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Old 05-11-2002, 11:57 AM   #1
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What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help me

hey HELP if you are reading this help me
(hee hee sound funny)

Hello everyone,

I don't know what kind of food I should eat while I am taking accutane. I heard that I had to eat fatty foods or drink milk with the med. but I hate milk, makes me gag just thinking about it. I have been eating a blueberry muffin every morning while taking it with my med. and gulping water is that o.k?

Can I take vitamins ? and if so what kind and how much?
I'm assuning vitamin A is out of the question.
can I take vitamin E ?and other stuff like beta carotene and zinc, how about b-complex.

wow I sound annoying lol. If someone could help me with a diet and vitamin intake ritual I would greatly appreciate it.

p.s also I am on 20mg accutane (it sucks) I think still too low. anyway do you think I could still use some of my procative solution cleanser that I have left to exfoliate and some of the renewing lotion on some of my cystic to help it dry faster? how about peroxide on just the spots ?

thanks a bunch
bijoux

 
Old 05-11-2002, 12:27 PM   #2
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

hey bijoux....how ya doing???

listen i was on 25mg and im petite but hey, that was enough for me. My acne cleared up on the final month of my treatment. it takes time so be patient. im so sure it will work. u can eat wotever u want but they advise u to cut down on alcohol and stuff.

U dont need vitamins at all while on accutane!!! i didnt need them. after completing the treatment i still had red marks but they disappeared after a month, so again be patient.

good luck and let me know how u get on.

ps why do u eat blueberry muffins in the morning??? thats not ur breakfast is it? lol <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif">

 
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Old 05-11-2002, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

my doctor told me the complete opposite. she told me to stay on a low fat diet. since i did this, i passed all my blood work. i ate fatty foods the night before one time and my blood work was all wacked out. i ate more carbs than fat, which now, my last month, i'm doing the opposite, because i will be going off of it. i only have mlid acne, w/oily skin and she started me out at 40 first month 80 second month, and last month 120mgs. i am 5'6 120lbs. seems like alot, compared to everyone else on ths board. as for vitamins, i took none, you do no need to. good luck w/the accutane!

 
Old 05-11-2002, 02:55 PM   #4
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

I eat everything and anything. I also use creatine, which supposedly causes your body to have more free radicals than normal. I have gotten the O.K. for all of my bloodwork.

 
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

I would add EFA's, it'll keep your triglyceride levels in check and protects you central nervous system .
Also add milk thistle to help your liver.

 
Old 05-12-2002, 08:47 PM   #6
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

Thanks everyone Ritterman yes I do just eat bluberry muffins in the morning , i have no appitite what so ever. I just was wondering also if I could do the lemon diet thing that everyone is crazing about, do you think that I could do it while I am on accutane?
Thanks also help but what is that ? I don't know what kind of vitamins they are.
hope to hear from you all soon

love bijoux

 
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

essential fatty acids :
omega-3,omega-6,omega-9

 
Old 05-13-2002, 08:03 PM   #8
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

Thanks help I knew I could count on you. I just want you to know that I appreciate all of your help help (hee hee). and everyone else as well. Do you think the lemon diet is a good idea for me to be on ?

Now help can I get these at any vit. store?

Hey ritterman you were only on 25mg and you had results wow I'm surprised and oh boy I'm extremly happy to hear that for a while I completly felt like my derm. gave me 20mg to shut me out and get me out the door , wait a minute I still feel that way but maybe my derm. is not such a complete dodo head after all. My second appointment is approaching on the 20th of May. I wonder what is gonna happen. Maybe he'll bump me up? do you guys think I should be bumped up?

Thanks a bunch
love bijoux

 
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yeah any nutrition store, you can get them seperate by the pill or liquid.
You can get all three in one pill called "the total EFA " brand: health from the sun

 
Old 05-13-2002, 09:58 PM   #10
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

thanks help i will go tomorrow and pick some up.
gee wiz I wish you were my derm.
I think mine flew over the cuckoo's nest one too many times lol.
and what do you think abou the lemon diet?
not such a good idea or what ?
how about Vit. E pill's ?

I hope you don't mind me asking so many looney questions but I really am clueless about all this crap.
I mean I recently discovered the power of mascara ( if a girl reads this she'll know what I mean ) I am very behind on all this stuff, but give a buiness related problem and I'm all geeky and lil miss know it all lol

I hope you don't mind I feel like your my personal advisor (hee hee) I've read all your post and I do believe you do know your stuff.
( I'll be sending your badge of honor in the mail)lol

Thanks again
love bijoux

 
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Re: What should i eat while on accutane? + can i still take vitamins ? Hey help, help

No. prob
Yeah Vitamin E is good but i'd only take between 400-800 i.u. a day since is fat soluable.
The lemon diet i'm not sure about, I wouldn't see why not. As long as your not really ONLY living off of lemons.
lol <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

Yeah if your on accutane make sure to take those EFA's and milk thistle so your labs come back in normal range and you won't have to be takin off.
I'd consume some extra fish oil (omega-3) due to accutane's effect on the CNS. It'll protect it somewhat.

 
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