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by 0 · June 16, 2014 at 6:56 AM

So this is going to be a bit of a long post but I am at my wits end with my skin and I'm not sure what to do now. I'm going to be 30 this year and my skin looks like I'm 13. My self confidence has completely plummeted and I need some advice. I... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 16, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Only thing I would add to the good advice you've already had here is to apply diluted kefir (a kind of yogurt available in most grocery stores) directly to skin. It might make it worse before better, but it will definitely challenge the germs and... (more)

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by 0 · February 13, 2014 at 1:20 PM

To cut a long story short I was on low dose accutane for about a year and have had side effects such as dry scalp (or seb derm) and dry rough facial skin with lots of flaking (possibly seb derm) Anyway after researching for months I have... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 13, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Eat normally and allow for time to recover/detox/heal. No need to come up with some wacky supplementation scheme and diet to fix your problems. Real food is sufficient and time helps. Your supplementation scheme is most effective on your... (more)

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by 0 · January 31, 2014 at 11:17 PM

What can I do to help to repair my liver and what things can be done for good liver function in general? What should I eat and/or supplement? I have heard milk thistle and dandelion root are good. Thanks!!!

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lovesmatt29 0 · January 31, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Dandelion Root Tea and warm water with fresh lemon first thing every morning.

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by 0 · January 28, 2014 at 2:03 PM

I was on accutane for about a year - low dose 20mg. However I have been left with dry eyes and either dry skin or seborrheic dermatitis. I believe it is the latter. Accutane is a form of vitamin A. I read a few things on Vitamin D... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 28, 2014 at 2:03 PM

If anything Accutane appears to ramp up active vitamin D (1,25-dihydroxy) production. I don't think you can draw any conclusions about whether vitamin D treatment will clear Accutane faster than normal.

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by 0 · January 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Was on low dose (20mg) accutane for about year and a bit. Worse decision of my life - caused me seb derm and blood shot eye in one corner of it. Anyways... How can I reverse Accutane (retinoid) overdose? Thanks! (more)

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daz 0 · January 25, 2014 at 9:34 PM

would an accutane 'overdose' be similar to vitamin A toxicity...if so look into Hypervitaminosis A. i have also read* that vitamin D is protective against vitamin A toxicity (& vice versa), so get your D3 levels checked &... (more)

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by 0 · January 15, 2014 at 8:39 PM

I have just been prescribed Roaccutane/ Accutane treatment for my hormone related acne. The doctor recommends I lower my intake of high cholesterol foods whilst on the drug. She gave me a leaflet titled 'Cholesterol Lowering Advice' which... (more)

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samc 0 · January 15, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Conventional medical advice is being given by your doctor. As Paleo followers we generally don't believe 99% of what they say. I'd stick with Paleo if it was me. I do find a lot of contradictions in your post but since you don't want to hear... (more)

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by 514 · June 12, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Hi PH'ers, I haven't been on Isotretinoin/Accutane for a few years, but the side effects haven't left. Accidental O.D. (still have that classic thinned out eyebrow) on it during my second course (which was already high dose to begin with).... (more)

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August 0 · June 12, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Koanic Soul has suffered accutane side effects, so if you can stand the strangeness and dig through his site, you may find stuff that helps. I think for a long time he was eating rice and scallops or shrimp. Food quality seems to be reality... (more)

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by 145 · October 02, 2012 at 10:54 AM

I've been struggling with dry skin on my face for years now. I was given accutane as a teen (a decade ago) and I believe that has permanently affected my skin. I am not sure if this is true but it is my only guess. The issue does not run in my... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · October 01, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I drink around a gallon a day, give or take. I don't really keep track. A good skin-care (moisturizing) regimen is not to be underestimated either. A lot of that acne-treatment stuff is loaded with abrasive chemicals. Lancome has a great... (more)

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by 1019 · October 01, 2013 at 5:20 PM

After 6ish years of trying everything and anything to stop my cystic acne, I decided to resort to a very low dose accutane treatment in an attempt to keep my acne at bay while minimizing the common side effects of accutane. I am going to start... (more)

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Matt2h 0 · October 01, 2013 at 5:19 PM

I really appreciate your posting this. I'm also 29, fed up with moderate but completely recalcitrant inflammatory acne, and just starting isotretinoin. Have been on 20 mg for a week.. came across this blog looking for guidance on the typical... (more)

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by 361 · January 15, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I have a couple of cysts on my face that won't go away. I think they came after I have too much fruit for about a week. I'm 14 years old, so acne is pretty hard to hide from, but if I don't get rid of these cysts my parents are going to force me... (more)

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losterman 0 · June 25, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I used to have problems with cystic acne too. Here are a few things I've found that have worked for me, but you just need to tinker and see what works for you. Lindsey might be right--Accutane might actually be a good solution for you if your... (more)

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by 198 · June 12, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Yep. I know, I never thought I would give in. But i'm seriously considering accutane. I've been on the paleo diet for 3 months, and while my face cleared up significantly, my arms/back/chest still harbor cystic acne. I'm absolutely tired of it. I... (more)

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Bec_1 0 · April 19, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Too many side effects with Accutane. Have you simply tried ProActiv? It really does clear up your skin fast and your skin feels great, not dried out. Rather than buying from the tv commercials where they get a hold of your credit card for... (more)