod liver oil seems to do the trick for me.  Certain medications that have worked for others don't seem to give me results so maybe cod liver oil just addresses issues that personally cause my acne?

 

Everytime I stop taking it, the deep and painful nodules return to my neck area that don't respond to any topicals and take 6-8 weeks to go away.  

 

Put it this way.  If I am 100 percent strict on BP and Tazorac without cod liver oil, I still breakout and sometimes badly.  If I am 100 percent strict on taking at least 1 TSP of fermented cod liver oil a day and slack off on topicals, I still don't breakout.  Now if I don't do the cod liver oil or topical regimen, my face becomes a disaster zone :/