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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.

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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
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen
Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash
Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles
Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen
Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls
starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only
Apply Differin to face and chest
Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder


Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.

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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.