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  2. 10 hours ago, TrueJustice said:

    Yep, aside from the fatigue and mental issues I’d love nothing more than finding moisture again for both my skin and my hair, I’m just so dry and can’t find a cure.

    My hair is thin and wiry and greying prematurely and my face is as dry as a bone.

    Dont know what to do

    10% glycolic acid every other night and a moisturizer with ceramides really helps with the moisture. I don't really feel like it's dry most of the time. My issue is the lasting damage, it's really red and damaged, scarring and I've started getting whiteheads again for some reason (i'm 31 ffs). 
  3. 9 minutes ago, TrueJustice said:

    I’m at a loss, I’m doing the whole kinesiology thing which I’m happy to continue with but a couple of other things that concern me:

    There’s two schools of thought - those that say avoid all Vit A and there’s that YouTube video that says take liquid Vit A as part of the reversing Accutane side effects. As per usual no one really knows do they!!?

    Also, where is everyone who once posted on here? People coming on forum all guns blazing and then they just disappear....

    Have they all just gone off to work on the anti Vit A diet.....,reporting back in 10 years time or something.
    I think you've hit the nail on the head there with ''as per usual no one really knows do they''. 

    As I said, I've tried both methods (off vitamin A for years) and don't notice an ounce of difference either way. I really don't think it matters. Most of the Vit A we get in our diet is from veg, which is beta carotene anyway, which has a really low vit A conversion rate. 3% i think i read once. 

    I've spent so much time over the last few years obsessing over my diet and what i should and shouldn't eat because of my skin. I'm tired, I just want to be able to get on with life without stressing about my facial skin every day. 
  4. On 9/14/2018 at 12:00 PM, hillcountry said:

    Hi True Justice - my summary of Grant Genereux’s theory wasn’t clear enough. Much of his research into the rising epidemics of so-called auto-immune diseases identifies the simultaneous rise in Vit A intake that may be the underlying cause. Modern supplementation in food (milk and cereal for example) and vitamin pills, plus the non-linear rise in fish oil consumption, plus the “healthy eating” craze of overconsumption of Vit A vegetables, combines to overwhelm the liver’s capacity to store this potential toxin safely, which it releases in a non-destructive, transportable form under normal circumstances.

    When capacity is breached, the retinol and its more toxic sibling, Retinoic Acid, are stashed away in fat cells and endothelial tissue, and as I understand the theory so far, we get to the point where there’s quite a bit of “free floating” A and RA causing stem cell disturbances that trigger immune responses, inflammation and tissue damage.

    Reaching liver capacity used to take decades, but now these diseases are hitting younger people who are growing up consuming much more Vit A than those of us in our 60’s and 70’s did. The Accutane discussions over at his blog (thanks Admin for doing the link edit) are in this context above. I’m still sorting and self-referencing the information but am convinced enough to get as close to Zero A intake as possible, due to a couple of “auto-immune” conditions that have given me a bunch of grief over the years.


    I just want to follow up on that -

    Do any of you still have the bumps/red spots on the backs of your arms since accutane? They started with accutane and are apparently a symptom of vitamin A deficiency. I'm about 8 years post accutane and they're still there most of the time, though some days/weeks they almost disappear.

    Just wondering if that could have something to do with how much i increase or decrease my vitamin A intake around that time.

    I wasn't well informed after accutane and was taking a multi vitamin that contained vitamin A for a while afterwords until i realized I may be causing harm. Since that time i spent years avoiding all forms of vitamin A, didn't have dairy, veg, sweet potato, nothing. 

    The past year I started eating those things again and it really hasn't made a difference either way, still have painfully dry skin and impaired wound healing. Although, my skin is the only issue so the years off of vitamin A may have saved me other side effects. 
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  6. 3 hours ago, macleod said:

    Bro, take that money, and run an HGH cycle (4 iu per day). Youtube it. Lookup Sylvester Stallone gh. Throw in some other healing peptides TB-500...BPC157.  Research online and take your health into your own hands.

    And where am I meant to purchase these products (in the UK) and how would they heal already badly damaged skin !? 
  7. On 7/25/2018 at 12:58 PM, TrueJustice said:

    I gather you’ve tried products like Baxyl but they haven’t increased the moisture?

    I had no real issues with dryness whilst on Accutane 20 years ago, my overall dryness now though especially with the face is horrendous!!

    I’ve got no sebaceous glands, I sweat like no ones business, in summer it just pours out of me I hate to say....
    Never heard of Baxyl. What is it? 

    I've actually been using a barrier repair cream day and night for 4 or 5 months now and it keeps it well hydrated and you wouldn't really know it's still dry unless you're me and live in it, however, the damage the extreme dryness has left behind isn't healing at all which is why i'd love the stem cell treatment. 

    Lines, redness, large pores, all caused by leaving it so dry for so many years. 

    I've just ordered some 10% glycolic acid to test for a few months to see if the constant exfoliation can help with this. From my research it sounds like something that would really help me in the long term.  I definitely won't be trying anything above 10% or having a peel done, I think that would do more harm to my skin than good. 
  8. On 7/21/2018 at 5:18 PM, Devolution said:

    That could be useful for me and anyone else whos lost, or who's hair has thinned from this, we do need to fix the underlying issue but if it doesn't grow back naturally, stem cells definitely look promising.
    I was thinking of having a 'stem cell facial' - to try and cure the dry, damaged skin. Only thing stopping me is that I was quoted up to £5,000 here in the UK. 

    At this point I feel like it would be the only thing that could possibly heal my skin. 

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