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  1. Thanks for all of the useful research info. Needless to say I'm overwhelmed, which isn't surprising since I'm 38 years old and still fighting acne. So do you think a supplement rich in linoleic acid such as borage seed oil might be helpful?
  2. First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to share your experiences (and success) with us. I have a question regarding the glycemic load of sweet potatoes, which is the vegetable you recommend the most. I've known for some time that if I maintain a low glycemic load diet, my skin looks a lot better. Existing blemishes heal faster and sebum production is reduced. Numerous studies have confirmed that a low GL diet (which essentially means eliminating sugar and reducing carbs) is ve
  3. OK, time for another update, and I'm afraid to say, that I'm likely going to stop usage. I haven't experienced any of the typical side effects, but instead developed one that likely produced the most pain I've experienced in my 37 years on this planet. I awoke yesterday with gout (google it if you're curious) on my left big toe. The pain was truly amazing and totally debilitating. By yesterday evening I could barely walk into the store to get Aleve and some apple cider vinegar. Thankfully,
  4. OK, wanted to give an update. Over the last week, I've increased my dose to 100 Mg/day. Because I read that spiro absorption can improve when taken with food, I take 50 with breakfast and 50 with dinner. I've had a couple of bigger pimples on forehead and nose, which I foolishly picked, so I'm waiting for them to heal. Sebum production continues to be decreased, and no other side effects have been observed.
  5. I hear you regarding gradually upping the dose and stopping once things look good. As of today, I'm sitting at 75 mg. Sebum production seems to have decreased slightly, but I can't say for sure. No inflamed pimples have appeared in the last couple of days, so that's a good thing. As for side effects, libido seems to have decreased somewhat which is quite OK by me.
  6. I should add that I don't think I have any more testosterone that the average guy. I'm not overly aggressive and don't anger easily. I do have a pretty healthy libido. I'm speculating that my follicles are simply more sensitive to DHT than the average dude's.
  7. OK, after doing loads of research, I've decided to try Spiro. I've found some limited reports from males regarding use of the drug on this site and a couple of others, but I think it might be useful for me to document my experiences for the benefit of "man"kind. I'm going to keep graphic details to a minimum, but because Spiro and men can produce some disturbing side effects, I'm going to describe any effects I experience. About me: - 37-year old male - moderate acne, many clogged pores, freq
  8. I just asked the pharmacist to special order some Dan's. If your drugstore uses either Cardinal or McKesson as its wholesaler (the two biggest) and probably others, it will be available. Have the guy look for cortibalm in the system. For me, I was surprised how cheap it was compared to buying direct. It only costed $3.25 per stick.
  9. Dr. Dan's stuff is awesome. IMHO, it is in fact superior to Aquaphor, probably due to the hydrocortizone in Dr. Dan's.
  10. You look crystal clear. What kind of dose were you on and for how long?
  11. I was on Retin-A Micro .04 for about 6 months, during which time my skin become much oiler than usual, and my pores actually enlarged as well. What is really bizarre is that 6 months after stopping usage, my skin is still oiler than it ever has been. I'm a 32-year old male, so unless i'm suffering from some some weird-ass hormonal imbalance, Retin-A Micro has somehow changed the function of my sebaceous glands. I know a topical can't really do this, but I'm at a loss as to what else is causin
  12. Bloodcries - Your points are quite valid. The problem is that if one is a male it doesn't really matter what kind of hormonal imbalance a person suffers from since there aren't any proven effective means to restore the balance without the risk of feminizing side effects. Spiro looks quite interesting, but I don't wish to discover that I'm part of the 10% of males that develops breasts (if I did, I'd never leave the house). For many people, I think that the problem isn't so much a hormonal im
  13. Just found this as well: http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/sec...chapter3/3c.jsp Just be sure to stay off the polar bear and seal liver. It would seem that less than 50,000 IU doses are safe for at least several months of treatment.
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