i've been trying all the things in my signature and thought i was making huge improvement. i started taking zinc at 30mg 3 months ago and i saw a huge improvement as soon as i did but my acne did not go away. whenever i went up to 60mg a day which is recomended to get rid of acne i got stomach cramps, felt generally dizzy and sick, and had no appetite which is scary. i have added all the things in my signature and have seen improvement. Here's where it gets interesting. three days ago i ran out of zinc and ordered a new brand on amazon which has not come in yet. so for the past 3 days i only have taken 15 mg a day. my acne is showing signs of going back to how it was 6 months ago! six months ago was when i went off minocycline and differin and had a terrible, monstrous breakout and the worst acne in my short life. it was so bad i am still dealing with the awful hyper pigmentation from it. in 3 days the acne has returned in magnificent magnitude!!! what im about to say is even more interesting! last week i thought my acne was cured after i started putting a probiotic on my face. the acne had completely gone way for 2 days. because i have been so desperate i have been doing many things and that same day i also took 60 mg of zinc for 2 days in a row before i couldn't deal with the pain anymore. 2 days.
it just so happens that for those two days my acne was perfect. i already knew that zinc can cure acne from this study: http://archderm.jama...rticleid=536705
but i'm not going to take 120mg of zinc a day. however, the fact that this terrible breakout has begun despite the evening primrose oil, oil pulling, topical evening primrose oil, probiotic topical, and vitamin d i am on shows me just how powerful zinc is!!! i will pursue zinc as a cure for my acne by taking 60 mg zinc chelate with enough iron to hopefully offset the anemia that can be induced from zinc overdose. i would rather be clear and risk it after dealing with the horror of acne for so long. i am using zinc chelate and only now i realize how efficacious it has been. to put in perspective, 30 mg daily of it reduced my acne by 70% by itself. peace
Edited by Ichance23, 07 December 2012 - 12:24 AM.