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Trying to find out the root cause of Hypervitaminosis A / Isotretinoin induced Hair Loss

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This thread aims to find out how to reverse hair loss in Accutane and Excess Vitamin A intake. Please demand answers from your doctors to explain to you in full detail in simple english how this medical condition occurs.

_Andy_'s interview with his derm was great but it didn't enlighten me enough about which "chemical receptors" in your hair follicles are affected when you take too much Vitamin A / Accutane.

Lee H's post about possible links to biotinidase deficiency was interesting.

Here's some of the links so far:

1. Biotinidase Deficiency (solution: Take 5-10mg Biotin?)

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/interesti...;hl=Biotinidase

2. Rapid Vitamin C Oxidation (solution: Take 10-15 grams Vitamin C + lysine?)

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displ...&aid=824444

"Oxidation of ascorbic acid in the adrenal glands was increased by 18% in the hypervitaminotic rats compared with the controls. Possible explanations are discussed"

3. Glandular Metaplasia, Vitamin A sensitivity, Induces Keratization... (I did not read enough of this excerpt so please share your own understanding of it here)

http://books.google.com/books?id=2jk8AAAAI...SL4LkkwTQ6tWpDQ

Please feel free to correct any false claims or statements made in the above mentioned.

* Update December 17 2008 7:36 PM PDT *

This comment is from this blog link:

http://www.baldingblog.com/2006/06/21/accu...comment-1333052

One patient attesting to hair loss reversal after taking Saw Palmetto (brand should be considered), and a supplement called "Phytisone Adrenal Energy Support" If you will review the Phytisone ingredients, you'll notice that it's only Vitamin C, B-complex and a bunch of herbs. So you're better off just buying Vitamin C with bioavailable (better absorbed) forms of Vitamin B's like Methycobalamin for B12, P-5-P for B6 and Thiamine. I recommend buying Jarrow B-Right and Jarrow or NOW Foods Vitamin C.

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Roaccutane cause auto immune disorder. So if the hair loss was in fact due to auto immune disorder like alopecia areata then nope of the matter will help. But of cos, if it wasn't due to auto immune disorder than it may help.

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Roaccutane cause auto immune disorder. So if the hair loss was in fact due to auto immune disorder like alopecia areata then nope of the matter will help. But of cos, if it wasn't due to auto immune disorder than it may help.

Hi, Max, if it is indeed a diagnosis of "Diffuse Alopecia Areata" or "Diffuse Alopecia Totalis" (whole body), then I think the treatment would be Aromatherapy, look at this guy's results and the following clinical trial:

Photo link: http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/f...ST8013F5?ck=nck

Study link: http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/134/11/1349

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If my recent understanding so far of the studies proves to be correct, I think too much Vitamin A (Isotretinoin or Retinyl Palmitate) may trigger a chronic Telogen Effluvium. By chronic, it implies more than 6 months has passed and the hair thinning hasn't stopped yet.

Ingredients and Recipe:

http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/Hai...romatherapy.htm

I bought my cedarwood from iHerb.com I got a 5$ off coupon use this code: MOL199 to get 5$ off.

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Update:

I've been taking B12 (MethylCobalamin), Lysine and L-Cysteine, some hair are growing back but I'm not quite sure yet if this is from the 5-10mg / day Biotin or not. Here's to hoping I get all my hair back! It's so weird to see patches on my legs, I used to have very hairy legs.

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