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#1 rsg10z

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:17 AM

hi guys, i think once i had a username here but i completely forgot the username and password so i re-register. i have never been an active poster here, was just asking question and disappear but here I am again with the same acne problem like exactly a year ago Posted Image

So basically a year ago i had breakouts and most of them are large acnes (that's what you called cyst and the likes? Sorry english is not my first language). I remember back then i was using whey protein supplement for my gym activities and it caused me horrible breakouts. I stopped using it a month later and never came back.

Actually my condition had improved and i finally got way better about 3 months ago but then new breakout came in since a month ago and it looks like this breakout wont stop anytime soon.

Almost every day I grow up new acne and at least half of them are large ones. Im not sure what's happening as I dont take any protein supplement or the likes but then if I try to look back to my past I remember I took antibiotics 3 time in the past 4 months. I think that caused me a bit of drop in my immune system?

I dont remember the antibiotics brand to be honest. But regarding my story, I had motorcycle accident and it caused me severe injury on my knee about 4 months ago. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics back then. Few months later which is early August, I was (again) prescribed an antibiotics after the doctor found out that injury still had some infection inside (dry outside, but still wet inside due to small infection). Of course he also did some mini surgery to clean up the wounds (now my knee is already ok with lots of keloid)

and unfortunately, somewhere between those months I also took antibiotics for my acne. Of course it helped back then but only during the time I took the antibiotics (only for a week...)

now everything seems like getting worse. Almost every day I grow up new acne. I came to visit a dermatologist and she said it's due to hormonal (most likely). She's just like any other dermatologist, wants to prescribe me antibiotics but i refused. I already suspect the antibiotics i consumed earlier are the cause of all this so I refused her option. Now i dont know what to do...

I have read several topics here on acne.org and I believe probiotics is what I need to revive the good bacterias in my body or something. But then I can't eat/drink milk because I remember i had very large acne when I ate pizza. So how do I get those good bacterias and at the same time avoiding milk? Is it true yogurt (without added sugar) can help me as I read somewhere else yogurt should cause no problem?

I know there are non-dairy probiotics provider, I have googled them, but Im sure those stuffs arent common and regular people in my country wouldnt even know how to find them. So can somebody tell me how to find "easy" and "regular" probiotics that would help me fight back these acne?

another question is regarding my diet. I have started to stop every oil consumption again since 2 weeks ago, I didnt drink coffee (not sure if it has any relation to acne), and I dont eat egg anymore. I fear about something after I read a thread somewhere here. Someone said we should not eat grains. Well I live in southeast asia where everyone eat rice. I know i can just go to supermarket and buy bread and eat at home with that but do I really need to do that all the time? As someone who mostly work from home (my primary job is being a currency trader and internet marketer) I definitely can do that but I still feel it's difficult as there are moments where I have to go out and eat outside. Sure there are noodles or even steak or anything without rice but do I really need to do that?

Please, I just want this to stop. I know there isnt quick fix to this kind of thing. I just want to start fighting this acne and this time once and for all. so yes, if you guys tell me to stop eating grains i will start doing that (although it's hard but i will try my best!)

and btw i have been starting to eat zinc supplement (contains zinc picolinate 50 mg) since few days ago. Would it help?

Edited by rsg10z, 07 September 2012 - 09:19 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:12 PM

Can you order probiotic pills online? Your gut is supposed to contain a trillion probiotic with hundreds of different strains. So you'd need a pill to replace what the antibiotics killed. Yogurt only has 3 strains anyway.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:59 AM

where to? Do i need to go to a doctor to prescribe it for me? Because I'm sure i couldnt find such non-prescription pill anywhere (at least as far as i have seen)

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

where to? Do i need to go to a doctor to prescribe it for me? Because I'm sure i couldnt find such non-prescription pill anywhere (at least as far as i have seen)


You can get probiotic pills at lots of places. Amazon.com, Walgreens.com, Drugstore.com...they're not a prescription product.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:27 PM

hello yes i seen a lot of them in amazon but it confuse me. Are they all the same? (Contain the same amount of probiotic, same dosage, etc.)?

http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics
http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics
http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics
http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics
http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics

which one did you use?

also, is there any side effect or possible complication from eating such pills? I really need to know things like this.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:03 PM

hello yes i seen a lot of them in amazon but it confuse me. Are they all the same? (Contain the same amount of probiotic, same dosage, etc.)?

http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics
http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics
http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics
http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics
http://www.amazon.co...ords=probiotics

which one did you use?

also, is there any side effect or possible complication from eating such pills? I really need to know things like this.


I use http://www.amazon.co...=ultimate flora

I haven't had any side effects from it. With any probiotics you may get a little bit of extra gas the first week of taking them.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

do i need to consume this everyday (non stop) or i can stop consuming this after i finish a bottle?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:01 AM

do i need to consume this everyday (non stop) or i can stop consuming this after i finish a bottle?


Most people need a few months of probiotic treatment to re-populate their gut glora.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:00 AM

thank you very much. Will go ask my doctor about this tomorrow (just for reassuring) then gonna order one a day after!

my last question if i may...if I choose with the "lighter" option (with less active cultures) such as

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B003OJYEI8

does it mean usually the side effect such as bloating or extra gas will be lower too?

I know i should just take the best one (with 50 billion active culture) but I hope with just 10 billion it shoudl be enough @_@

i need to be very careful in taking this kind of thing as I know my body is very prone to supplements' side effects. Thanks !

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

The antibiotics could have caused yeast overgrowth (candida). You should look into it, may be your problem. The probiotic Acidophilus will help, but may break you out to start with. When the candida dies it releases toxins into your bloodstream which can cause initial breakouts. How long this could last i dont know.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:27 AM

thank you very much. Do you have any other idea on what should I do?

and are you sure this must be because of the antibiotics and not because of something else? or maybe because im using the wrong cream? I mean, what I honestly dont like about having acne is most of the times I dont know why i have breakouts. Doctors said stress bla bla bla, classic answers, but im quite sure it must be because of something else. Problem is, sometimes we simply dont know what is that "something else" causing our breakouts Posted Image

yes i have taken the probiotics since few days ago but again it's very frustrating knowing that i need at least few months before knowing if it would help me or not Posted Image

one final question, what's the difference really between one probiotics to another?

for example, this is the only probiotics without milk ingredient i can find in my country pharmacy:

http://www.evitamins.com/acidophilus-natures-plus-8448

but i have doubt it's the same with the one Green Gables consumed. It's written here "40 million viable cells". What is the difference of "viable cells" and "active strains"?

and i feel uncomfortable with this. Should I just order something more powerful from amazon and consume my current probiotics until the new one arrived and switch? Would it be harmful?

im sorry that i keep asking this kind of question because doctors in my country dont even think antibiotics kill good bacterias in our body so i dont know where to turn to :(

Edited by rsg10z, 16 September 2012 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

Take a look at this thread

http://www.acne.org/...19430-the-cure/

Might be exactly what you're looking for.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:14 AM

hello i PMed you. please reply