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  1. I don't think that's the case, Ash, given that I seem to be getting more pimples over time. Does anyone else have a good reason why I shouldn't start my second course tonight? Cast your vote.
  2. Just like the title says. I'm trying to decide whether I should start another low-dose course. I finished my first 6-month course a little over a month ago but now I'm starting to break out again. The pimples are very small, but the number of them only seems to be increasing with time. I think I might start again tonight since I have plenty of 'tane left. Do you think I should wait?
  3. Anyone I've ever known who was circumcised in adulthood (and I know a few) has regretted it completely. You will be removing half the nerves in the most sensitive part of your penis, and the rest of area will dry out and harden. It's just not the same as having been circumcised your whole life; men who have this done as infants have no conception of the difference, and for this reason have no idea what they're missing. There are a lot of women who think uncircumcised penises are gross or unhygi
  4. If your face isn't already very oily, you can put on some jojoba oil before your visit. It looks just like natural sebum.
  5. No, that's not high. I'm the same weight and my doctor prescribed the same amount. Just be thankful your derm isn't a complete pussy who doesn't trust science. A lot of people haven't our luck, so they get stuck with lower doses which are FAR more likely to result in a relapse. Read the studies. Take all your medicine.
  6. Here are some prices I was quoted from Canada and the U.S. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php...=142086&hl= I went with the cheapest liquid isotretinoin. Yes, this requires some balls.
  7. Canadian pharmacy wouldn't fill my order even though they said they would when I asked before I ordered. Screw them. I'm going with the liquid isotretinoin. I took my first dose this morning, and I think it's already working.
  8. I just ordered $430 worth (200 [email protected]) from the Canadian site. This will last more than 2.5 months. For the rest, I think I'm going to order liquid isotretinoin from another site when it's back in stock. I believe I calculated that to run $1.71/40mg dose. Now that's cheap.
  9. It's only going to be 2 1/2 weeks for me from first call to the derm's office to starting the 'tane. If I were a woman, I'd probably just order my prescription online.
  10. Canadian pharmacy site = 200 [email protected] = $430 = $2.15/dose US pharmacy site = 90 [email protected] = 45 [email protected] = $159 = $3.53/dose Walmart - 10 [email protected] = $59.72 = $6/dose CVS - 60 [email protected] = $586 = $9.76/dose I'm not sure I'll be able to order 200 pills at once though, because you're only supposed to a month's worth at a time here. If I have to order less at once, it'll still be ~$2.30 dose, I think. The 20mg pills were way more expensive at the local places.
  11. I got my prescription, and now I'm price shopping. Please do not post links to any sites, PM them to me. I'm going to have 80mg/day. The best price I found in 10 minutes of looking was at a place in Canada that had 200x40mg for $429.90. This will last me more than 2 1/2 months out of my 5 month program. I'm not sure what effect if any this will have with the iPledge program, although I'm a male, so I don't think I have to worry much about it. My doctor did sign me up, of course, but they said
  12. There have got to be some Long Islanders here.
  13. A few thousand to rid myself of acne is a drop in the bucket. I probably waste ten times that in the form of time just fretting over my skin. How often do I have get blood work done? I'm assuming it's going to be a few times @ 250-300 each. Alex007, Here we enjoy the luxury of not being forced at gun-point to subsidize the health care of others. And we can even decide, all-grown-up-like, not to buy it for ourselves if we don't want it. I wish I could say the same about education. When I do b
  14. I cook almost everything with coconut oil.
  15. I'd like to know what I might wind up paying for Accutane and blood tests without health insurance. Are any of the other 'tanes the same but cheaper? Also, I've never been to a dermatologist, so I'm wondering what their average rates might run, although I'm sure it ranges greatly.
  16. I'm hoping someone can point me to a dermatologist somewhere around Eastern Long Island who will not torture me with completely ineffective crap for two years before he or she writes me an Accutane prescription.
  17. Attempts to divorce feelings from reality solve nothing; they only hinder our abilities to solve problems in life by relegating us to a fantasy realm where wishing replaces thinking, and suppression of the undesirable becomes habit. Have you ever been irritated when someone tells you to smile? One cannot simply make oneself happy via osmosis, and it's patronizing to advise people to do so.
  18. In dreary circumstances, one should experience negative emotions. Pretending acne doesn't suck is not optimism but dementia.
  19. Shit. I did the time release stuff (Carlson Laboratories Pantothenic Time) for nearly two years. I was encouraged by initially clearer skin, but I was using all Vitamin Shoppe brand when my skin cleared up, later I was taking mostly the time release. I finally gave up on it and subsequently had the worst break out of cysts I've ever had. How much are you guys taking a day?
  20. "17. Be happy! Who knows, your skin might even get clearer as a result. If not, it's better to have acne and be happy than it is to have acne and wallow in gloom." http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=102347 If your acne doesn't heal just pretend you don't have it! And why stop there? You're the most beautiful fairy unicorn in all the land, who is totally having sex with the other fairy unicorns on a regular basis. Fairy unicorns are never lonely or sad at all! weeeeeeeeee!
  21. Since I posted this, this is what I've been doing and it's been working very well! The patches are pretty much gone. Last year when I tried the baking soda and vinegar, I was doing it backwards, vinegar then baking soda. I don't know if that's what made it ineffective, but it certainly seems as though. Morning: Shave (eletric shaver, very gently), shower, gently scrub with baking soda (50 cent-sized pile in my palm) and cold water (focusing on the top of my face that I do not shave as shaving e
  22. Optimum whey protein (here's another) is by far the biggest bang for your buck. Pure whey protein isolate is better, but not that much better, and it's far more expensive. Figure out how much protein you need, divide that amount in to several (maybe 6) meals over the course of a day, and then perhaps alternate between shake and food, say, every two hours. ie: You'll have four eggs/egg whites (I think that's about 20g - 25g of protein) for breakfast at 7, a shake (20-30g of protein) around 9-10,
  23. Vitamin B5 seems to have reduced my acne by 50-65% over the past year and a half. Perhaps large quantities of B5 is effective for some because their digestion and absorbtion of the substance is inefficient in the first place.