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  1. If you search around a bit online, you will find that some sites say that Vitamin A can increase the chances that you will experience a nasty side effect (something about overly high pressure in the brain or something if I can remember correctly). So basically normal doses are fine, but overdosing is a very very bad idea!! Your multivitamin should be no problem whatsoever since that seriously isn't a lot at all, so don't worry!
  2. Around 1g - 1.5g of Niacinamide per day (spread out as much as possible) may help anxiety, insomnia AND acne!! Research it a bit and who knows, it could be your answer. Good luck!
  3. In my opinion I would say that Oxytetracycline is fairly moderate strength compared to the others commonly used for acne. Obviously all antibiotics are strong but compared to lets say Minocycline or Bactrim, it is quite a bit weaker.
  4. Just a quick update from me: Switched over to the Now Foods brand of Vitamin A (from fish liver oil) maybe 2 weeks ago and have been taking a single 25,000iu softgel every day since and have already seen a very noticeable reduction in the amount of oil my skin produces in addition to a great improvement of my moderate acne, I can't thank this thread enough!! However, I would still my skin to still be a fair bit more oily than the average person's, and while it is nowhere near as bad as it pr
  5. Ok so.. I know you don't want to hear this and trust me I hate hearing this too but antibiotics will eventually make your situation worse. And I say this because I was on Doxycycline for 8 months before it lost it's effectiveness and then Minocycline for 7 months before I became immune to it. Now I am very very close to going on Keflex/Cephalexin but I know it is a temporary fix. Here is what you need to know - antibiotics will destroy your good bacteria in your gut. They will promote a type of
  6. Ok so.. I know you don't want to hear this and trust me I hate hearing this too but antibiotics will eventually make your situation worse. And I say this because I was on Doxycycline for 8 months before it lost it's effectiveness and then Minocycline for 7 months before I became immune to it. Now I am very very close to going on Keflex/Cephalexin but I know it is a temporary fix. Here is what you need to know - antibiotics will destroy your good bacteria in your gut. They will promote a type of
  7. My experience exactly...I hate what antibiotics have done to my skin. I was on trimethoprim only. Take a probiotic and a prebiotic. Drink lots of water throughout the day. True for any A/B. I wouldn't say oily skin is a nutrition problem, more like a hormonal problem that is indirectly effected by nutritional and dietary choices. Yeah unfortunately my oily skin is hereditary- cleaning up my diet and taking different supplements has maybe made a very slight difference but my face is still
  8. Yeah I was actually thinking that if I did end up going on isotretinoin for example that maybe antibiotics would help prevent or at least better control the initial breakout. However I understand that Tetracycline antibiotics can interact with normal vitamin A so would I be right in guessing that they would also interact with isotretinoin? And if so, what about alternative antibiotics such as Cephalexin? And I have been taking probiotic supplements ever since I starting taking all these antibi
  9. Thanks for the help guys and gals, I'm a really skinny 6ft 3 guy weighing at just 60kg :S Do you peeps think that something like 10mg/day would suffice for moderately severe acne? That works out at a little under 0.17mg/kg/day (I think, I haven't really looked into isotretinoin yet). Obviously I'm going to do a bit more research and talk to my derm before even considering accutane, but I just wanted to generally know how little you guys think I would probably be able to get away with and suggest
  10. I've tried all sorts of topicals like benzoyl peroxide, zineryt, differin and so on but I just find them really tedious since my acne is not limited to my face- I have acne all over my neck, shoulders, back, upper chest and arms, even some on my legs D: so having to apply twice a day not only takes a while but it also costs quite a bit and it's just not worth it since they also make my skin really red and dry, meanwhile oral antibiotics are so convenient and effective; I have never had even mild
  11. I appreciate your advice, really, but I'm just too scared to take accutane at even ultra low doses due to the possible adverse effects. I'm only 17 so I'm really only looking for a temporary fix until I hopefully grow out of acne like everyone else did in my family around at around 18-19 of age.
  12. Antibiotics seem to be the only treatment which actually works effectively for me, I normally have moderately severe acne but when using antibiotics I stay around 90% clear until I inevitably become resistant. So I was wandering what other antibiotics are effective for acne and which of these would you guys recommend for when/if I get resistant to Cephalexin so that I can kind of plan ahead? I've been on (in order): Lymecycline (least effective) Doxycycline (most effective) Erythromycin
  13. Okay cool, thanks for the quick response- keep us posted! Started taking around 30,000 IU daily of the Vitamin A drops which I previously linked and haven't noticed that much difference yet so yeah maybe patience is just the key here; will post again in this thread if I see any significant improvements otherwise I may switch to the Now Foods and/or Green Pasture brand. Good luck
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