Health - Methylone and acne.

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  1. Dogears

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    I have found that Methylone often induces a brief acute bout of acne. The pimples apear about one or two days after a methylone trip. The skin feels greesy. There are usually about 2 to 4 pimples that appear and go away in about 2 or 3 days. This person is in their 30's so acne is not normal in this person.

    Has anyone else experienced this effect with methylone or MDMA?

    This effect is one of many reasons I believe that MDMA and it's analouge are unusally poweful drugs that should be used with great moderation.
     
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    Really? Could it have anything to do with sweating a lot?
     
  3. Dogears

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    Well............. Sweating alot under normal situations does not cause pimples to form on my face. For example if I go for a long hike in the summer I don't break out.

    I think what may be going on is an effect on hormone levels.
     
  4. Tony Blair

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    I would guess that pimples/acne are simply due to the weakening of the immune system. Oddly if I have MDMA & Methylone combo'd, SWIM usually gets a couple of spots around the temple area's. I'm sure a acupuncturist can tell us precisely what that means :)
     
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    SWIM never gets acne from Methylone. Maybe SWID's Methylone is impure?
     
  6. Nagognog2

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    Pimples are often associated with hair-growth where the hair turns around and goes back into the skin. Perhaps methylone stimulates hair-growth.

    Now this would be an interesting marketing tool: M1 for a baldness cure. Imagine the outcry if the government outlawed Rogaine!
     
  7. Dogears

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    Naganag2 that is a very interesting idea you have put forth. I have suspected for some time now that many psychedellics, and LSD in particular, causes head hair to grow at a faster rate. Maybe methylone effects facial hair growth.

    Be careful girls, doing methylone may give you a beard!
     
  8. Tony Blair

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    Drifting further off topic: Does alcohol slow down hair growth?
     
  9. Sick Jack

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    @dogears

    In which context do you use methylone ? At home ? During parties ?

    Over-sweating (while dancing) can cause some skin irritation, even some acne. And when you party in rooms full of smoke, the particules in the air tend obstruct skin pores and eventually produced some acne...

    I personnaly don't think that acne and methylone are related. Try simply to use a good deep skin cleaner after you party and you will probably don't have any more "volcanic eruptions" LOL :)
     
  10. ponygirl

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    Acne is not associated with hair growing back into the skin. That is an ingrown hair. I am speaking as an Esthetician (that's a skin care specialist). Acne is caused by overproduction of sebum, that's oil, that changes the pH balance of your skin. This allows the hair folicles (your pores-which may or may not actually contain hair) to become blocked, irritated and infected. Black heads are sebum blocking your pores, white heads are infection setting into those blocked pores. We see a lot of white heads in people who smoke canibus, as it seems that the drug causes overproduction of sebum. Perhaps in SWIM's case with Methylone, this is what is happening. No one knows why some people have an over production of sebum, it is all in our personal chemistry. I suggest that you let SWIM know that during usage of the drug, he might want to wash his skin, be sure to use a toner to balance the pH (NOT an astringent, that only dries out and irritates skin) and be sure to moisturize, though that sounds counter productive on oily skin, it is the best way to make skin stop producing that oil. Be sure that he does NOT touch his face, wipe off any sweat with a clean towel or paper towel and do not rewipe after that...get another clean towel. The day after would be a good time to exfoliate and do an acne mask. Be sure to take Vitamins, espically A, C, E and B complex. I hope this helps!
     
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    "Acne is not associated with hair growing back into the skin."

    Oh yes it often is. Sebum is mostly keratin and amino acids associated with it. And thats the same stuff as one finds if they pull a hair out by it's root: The little white thing. When a hair goes haywire, you end up with a zit. But many dermatologists just treat the symptoms. Such as saying it's from over-production of sebum, while not addressing the underlaying cause of such. They just merrily write a prescription for an anti-biotic and tell you not to pop your zit.

    A 14 year old girl in Massachusetts was sent to a psychiatrist for popping a zit. The shrink diagnosed this action as "self-destructice tendencies." The poor kid was locked away in a closed building at the Maclean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. for 17 years. She was the only patient in this building. Meanwhile the shrink drained her idiot parents' bank account.

    She was not released until a worker ratted out the story to a news reporter. She was released, and the shrink vanished with his fortune. Beware of popping pimples.
     
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    swim just found this thread after a search as he has just had a similar experience to dogears with ecstacy.

    i have always heard that alcohol increases testosterone levels within the body therefore increasing hair growth, at least temporarily
     
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    I have noticed skin breaking out/greasy is common with uppers in general, not specific to methylone or MDMA.
     
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    14 years in an asylum for popping a zit ? Nagognog2, could I have that article or reference ? - that's astonishing !
    Any chemical can change body chemistry as well as the immune system, both of which can aid in acquision of zits. So can not washing one's face often enough. I used to break out badly after long runs with stimulants, and from smoking tobacco, oddly enough. I had amoderate acne problem while smoking, which stopped after quitting. After starting again briefly a few years later, SWIM broke out again and stayed that way until a month after quitting again.