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#41 doxy

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:03 AM

Oh I'm so going to try this!

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 08:12 PM

Does regular aspirine work?

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 08:23 PM

I struggled with adult acne for 10 years before I found Evening Primrose and Falxseed Oil. They are essential fatty acids and when I talk them 2-3 times daily, my break outs are minimal. Try them - it's a lot cheaper then all these acne products that don't work. I don't know about Aleve but these supplements really work for PMS acne and during ovulatation when hormones fluctuate.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE(rue721 @ Dec 11 2006, 06:12 PM) View Post
Does regular aspirine work?


I suppose it might help ... aspirin is an anti-inflammatory as well. But I suspect that Advil is more effective than aspirin .... and I find Aleve more effective than Advil.

I'm taking it again this week, and it is DEFINITELY working. I started as soon as the first tiny zits popped up, and 24 hours later they'd all gone down again. eusa_dance.gif

BTW, I take EFAs daily ... they are definitely great for my skin, and I see a huge difference when I'm taking them. But I would still get the PMS pimples if it weren't for Aleve.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 11:28 AM

LION QUEEN I LOVE YOU1!!!!

This is the 4th ovulation cycle I have tried this and month I only had one small jawline pimple.

Thank you so much for sharing this information. smile.gif

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 11:38 AM


Don't you love it when something so simple works so well? eusa_dance.gif

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:58 PM


Reminder to self: for maximum effectiveness, I have to use Aleve TWICE a day during PMS week.

If I only use it once (at night), I get the tiny zits popping up during the day.

Must remember to take one in the AM as well. eusa_doh.gif

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 07:24 PM

Update: this month I took Aleve (generic) the 3 days (AM and PM) before I expected my period and a couple of times once it started. Guess what? No breakouts at all! Not even the threat of a breakout. I have not had a problem with stomach discomfort, but I always take it with food.

So excited, will report back next month!

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 11:11 PM

i'm from canada.. anyone knows a website that i can order it off since i don't *think* they sell it here in canada? thanks!

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 02:17 AM

wt? wow, nice find.

I just feel that the only downside to this is that your body may get de-sensitized from all that "unnecessary" aspirin intake. To the point where it takes more than an Aleve to alleviate a headache. no pun intended.

doesn't mean i'm not going to try this when the chance come around...



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Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:47 AM


I don't see how taking 2 Aleve tablets per day for a few days each month could have such an effect.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE(_MaGic_DuSt_ @ Dec 14 2006, 09:11 PM) View Post
i'm from canada.. anyone knows a website that i can order it off since i don't *think* they sell it here in canada? thanks!


Aleve is just Naproxin (sp?) I am sure they sell that in Canada. I used to live in Buffalo, NY so I know for sure they had it in Ontario.

Good luck!


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Posted 15 December 2006 - 09:52 AM


Yes, it's naproxen sodium.

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 09:12 AM

BUMP!

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:39 AM


bump!

2 per day during PMS still works great for me ....

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:20 PM


I decided to pin this topic ... it's too good to lose and I don't always remember to bump it!

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:10 PM

Ok, I'm going to try this. Thanks for the tip! cool.gif

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 11:21 PM

I didnt know Aleve could be used for the horrible breakouts before my period. I just started using it for my pain in my knees

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:47 AM

which version of Aleve is best?

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:38 PM

I just came to tell LQ how much I <3 her again. This working SO well for me.

and as far as what kind of aleve I just get the tablets.