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Concerning Accutane and me...

Posted by Richard Muir on January 06, 1999 at 19:14:21:

Okay. I am 15 years old, and I am on the acne medication Accutane, or isotretinoin. I am on my sixth week, and haven't really noticed much improvement myself, but others say I look a lot better.. but I just think they are saying that to make me feel better. I don't have a major acne problem, just fairly mild, but all other medications I tried failed to work, so my doctor prescribed Accutane. I know I probably will have to wait a while to see any certain results, but it hasn't even cleared up at all? I read the insert, and it said my acne will get worse during the first month, and it did, that phase has passed.. now it just seems as though nothing is happening. I weigh 125 pounds, and I am on 50 mg of the medication per day. Is this enough? And I have on more question. Does Accutane get rid of the little red dots I have on my face left over from previous zits? I've noticed that they are starting to get more and more noticable... thank you if you manage to reply to this horrendously long message!


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Dr. Stoll - let me try this one

Posted by Pete R on January 07, 1999 at 13:37:34:

In Reply to: Concerning Accutane and me... posted by Richard Muir on January 06, 1999 at 19:14:21:

Hello. Dr. Stoll may be on vacation but always answers these posts. However, this particular topic has been discussed here so many times, let me try. First, it would be great if you searched this entire site for everything about Accutane. You will learn a great deal.

Your problem falls into a group of ailmants that can be cured by your mental/physical condition. It is only being temporarily treated with this drug and has nothing to do with WHY you have the problem. Also, there are too many bad side effects with that particular drug.

Read all there is. If you need specific doses of medication, you will not get that information here. However, if you follow the "plan", you will get better. It is not easy at first. It requires you perform rather major life style changes. But once you get used to it, its easy.
Eat good "whole" foods, (drink water not soda) exercise, and perform some type of Skilled Relaxation (SR) twice/day. A traditional form of eastern meditation equates to what Dr. Stoll refers to as SR, as long as your brain reaches the specific relaxation response state. There is much reference material on this topic on this site.

Acne is your body's reaction to stress. SR relieves this stress and its subsequent affect on the body. Calm thyself.

Yes, it is more work than "taking a pill" but it is the only way to really fix your problem, and better yet, set yourself up for a long, health, happy life.

Best Regards. Pete Reinhard


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Thanks! I'll give this "SR" a try.. hehe.. -nt-

Posted by DinK on January 07, 1999 at 16:33:20:

In Reply to: Dr. Stoll - let me try this one posted by Pete R on January 07, 1999 at 13:37:34:

-nt- means no text.



Re: Dr. Stoll - let me try this one

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 08, 1999 at 13:39:20:

In Reply to: Dr. Stoll - let me try this one posted by Pete R on January 07, 1999 at 13:37:34:

Thanks, Pete!

I couldn't have said it better & I REALLY appreciate the help!

Namaste` Walt




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