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#21 libbycopeland

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:14 PM

QUOTE(LionQueen @ Oct 28 2006, 09:19 PM) View Post

Aleve is available over the counter ... it's with the rest of the OTC pain medications. It's a brand name for naproxen sodium, and you can probably get a generic or store-brand version that will work just as well.



You can definitely find this at the drugstore. I just picked up a generic version and am trying it this month for the first time. Hope it works! smile.gif

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:59 AM

I am trying this for the second time (tried it last month, and I think it helped). So far, no breakouts during PMS week - if I make it until day 2 of my period with no signficant breakout, then I will conisder it a complete success!

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:43 PM

Lion Queen, you success has inspired me to try this!!! biggrin.gif My PMS week is usually preceded by a few sizeable pimples on my chin or cheek that take until the next month to go away (well....mostly). I'm trying it this month!! Yay!!!

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:21 PM

Thanks LionQueen, for the useful info. I am mid-cycle right now, and have taken Aleve once a day for the past 2 days. Only 1 small zit on the temple! Usually I have a cluster of them around my temples and jawline. Might up it to 2 a day next month, but worried about taking too much. Do you think 3 days in a row should be enough for mid-cycle acne?

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE(Fadonna @ Nov 3 2006, 06:21 PM) View Post

Thanks LionQueen, for the useful info. I am mid-cycle right now, and have taken Aleve once a day for the past 2 days. Only 1 small zit on the temple! Usually I have a cluster of them around my temples and jawline. Might up it to 2 a day next month, but worried about taking too much. Do you think 3 days in a row should be enough for mid-cycle acne?


Yeah, 3-4 days should be plenty ... and 2 per day should be no problem. The max dosage is actually 3 per day. Glad to hear it seems to be working for you!!

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:48 PM

LionQueen - do you know if this also works for people on BC? I'm on Yasmin BC right now and still end up with breakouts during PMS.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE(hellokittygirl @ Nov 4 2006, 04:48 PM) View Post

LionQueen - do you know if this also works for people on BC? I'm on Yasmin BC right now and still end up with breakouts during PMS.


I don't know for sure .... but I can't think why it wouldn't! Anyone else have thoughts on this?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:28 AM

hm i should try this out. unfortunatly im not regular enough to predict when i should start taking it though!

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE(rosiemarie @ Nov 6 2006, 08:28 AM) View Post

hm i should try this out. unfortunatly im not regular enough to predict when i should start taking it though!


I had to play catch-up one month because my cycle shifted. I started taking the Aleve as soon as I noticed the tiny spots popping up, and it did help .... the spots healed fast and I didn't get any more of them.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:52 PM

Is this stuff good for bringing down the inflammation/swelling of a pimple every any time of the month?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE(tc9 @ Nov 6 2006, 12:52 PM) View Post

Is this stuff good for bringing down the inflammation/swelling of a pimple every any time of the month?


I suppose it would be, but I don't recommend daily usage or anything like that.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:54 PM


Bump.

Still working for me. biggrin.gif

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE(LionQueen @ Nov 14 2006, 06:54 PM) View Post

Bump.

Still working for me. biggrin.gif


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Posted 20 November 2006 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE(LionQueen @ Nov 14 2006, 07:54 PM) View Post

Bump.

Still working for me. biggrin.gif



Me too! Third month on Aleve during ovul. and PMS. I could feel it coming on, started taking it 2X/day right away for the 4 days up to my period. Only one measly little whitehead! And I attribute that to my friend giving me a makeover with crappy makeup.

Lion Queen, you rock!

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:19 PM

Hmm... I usually take aleve to help with cramps (or should I say "alleviate" cramps? ha ha), and I get hormonal breakouts like crazy, but maybe I will try taking it the week before and see if that makes a difference....

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 06:32 PM

I am definitely trying this next period. Nothing works for me, so if this does, I will be in heaven. Have to wait a couple weeks, though, my period just ended. Thanks for the tip even it it doesn't help!

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:16 AM

i think this is my third month of taking it and i can honestly say that it works..but it does upset my stomach.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:12 AM

It Aleve only available in the US? I'm in Canada and I can't find it anywhere. Would Advil do the same thing?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:44 PM

QUOTE(Ami @ Nov 28 2006, 08:16 AM) View Post

i think this is my third month of taking it and i can honestly say that it works..but it does upset my stomach.


Same for me - it does work, but it bothers my stomach after taking it a couple of days.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 03:16 PM

would this method still work if you're on birth control pills? which i've just started taking again.