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  1. How many milligrams of Biotin should I be taking while on B5?
  2. Hello Guys and Girls! I have a very interesting/depressing problem on my hands, and so far I've been unable to find any possible cures.... About 3 years ago, (I was 15), in the midst of my puberty, I had a really bad case of acne. I had it every where on my face (cheeks, forehead, chin), back and chest. I tried many over the counter products and nothing seemed to work. So I went online and tried to find something "alternative". I arrived across a miracle, or atleast I thought so back
  3. Hi everybody! First time poster here, though I have been following the boards for roughly a month. First, the facts: I am not taking accutane yet and will do so later tonight. In fact, it will be my first pill-- what a momentous occassion. My derma has prescribed 60 mg a day (two 20's in the morning, one 20 at night). I currently weigh around 132 lbs and am 5'6". I am asian american (not like it matters). This is one of my last months as a teenager. At late September, I will be
  4. I bought some 5mg. stuff. It was the highest dosage they had. Is this good?
  5. I have heard a lot of Negative remarks about the St. Ives Scrub,so I will tell you my story. I am 18, and started getting very few pimples when I was about 16. They would come in the early winter, and subside in the early spring, each year. This past November though, my face exploded, causing huge flaming red pimples all over my face. I Dan's regimen, but all it did was make my face really red. Then I tried St. Ives scrub, and the results have been astonishing. RIght now, I have about 3
  6. This isn't really anything new as there are dozens if not hundreds of people complaining on this board about accutane side effects. If possible, I'd like this thread to be used to discuss mainly hair loss (and, inherently, any other problems that might be addressed through similar treatment). What happened: I'm 24. A couple of years ago I started accutane by doctor's order because of cystic acne on my face (a first, even though I've always had regular acne breakouts every once in a while). 6
  7. It's my first day of taking Claravis... So this is my first attempt at keeping a record of my newest fight against acne... I'm a 30 year old woman who has dealt with acne since puberty. It was really terrible during middle and high school, but by college I was on birth control consistently and it really evened things out for many years. The problem is that in the last 8 months or so, my acne got really bad. Breakouts around my jawline and ears were especially terrible, and I'd never dealt with t
  8. I stumbled upon this website months ago, but was hesitant like anybody else. I never broke out before and if I did, it was just merely one pimple. I started breaking out last year Summer 2012 and I thought it was because of the weather down here in Galveston because I moved from Dallas where the weather was dry and I Galveston it's humid. I just kept breaking out on my nose. After one pimple was gone, another appeared. I felt so embarrassed. I tried so many home remedies from using lemon juice t
  9. I have been on accutane for 2 months (40 mg 4 month course) now and over the past 4 days I've noticed that my hair is thinner. I have read that this happens and it is starting to freak me out. Should I start taking biotin? I've read a few posts where the hair loss becomes permanent and I am really scared that it might happen to me, and I actually am considering going off the drug...acne is clearing up though.
  10. So, I decided to start out a log of my progress with Accutane. My Backstory -I am a 21 year old male. I have struggled with acne since I was about 14. Before that, I had no problems at all. All throughout high school, I just tried over the counter things, and nothing ever seemed to help. -My senior year is when things got really bad. I started breaking out all over my chin and mouth areas, as well as my cheekbone area. I have no problems with my forehead (Thank God!) -About a year and a half
  11. Hello! I have been on accutane for 2 whole months now. (A full 60 days. I start day 61 tomorrow at 60mgs!) I really don't want to take fish oil. I am from the south. I live down a bayou. We eat fish all the time. Also, I have no soreness or joint pain. Nothing! No real side effects.. in fact I'm still producing oil. I don't even have dry lips or dry eyes. I can wear my contact lenses for weeks (gross I know) without a problem. So I was thinking about taking biotin just because I wanted to sta
  12. so i have this bottle of pills not even meant for acne but its like vitamin pills and i was wondering if the ingredients in it would be good for acne. i was going to get acnepril but heard some bad stuff about it so i plan on returning it or canceling my order but not if these pills are bad too. so here are the ingredients, just tell me if you think they sound good. thank you. Serving Size is 1 pill. i plan on taking 2 a day. morning and night. Vitamin A: 2500 IU (50% daily val.) 20% as be
  13. Linoleic acid is a vital component in normal sebum that does what it is supposed to: Protect the skin. Skin/sebum in people (and other mammals) prone to acne and other skin problems have been found to be deficient in linoleic Acid. Sebum deficient in linoleic acid is hard and sticky and clogs pores. It looks greasy and has fewer protective and anti-inflammatory properties. Key points: Acne and other problem prone skin (in people and animals) are lacking in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is a c
  14. I've never posted before, but I stalk these boards on a daily basis. I'm 25/f and JUST recently (about a week after my 25th birthday) started getting insane breakouts (for the last 3 months now I would say light to moderate, since i've seen that others out there have much more severe conditions. None the less, its all new to me and in my eyes i feel like its severe *i know its not* but its depressing to not want to look in the mirror, and to not feel pretty... ever. never thought my face
  15. Hi all! My acne is very mild, but my doctor recently prescribed me Tretinoin 0.5% to combat breakouts that I’ve been having when I take Biotin for a hair condition. I’ve only used it three days so far, but I’ve already seen an awesome difference. I’m terrified of the initial breakout though. I mean, seriously. Terrified. Anyways, my question is: is tretinoin one of those things that you have to use forever or your acne comes back? Or can I wean myself off of it after 1-2 years and still
  16. Taking my first Accutane pill tomorrow night and had some questions before I start: The following supplements I have in my possession. Links below are to their labels. Looking at the labels, the two supplements do not overlap any vitamins besides biotin, which totals out to 325mcg. They also do not contain vitamin A. So do you think I should continue taking them or quit taking them while on accutane? I also purchased a fairly expensive probiotic (jarro-dophilus + FOS), a couple of wee
  17. Hi, been on Finacea about 2 weeks so far. At first, brown marks/scars went away but then it turned strangely darker as I continued to use it. I am also breaking out in zits. Should I discontinue use if it's causing even darker hyperpigmentation? I understand the mechanism behind azelaic acid - it exfoliates. However, everytime I go in for a microdermabrasion or I exfoliate myself, it inflames and causes my hyperpigmentation to get even darker. Should I stay away? EDIT: I might want to add
  18. So let me start off by saying am a 30 year old male. I have had pustules, palupes, whiteheads, blackheads, but mainly cysts and sometimes occasionally nodules, just about them all, I was seriously a mess, but rarely no body acne. I'd have them on my forehead, and mainly around my mouth, the infamous "T area". I thought it was abrasion, folliculitis (because I rarely got them on my forehead when my hair was short/buzzed, but when it grew out I'd get cysts right where the hair would be hitting my
  19. Hi everyone. I've been on The Regimen since Dec. 2010, and after a lot of trial and error, it did, in fact, totally clear up my skin. (For the record, I'm 42, and have had adult acne for about 10 years.) I was so clear, in fact, that I only did BP once a day, on my chin (which had been the major flare-up point). I cleanse with Cetaphil and moisturize with CeraVe, which I absorbed MUCH better than Dan's moisturizer. I did this for a good 10 months with no breakouts. And then, suddenly, this last
  20. I'm currently taking vitafusion gummy vites, but I noticed, the ingredients has 5% biotin. There's a thread on this page that says biotin breaks you out, so I was wondering if there is another multivitamin that you guys take? Please help. Thanks!
  21. Hello, I need some guidance from those experienced with vitamin b5. My acne began when I was about 15, and I quickly saw a dermatologist who put me on a number of topicals. The acne cleared to an acceptable degree, but was never really gone. In 2001 went away to college and began becoming interested in weight lifting, and it was on the bodybuilding forums where I first came across B5. (around 2003) So I decided to give it a shot, mega dosing. It wasn't long before my acne was completely clear (d
  22. I have been on accutane for 5 days. The only side effect that I am really nervous about getting is hair loss. I already have pretty thin hair so I would hate for something to happen to it. I know that some people's hair also becomes more dry and brittle after taking the drug. My question is if any of you have taken or are on accutane did you have any hair problems? If not what were you doing to prevent them? I've heard taking biotin supplements helps and deep conditioning treatments should be
  23. Whats better for hair growth, Vitamin B complex or a higher dose of pure Biotin?
  24. Okay, so I'm starting Accutane and I am really worried about hair loss and hair thinning. This is because my hair is already very dry, rough and I get a lot of little hairs sticking out of my head which are always curly. This is what I plan on doing while on Accutane and even afterwards: -Massaging scalp with coconut oil once a week (washing it out 30 minuets later) -Massaging scalp with egg white and egg yolk once a week (washing it out 30 minutes later) -Only washing hair when needed -Only us
  25. hey guys, firstly would like to wish evryone luck in their battle against acne. well i just recently stoppeddan's regimen -being unberable... anyways i need the advice/knowlede on some of the experts on vitamins on this board..... well, in a hope to relieving myself of this torment that is severe acne....i am tring to in corporate into a new regimen... the vitamins that i plan to intake are as follows... B5 (pan.acid) cysteine carnitine alpha lipoic acid D3 biotin B50 Before i carryon, I SI