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Old 07-03-2001, 08:54 AM   #1
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Did anyone NOT have an inital breakout with B5? It seems every post I've read, people have a bad breakout? I am on 5,000 mg a day and have been taking it for three days. I'm scared the breakout is on its way....I hope I'm wrong. Please help

 
Old 07-03-2001, 09:03 AM   #2
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Re: B5

5,000mg seems like abit much to take to me. I'm on 1,000mg and didn't get the initial breakout everyone was talking about. I really don't think the initial breakout is that bad anyway, plus think of the good results you'll be getting afterwards, I think it's worth a mild breakout!! I'm also taking Saw Palmetto, 320 mg per day and have seen fab results. hth!

 
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Old 07-03-2001, 09:23 AM   #3
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Re: B5

JLP, thanks for the reply. Maybe I'll cut back to 1,000-2,000 mg. a day and see how my skin tolerates it. Thanks again for the reply. I also use Triaz as a topical at night.

 
Old 07-03-2001, 10:03 AM   #4
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Re: B5

JLP,

Do you have cystic/hormonal acne? If not, you don't understand why some of us are very afraid of that initial B-5 breakout.

JenK

 
Old 07-03-2001, 10:49 AM   #5
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Re: B5

JenK, Are you taking B5? How much? Are you on any antibiotics? I'm on Doxycycline twice a day. I'm afraid the B5 will make my Doxy less effective? Do you know?

 
Old 07-03-2001, 11:46 AM   #6
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Re: B5

sadie-girl,

I'm not currently taking B-5, but I am taking Erythromycin (250 mg) twice a day. I recently read that antibiotics do decrease the body's absorption of vitamins, so I'd take the two as far apart as possible.

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Old 07-03-2001, 01:22 PM   #7
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i have moderate acne, and no it's not cystic. but i'm very prone to breakouts and nothing happened to me, but perhaps it was because i was on the saw plametto as well. i haven't heard one bad thing about the palmetto, youmay wanna give that a try.

 
Old 07-03-2001, 05:30 PM   #8
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Re: B5

Hey there Sadie-girl,
Did your doctor recommend you take 5,000mg?
I tried to get 50mg at a health food store and the guy there told me that I had to talk to a doctor first....I am Canadian so maybe we're more strict, but I suggest you talk to your doctor about it anyway just to be on the safe side of things!
Even 1000mg sounds like alot. I take 5mg and it's cleared up my skin considerably. I'm 25 with hormonal acne.

 
Old 07-04-2001, 08:58 AM   #9
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I'm in Canada too, and all I could find was 100 mg at a health food store. So if I take 1000 mg per day, that means it would last me only 9 days for a bottle of 90 tablets ?! And on the bottle it is written: D'Pantothenic Acid (Calcium D'Pantothenate), guess it's the same...So I guess I'll start with 500 mg per day.

 
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