I'm not surprised, because flaxseed oil contains a high amount of Omega-3's. I would try, and drop all the other supplements you're taking to see if the flaxseed oil is your "magic bullet". This may sound scary, but worth it. Last month I took a multivitamin everyday for a month, my skin was less oily (could just be the winter weather), but I was not pleased with the overall results. I'm on my 3rd day of switching over to Fish Oil Capsules, which also contains high amount of Omega-3's. I haven't posted in awhile, but your post interested me.
The "fish oil experiment" was a bust. After about a week, breakouts on the back of the neck/behind the ears/lower scalp area. I scrapped these, and went back to the multivitamin, except I broke the dose in half (easily done). Clearing up yet again, so now I'm weary of any supplement with the word oil or containing oil. Almost immediately, the fish oils gave my skin an icky feeling, I started at 2X a day, and cut that right back to 1X a day.
Eff multivitams, didn't do s***, again! Back to the drawing board, and started taking GNC Saw Palmetto Standardized 160mg X 2 daily this past Sunday. Now, I've done alot of reading up on SP. I've found it's worked better for men in my research on SP. This effing crap has got to stop! I've had a very good diet for the past 5 years, exercise, I'm in good shape, I get a clean bill of health when I get my yearly physicals, and I had a battery of tests from an endocrinologist last year (and found nothing). I've concluded my dilemna is strictly hormonal, and keeping my fingers crossed that this Saw Palmetto may help. I have had 32 years of this now, that is a LONG time! I just don't know how these doctors can give you a clean bill of health, when you have had acne for 32 years? I don't think having cystic acne is very healthy in my book. Unfortunately, having 32 years of this is written all over my face with the disfiguring acne scars I'm left with. Hopefully, this will subside, and I'm going to take the next step, and get some Sculptra done. In the past couple of years I've been to a therapist, and that did jack s*** for me! My esteem has been destroyed. Acne is definitely harder on men, women can have horrible acne, and still have their pick of any man they want...that's just the way of world! I've only been with 2 women in my life, and I married both of them (not at the same time)
Edited by CoolGuy68, 15 January 2013 - 09:54 AM.