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Posted by
Kristen on March 22, 2002 at 16:58:08:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
Please help. I am 34 and have one healthy child. I have had acne for 15 years. I have decided to take accutane again. I took a low dose at age 21. I am concerned because I would like to have one more child,possibly. I am concerned about how long to wait after accutane to conceive. Maybe I should wait to take the accutane until after I am done having a family.



Re: accutane

Posted by kmd on March 22, 2002 at 20:01:18:

In Reply to: accutane posted by Kristen on March 22, 2002 at 16:58:08:

Hello, as you have learned, accutane is not a *cure*, and will not be a cure if you take it again. So, how about getting to the root of the problem? Start be reading all the great info in the acne archives! Good luck and thank you for thinking of your future unborn child!

P.S.~ As a fellow long-time acne sufferer, I have found the following things helpful: SR, healthy diet, EFAs, not picking at lesions, avoiding emotional stress, not allowing your thoughts to focus on acne at all, washing face 3 times per day followed by a good moisurizer (very important for reducing oil and new blemishes), also benzoyle peroxide twice a day! High dose B5 worked like a miracle for me for about 3 months, then for some reason did not work any longer. Have you come across the research on this?

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Re: accutane

Posted by R. on March 22, 2002 at 22:20:12:

In Reply to: accutane posted by Kristen on March 22, 2002 at 16:58:08:

You might find something useful to you in my eariler post. Also, Dr. Stoll has said that high doses of natural Vitamin A worked very well for his patients with no problems. natural Vitamin A is much safer than Accutane, a modified, synthetic Vitamin A. You may find http://www.westonaprice.org/vitamins/vitaminasaga.html interesting.

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Re: accutane (Archive in acne.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 23, 2002 at 09:36:35:

In Reply to: accutane posted by Kristen on March 22, 2002 at 16:58:08:

Hi, Kristen.

Listen to kmd & R.

Since the same things that will clear up acne are also the things that would improve the quality of any pregnancy and fetus..........

ANY acne that STARTS at 19 is the most likely to respond to these things.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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