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Old 09-08-2003, 10:56 PM   #1
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man I just found out I have to stop taking Accutane! It seems as if there is something wrong with my liver enzymes...infact there was something wrong to begin with before I even started taking Accutane. I blame my dermatologist for this, I can't believe he didn't even bother to tell me something important like this! I'm really heated...this is my health we're talking about. But yeah I plan on switching to a new dermatologist, I feel it'll be better. Does anybody know any other suggestions on what to do now with my face?...Becuz Accutane for me is out of the story = X

 
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Old 09-14-2003, 11:21 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2003, 11:26 PM   #3
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Acutane is bad stuff. I got on it for like a day and I felt like there was a blender inside of me. Vitamin B5 is good alternative. Not quite as powerful but close, and no dangerous side-effects.

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Old 09-14-2003, 11:54 PM   #4
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CONGRATULATIONS on coming off tane! Well done!

Now, as to other alternatives, this site is teeming with suggestions. My approach would be to start radically experimenting with your diet. This takes TIME! Make sure you don't just say "OK I will eat 'healithy' for a month and see what happens". This is the dead end approach.

You need to find out if something is causing the breakouts. For example, go for one month without ANY dairy and see what happens. Then go the next month on the 'no grain diet'. Then go the next month on the predominantly vegetable diet. This approach can clear a lot of people. The amount of times I've heard ppl say "OMG I got rid of [insert random food type] from my diet and now I'm clear!". Once you've gone thru this process (be strong), then you can be sure that diet does not cause acne FOR YOU.

So then you can try something like proactive, or B5 route, or topicals, and if you're really desperate, then antibiotics (but this is highly inadvisable)

Cheers,
The Accutane Avenger

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