Posted 22 August 2004 - 12:08 AM
what ive tried:
zinc (made me worse)
b5 (works, but scared of side effects)
b6 didnt do anything
evening primrose oil (helps but doesnt clear me totally)
flax seed, possibly made it worse
chaste tree berry (vitex) no change
NAC no change
vit A no change, possibly made worse
milk thistle only took it a few days, so not sure
niacin no noticeable change
trying natures cure now
cod liver oil no change
green tea no change
so if anyone knows any supplements that safely lower androgens, i would LOVE to know.. thanks so much in advance!!!
Posted 22 August 2004 - 05:20 AM
If your acne is caused by excess androgen production, you should look into anti androgens such as spiro...or perhaps actos/avandia, etc.
Posted 22 August 2004 - 08:46 AM
sweetjade- did going on an insulin sensitizer help your acne?
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 02:10 PM
sadcaroline, I don't know if you alter the food you eat already, but cutting back on sugar and dairy, around that time of month especially, really helps the monthly breakouts. Also fish oil is good for me as well as hyaluronic acid supplements.
Posted 22 August 2004 - 03:31 PM
Have you used any of the macrolide or cillin antibiotics? Perhaps they could be of some help
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