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Okay, the 256,000 IU was too high, and my blood pressure was slightly above normal. I am now at 112,000 IU's daily, split into morning and evening with my other supplements. The result? My body is so smooth and clear! It feels glossy!!! Like Sarah Michelle Gellar smooth! I so do not wanna give this up!!!! It's awesome! B5 sucked, screw it...Made me way oilier, it was disgusting. I'll keep everyone informed. I couldn't find my vitamin A log anywhere btw!

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I'm glad its working. How long have you been taking vitamin A to get those results? And are you sure its not the BZ scrub and other treatments you're using?

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Well I haven't been using BP on my back in like almost 2 weeks now because of excessive dryness. I got a few breakouts here and there, but now I am just using a normal gentle cleanser for my body and it feels so smooth...I've been on vitamin A for a week now, I took a couple days of just 8,000 IU's because my blood pressure went to prehypertension levels. The dialostic level was fine but the sylostic was like 7 points above 120, it's gone to 124 after the grace period. I will check it again in a few days. I am in love with my skin right now, I really wish I could have accutane, but it would probably take too much time and I don't have time for bureaucracy and debate.

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Well I haven't been using BP on my back in like almost 2 weeks now because of excessive dryness. I got a few breakouts here and there, but now I am just using a normal gentle cleanser for my body and it feels so smooth...I've been on vitamin A for a week now, I took a couple days of just 8,000 IU's because my blood pressure went to prehypertension levels. The dialostic level was fine but the sylostic was like 7 points above 120, it's gone to 124 after the grace period. I will check it again in a few days. I am in love with my skin right now, I really wish I could have accutane, but it would probably take too much time and I don't have time for bureaucracy and debate.
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Well I haven't been using BP on my back in like almost 2 weeks now because of excessive dryness. I got a few breakouts here and there, but now I am just using a normal gentle cleanser for my body and it feels so smooth...I've been on vitamin A for a week now, I took a couple days of just 8,000 IU's because my blood pressure went to prehypertension levels. The dialostic level was fine but the sylostic was like 7 points above 120, it's gone to 124 after the grace period. I will check it again in a few days. I am in love with my skin right now, I really wish I could have accutane, but it would probably take too much time and I don't have time for bureaucracy and debate.

You said your skin was smooth, but how's your acne?

Also, like accutane, does vitamin A yield permanent results?

Thanks!

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Hey Reizo

I don't know if you have read up on vitamin A, but vitamin A can be very toxic when overdosed. The upper limit for vitamin A is set at 10000 IU, and it becomes toxic at levels of 20000 to 25000 IU. Even when it is used for therapeutic purposes, the highest that has ever been reached is 50000 IU. Vitamin A is also stored in fat tissue and could be released into the blood for a long time.

http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/vitamin-A.php

This is the website I visited. It sells vitamin supplements, but even so, it did not dispute the toxicity of vitamin A at high doses. It's doing a business, and would be more inclined for people to take in higher levels to earn more money, but the fact that they didn't shows how serious the issue of overdosing is.

If you're upset that I am pointing out something negative about your new treatment, I'm sorry. I'm just trying to point it out to you just in case you didn't know. Whether or not you decide to go ahead with it is totally your decision

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Hey Reizo

I don't know if you have read up on vitamin A, but vitamin A can be very toxic when overdosed. The upper limit for vitamin A is set at 10000 IU, and it becomes toxic at levels of 20000 to 25000 IU. Even when it is used for therapeutic purposes, the highest that has ever been reached is 50000 IU. Vitamin A is also stored in fat tissue and could be released into the blood for a long time.

http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/vitamin-A.php

This is the website I visited. It sells vitamin supplements, but even so, it did not dispute the toxicity of vitamin A at high doses. It's doing a business, and would be more inclined for people to take in higher levels to earn more money, but the fact that they didn't shows how serious the issue of overdosing is.

If you're upset that I am pointing out something negative about your new treatment, I'm sorry. I'm just trying to point it out to you just in case you didn't know. Whether or not you decide to go ahead with it is totally your decision

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I don't think blood pressure is one of the things vitamin A affects.

Accutane is basically derived from vitamin A, only that it is less toxic and more effective than vitamin A without going into the danger zone. If you are willing to take the risks of vitamin A overdose, you are better off with accutane.

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I studied Vit A's toxicity b4 too at uni. Sorry to say, but your dosage greatly exceeds recommended doses for safety's sake.

You're going to probably start getting severe headaches sometime in the next month as well as some other warning signs. You can also experience a lot of long term damage to your vision, joints and other parts of your body taking that dosage for an extended period of time.

I would strongly suggest cutting down greatly. Megadosing something like Vit A. will only cost you in the long run.

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I won't cut down on it. I can't. If I could get accutane I would, I've stated this many, MANY times. Yet I keep hearing that it's safer but you know it's only given to people with SEVERE acne and I don't have SEVERE acne. I also do NOT have a budget that will allow me to keep going to doctor after doctor. There are people who take millions of IU's of Vitamin A for years and develop no toxicity. The recommended doses are subjective, everyone has a different tolerance, I appreciate the warning but I've made up my mind, this is gonna be how it is. If a doc wants to give me accutane, so be it...I don't have mind control abilities though, so this is my only option for the time being.

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Here is another idea...If anyone in Richmond, VA could weigh in and give me the name of a good doctor who WILL prescribe accutane I will gladly go that route. I am not wasting time and money that I do not have though. I was also thinking of topical retinol, such as the vitamincures retinol oil. It supposedly is an external accutane. I am thinking since I've already done my initial breakout from the Vitamin A the retinol might be effective maintenance...I am not sure though...

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Have you ever thought of switching to the natural form Retinol found in cod liver oil :) It's much safer too, and highly effective. So if the issue does creep up on you and you are worried, there is always cod liver oil waiting :)

And I agree, it helps a lot, I love it.

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Have you ever thought of switching to the natural form Retinol found in cod liver oil :) It's much safer too, and highly effective. So if the issue does creep up on you and you are worried, there is always cod liver oil waiting :)

And I agree, it helps a lot, I love it.

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Why not get accutane over the internet then? I mean i wouldn't normally advise that but it is safer than taking huge amounts of vitamin A.

People can get steroids, growth hormone and igf-1... you can deffo get accutane.

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Accutane is also available in topical form. It's called Isotrex I think, and is basically a topical retinoid. If you have been experiencing good results from vitamin A, any prescription retinoid (tazorac differin retin-a) should yield better results since they are modified vitamin A anyway. Vitamin A preparations or retinol are less effective and carry less side effects, which is why they can be bought over the counter.

Retinol IS vitamin A, and it is stored in animal liver, which is why cod liver oil is high in vitamin A too. There is no difference between cod liver oil and vitamin A supplements in terms of toxicity if you take the same dosage.

Maybe you can try retinoids? THey are pretty easy to get from your doctors.

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Why not get accutane over the internet then? I mean i wouldn't normally advise that but it is safer than taking huge amounts of vitamin A.

People can get steroids, growth hormone and igf-1... you can deffo get accutane.

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From Dr. Mecola, whom I really trust: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles...e-part-two.aspx

The key to eliminating acne is to follow the eating plan. Stop drinking all soft drinks, juice, and milk and drink one quart of pure water for every fifty pounds of body weight. It is also necessary to eliminate ALL sugar and chocolate. This strategy works in the majority of people, but some have elevated testosterone levels, which can promote acne.

In this case, non-synthetic vitamin A (the real McCoy-my favorite is emulsified vitamin A from Biotics Research) is very helpful. It is likely not toxic in pregnancy, but nonetheless should be avoided. To be effective one must use a high dose of 100-200,000 IU per day. The dose should not be used for longer than several months as toxicity could be an issue (as detailed above) if taken much longer.

Smaller doses of vitamin A can be obtained from Carlson's Cod Liver Oil. One teaspoon has about 2-3,000 units of vitamin A.

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From Dr. Mecola, whom I really trust: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles...e-part-two.aspx

The key to eliminating acne is to follow the eating plan. Stop drinking all soft drinks, juice, and milk and drink one quart of pure water for every fifty pounds of body weight. It is also necessary to eliminate ALL sugar and chocolate. This strategy works in the majority of people, but some have elevated testosterone levels, which can promote acne.

In this case, non-synthetic vitamin A (the real McCoy-my favorite is emulsified vitamin A from Biotics Research) is very helpful. It is likely not toxic in pregnancy, but nonetheless should be avoided. To be effective one must use a high dose of 100-200,000 IU per day. The dose should not be used for longer than several months as toxicity could be an issue (as detailed above) if taken much longer.

Smaller doses of vitamin A can be obtained from Carlson's Cod Liver Oil. One teaspoon has about 2-3,000 units of vitamin A.

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