I break out really bad the week before my period?
Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:49 PM
What can I do about this? It is predictable everytime and I don't know what exactly (beyond "hormonal imbalance") is causing it and how to combat it. Is there anything I can take the week before to suppress this reaction?
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:41 AM
And sleep well and manage stress which affect hormones directly and improve adrenal health which also plays a big role in managing hormones. And affects thyroid function which also plays a big role in managing hormones.
And lose body fat if needed as body fat plays an important role in hormones.
After that, there are various supplements that help with hormones by affect androgens, estrogen or progesterone, but it's very difficult to know what your particular imbalance is and anything you do to mess with them can make things better or worse.
You can try avoiding soy (which you should for many reasons) and flax seed as they are estrogenic and make many people worse.
More info on all of the above: http://www.acne.org/...e...t&p=2574328
Do you have other menstrual problems like severe cramping, irregularity, etc. That, in my observations from other discussions here, tends to be due to estrogen dominance which is about the ratio of estrogen to progesterone.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:40 PM
So now I feel like I don't know what to do next. I'm contemplating just stopping the pill but I'm afraid of the effects I've read and heard about going off the pill. My wedding is in 6 months so I really don't want to worry having to cover it all up and feeling miserable about it.
Edited by jolina, 15 March 2012 - 08:48 PM.