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Omnivium

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  1. Yeah man I've been on it around 8 years now. For most of that time I was taking a 10mg pill every other day, so pretty much the same dosage as you. And for the past year or so I've been trying to lower the dosage, but have to keep raising it again because nothing else really works. For side effects, the main thing is my mouth/throat area. I'm getting dry mouth, which is causing some kind of oral thrush to grow in my mouth and throat, especially if I eat sugar. It's also causing post nasal drip,
  2. Anyone still around? This place is like a ghost town now. I guess nobody has skin issues anymore...? Anyway I've been on low dose accutane for like 8 years, but it's time to get off due to side effects. Also it's becoming less effective over time anyway. I saw a few other people in here say the same thing. Any idea why that would be? I need to find something else that works. I tried B5 megadosing with lackluster results. Took about 18 grams per day for a few months, and I
  3. Are you sure it's about body fat percentage, and not calorie intake? Calorie restriction lowers testosterone and increases SHBG: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3569090/ "The data from the present study show that long-term CR with adequate nutrition is associated with lower circulating sex hormones in healthy lean men. Serum concentrations of total and free testosterone were significantly lower in CR participants than in body fat-matched endurance runners and non-obese sed
  4. Yeah I'm on 10 mg every other day and it's working great for my oil and acne. I just wish I wasn't dependent on it. I plan on doing this for years because it's a pretty low amount and it's the only thing that works.
  5. Keep in mind that accutane is much more effective at much safer doses. With accutane you can take a little and it works a lot. With vitamin a you have to take a lot for it to work a little.
  6. It would help if you said what you're using now that's working for you. Personally I wouldn't even live there, it sounds like you won't get any privacy. But don't be embarrassed of what products you use. Just do what you do and if they ask about it then explain to them why you have to use it and they'll understand.
  7. Teenage acne ends immediately the second you turn 20. But for an actual answer, it could be any time from 20's-60's. It depends on the severity and what is causing it. For most people who don't have very bad acne, it should clear up in their 20's.
  8. If you're talking about over the counter products, all you can really get are washes, blotting paper and mattifying gel etc. Stuff that temporarily removes or covers up the oil. If you want to actually prevent it you'll have to use something internal such as birth control or spironolactone.
  9. Thanks Jessica. I only got around to doing the peel about 6 times in the last few months. The scars are still there, but I think they are better. This stuff definitely doesn't remove them overnight, but idk what else to try. Don't worry, I'll be fine. I know what I'm doing. But like I said, if anyone out there is reading this, please don't start out with a few hours for your first time. Start with a few minutes. I think the peel I bought is way weaker than it claims to be, which is why I hav
  10. Well here'es the extent of my research haha. http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/11944-banned-foods.html It's a list of 10 american ingredients that are banned in other countries. 1. Recombinant bovine growth hormone that is given to cows 2. Genetically modified food 3. A drug called ractopamine that makes meat more muscular and less fatty 4. Drinks with brominated vegetable oil such as Mountain Dew 5. Artificial food coloring 6. Organic arsenic added to meat 7. Bread with potassium brom
  11. Since my skin is also very oily, the oil and acne came back a few weeks after a normal course of accutane. So I have to take a 5mg a day to keep me clear and to keep the oil at bay. I can do this for years since it will take years to add up to one normal cumulative course of accutane which people already take anyway. It is very easy and works very well. What do you think of trying something like that? Have you tried vitamin a? For me the difference between vitamin a and accutane is night and da
  12. You should be hopeful too. You WILL be clear one day, but it's up to you to figure out how and when. How long were you clear after taking accutane? What's your acne like? Do you have oily skin? Have you tried probiotics?
  13. I remember hearing something about certain ingredients being banned in european countries because they are unhealthy. Someone can look into that if they want but I'm too lazy lol.
  14. I've heard this plenty of times over the years. People saying they get clear on vacation and then break out again when they get home. I don't know why that happens but I'm in for answers. Do you get clear when you travel to other places within the us?
  15. Yes a derm would give you accutane for that. I would consider trying a few key things first like probiotics, cutting out dairy etc. but if you get on accutane it should clear that right up.
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