Jump to content

Packerfan785

Member Since 03 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 24 2012 07:24 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: 9 Weeks Of Retin-A, No Improvement

24 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

Retin-A can take 3 months or more to become effective.  My skin got worse for almost all of three months before I made big improvements.

In Topic: Naicin?

20 September 2011 - 11:19 AM

naicin acts like a diuretic, it flushes your system out, a lot of people use it to clean toxins out of the body, number one example people use it for is to get rid of THC.  people also use it to lose weight, because it essentially makes you pee a lot, making your bodies water weight less and less.  body builders use it to lose the water weight before a competition, not to build muscle.


I saw a study (I don't know how reliable) that it helps boost testosterone levels.  Also heard (haven't looked into it) that it helps with depression.

In Topic: Azelaic Acid?

11 August 2011 - 12:38 AM

QUOTE (RenegadeLamp @ Aug 10 2011, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can only get Azelaic acid (15%-20%) by prescription; you have to go to a derm. I've never personally tried it, but I'm scheduling an appointment soon for my persistent blackheads. Azelaic acid is very good for blackheads, mild/moderate inflammatory acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation problems.

There are lots of studies about its effectiveness, in case you were wondering:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/21637899
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/18246693
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/16281587
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/17456913

You can look around on Pubmed for more studies.


If I was already prescribed Retin-A do you think my dermatologist will provide me with an additional prescription for Azelaic Acid if I ask?

In Topic: Has anyone tried natural DHT blockers?

30 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE (chunkylard @ Jul 28 2011, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Packerfan785 @ Jul 28 2011, 12:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (bryan @ Jul 25 2011, 02:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Packerfan785 @ Jul 24 2011, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone tried or read about DHT blockers for acne?


You don't really explain what you mean by "DHT blocker".  Are you referring to "androgen receptor blockers" (also known as "antiandrogens"), or substances which inhibit the formation of DHT from testosterone (5a-reductase inhibitors)?

Several times I've mentioned a study that was done a few years ago, in which a specific type 1 5a-reductase inhibitor (the type found in sebaceous glands) was tested in acne patients.  Unfortunately, it had no beneficial effect on acne, and the authors of the study (some big names in the field of dermatology) had no idea why it failed.


I mean 5a-reductase inhibitors.

High DHT levels seemed to make so much sense to me (dad had some acne, balding, prostate problems) but I guess not.

I'm so close to going to get on accutane.  I have spent years trying everything natural and Retin-A seems to less effective for me than it was in the past.  Its amazing how much a seemingly little thing like acne can change your life.


If the "natural" way hasn't cleared you, it means you haven't isolated the proper variable.

Are you eating any common allergens/allergenic foods? Are you getting enough sunlight an exercise? Are you avoiding grains, dairy, soy and sugar? Are your veggies, fruits and meat coming from a reliable (and natural) source? Is your life stressful?


I've been here since spring 08, I've read it all, I've tried it all.  Every diet, lifestyle change, supplement, etc.  Even though certain things have helped, there is no natural "cure" for me.

In Topic: Has anyone tried natural DHT blockers?

27 July 2011 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE (bryan @ Jul 25 2011, 02:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Packerfan785 @ Jul 24 2011, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has anyone tried or read about DHT blockers for acne?


You don't really explain what you mean by "DHT blocker".  Are you referring to "androgen receptor blockers" (also known as "antiandrogens"), or substances which inhibit the formation of DHT from testosterone (5a-reductase inhibitors)?

Several times I've mentioned a study that was done a few years ago, in which a specific type 1 5a-reductase inhibitor (the type found in sebaceous glands) was tested in acne patients.  Unfortunately, it had no beneficial effect on acne, and the authors of the study (some big names in the field of dermatology) had no idea why it failed.


I mean 5a-reductase inhibitors.

High DHT levels seemed to make so much sense to me (dad had some acne, balding, prostate problems) but I guess not.

I'm so close to going to get on accutane.  I have spent years trying everything natural and Retin-A seems to less effective for me than it was in the past.  Its amazing how much a seemingly little thing like acne can change your life.