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Vitamin A acne remission  

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  1. 1. Did Vitamin A megadosing cause a remission of acne after you stopped taking it?

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    • No.
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    • No, but afterwards it was less severe.
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  2. 2. Did you use topical medications during your megadosing?

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I took accutane and I think I'm about 6 or 7 months post-tane. Just recently, I started getting some minor zits here and there (*knocks on wood* hopefully it will stay minor.) I used no topicals.

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Do you think after I stay on my 256,000 IU dose for a few months (assuming I can still tolerate it) that I may experience remission? Or perhaps my skin will be more resilient to breaking out, in which case I can do it again... As of now I feel no side effects from the Vitamin A. I take it with my fish oil, zinc, B complex, saw palmetto, borage, vitamin e, and chromium picolinate.

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Do you think after I stay on my 256,000 IU dose for a few months (assuming I can still tolerate it) that I may experience remission? Or perhaps my skin will be more resilient to breaking out, in which case I can do it again... As of now I feel no side effects from the Vitamin A. I take it with my fish oil, zinc, B complex, saw palmetto, borage, vitamin e, and chromium picolinate.

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Reizo, I'm taking 100,000 IU of Cod liver oil a day and it definitely looks like it's working. My face got more oily a couple of days and I was getting a several whiteheads which was weird since after going on accutane, I only got one whitehead at a time, but I still persisted and I swear, I'm getting less oil on my face. I don't want to hype it up so I'm going to make sure I do it for 3 months and then draw a conclusion. A study on Pubmed states that there was no real problems with people taking 25,000 - 75,000 IU of vitamin A per day over a year.

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Do you think after I stay on my 256,000 IU dose for a few months (assuming I can still tolerate it) that I may experience remission? Or perhaps my skin will be more resilient to breaking out, in which case I can do it again... As of now I feel no side effects from the Vitamin A. I take it with my fish oil, zinc, B complex, saw palmetto, borage, vitamin e, and chromium picolinate.

Which type of vitamin A is it?

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Speaking of which alreadyover...You found that 75,000 can be considered safe for a year? I wonder if that translates to my current does being safe for 4 months...Since I am *almost I'm close to 300,000 IU's. I am at 256,000 IU's right now.

I also plan on getting a bloodtest done within like a month just to make sure everything is honkey doory. Keep your fingers crossed tightly!

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Just to let you know I'm at 310,000 IU.

You can check my blog for more details (just hit my profile).

Although I do take vitamin D (sometimes up to 27000 IU, which is an insane amount) and vitamin K2 (MK-4, about 10mg or about 1300x the recommended amount...again, massive).

I'm not into it a month yet though...but I didn't start off at 310,000 IU. (The extra 10,000 is from cod liver oil)

As far as improvements go, my pores did shrink but I am pretty strict about my diet. But I binged on ice cream last night and my face became more oily and my pores became larger...despite taking the listed amount of vitamin A above.

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