Discussions that mention accutane

Acne board


I really feel like if there is alot of misinformation out there between the similarities of taking Accutane, versus High Doses of Vitamin A. I personally am taking High Doses of Vitamin A (300,000 I.U.'s of Beta-Carotene) and really am interested in hearing other people's opinions.

So far I have read "lookingforcure's" message board, and was really interested in the whole column. But I'm still not quite sure if what I am doing is 100% safe. But then again, neither was Accutane.

This Vitamin A thing has been stuck in my head for a long time now. Mainly because of what my Dermatologist told me. He said that all the Accutane therepy really is, is a whole lot of Vitamin A injected into my system. That got me thinking. "Why don't I just buy alot of Vitamin A, instead of taking this stuff?", I thought.

Well it's been over 6 months since my Accutane therepy ended and I'm starting to get small break outs. I don't wanna give it a chance to get back to the way it was. I'm going to strike first against my acne. And I'm starting to see through the risks. If you had it as bad as I did, then you know how I feel. You know that the ultimate benefactor is greater than the risk.

P.S. lookingforcure's messageboard is in the following URL: [url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-5348.html[/url]
I think the problem is that large doses of Vitamin A have the same potential side effects as Accutane, esp. the build up of triglycerides. With Accutane, your triglycerides are monitored each month. When you're taking a bunch of Vitamin A on your own you risk the problems associated with the buildup of triglycerides.
[QUOTE=]
please read the rules instead of guessing


You have to be joking. I'm out of here. You just made sure others don't get (hopefully) useful information about my accutane experience.