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Everything posted by john1234

  1. It's a chicken-egg question. Does oily skin prevent skin from aging? Or does aging decrease sebum production, and similarly, does younger skin tend to produce more sebum? And then there is the aesthetic factor. Oily skin looks more dewy and younger -- and since skin is skin-deep, it doesn't matter what's going on in the cellular level. If oily skin makes you look younger, then yes, oily skin does at least give the appearance of aging less. Furthermore, oily skin is an example of a active
  2. People who are on the drug don't like to hear about the bad stuff. I don't see how it's trolling for users to post their bad experience. This is a serious drug and shouldn't be taken without lots of thought. The booklet that you're given to read lists the side effects, but it's definitely not the same as hearing an actual person's experience. Again, accutane is still not completely understood scientifically. It's very possible that it has side effects that we don't yet know about or are un
  3. I'm not saying you should. Just saying that many of us who suffer side effects avoid fish oil like the plague, as we react very poorly to it. So you might want to experiment. You're saying I should avoid Fish Oil?
  4. It's not cut and dry, but I suggest you to experiment with the fish oil. Many of us find that fish oil exacerbates the side effects, partly because fish oil acts on the same receptors as accutane. (type 2 nuclear receptors) good luck!
  5. It's fine. Some doctors prescribe first 15 days of the month, let the patient rest 15 days. This pattern is common in asia.
  6. let me guess. you're on accutane right now? good luck on your course.
  7. IVMI IVMI IVMI IVMI IVMI IVMI IVMI IVMI IVMI IVMI IVMI...... No one is ignoring you. NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ANSWER! We are all suffering and NO ONE has any answers. If they did, they are lying. No one can help you but time and persistence...sad but true. good luck ivmi!
  8. assuming you don't have ed, no it won't affect your descendants. : )
  9. You pmed me to hear my story: it's simple. I took accutane. Now I have horrible bouts of fatigue, super thin skin with a bunch of rashes, and mild hairloss. My concentration is horrible. I go to medical school. Imagine life for me...it's unlivable. But I live on. Maybe accutane caused your issues. Maybe it didn't. In either situation, find a way to feel better! I wish I could go back in time and choose not to take Accutane. I understand what it feels like to have acne. When it was at
  10. if you think you're alone...you're not. welcome aboard.
  11. This situation is difficult. At 12, he's developing emotionally. That's what I'm worried about. If he loses confidence now, the future will be an uphill battle. Acne has a way of destroying one's confidence. As I face many difficult obstacles in my 20s, I still draw upon the confidence I developed in my teens. Then again, acne is an issue; height is also an issue. But I'll tell you now. Who knows whether height will be affected by accutane intake? no one knows. not your derm. not the dug
  12. I'm not sure if I see your logic. Yes, Isotretinoin is in the human body in small amounts. The reason is that the conversion of vitamin a to accutane is tightly regulated--and for good reason. When you bypass all the system's regulatory system, you can imagine what happens: you are asking for trouble. The body doesn't know how to deal with large amounts of an endogenous chemical that is usually found in minute quantities. And it's obvious that accutane is probably out of our systems. But t
  13. you have my sympathies, OP. dont' even bother explaining to people like jacobden. unless he suffers, he won't understand. i never thought i'd get side effects. but i did. i wish you the best!
  14. I have tried most of them. I've talked to many accutane sufferers. I've read all the post-accutane side effects threads. supplements don't help, just buy time while you look for new solutions. accutane tilted you in direction opposite to what supplements are trying to achieve. for example, zinc? good for acne sufferers. bad for accutane sufferers, because it mobilizes vitamin a from the liver. fish oil? good for acne sufferers. bad for accutane sufferers, because it binds to the same
  15. i'll tell you straight. none of those will work for any of your symptoms. They may worsen them though.
  16. There is no difference. The mechanism for 13-cis-retinoic acid for treating acne is unknown But as a known cancer-agent, one of its mechanism of course is inducing apoptosis in fast proliferating cells. Another mechanism is reducing the production of androgens. Maybe the two mechanisms are related, maybe they both work together to stop acne. In the end, who the hell knows? Okay, so the mechanism for stopping Acne in Isotretinoin is by reducing the production of androgens therby reducing
  17. 13-cis-retinoic acid is a dht inhibitor. it is anti-androgenic.
  18. Look. Accutane has long-term effects -- there is no debate, okay? That's why you take the pill in the first place. One of the effects, for most people, is long term remission of acne, resulting from decreased oil production. Sure, accutane leaves your system 2 weeks after your last pill. But your skin's oil production is still reduced for months or even years after. This situation suggests that accutane changes dna transcription regulatory processes that persist after cessation of the pill.
  19. I agree with you in many respects. But an important point is that the acceptance should be complete acceptance, and more importantly, truthful acceptance. Let me explain. Sometimes we lie to ourselves that we don't have bad acne, that acne doesn't make us look worse, that no one really notices, that people won't judge us for it -- and in doing so, indirectly accept our state of being. Then we look in the mirror, realize that people do judge us for our acne, and we are at a constant disadvan
  20. I decided to quit this site -- it's about time. I just want to leave a few words, which you guys do not need to heed or even read. But I feel strongly about these points, so I will type them out. 1) Please don't get obsessed about gluten, yeast, protein, and dairy allergies or sensitivities. Experiment each sensitivity two times at most. And if there is no reaction, then go on living your life and forget about them, completely. Many posters on this site, myself included, become obsessed wit
  21. Unfortunately, I can't treat myself as a normal person anymore. =/ I've gone three days with lots of kale and spinach, and I had the worst case of rashes ever that took over a month to clear. My skin was literally peeling, scabbing, and cracking; note that I don't have acne anymore, lol. I'm not sure what Sowet needs right now. Just offering my two cents in light of my situation. But it's quite logical if you think about it. If high beta-carotene foods really help with oily skin and are e
  22. My conclusion is that Dotty is just messing around with us now; I don't think she's serious anymore....at least I hope not.
  23. Thanks for the support, fairy. If it were only as easy as sprinkling some magic dust on my head, I would be cured by now. : ) But yeah, I've been through a lot. But I have to learn to live with my own mistakes.
  24. You shouldn't put too much stock in the whole "good fats" thing. Plenty of people on this board respond poorly to omega-3 supplementation: some people report hives, others get cysts, and still others get a bunch of clogged pores. Use the search function and you'll find that you are certainly not alone, but in good company. This should be your goal, nothing more nothing less: to find what works for YOU, be it low-fat, high-fat, meat diet, or vegan diet, or olive oil supplements. Accomplish