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Jofo

Member Since 15 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2015 02:03 PM

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In Topic: An Insanely Horrid Diet Cured My Oily Skin

19 August 2015 - 02:23 AM

What I experienced at first was regret and cravings, and then joy. My incredibly oily, pimply skin was gone. The oil on my face disappeared. My sebaceous glands ceased to secrete. It was amazing!! My pimples were slowly leaving my face and I was incredibly happy.


How long did it take for you to start seeing these results?


In Topic: Questions For Fredthebelgian About Vit A

07 March 2015 - 02:31 AM

Thanks for the reply. I have both extremely oil skin and persistent acne. I took one full course of accutane in the past and both the oil and acne came back after 2 years. I'm on my second course now, but I think after this course things will start going South again. I'm considering low dose accutane as a long term solution, but I have my reservations about it... I also seem to get fatigue and joint pain from it, but I'm on 40mg a day. I love having no oil, though. It's crazy how much the lack of oil improves my quality of life.

If you have severe acne then I don't know if a low dose will be enough, but most people who do it see a reduction in oil that is just as drastic as taking a large dose. It was effective enough for me that I'm planning on doing it again.

 

I have to say though that the idea of having to take isotretinoin for the rest of my life is really depressing, but I just don't know what else to do. I've considered looking into a diode laser treatment since in the long run it's probably cheaper than paying for Accutane forever.


In Topic: Questions For Fredthebelgian About Vit A

06 March 2015 - 08:05 PM

I've been taking vitamin A pretty consistently for several months now and it has made no dent in my oil production. I think it may be helping to keep my skin clear of acne, though.

 

So I'm going to stop taking it. Not only are the results negligible, but I've also been getting some really irritating side effects. The worst is terrible headaches every morning, which is a common side effect of vitamin A. Another side effect I've been experiencing, which I've never seen linked to vitamin A, is poor sleep. I wake up a couple hours earlier than usual and can't get back to sleep. Also I randomly get very sharp pains in my sides. I've experienced this since I was a kid, but the frequency of the pains has increased since being on vitamin A.

 

So my search for an oily skin cure continues...

Jofo, I know as one point you were taking low dose accutane for your oily skin. What made you stop using that?

 

Mainly a combination of cost and side effects. The side effects I experienced with isotretinoin were increased fatigue, facial flushing, and lower back pain. But those weren't too bad and I'd take them over the vitamin A headaches any day.

 

The isotretinoin is still the only thing I've tried for oily skin that worked like magic. I'm planning on giving it another go in the future when I have more disposable income.


In Topic: Questions For Fredthebelgian About Vit A

06 March 2015 - 05:09 PM

I've been taking vitamin A pretty consistently for several months now and it has made no dent in my oil production. I think it may be helping to keep my skin clear of acne, though.

 

So I'm going to stop taking it. Not only are the results negligible, but I've also been getting some really irritating side effects. The worst is terrible headaches every morning, which is a common side effect of vitamin A. Another side effect I've been experiencing, which I've never seen linked to vitamin A, is poor sleep. I wake up a couple hours earlier than usual and can't get back to sleep. Also I randomly get very sharp pains in my sides. I've experienced this since I was a kid, but the frequency of the pains has increased since being on vitamin A.

 

So my search for an oily skin cure continues...


In Topic: New anti sebum drug: MTC896

07 December 2014 - 06:37 PM

So far im in two weeks in with the medication, I wont tell you what group I'm in, but I I can tell you I feel my face is much much less oily, and it isn't dry or cracking or peeling, I had my 3rd appointment after two weeks of using the medication, I have two more weeks until my next one. I am breaking out much less, I expect it to stop all together at this rate. This study is still phase 2

 

Awesome, that sounds really promising. How oily was your skin before?