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  1. Hi everyone. I am a longtime acne sufferer, have had moderate to severe acne since I was 13. Anywho all the meds weren't working, even antibiotics and accutane, so I have been going about it differently lately. Over the past year I have gotten around 60 vials of blood drawn, plus other forms of lab work too. I have done this in order to identify the root cause of acne, as well as anxiety and other things. During the next few weeks I am going to post all of my labwork so that everyone can
  2. I am soo sad right now because I just got the bad news that my liver enzymes went sky high only after a month of accutane My derm told me to wait a week and do another blood test and see if it goes down then I can start my second month prescription and if not then she cant allow me to take the accutane yet and its so sad because its actually working ugh... I dont get it I did not drink alcohol or take any other prescription while on accutane ?? the only thing I ccan remember is I did eat junk f
  3. I just started month 4 @ 80mg of claravis. Online studies indicated that most people have a 30% increase in cholesterol. To start, my total was 122 and now it's 186 total which is an increase of 64 points. How much did yours go up? Or is there anyone that maintained?
  4. Had doc appt yesterday. I fasted for it bc last round I got blood tests done every month. This doc only wants a blood test every two months I guess? weird. I like to know my blood test results bc it assures me that my triglycerides and cholesterol aren't clogging my arteries and leading to a heart attack . Anyway, he increased my dose from 40 to 70!!! I'm very happy, but also nervous. Last round I took doses 30/40/40/60/40. My doc took me off of 60 bc my triglycerides were getting very high. So
  5. It's been a few weeks since I last updated this blog, so be prepared for a long one! Right now, without hopefully jinxing it, I have no actives on my face!! It's by no means clear however, unfortunately still some quite persistent lumps from previous spots that just won't go down . I also have A LOT of hyperpigmentation and a few scars so definitely not looking clear by any means. But I honestly can't believe this right now, after just 4 weeks I've reached a point where I am going a good few
  6. If acne (and hair loss) are controlled by elevated dihydrotestosterone, via conversion from bioavailable testosterone by 5 alpha-reductase. Then some factor(s) most control an increased 5 alpha-reductase activity. In women with PCOS scientist has found higher triglycerides and VLDL-cholesterol (1). In both males and females with androgenic alopecia, scientists came to same conclusion (and also found lower HDL-C values compared to control)(2) In acne patients some scientist found the same thing
  7. Hey, 25 y.o. male with hormone-related acne (mainly cystic). I've been on 40mg Claravis (Accutane/Isotretinoin) for one month. For reference, I'm 98kg, and most therapeutic doses are .5mg/kg to 2mg/kg. That said, I'm at about .4mg/kg now but my derm wanted to see how I did on a low dose as far as side effects and labs. I'm already seeing cysts disappear quicker, and my skin is dry and sensitive, where it was oily before. My initial breakout is subsiding now. Anyhow, my triglycerides do
  8. Hello y'all, I've been suffering from severe acne since the age of 11 (I'm 18 now). Along with that, my family has a long history of heart disease. I've been on Isotretinoin 40mg for the past month and my cholesterol levels have elevated significantly. My lipid panel test before isotretinoin showed results that were borderline both HDL and LDL. I eat healthy, am not overweight, and I exercise daily but my problem seems to genetic... My levels after 1 month isotretinoin are: Total Blood
  9. I am on my first month of isotretinoin: 1-15 days: 10mg twice a day 16-36 days: 20mg once a day And now, I have this blood result that will be shown to my derma tomorrow (11 Jan 2015): SGOT; Normal range: 0-31 u/L = Result: 53.47 U/L SGPT: Normal range: 0-31 u/L = Result: 148.49 U/L Cholesterol: Normal: up to 5.2 mmol/L = Result: 5.42 mmol/L **test done twice** Although, this is said to be the side effect and solicited, I am scared of what might be the next results if I take
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