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PLEASE READ IF TAKING B5!!!!

Oh and excuse the bad grammer and waht not i was just trying to get my point out there not be all pretty.ty

my name is brad and if u read all the post u saw me a couple times. Well i basically dont want to type this but i think anyone that is taking b5 or plan to take it should have in mind. First off i been on b5 for almost coming on 2 years. I have had my up and downs, but mostly up. I can honestly say that b5 has had changed my acne very much. I started out like they said 10g a day for about the first 4 months. i spreaded it out in 4x of 5 pill increments. Eight around 4 months my skin was almost clear and i loved it! Im not bs you, it really did work, so i cont. to take it.. it was like $40 a month not too bad. But over 2 years of taking it you sometimes slack off and dont take the full 20 a day. which didnt seem to bother my skin if i missed a lil. But there was i time i decided to see if i didnt need to take it anymore right around a year.. bad idea stop taking it .. was fine.. then around 4 weeks of being off of it i broke out worse then ever! It was amazing how bad i did..plus i wasnt used to having pimples anymore so it sucked! and EVERYonE noticed..So i got back on it and it took about a month again to get back to normal not the intial 3-6 month. BUT, thats not the bad part. I read that taking a B complex vitamin would make the intial b5 not to work as much.. and i kept seeing that so when i started i decided not totake the B complex. Well if you dont kno when taking so much of one b vitamin you get a defiency in the other b vitamins they just work together like that. Well i didnt really care about it to be honest all i saw was clear skin lol. SO here i am 2 years down the road..My girlfriend and friends have noticed different things about me.. then i started to notice them. My girl started asking if i was bipolar? i tohught i was just being normal then i noticed i wasnt! Then this whole time i thought my memory was so fucking bad from doing drugs but it wasnt! I would notice i was a lot lazier and non productive(i would love to start taking adderall because of this tehehe.) Then sometimes my body would be so fatigued i couldnt stand it i would just have to sit there and rest, also my mental capabilities have been horrible i couldnt think abstractly in classs anymore. Honestly i tohught it was form doing drugs. Then about a week ago i was in the bathroom and i saw my bottle full of my b complex vitamins and i tohught nothing of it..that night i DID. I started researching online, and come to find out i have been doing all this to myself. It really was an shocking and sucky thing to go through. I have a defiency in all my b vitamins except the famous b5. I just want you guys to read and research defiencies in the b vitamins. If you are expierencing any of the following..

These are just some of the many that can happen to you no joke..

I have noticed that i ahve a lot of these. ADD,mental problems Chronic Fatigue,nervousness,Soreness allover,Irritable,Mean,Bipolar,Heart beat is different sometimes.

It just sucked to not put together all the peices ya know, i wish i knew earlier. thats why im doing this, all you have to do is type in "vitamin b deficiency" in google and there is plenty of sites that can show you the horrible side effects of not taking a simple b complex with you 10g of b5 a day.

mental problems

heart palpitations

heart arrythmias

fibrillation

indigestion

chronic fatigue

chronic exhaustion

paranoia, vague fears, fear that something dreadful is about to happen

nervousness

ADD (attention deficiency), inability to concentrate, irritability

feeling of uneasiness

thoughts of dying

easy agitation, frustration

inability to sleep (insomnia)

restlessness

tingling in hands

tingling fingers and toes

rashes

crying spells, inability to cope

soreness all over

and so much more.

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On a more serious note..

"If the level of vitamin B12 stays low for a long time, it can damage your nerve cells. If this happens, you may have:

Numbness or tingling in your fingers and toes.

A poor sense of balance.

Depression.

Dementia, a loss of mental abilities. "

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HERE IS A LITTLE MORE

Vitamins and depression What is the relationship between the Vitamins and Depression? There are a variety of vitamin deficiencies that can lead to depression symptoms. Correcting deficiencies, when present, often relieves depression

B-Vitamin Problems May Cause Depression in Some. The first clinical effects of insufficient vitamin B complex are mood changes, insomnia, changes in appetite, sugar carving and impaired drug metabolism. As a group, the B vitamins plays an important role both in alleviating depression and in relieving the anxiety and restlessness which often accompanies it.

See the chart to know effects of various vitamins and minerals deficiency in depression See the chart which explains in a nutshell the benifits, deficiency effects, source and daily dosage of the B Vitaimin family.

Vitamin B1 and its deficiency leading Depression Vitamin B1 is essential for nerve stimulation and for metabolism of carbohydrates to give brain energy as well as body energy. Deficiency symptoms include mood disorders, anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, night terror etc.

Vitamin B - B2 and its deficiency leading Depression Although this vitamin itself has not generally associate with emotional states, researchers find that diets restricted only in riboflavin produce adverse personality changes, including aggressive personality alterations.

Vitamin B3 Vitamin B deficiency has been associated with depression ans anxiety. It helps in irritability and other mental disturbances.

Vitamin B - B5 Vitamin B5 is active in the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which can be involved in some depression. A deficiency can caues depression, fatigue and allergies.

Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 has a major importance in regulating your mood disorders and is the most implicated of all the vitamins in the cause and treatment od depression.

Vitamin B12 and its deficiency leading depression The mental changes caused by deficiency of Vitamin B12 can raise from difficulty in concentrating or remembering, mental fatigue and low moods, to a severe depression, intense agitation etc.

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I'm not going to sit here a blab on about all of this. But honestly I'm exp a lot fo these symtoms and im 100% sure its from taking b5 for 2 years. And if anyone else doesnt want to permently damge there nerve cells and so on and diagnose themselves with depression/add/mood disorders and so on.. please take a second and say is taking b5 work it? or mybe i should take my other b vitamins and not hurt my body bc over time the ksin will be great but u with eventually have health issues if not done properly.

thanks brad.

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So all that happened to you because you did not take vitamin b complex in conjunction with the b5? if you read my earlier post, can i take Centrum A to Z instead of the b complex?

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Help me out here should I take Accutane or the VitaCure B5. I am scheduled to take the Accutane in a month (3rd round) But first round since I am a mother (36 years old) First, time I am worried about the side effects. Not worried about pregnancy but the other scary side effects. What should I take?

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Help me out here should I take Accutane or the VitaCure B5. I am scheduled to take the Accutane in a month (3rd round) But first round since I am a mother (36 years old) First, time I am worried about the side effects. Not worried about pregnancy but the other scary side effects. What should I take?
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basically bro, but there were a couple times where i wanted to save money by taking less pills so i tried 15 a day and that worked but not as good it didnt knock out all the clogged pores/blackheads.

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basically bro, but there were a couple times where i wanted to save money by taking less pills so i tried 15 a day and that worked but not as good it didnt knock out all the clogged pores/blackheads.
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o.k so i read Brads thread and taking that much B5 for that long is just asking for trouble!!!lol

once you're clear you are supposed to start lowering your dose. I'm taking the 20 pills a day and have been on it for over 2 months it's really starting to work for me. When I'm clear I will start to lower my dose slowly. I wasn't taking the B-Complex but I went out last night ad bought one with 100mg u take one a day. The company I bought it from says to use a b-complex but I usually break out from multi vitamins but from reading about being sluggish I've had that and I thank Brad for mentioning that because it woke me up to go and get some right away. Is anyone female on this cause I was so close to being clear I stopped using Bp and I just use dove to wash and it was my pms week and I got two pimples that are taking forever to go away without any topicals. What do u guys use??? Do u just let them heal on there own???? Do any other females have that problem around the pms week????

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I just took 1.5 grams of B5 and I just broke out, not like acne but I got an allergic reaction, my face just got really red and dry and my knee caps and elbows all turned bright red. anyone else have this problem?

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Anyone even come here anymore? I am taking around 3 grams, testing to see if I am allergic to it which I thought it was from my previous post but I think I might have just mixed some things together. But I am noticing dryer skin just from 3 grams a day, anyone else see decent results from only 3 grams a day?

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Ive purchased all my B5 stuff. going to start out with 5 grams a day with a daily B-Complex 50 dose as well. I hate my oily skin so here's to hoping this even helps some. I'll post back with results.

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Well I am starting my Vit-B5 course today as I have just literaly recieved them through the post, I will be taking 10g a day for 6 weeks. And then order more and I will lower to around 6-8g a week. I will be starting a blog today. Just keep in mind that I am using Azelaic acid cream to cut down on the initial break out (as I have heard that some people get them taking Vit-B5, however this could be to do with taking lower doses to start). I will keep you updated via my blog on this website.

This website from a specialist (Dr. Sarah My Hill) in many fields from the UK is very insightful on acne. However I advise against accutane for the obvious health risks unless your acne is very severe.

http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/article.cfm?id=238

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well I'm 2 weeks away from the 3 month mark and I'm 98% clear :dance:

My question to u guys is what cleanser does everyone use??? I'm using clear and clear continous control 10% b.p and I would like to change to something alot milder.I tried the dove but it caused problems.As soon as I went back to the clean and clear it cleared up in 2 days.

My advise to all of u is give it time!!!! I didn't think it would work at first but the results are truly amazing. Now my only problem is damn red marks does anyone have advise????

God Bless

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I'm glad to here its working for you LEIGHA81! I might have mentioned this to you before but I use distilled witch hazel which is a mild skin cleanser. You can buy it from any pharmacist/chemist/drug store....depending on where you live! Just use cotton wool pads to sweep it across the face.

The reason you start to get clear on Clean and Clear is because it has Benzoyl peroxide in it, but using that as well as Vit-B5 is probably a bad idea!

As far as the red marks go, a quick solution (and extremely cheap) is by squeezing half a medium lemon into a bowl, with double the amount of water use cotton wool pads or just pour it into your hands and rub it gently into your face.

Lemon has AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) present which will slough off dead skin cells gently, and hopefuly (after a week or so) the scars should look better. Also lemon brightens the skin quite dramaticaly (I was shocked at how good my skin looked after the first application!).

Also consider supplementing with 25-35mg of zinc to speed up healing. (although lower the dose to around 15mg once the scars have cleared).

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I'm on Day 69 of B5, and I have definitely seen improvement and hoping it will continue. Breakouts are much less frequent, but sometimes also worse in severity than pre-B5. Overall, more pros then cons and I have a lot of faith that I will continue to see improvement as I am not yet at my three month point and most of my improvement has been within the second month. The key to success with B5 is definitely consistency and patience. For reference, I have dry skin so I can't comment on its effectiveness for decreasing oil, and I have mild (but stubborn!) acne.

My daily supplement intake is:

B5 - 500 mg x 20

Balanced B 50 Complex - x 2

Biotin - 500 mcg

Vitamin C - 500 mg

Zinc - 50 mg

And as of today have added:

1000mg of Fish Oil - x 2

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I'm on Day 69 of B5, and I have definitely seen improvement and hoping it will continue. Breakouts are much less frequent, but sometimes also worse in severity than pre-B5. Overall, more pros then cons and I have a lot of faith that I will continue to see improvement as I am not yet at my three month point and most of my improvement has been within the second month. The key to success with B5 is definitely consistency and patience. For reference, I have dry skin so I can't comment on its effectiveness for decreasing oil, and I have mild (but stubborn!) acne.

My daily supplement intake is:

B5 - 500 mg x 20

Balanced B 50 Complex - x 2

Biotin - 500 mcg

Vitamin C - 500 mg

Zinc - 50 mg

And as of today have added:

1000mg of Fish Oil - x 2

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ok im on week 2. I eased myself into the high doses of B5. today was my 1st day @ 9gm's. I'll start doing 10 tommorrow. What Ive noticed so far is not really a change in oilyness. Im still pretty oily but there may be a small reduction. Im just not sure as of yet. What I have noticed is noooo breakouts. I still get one or two small white heads every other day or so but no cysts. I have also noticed that they go awy really fast and heal pretty quickly too.

Now, I hope to see some kind of improvement on the oil now that Im going to be taking 10gm a day. I'm willing to stick with it so we'll see. So far though, I have to say Im pretty happy thus far and Ive been off the Minocycline now for 2 weeks. We'll see.

1 thing, i am currently not taking the B-Complex. Ihavent seen a "need" for it as of yet. Should I be taking it? Will it make a differnece in my oilyness?

Good Luck everybody!

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I am liking the results so far, skin a lot less oily, and im only taking 2-3 grams a day. It all depends

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it appears people with oily skin are having some success with the b5 routine. i have, i believe dry skin. since b5 works by controlling oil levels will this work for me do you think?

I have given keralytics and BP ago to no avail. any feedback would be great

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