Acne and Accutane 1997 posts (4 of 4)

Re: Accutane

Posted by D on October 09, 1997 at 03:11:22:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:

I completed my accutane treatment, I am 32 years old and have been suffering from acne for more than 1/2 of my life. Please send me any info you have as now I have been suffering from severe energy/mood problems since the start of my treatment... thanks!


Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 09, 1997 at 09:15:06:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by D on October 09, 1997 at 03:11:22:

Dear "D",

This kind of response to a treatment will have to be approached in an in-depth holistic way. That cannot be successvully accomplished without YOU being a fully informed person about YOUR specific situation. With that basic knowledge under your belt, you would be the most important member of your health-care consulting team.

Toward that end, you would most easily get started by reading a copy of my book (see link on this page) and THEN discussing this more fully here on the BB.

Walt



Re: Accutane

Posted by Caris Martinez on October 24, 1997 at 15:03:54:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:

I have been on Accutane approximately 3 1/2 months. My doctor extended my treatment until December. I have noticed SIGNIFICANT changes. (As well as the dry tissue issue)! I perceive a certain negativity in reference to your notes and in reply to D. Just curious as to what your big secret is. Thanks!



Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 30, 1997 at 09:40:31:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Caris Martinez on October 24, 1997 at 15:03:54:

Dear Caris,

As you can see from the note at the top of this page, I am on a 3 week speaking tour and am away from my desk references.

I would appreciate you waiting till I get back for a response to your note. I have NO SECRETS.

Please resubmit your note after 11/3/97. Thanks for your interest.

Walt


Re: Accutane

Posted by Richard on November 02, 1997 at 00:08:58:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:


I have now been off accutane for 2 and 1/2 months. I have seen a little improvement but not enough to satisfy me. My doctor said that my skin would be perfect after taking this stuff and its far from perfect. Is there any hope for me. How much longer do I have to wait.


Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 02, 1997 at 11:40:29:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Richard on November 02, 1997 at 00:08:58:

Dear Richard,

I am sure that I was not the one who recommended Accutane to you. To resolve a chronic condition like this, I would have to know a lot more about you. If you are willing to share your entire life history here on the BB, I can point you in the right direction.

Walt



Re: Accutane

Posted by Lauren on November 10, 1997 at 10:11:22:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:


Will accutane give me extremely dry, flaky skin? Will it clear dark pigmented acne facial scars?


Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 10, 1997 at 11:27:11:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Lauren on November 10, 1997 at 10:11:22:

Dear Lauren,

One of the ways Accutane works IS by giving you dry flaky skin. You should be asking the physician who ordered it for you these questions. Also, if you read the package insert that was supposed to come with your prescription, you would already know this. If s/he doesn't like to explain things, you are going to the wrong "technician".

Nothing yet known will remove scars except the work being done at the Menninger Clinic on "instant" healing due to control of imagery & the purity and amplitude of alpha waves.

Walt



Re: Accutane - A Modest Proposal for Walt Stoll

Posted by David Brockmeier on November 16, 1997 at 19:19:00:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:

In your message (posted on November 07, 1997 at 09:36:13), you state the following:

"In the back of my book is an entire section (with references) of the 3 main things recommended by ALL health oriented practitioners all over the world. This section explains exactly how to do them. I have seen no one who does these things for 6 months who has any acne left."

While by no means am I calling you a liar, I must say that you are making a pretty HUGE claim about the effectiveness of the lifestyle changes proposed by your book. If you are so confident in these lifestyle changes, you shouldn't hesitate to provide a MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE if these changes do not COMPLETELY clear up a person's acne (after 6 months). You needn't be afraid that someone would order your book, carry out the instructions, have a complete clear-up, and then return the book for a full refund. I think most people with acne would be so grateful that they would send you even MORE MONEY for finding a solution for this horrible condition. I would personally walk over hot coals and give away my sports car for a solution to my acne.

Think about it.

Thanks for your time.


my skin after Accutane

Posted by Hayden Ferri on November 19, 1997 at 15:11:51:

I was wondering if the skin of patients that have undergone Accutane treatment was generally more sensitive and slower to heal than the skin of people that have not taken Accutane. I have not asked my dermatologist abou this. My skin looks great now, but I have a few spots on my face that are taking a long time to heal. They have been close to healed up for a long time. perhaps I am imagining this, but I don't remember my skin being this way. Maybe it is that before when my skin was oliy it felt thicker than it does now. Do you have any ideas on this? Does it make your skin less resistant to healing? Thanks very much, Hayden


Re: Accutane

Posted by Rob Snatch on November 20, 1997 at 20:32:04:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:

Dear Mr.Stoll, I have previously taken accutane one year ago for about 4 months. My acne was flared for the whole duration and I didn't see improvement until i went off of the drug. Eventually, my acne started coming back, so now i am back on it. The healing looked like is was starting when it was supposed to-after one month, but my acne is flaring up again. Is this common? And is there any way to reduce flare-ups? Thankyou


Re: Accutane

Posted by jim witkowski on November 21, 1997 at 10:23:45:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Rob Snatch on November 20, 1997 at 20:32:04:


I just started taking accutane for the third time,I have had acne for thirty years.What are my chances of finally getting some permanent relief from this disease?


Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 21, 1997 at 13:29:48:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by jim witkowski on November 21, 1997 at 10:23:45:

Dear Jim,

Please read everything I have had to say about this subject over the past few weeks. Also include the comments under something like: "A Modest Proposal for Dr Stoll".

THEN, if you still have questions, I should be at my desk & have the references to refer you to (see note at top of this page).

Walt


Re: Accutane

Posted by ivan on November 29, 1997 at 20:22:38:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:

Question? Last time I had severe acne, I started going to the gym and hitting the sauna afterwards. I also started a better diet. This seemed to help a lot but did not solve the problem completely. I now stopped all that jazz and now have sever acne (again). I am planning to start again but was wondering on a couple of things; does dieting and exercising work? I have also heard that the sauna "clears your complexion". I now when I was hitting the sauna my acne did clear up. Was that because I was spending the time on relaxing or the sauna, or both. Thank you. ivan


Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 30, 1997 at 10:53:29:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by ivan on November 29, 1997 at 20:22:38:

Dear Ivan,

Listen to your body. How can you doubt that what you did helped? That doesn't mean that it would help everyone at the same rate it helped you but it DID help you!

If you added an effective skilled relaxation technique to what you did, it would probably clear up completely this time. If you stop, it will probably come back again.

Walt



Re: Accutane

Posted by Doin' just fine on December 03, 1997 at 10:23:34:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on October 09, 1997 at 09:15:06:

I think this whole "holistic" healing practice you have
concocted is rediculous. Sitting with your legs crossed
and humming while trying to relax?? I dont think so. I think maybe you need Jesus Christ in your life instead of this silly yoga crap your doing. In response to earlier posts, I have been to many different dermatologists and each of them said that diet has no significant effects on acne.
I work out, have always eaten right, play sports and still am cursed with GENETIC acne. Accutane is the only thing that works. And dont blame acne on laziness because i assure you that i am not lazy...


Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 04, 1997 at 10:12:01:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Doin' just fine on December 03, 1997 at 10:23:34:

Der Doin',

Tell me how well you are doing in a few years.

Jesus meditated regularly, just in case you didn't know.

I hope you are young enough to live long enough to see what I have been saying become standard practice ( no more than 20 years & likely a lot sooner). It is only by the presence of closed minded people like you that it is not already the "standard of practice".

Anyone who has not noticed the flareups of acne with stress, have not had it.

Your ignorant statement that your acne is genetic seems to relieve you of learning anything about it since no one can change (yet) their genetics. By that same argument, those with a genetic propensity for atherosclerosis (the main cause of strokes & heart attacks) would be able to do nothing about THEIR condition. Even conventional medicine now recognizes that atherosclerosis is reversable.
Of course, knowledgable physicians have practiced this for at least 40 years.

When youy have suffered enough, perhaps you will open your mind a little more. You have to have ignored all the wonderful testimonials of people reporting success with my suggestions to write such a silly note.

Walt



Re: Accutane

Posted by Brent on December 06, 1997 at 17:49:16:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Tahnee Dewhurst on December 05, 1997 at 20:54:12:


That is good to hear tanee, today I got some blood work
done...and ofically start wednesday...Im a bit scared that
my face will flare up really bad or start peeling a lot.

Pepole with Acne rule

U know people donate to chairitys like aids, which is all right but most of the cases people deserved it for there
actions.. People with acne can't help it and do suffer in
the outside world...So I think it would be nice if there was
a charity for acne.


Re: Accutane

Posted by Heather Grigsby on December 07, 1997 at 00:56:17:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Kevin on November 24, 1997 at 22:13:41:

Kevin,
I have been on Accutane for about two months, and already I see significant improvement. My skin is smoothing out, and the lesions aren't as numerous. However, my skin does seem to go through periods where it will get worse for a week, and then it will get better, and then it will get worse again. But, my definition of "worse" is a helluva lot better than what it was like before I started Accutane! If you can just stick with the stuff for a few months, it will do wonders. Good luck!



Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 07, 1997 at 10:25:14:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Brent on December 06, 1997 at 17:49:16:

Dear Brent,

There IS! It is called Dermatology.

Walt



Re: Accutane - A Modest Proposal for Walt Stoll

Posted by BS Herrup on December 08, 1997 at 22:11:01:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane - A Modest Proposal for Walt Stoll posted by David Brockmeier on November 16, 1997 at 19:19:00:

I would greatly appreicate what your impressions are of the use of accutane for a 15 year old adolesent who has not been responding to alternative presciptive medication after 8 months of tratment. My son suffers from cystic acne and while he has had moderate improvement, the dermatologist is recommending Accutane for him at this time. Additionally, my 12 year old daughter has also been treated for the same period of time and while her acne is not as cystic it is considrably distressing and in worse of her back and shoulders. She has met all adolesent markers regarding maturation and the dermatologist suggested considering Accutane therapy for her as well. Fortunately, neither of my children are sexually active nor have a history of drug use. Your advise would be appreciated. Thank you.



Re: Accutane - A Modest Proposal for Walt Stoll

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 09, 1997 at 13:02:17:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane - A Modest Proposal for Walt Stoll posted by BS Herrup on December 08, 1997 at 22:11:01:

Dear BS,

If you read everything that has been entered on this BB, over the past 2 months, about acne and accutane you will have a wonderful broad spectrum of what I know about this. Just use the search feature & you can sort them out very easily. THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

UNFORUNATELY, your children are at an age where they already know everything there is to know. It is VERY unlikely that you will get them to take the time to learn something new--let alone change their lifestyle to actually resolve this condition. They will SAY that they will do ANYTHING to resolve this problem but I have yet to see a teenager do it. If they are among the unfortunate ones who still have it in their 20s, they are much more likely to listen to what I have to say.

There are a lot of adults who would sooner die than learn something new so I guess we can't blame teenagers who would sooner have acne than learn something new.

I would urge you (and them) to be sure to read the package insert about Accutane before buying it or taking it. At least go into this approach with eyes open.

Walt



Re: Accutane

Posted by Jerry on December 12, 1997 at 03:52:17:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:


Researching for more info about 'Accutane' I found this web site. I was about to use this drug becuase I have some acne problems they are not that severe but it is acne, but now i have doupts about this medicine and its side-efffects. I would like to know if it is recommendable to take this medicine or there are other ways. Also if there is any other place where you can get this medicine at a cheaper price than 300 dollars for 60 tablets(pills).


Re: Accutane

Posted by Marie on December 31, 1997 at 00:13:10:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:

THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE! I stopped my course of accutane (my second course) and went on an incredible program - drug free and my skin cleared within a month! If you would like to know more, please contact me and I will send you info - no obiligation! I know it will help you too - I had acne for 15 years previously; this program is amazing - there is nothing in the world like it - I had tried everything else under the sun and THIS IS THE ONLY THING that has cleared my skin; accutane cleared it for a year then it came back - I didn't want to keep taking such a heavy drug. Acne may be one of four causes: hormonal, overactive sebaceous glands, hereditory, bacterial. It may clear for a while and then return; it may clear completely and never return. The skin program I will send you info about will describe how to completely eradicate your problem - people all over the world have been helped - after years and years of other attempts; Please contact me - I am so excited at being able to help other people I know how distressing acne is: Send an Email to me with details of where I can send info: madana@iform.com.au


RE: Accutane

Posted by John on December 31, 1997 at 11:58:13:

Dr. Stoll,
My daughter is concerned about her complection. It is not a severe case of acne but she is convinced that she needs to agressively persue clearing up her skin. She is currently applying Tretinion to her entire face. She has noticed some positive results using this medication. Recently my wifes dermatologist recommended that our daughter start using Accutane. After crusing the net sites related to Accutane I'm very confused, some say the side affects are worth it and others say they wish they'd never used it and are considering legal action.
Should she or shouldn't she use Accutane and is there long term side affects that the medical community or drug manufacturer is not willing to go public with?
I'd like to get your opinnion on this matter.
Concerned Parent


Re: ALTERNATIVE TO ACCUTANE!

Posted by ACNE HELP on December 31, 1997 at 23:38:21:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Walt Stoll on September 25, 1997 at 12:12:54:

There is alternative treatment to this miracle acne drug! I had acne for years and years -I had tried everything; and then I came across an incredible skin program which saved my life (cleared my skin within a month) and took me off accutane (my second course)! FOREVER!!! No more antibiotics! I would really like to help anyone - I'll send you information on the skin program - you too can be helped - I've seen so many people with really bad skin problems, who now have cleara skin. Email me your details: madana@iform.com.au (Marie)


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