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accutane & relapse

Posted by
Jason Warren on April 02, 2002 at 00:14:43:

Well, I am one the unfortunate 1 in 10 that suffers a relapse after being off of accutane for 1 year. I have to tell you that my condition feels even more unfair now that I've had a taste of what a clear comlexion feels like. I've been back to my dermatologist and he's put me back on all of the potions that have absolutely no effect--Clinac OC, belzoyl peroxide creams, erythromycin, etc... He said something about going back on accutane on a long-term, low dose basis. Has anybody ever done this? I think I'd rather try another complete cycle. Does this doctor know best, or should I go see a different doctor? Thanks in advance for your help!



Re: Research first......accutane & relapse

Posted by Sensual Sadie to Jason Warren on April 02, 2002 at 01:32:24:

In Reply to: accutane & relapse posted by Jason Warren on April 02, 2002 at 00:14:43:

Be careful with Accutane. Do as much research here as you can before deciding on a second course. The idea of long term low dosage doesnt sit well with me. This drug is potent. Not to be played around with.

There are other ways to control the acne. Have you tried the wellness protocol? Try it first. Accutane has long term effects that sometimes doesnt show itself for years afterwards. Read the Accutane archives and then decide for yourself. Be armed with knowledge before putting your health on the line for a clear skin. Dermatologists dont tell you everything that you should know. Dont be one to find out the hard way.

Just my two cents.....

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Re: accutane & relapse

Posted by kmd on April 02, 2002 at 12:35:08:

In Reply to: accutane & relapse posted by Jason Warren on April 02, 2002 at 00:14:43:

I wonder what accutane's REAL relapse % rate is. I bet it's somewhere over 50%.

Accutane is not a cure for acne - please spend as much time as necessary reading all the great info on this site until you understand why this is so!

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Re: accutane & relapse

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 03, 2002 at 07:59:01:

In Reply to: accutane & relapse posted by Jason Warren on April 02, 2002 at 00:14:43:

Hi, Jason.

Where did you get that relapse rate?

Listen to kmd and Sensual Sadie.

Walt

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Re: accutane & relapse

Posted by
Todd on April 03, 2002 at 12:49:42:

In Reply to: accutane & relapse posted by Jason Warren on April 02, 2002 at 00:14:43:

Jason:

I normally don't reply to messages as I am one who is still trying to learn too. However, I feel compelled to reply to you as I am one who has definitely "been there..done that." I am going to try and give you a quick abbreviated version as I have already given my long story once. I am 40 years old and have had cystic acne since I was 15. I have been on three 5 month courses of accutane which did not fix the problem and I have been on low dosage accutane to control it. I have many other stories, but let's suffice it to say that I am now only using supplements that HY has told me to take (Primal Defense, L-Glutamine, and Plant Enzyme), some vitamins, and doing SR, and I am getting closer to being acne free everyday. As I learn more about SR and practice everyday, I am becoming more convinced that Dr. Stoll is right on the money with this. I have not posted this, but I was recently starting to feel that my SR method was starting to not be effective, so I went back to the relaxation book, picked out another method and practiced this with my GSR2 and found that I could do much better with this method. Although I know Dr. Stoll has said that it takes 6-12 months (I feel I have been fairly effective with SR for about 6 months), I have not had one new cyst since starting my new SR method. The stuff HY is doing with me to get my gut in order probably has something to do with this too, but it is too interesting to not note that my ability in doing SR better has coincided with more improvement.

I really didn't want to write any kind of testimonial until I am 100% free, as I still think I have a ways to go, but I really did feel compelled to write to you today. Good luck.

Todd

P.S. I still am having trouble convincing my family of the wisdom here, but I am hoping my results will speak for themselves. The problem is that a 40 year old man isn't suppose to have acne :-) and otherwise I am pretty health (although the SR has also helped a herniated disc). Also, one of the last times I spoke to a dermatologist on this, he admitted that only about 25% of people actually eliminate their problem with accutane. After my experience with it, I wonder if those 25% are just those that just outgrew it (i.e. their hormones calmed down).



Re: accutane & relapse (Archive TESTIMONIAL in acne.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 04, 2002 at 09:59:27:

In Reply to: Re: accutane & relapse posted by Todd on April 03, 2002 at 12:49:42:

Thanks, Todd.

Namaste`

Walt

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