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Everything posted by Heinstar

  1. Apparantly Roche is developing a drug called Basimglurant (RG7090) to treat major depressive disorder. It's an irony how their best selling drug is famous for causing severe depression even after cessation which they still deny it causes and is now developing a drug to treat major depression, hmm.
  2. There are pros and cons to both. Juicing leafy green vegetables creates a concentrated juice with little calories but leafy greens tend to contain high amounts of oxalates which could contribute to kidney stones in some people. Cruciferous vegetables(kale, broccoli, cabbage etc.) are high in thyroid suppressing compounds and if you eat too much of them everyday, especially as raw/uncooked, it could potentially begin to lower your thyroid hormones. When you blend vegetables, you still keep the fi
  3. When I was 16, I started getting severe acne out of nowhere. Back then, I was working at McDonalds as well and my supervisor started making rude comments about my severe acne and he was embarassing me at work. At school it was even worse because I was getting the stares and even got made fun of my severe acne. Because of my severe acne, I habitually visited my local pharmacy after school and started buying bunch of OTC supplements of my acne. I've tried everything from herbal acne medicine, mult
  4. If you're suggesting that Isotretinoin made you smarter, that's unlikely. If anything, it makes you dumber since it's known to cause 21% decreased brain metabolism in the orbitofrontal cortex. There aren't any benefit to the brain during/after a course of Isotretinoin and it's all net negative. How much badly Isotretinoin affects the brain depends on the individual. So most likely, you got smarter/wiser because of aging.
  5. I know what you mean. If I didn't have to worry or care about what other people think of my acne (e.g. employers, co-workers, family, people at school) and they stopped making mean comments about my skin every time I break out, then I wouldn't have went on Roaccutane. It's because of societal expection to have acne-free skin that I decided to go on Roaccutane despite all of the potential horrific side effects. I'm now on antidepressants because of Roaccutane which sucks but people with acne/bad
  6. Has anyone became more depressed, anxious and self-destructive after being on Roaccutane? Somebody mentioned that antidepressants are just as bad as Roaccutane. But I'm going to have to disagree there. Every drug is different and from my experience, Lexapro/Escitalopram has been a savior for me and it has reduced my depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior that I started getting after being on 20mg Roaccutane for just 5 days. I just don't understand how Roaccutane managed to get appro
  7. I supposed so. Unless I somehow grow out of acne, I'm gonna have to keep juicing for the most part of my life. But I'm okay with that. Juicing makes me feel energised and healthy and I'd much rather keep my skin clear by juicing, making smoothies and eating healthy than feeling sh*t from taking Roaccutane. I don't even juice every day, I only juice 2 - 3 times a week and my skin is mostly clear. I don't think it's to do with nutritional deficiency. Rather, people who are genetically prone to d
  8. Try drinking fresh raw Beetroot, Carrot and Lemon juice(juiced using masticating juicer) daily for about 3 weeks and see how you go. That's what has been keeping my skin clear of cystic acne. I no longer need to take any antibiotics anymore or use acne creams. I've also heard good stories about Roaccutane, but if you're prone to becoming depressed or have a history of mental illness, don't even touch the drug. Trust me, I was only on it for 5 days but it messed up my mental health and I'm on ant
  9. Not proven =/= doesn't work. There's tons of anecdotal evidence which suggests that juicing clears up acne, even moderately severe ones. Eating vegetables is not enough, you need to juice them in order to consume higher amounts of nutrients like antioxidants, phytochemicals, polyphenols, flavonoids and so forth. How long did you juice for? I suggest juicing raw carrots, raw beetroot and lemons for a start. And make sure you juice using masticating juicers(not centrifugal) such as Omega/Oscar h
  10. I'm 24 and I've had moderate to severe cystic acne since I was 16. Every time I went to the doctor for help with my cystic acne, the only thing they did was prescribe me high dosages of antibiotics over a long-term. They never gave any me dietary advise or told me that diet was connected to acne. In fact, they did quite the opposite, they told me that diet had nothing to do with acne and I could eat whatever I want. I don't believe that's true because once I stopped drinking A1 protein milk, I s
  11. I still don't understand why I became so depressed (let alone extremely fatigued and problems remembering) while on 20mg Isotretinoin in just 2 days. What's weirder is that before becoming depressed on the second day, I actually became extremely irritable and had uncontrollable anger within half an hour of taking 20mg Isotretinoin on the first day and I don't know if that has happened to anyone before. I thought the reason why it causes these mental side effects in some people is because it de
  12. Sorry for being ignorant, but why are some people here going really deep into science to try and recover from Isotretinoin induced damage. If you have developed health conditions after going on Istretinoin, isn’t it better to treat it with medicine? Have you tried going to the doctor to get an diagnosis? Or are you getting bunch of undiagnosable symptoms, thus unable to be treated by modern medicine? I don't know about anyone else but I'm not really trying to reverse the damage I got from Isot
  13. I'm a bit OCD about improving my health through supplements since diet hasn't done much for me. Unfortunately, most of my mental and physical health issues are probably related to bad genetics that I've inherited from my parents so there's probably not much that I can do about it. These are what I take frequently on top of exercise, healthy balanced diet and drinking juiced vegetables: Jarrow Formulas Zinc balance (planning on trying Now Foods L-Optizinc but still unsure since it has 200% RD
  14. The thing about Accutane is that other than it potentially curing acne, everything else is detrimental to health. If you think about it, if the drug is so powerful that it can change the way your skin functions, what's it doing to your other organs? The acne-free skin gained from the drug is essentially just a side effect from all the epigenetic changes toxic levels of synethetic vitamin A does to our body and I highly doubt these changes are beneficial to our health. I don't think Accutane is w
  15. It still amazes me how much my brain has changed from just 5 days on 20mg Roaccutane. I'm not the same person I used to be and caffeine doesn't stimulate my mind as well as it used to which suggests that Roaccutane has caused neurotransmitter imbalance. I've been prescribed SSRI for depression caused by Roaccutane since I scored high on self-report depression test. This is my 3rd week on 10mg Escitalopram and I was hoping that it would fix everything but it has only helped with the flat mood but
  16. I don't know how other people are able to take it for so long

    Roaccutane is one of the worst medication I've ever been on. Within half an hour after taking the first 20mg Isotretinoin, I became extremely irritable and had uncontrollable anger and snapped at my mom for no reason. On the second day, I started getting severely depressed and cried in middle of the day for no reason. I also became extremely fatigued and I could only run for 20 minutes on the treadmill when I normally run for 50 minutes. I also started having memory problems and I couldn't even
  17. Better than Minocycline

    Minocycline gave me brain fog but I had no side effects from Doxycycline and it worked better for my acne.
  18. Side effects I've experienced from Roaccutane Day 1 Extreme irritability and uncontrollable anger half an hour after taking the first pill. I snapped and yelled at my mom for no reason and I couldn’t control my anger. Migraine and nausea after drinking coffee few hours after taking Accutane which lasted 5 hours. Day 2 Significantly worsened memory, I couldn’t even remember the 4 digit number that I always use at work. Severe depression. I started crying in middle of the day for no reason.
  19. Yes. If you've seen my experience on Accutane, I've drank black coffee few hours after my first pill and it gave me a migraine and slight nausea which lasted 5 hours.
  20. There's a debate on raising the RDI of Vitamin D3 higher since the current recommendation might be too low. I personally take 2000IU a day for every day supplementation. I don't take any Vitamin D3 on days I get plenty of sun since your skin can easily make enough Vitamin D3 that your body needs for the day from just 15 - 30 minutes in the sun. There's also additional health benefits from getting Vitamin D3 from the sun rather than through supplementation as well. Also, if you're going to take h
  21. I was curious about my IQ score after experiencing the side effect from roaccutane. But I could never get myself to take the IQ test because I lost motivation to do anything, even DNB after going on roaccutane. It's been 6 months so I believe I've given enough time for my brain to heal. I had a good sleep last night and I felt like my brain was at its sharpest today so I took the IQ test again after a strong cup of coffee kicked in. And to my surprise, my IQ score has gotten lower. I used to sco
  22. I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before, but with so many people suffering from long lasting Accutane side effects, I think there should be a subreddit for Accutane side effect support group. @tanedout isn't Tianeptine a nootropic? You could try asking in longecity or reddit/r/nootropics for better advice. I've heard that Mr Happy's Stack seems to be good for upregulating/normalizing Dopamine receptors and healing the brain in general. There's talks about possible genotoxicity from Uridine
  23. No, just juicing as part of my healthy diet. I've never done detox before. Haven't been juicing for the past 2 months and eating terribly but I'm still not getting any acne. The only thing I'm doing is supplementing with vitamins & minerals. I still can't believe I've cured my chronic severe acne through juicing/supplementing with vitamins. What was the point of me paying a lot of money to see a dermatologist only to suffer from nasty side effects from roaccutane? I don't even know anymore
  24. I guess my severe acne must have been caused by my gut issues inhibiting my body's ability to absorb adequete vitamins & minerals to keep my skin clear. Because I've completely stopped juicing vegetables due to laziness and I've been eating pretty unhealthy as well. But since I'm supplementing with vitamins & minerals, I'm still not getting any acne. I don't know which vitamin is helping my acne, but these are the supplements I'm currently taking. Either the vitmains are keeping my skin
  25. I recommend being very cautious when taking Vitamin A supplements for those who's been on Accutane. I had a feeling that I've become hypersensitive to Vitamin A after feeling slightly sick/depressive mood from 2500IU(750ug) Vitamin A that's in my Zinc supplement even though 900ug is the RDI for adult males. I should've listened to my body, because today, I took 5000IU(1500ug) Vitamin A(for health purposes since we do need some vitamin A) which is the lowest dose availabe at my pharmacy and that