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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:02 AM

Thanks, I hope my skin calms down enough that I can at least cover up this mess with makeup.

Today my skin just exploded in small zits all over, even under the eye area and forehead. I think it's my sunscreen because I don't usually break out in those places....I'm finding it hard to find a moisturizer with SPF that doesn't break me out. neutral.gif

As far as my diet, I try to follow the candida diet as best as I can but I do have some things that are not really "allowed", like lentils and low-sugar ginger & peppermint candy. Lentils really give me a pick me up and are high in iron, so I have them once a week.

Here's what I had today:

- Breakfast/ Lunch (combined because I had a busy day):

omelet with fresh veggies (kale, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes), garlic, and black pepper spices.

roiboos tea with flax milk & coconut milk

millet & flax bread (gluten free)

 

- Dinner:

salmon with salad. kombucha tea

 

Snacks (in between meals, and after dinner):

- almonds

- brown rice cakes (just plain rice) with stevia and cinnamon

- 2 ginger candies & 3 peppermint candies

- 1 avocado

 

That's about it. Today I was feeling a bit dizzy throughout the day, although I eat about the same amount every day....I think it might be the evening primrose oil that's making me feel dizzy.

What diet are you following now? Still doing the paleo? I miss fruit!



Btw, did you find a good match with the revlon foundation? I always look orange in foundation, and when I try paler shades I look like a ghost! idea.gif

 

i never thought of adding garlic to an omelet... that's a good idea.

i think im either lettiing the saw palmetto get to my head or its really messing me up..

i feel so much slower, with my thought processes, and everything is hazy, do you feel like that at all?

and yeah i cant give up fruit!

its too yummy :)

i almost tried the candida diet but i sorda knew i couldnt last :X

i commend you for sticking it out though! that's good! :)

im just sticking to a fruit and vegetable diet

i eat organic cereal with almond milk, bread, rice, and oatmeal occasionally, all no nos for candida.. heh, but i cant resist and i dont think theyre hurting me in terms of acne goes.. at least i hope they arent :P

 

i went to walmart to get the revlon foundation but they were out of the color "buff" and ivory looked wayyyy to light!

but im kinda glad cause i played around with my foundations i have now and it actually looked really nice today..

texture wise not so much, but an almost perfect color, slightly yellow but farrr from orange and pink! so i was happy

just mixed the same foundations i have

the maybelline superstay in sand beige and almay tlc in .. a pale color, i dont remember the name

together they work really well for me



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Thanks, I hope my skin calms down enough that I can at least cover up this mess with makeup.

Today my skin just exploded in small zits all over, even under the eye area and forehead. I think it's my sunscreen because I don't usually break out in those places....I'm finding it hard to find a moisturizer with SPF that doesn't break me out. neutral.gif

As far as my diet, I try to follow the candida diet as best as I can but I do have some things that are not really "allowed", like lentils and low-sugar ginger & peppermint candy. Lentils really give me a pick me up and are high in iron, so I have them once a week.

Here's what I had today:

- Breakfast/ Lunch (combined because I had a busy day):

omelet with fresh veggies (kale, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes), garlic, and black pepper spices.

roiboos tea with flax milk & coconut milk

millet & flax bread (gluten free)

 

- Dinner:

salmon with salad. kombucha tea

 

Snacks (in between meals, and after dinner):

- almonds

- brown rice cakes (just plain rice) with stevia and cinnamon

- 2 ginger candies & 3 peppermint candies

- 1 avocado

 

That's about it. Today I was feeling a bit dizzy throughout the day, although I eat about the same amount every day....I think it might be the evening primrose oil that's making me feel dizzy.

What diet are you following now? Still doing the paleo? I miss fruit!



Btw, did you find a good match with the revlon foundation? I always look orange in foundation, and when I try paler shades I look like a ghost! idea.gif

 

i never thought of adding garlic to an omelet... that's a good idea.

i think im either lettiing the saw palmetto get to my head or its really messing me up..

i feel so much slower, with my thought processes, and everything is hazy, do you feel like that at all?

and yeah i cant give up fruit!

its too yummy smile.png

i almost tried the candida diet but i sorda knew i couldnt last sick.gif

i commend you for sticking it out though! that's good! smile.png

im just sticking to a fruit and vegetable diet

i eat organic cereal with almond milk, bread, rice, and oatmeal occasionally, all no nos for candida.. heh, but i cant resist and i dont think theyre hurting me in terms of acne goes.. at least i hope they arent tongue.png

 

i went to walmart to get the revlon foundation but they were out of the color "buff" and ivory looked wayyyy to light!

but im kinda glad cause i played around with my foundations i have now and it actually looked really nice today..

texture wise not so much, but an almost perfect color, slightly yellow but farrr from orange and pink! so i was happy

just mixed the same foundations i have

the maybelline superstay in sand beige and almay tlc in .. a pale color, i dont remember the name

together they work really well for me

 

Yeah, I put garlic on everything - it's a good antifungal! And I cook with grapeseed oil. I tried coconut oil but it seemed to greasy for me and I got some breakouts - not sure if it was the oil or just a coincidence, but I'd rather stick with grapeseed oil to be safe.

I love cereal and oatmeal...I was sad to give them up, but now I'm used to it. I hope I can reintroduce some foods (esp. cereal and fruit) soon though, just for variety. I was considering the raw foods diet, but I could never stick to that. I would probably faint the first day! lol

I noticed the brain fog too...I'm pretty sure it's the saw palmetto because some other people have posted about it a while back. I read about side effects before taking it, but I figured it was worth it, and that the side effects were relatively mild compared to other options such as BCP and accutane.

How much saw palmetto are you currently taking? Maybe if you decrease the dosage that might help. I might do that too, since I'm now also taking evening primrose oil.

Btw, I just got my MSM cream in the mail! I'm gonna try to spot treat for a few days to see how my skin reacts first. I'm still trying to clear the breakout from my sunscreen....does your moisturizer have spf btw? I'm trying to find an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 20 of higher that goes well under makeup. Not having any luck saywhat.gif

Glad you figured out a good blend for your foundations! I find that if I take more time to let my moisturizer dry then my makeup application is smoother. But that does require more time... I spend so much time on my acne every day, it's ridiculous!


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

** Find the cause, find the cure **

 


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

Yeah, I put garlic on everything - it's a good antifungal! And I cook with grapeseed oil. I tried coconut oil but it seemed to greasy for me and I got some breakouts - not sure if it was the oil or just a coincidence, but I'd rather stick with grapeseed oil to be safe.

I love cereal and oatmeal...I was sad to give them up, but now I'm used to it. I hope I can reintroduce some foods (esp. cereal and fruit) soon though, just for variety. I was considering the raw foods diet, but I could never stick to that. I would probably faint the first day! lol

I noticed the brain fog too...I'm pretty sure it's the saw palmetto because some other people have posted about it a while back. I read about side effects before taking it, but I figured it was worth it, and that the side effects were relatively mild compared to other options such as BCP and accutane.

How much saw palmetto are you currently taking? Maybe if you decrease the dosage that might help. I might do that too, since I'm now also taking evening primrose oil.

Btw, I just got my MSM cream in the mail! I'm gonna try to spot treat for a few days to see how my skin reacts first. I'm still trying to clear the breakout from my sunscreen....does your moisturizer have spf btw? I'm trying to find an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 20 of higher that goes well under makeup. Not having any luck saywhat.gif

Glad you figured out a good blend for your foundations! I find that if I take more time to let my moisturizer dry then my makeup application is smoother. But that does require more time... I spend so much time on my acne every day, it's ridiculous!

i buy garlic then just let it sit in the pantry cause i dont know how to cook with it

but i'm gonna start experimenting :)

yeah raw foods is tough, i cant do it, i love cooked food, but im not eating as much of it

just oatmeal and the occasional salmon with rice! yumm lol

the simple moisturizer i use has spf > http://www.amazon.co...moisturizer spf

only spf 15 :/

hasnt given me any problems so far though

and yeah i let my moisturizer sit for like 5-10 minutes before makeup.

when i used neutrogena foundation i never had to do that, it worked better with wet moisturizer and a wet sponge

its just their color selection is terrible for fair skin :/ in my opinion.

i really hope the msm cream works out for you :)



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:51 PM

Yeah, I put garlic on everything - it's a good antifungal! And I cook with grapeseed oil. I tried coconut oil but it seemed to greasy for me and I got some breakouts - not sure if it was the oil or just a coincidence, but I'd rather stick with grapeseed oil to be safe.

I love cereal and oatmeal...I was sad to give them up, but now I'm used to it. I hope I can reintroduce some foods (esp. cereal and fruit) soon though, just for variety. I was considering the raw foods diet, but I could never stick to that. I would probably faint the first day! lol

I noticed the brain fog too...I'm pretty sure it's the saw palmetto because some other people have posted about it a while back. I read about side effects before taking it, but I figured it was worth it, and that the side effects were relatively mild compared to other options such as BCP and accutane.

How much saw palmetto are you currently taking? Maybe if you decrease the dosage that might help. I might do that too, since I'm now also taking evening primrose oil.

Btw, I just got my MSM cream in the mail! I'm gonna try to spot treat for a few days to see how my skin reacts first. I'm still trying to clear the breakout from my sunscreen....does your moisturizer have spf btw? I'm trying to find an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 20 of higher that goes well under makeup. Not having any luck saywhat.gif

Glad you figured out a good blend for your foundations! I find that if I take more time to let my moisturizer dry then my makeup application is smoother. But that does require more time... I spend so much time on my acne every day, it's ridiculous!

i buy garlic then just let it sit in the pantry cause i dont know how to cook with it

but i'm gonna start experimenting smile.png

yeah raw foods is tough, i cant do it, i love cooked food, but im not eating as much of it

just oatmeal and the occasional salmon with rice! yumm lol

the simple moisturizer i use has spf > http://www.amazon.co...moisturizer spf

only spf 15 :/

hasnt given me any problems so far though

and yeah i let my moisturizer sit for like 5-10 minutes before makeup.

when i used neutrogena foundation i never had to do that, it worked better with wet moisturizer and a wet sponge

its just their color selection is terrible for fair skin :/ in my opinion.

i really hope the msm cream works out for you smile.png

 I might try the simple moisturizer, since it works well under makeup. I noticed that my skin is becoming sensitive to everything again, including things that used to work in the past, such as aloe vera. Not sure what's going on, but I had a lot of breakouts these past few days. Needless to say, it made my trip worse because I had to spend ages trying to cover up the mess mmkay.gif  In fact, my acne has been the worst it has been in a while, since before I started the saw palmetto and candida diet. So, yesterday I said screw it, and had some fruit and rye bread, and today I had a banana and pop corn. I think I'm gonna start reintroducing more foods because I miss variety. I was really discouraged this weekend, and it was also hard to find healthy food to eat while in Chicago (with friends who eat everything and have clear skin, no less!).

What I noticed is that my skin is at its worst 2 weeks before my period...I think that's when ovulation happens. Did you notice any consistent times of the month where your acne gets worse, regardless of diet and stress?



Btw, I started using the MSM cream....so far, I haven't seen a noticeable improvement but I will keep using it. I think it works better on scars than active acne.


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

** Find the cause, find the cure **

 


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

 I might try the simple moisturizer, since it works well under makeup. I noticed that my skin is becoming sensitive to everything again, including things that used to work in the past, such as aloe vera. Not sure what's going on, but I had a lot of breakouts these past few days. Needless to say, it made my trip worse because I had to spend ages trying to cover up the mess mmkay.gif  In fact, my acne has been the worst it has been in a while, since before I started the saw palmetto and candida diet. So, yesterday I said screw it, and had some fruit and rye bread, and today I had a banana and pop corn. I think I'm gonna start reintroducing more foods because I miss variety. I was really discouraged this weekend, and it was also hard to find healthy food to eat while in Chicago (with friends who eat everything and have clear skin, no less!).

What I noticed is that my skin is at its worst 2 weeks before my period...I think that's when ovulation happens. Did you notice any consistent times of the month where your acne gets worse, regardless of diet and stress?



Btw, I started using the MSM cream....so far, I haven't seen a noticeable improvement but I will keep using it. I think it works better on scars than active acne.

 

how strange!

my skin has been acting up to

i know its not ovulation for me though..

could be lack of sleep lately, and feeling a bit depressed over some life issues lately.

but i still binged today hehe.

dont be discouraged k? i really dont think fruit or wheat are the culprit here.. and they may actually benefit you

i eat both everyday with no heavy breakouts (or any for that matter).. my skin has been getting better, aside from today and yesterday

but again.. i think its just lack of sleep and blah blah blah

or maybe its cause i switched my foundation? who the hell knows lol

i barely even care about the breakouts anymore to be honest!

im more concerned with my red marks!

theyre fading pretty well with my apple cider vinegar toner<3

i believe in the stuff! sloweeelllyyy but surely!

still hope the msm cream works

you dont think thats what could be breaking you out do you?



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:23 PM

 I might try the simple moisturizer, since it works well under makeup. I noticed that my skin is becoming sensitive to everything again, including things that used to work in the past, such as aloe vera. Not sure what's going on, but I had a lot of breakouts these past few days. Needless to say, it made my trip worse because I had to spend ages trying to cover up the mess mmkay.gif  In fact, my acne has been the worst it has been in a while, since before I started the saw palmetto and candida diet. So, yesterday I said screw it, and had some fruit and rye bread, and today I had a banana and pop corn. I think I'm gonna start reintroducing more foods because I miss variety. I was really discouraged this weekend, and it was also hard to find healthy food to eat while in Chicago (with friends who eat everything and have clear skin, no less!).

What I noticed is that my skin is at its worst 2 weeks before my period...I think that's when ovulation happens. Did you notice any consistent times of the month where your acne gets worse, regardless of diet and stress?



Btw, I started using the MSM cream....so far, I haven't seen a noticeable improvement but I will keep using it. I think it works better on scars than active acne.

 

how strange!

my skin has been acting up to

i know its not ovulation for me though..

could be lack of sleep lately, and feeling a bit depressed over some life issues lately.

but i still binged today hehe.

dont be discouraged k? i really dont think fruit or wheat are the culprit here.. and they may actually benefit you

i eat both everyday with no heavy breakouts (or any for that matter).. my skin has been getting better, aside from today and yesterday

but again.. i think its just lack of sleep and blah blah blah

or maybe its cause i switched my foundation? who the hell knows lol

i barely even care about the breakouts anymore to be honest!

im more concerned with my red marks!

theyre fading pretty well with my apple cider vinegar toner<3

i believe in the stuff! sloweeelllyyy but surely!

still hope the msm cream works

you dont think thats what could be breaking you out do you?

 

Lack of sleep messes with my skin too! And of course stress. I usually exercise to keep my stress levels down.

hmm, it's too early to tell if the msm cream is breaking me out. I actually started using it a day after my breakouts worsened, so I know it wasn't the cause. Hopefully it won't make things worse. I also stopped taking my probiotic in the morning because I thought I didn't need it anymore or that it was too much for me. Have you tried probiotics long term?



Here's what my skin looks like at the moment. Not sure if traveling has made things worse. I hate those bumpy zits - they are impossible to conceal with makeup. I did notice that my skin is a bit calmer when I wear mineral makeup than foundation, but foundation usually covers up better.

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Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:29 PM

your skin is looking a lot less red and irritated :) thats good!

ive been wanting to try probiotics. what did you take?

the last one i tried broke me out horribly!!!

all over my forehead especially

i didnt realize it contained dairy and im pretty sure thats why my skin reacted that way

 

and as far as makeup goes

im back to maybelline superstay i found the shade "classic ivory" almost too dark but closer than the others i've been using which were porcelain ivory and sand beige.

this foundation just sits so well on my skin and doesnt wear off. i can deal with it looking a bit dark :P its not too drastic now that i found the classic ivory! especially with summer coming up i think it will be fine :)



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

your skin is looking a lot less red and irritated smile.png thats good!

ive been wanting to try probiotics. what did you take?

the last one i tried broke me out horribly!!!

all over my forehead especially

i didnt realize it contained dairy and im pretty sure thats why my skin reacted that way

 

and as far as makeup goes

im back to maybelline superstay i found the shade "classic ivory" almost too dark but closer than the others i've been using which were porcelain ivory and sand beige.

this foundation just sits so well on my skin and doesnt wear off. i can deal with it looking a bit dark tongue.png its not too drastic now that i found the classic ivory! especially with summer coming up i think it will be fine smile.png

 

thanks, that's one way of looking at it, hehe. The bumpy acne looks flatter today, which is good. My face always explodes 2 weeks before my period, regardless of diet or stress I think.

Glad you found a close match with the foundation! I usually guess because they don't have testers at my CVS, but I always end up getting the wrong shade. Good thing they allow returns lol. Does maybelline irritate your skin at all, or does it feel fine during the day?

As for probiotics, I take solgar's advanced multibillion dophilus vegetable capsules - they are dairy-free. I usually trust solgar because they don't use too many unnecessary preservatives. The weird thing is, I thought my probiotics were too strong for me so I quit taking them for a few days, and I have been bloated ever since! So today I took one and already feel better. They are expensive though saywhat.gif


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Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

I would try swapping the simple products for nivea lotion if you haven't tried it which you can use as a cleanser and a moisturiser, me and my work mate both broke out while using simple products.Ive just had a break out 3weeks ago after suddenly becoming allergic to No7 cleanse and sooth which i've had clear skin using for a couple of years on and off, all of a sudden my skin flares up when i use it (looked alot like your skin on the photos).  Also the best soap i've found for my hyper allergic skin is Tesco everyday value soap, morrisons do a version of it too which is also great and its dirt cheap.My skin is calming down now i've changed to nivea it took me a week to realise what was causing the acne as the No7 cleanser was the last thing i suspected seeing as though i'd just purchased a couple of new products the week before. Last week i was dabbing t tree oil on the spots which was aggrevating them so I stopped using that a few days ago.  So now i'm just washing twice a day with my value soap. taking my makeup off with nivea and dabbing sudocrem on my (40) red marks, it seems to be calming down alot.  I can't use even diluted apple cider vinegar at the minute it seems to be keeping my red marks from healing so im gonna lay off it until the marks have healed properly. Think I've been over treating my problem and need to stick to the sudocrem for a bit.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

Overdue update: I have been really busy with work,so my diet wasn't the best but it's still quite healthy. I only binge on healthy stuff, which is good. I stopped following the anti-candida diet for the past 2 weeks. It was too restrictive and I haven't noticed significant improvements in the 2 months I had followed it - maybe because I didn't fully do phase one because I felt dizzy all the time. Now I am back on my usual, gluten-free diet and have been slightly increasing my sugar intake (because I eat GF cereal and sometimes sweet potato chips). The new thing I have been doing that seems to be helping with clogged pores and whiteheads is a daily salt scrub (diluted with water). I will update with pics soon....a lot of inflammation has gone down for now.

The other thing I have been trying was cutting down on saw palmetto...I think my dose was too much for me (I weigh around 100lbs), so now I am taking 300mg standardized, that comes with 600mg berry extract, not sure how that translates in terms of the dosage. I think too much saw palmetto was boosting my estrogen because I noticed some weight gain around my waist, so I'm gonna experiment with the new dose and see what happens.

I also incorporated acai berry antioxidant capsules and earth source vitamins, and the texture of my skin has been improving. This combo has worked wonders for me in the past, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!


Edited by WishClean, 19 March 2013 - 12:44 PM.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

I haven't updated my log for a while because I haven't seen any improvements in my acne. In fact, it has been getting progressively worse and I am getting very discouraged. I finally caved and got some bloodwork done, and now I have to wait for the results (it can take 1-3 weeks ). The doctor said that even if my hormone levels are balanced (since my periods are regular, it's a possibility) and my thyroid is normal, they would still prescribe a hormonal treatment because that's just how they deal with acne patients. Great, so this proves my point about standardized treatments and general apathy in student healthcare.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:00 PM

I haven't updated my log for a while because I haven't seen any improvements in my acne. In fact, it has been getting progressively worse and I am getting very discouraged. I finally caved and got some bloodwork done, and now I have to wait for the results (it can take 1-3 weeks ). The doctor said that even if my hormone levels are balanced (since my periods are regular, it's a possibility) and my thyroid is normal, they would still prescribe a hormonal treatment because that's just how they deal with acne patients. Great, so this proves my point about standardized treatments and general apathy in student healthcare.

 

sigh.. im sorry to hear that :(

ive been having a decline as well..

still trying to stick to herbs and healthy eating

my leftover acne marks are looking a little better

but im still breaking out..

which will probably just leave new acne marks.

my hope is diminishing.

but i refuse to give up, since i only found out about PCOS 3 months ago.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

I haven't updated my log for a while because I haven't seen any improvements in my acne. In fact, it has been getting progressively worse and I am getting very discouraged. I finally caved and got some bloodwork done, and now I have to wait for the results (it can take 1-3 weeks ). The doctor said that even if my hormone levels are balanced (since my periods are regular, it's a possibility) and my thyroid is normal, they would still prescribe a hormonal treatment because that's just how they deal with acne patients. Great, so this proves my point about standardized treatments and general apathy in student healthcare.

 

sigh.. im sorry to hear that sad.png

ive been having a decline as well..

still trying to stick to herbs and healthy eating

my leftover acne marks are looking a little better

but im still breaking out..

which will probably just leave new acne marks.

my hope is diminishing.

but i refuse to give up, since i only found out about PCOS 3 months ago.

 

Hey! Good to hear from you - I haven't updated in a while because there were no good updates sadly. Sorry to hear that you are having a decline too neutral.gif  What are you currently taking? Did you quit the saw palmetto?

From everything I have been reading on the forums and online, low GI diet seems to be the best from PCOS, so I'm trying to follow that as best as I can. The thing is, I have been quite healthy for the past 5 years, so I don't think diet is my main issue.

I agree with you about not giving up....I don't want to take any BCP until I have truly tried everything else. Currently only taking l-glutathione and acai berry supplements to help with absorption. L-glutathione has been recommended to me in the past, but I gave up after it gave me insomnia so I didn't really give it a chance. Now my body is getting used to it and I can sleep better, so I will keep at it for at least a month to see if there are improvements. It's supposed to work similar to milk thistle, but obviously I'm one of the few people that couldn't tolerate milk thistle so I had to find an alternative. Apparently, glutathione is essential to women with PCOS and insulin resistance.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:14 AM

Hey! Good to hear from you - I haven't updated in a while because there were no good updates sadly. Sorry to hear that you are having a decline too neutral.gif  What are you currently taking? Did you quit the saw palmetto?

From everything I have been reading on the forums and online, low GI diet seems to be the best from PCOS, so I'm trying to follow that as best as I can. The thing is, I have been quite healthy for the past 5 years, so I don't think diet is my main issue.

I agree with you about not giving up....I don't want to take any BCP until I have truly tried everything else. Currently only taking l-glutathione and acai berry supplements to help with absorption. L-glutathione has been recommended to me in the past, but I gave up after it gave me insomnia so I didn't really give it a chance. Now my body is getting used to it and I can sleep better, so I will keep at it for at least a month to see if there are improvements. It's supposed to work similar to milk thistle, but obviously I'm one of the few people that couldn't tolerate milk thistle so I had to find an alternative. Apparently, glutathione is essential to women with PCOS and insulin resistance.

good to hear from you as well!

i still take saw palmetto, just a lot less. twice a day, sometimes just once. cause ive incorporated other herb supplements that decrease testosterone.

yeah ive been trying to stick to a low Gl diet as well, but i looove fruit and cereal, its gonna be hard to eat primarly veggies, but i can do this :P

ill look into glutathione myself, sounds promising.

if there's one thing i recommend.. its turmeric, its really helped with my sleep.. i sleep a lot better, and no nightmares since ive been on it. :)



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

Hey! Good to hear from you - I haven't updated in a while because there were no good updates sadly. Sorry to hear that you are having a decline too neutral.gif  What are you currently taking? Did you quit the saw palmetto?

From everything I have been reading on the forums and online, low GI diet seems to be the best from PCOS, so I'm trying to follow that as best as I can. The thing is, I have been quite healthy for the past 5 years, so I don't think diet is my main issue.

I agree with you about not giving up....I don't want to take any BCP until I have truly tried everything else. Currently only taking l-glutathione and acai berry supplements to help with absorption. L-glutathione has been recommended to me in the past, but I gave up after it gave me insomnia so I didn't really give it a chance. Now my body is getting used to it and I can sleep better, so I will keep at it for at least a month to see if there are improvements. It's supposed to work similar to milk thistle, but obviously I'm one of the few people that couldn't tolerate milk thistle so I had to find an alternative. Apparently, glutathione is essential to women with PCOS and insulin resistance.

good to hear from you as well!

i still take saw palmetto, just a lot less. twice a day, sometimes just once. cause ive incorporated other herb supplements that decrease testosterone.

yeah ive been trying to stick to a low Gl diet as well, but i looove fruit and cereal, its gonna be hard to eat primarly veggies, but i can do this tongue.png

ill look into glutathione myself, sounds promising.

if there's one thing i recommend.. its turmeric, its really helped with my sleep.. i sleep a lot better, and no nightmares since ive been on it. smile.png

 

Saw palmetto was starting to give me serious brain fog...to the point where I would forget what I was going to say. Not good! What other supplements did you incorporate? 

I started eating some fruit...I really missed grapes, cherries, and apples so now I'm having a serving of fruit every couple of days to get my sweet fix grinwink.gif

Interesting about the turmeric...do you take it in pill form? Does it also help with inflammation? I have been trying the yogurt-turmeric mask but no results for me. I must be the only person who doesn't see results with turmeric.

As for the glutathione, it might just be an initial placebo effect but I haven't had any new breakouts since taking it, and my swollen cysts are calming down. Maybe it's a coincidence, I'll have to wait and see.eusa_think.gif


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:26 AM

 

Hey! Good to hear from you - I haven't updated in a while because there were no good updates sadly. Sorry to hear that you are having a decline too neutral.gif  What are you currently taking? Did you quit the saw palmetto?

From everything I have been reading on the forums and online, low GI diet seems to be the best from PCOS, so I'm trying to follow that as best as I can. The thing is, I have been quite healthy for the past 5 years, so I don't think diet is my main issue.

I agree with you about not giving up....I don't want to take any BCP until I have truly tried everything else. Currently only taking l-glutathione and acai berry supplements to help with absorption. L-glutathione has been recommended to me in the past, but I gave up after it gave me insomnia so I didn't really give it a chance. Now my body is getting used to it and I can sleep better, so I will keep at it for at least a month to see if there are improvements. It's supposed to work similar to milk thistle, but obviously I'm one of the few people that couldn't tolerate milk thistle so I had to find an alternative. Apparently, glutathione is essential to women with PCOS and insulin resistance.

good to hear from you as well!

i still take saw palmetto, just a lot less. twice a day, sometimes just once. cause ive incorporated other herb supplements that decrease testosterone.

yeah ive been trying to stick to a low Gl diet as well, but i looove fruit and cereal, its gonna be hard to eat primarly veggies, but i can do this tongue.png

ill look into glutathione myself, sounds promising.

if there's one thing i recommend.. its turmeric, its really helped with my sleep.. i sleep a lot better, and no nightmares since ive been on it. smile.png

 

Saw palmetto was starting to give me serious brain fog...to the point where I would forget what I was going to say. Not good! What other supplements did you incorporate? 

I started eating some fruit...I really missed grapes, cherries, and apples so now I'm having a serving of fruit every couple of days to get my sweet fix grinwink.gif

Interesting about the turmeric...do you take it in pill form? Does it also help with inflammation? I have been trying the yogurt-turmeric mask but no results for me. I must be the only person who doesn't see results with turmeric.

As for the glutathione, it might just be an initial placebo effect but I haven't had any new breakouts since taking it, and my swollen cysts are calming down. Maybe it's a coincidence, I'll have to wait and see.eusa_think.gif

well if the glutathione helps with insulin than i'm sure it might be helping :)

and yeeahhhh the saw palmetto made me feel soooo slow and groggy it wasnt worth it anymore.. but the acne came back sadly

i'd use it religiously otherwise...

and yeah..  i think fruit is fine.. the lower sugar ones of course :) im eating an apple right now in fact :D

yeah i take turmeric in pill form, once a day at dinner, not sure how well its working.. but i know its good for detoxing the body

weird thing..... my red marks are lightening up but the texture of my skin has been looking so much worse... like noticeably uneven

i do the taping method followed by apple cider vinegar toner EVERY night which might be too harsh i think now..

wah :( lol



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

 

 

Hey! Good to hear from you - I haven't updated in a while because there were no good updates sadly. Sorry to hear that you are having a decline too neutral.gif  What are you currently taking? Did you quit the saw palmetto?

From everything I have been reading on the forums and online, low GI diet seems to be the best from PCOS, so I'm trying to follow that as best as I can. The thing is, I have been quite healthy for the past 5 years, so I don't think diet is my main issue.

I agree with you about not giving up....I don't want to take any BCP until I have truly tried everything else. Currently only taking l-glutathione and acai berry supplements to help with absorption. L-glutathione has been recommended to me in the past, but I gave up after it gave me insomnia so I didn't really give it a chance. Now my body is getting used to it and I can sleep better, so I will keep at it for at least a month to see if there are improvements. It's supposed to work similar to milk thistle, but obviously I'm one of the few people that couldn't tolerate milk thistle so I had to find an alternative. Apparently, glutathione is essential to women with PCOS and insulin resistance.

good to hear from you as well!

i still take saw palmetto, just a lot less. twice a day, sometimes just once. cause ive incorporated other herb supplements that decrease testosterone.

yeah ive been trying to stick to a low Gl diet as well, but i looove fruit and cereal, its gonna be hard to eat primarly veggies, but i can do this tongue.png

ill look into glutathione myself, sounds promising.

if there's one thing i recommend.. its turmeric, its really helped with my sleep.. i sleep a lot better, and no nightmares since ive been on it. smile.png

 

Saw palmetto was starting to give me serious brain fog...to the point where I would forget what I was going to say. Not good! What other supplements did you incorporate? 

I started eating some fruit...I really missed grapes, cherries, and apples so now I'm having a serving of fruit every couple of days to get my sweet fix grinwink.gif

Interesting about the turmeric...do you take it in pill form? Does it also help with inflammation? I have been trying the yogurt-turmeric mask but no results for me. I must be the only person who doesn't see results with turmeric.

As for the glutathione, it might just be an initial placebo effect but I haven't had any new breakouts since taking it, and my swollen cysts are calming down. Maybe it's a coincidence, I'll have to wait and see.eusa_think.gif

well if the glutathione helps with insulin than i'm sure it might be helping smile.png

and yeeahhhh the saw palmetto made me feel soooo slow and groggy it wasnt worth it anymore.. but the acne came back sadly

i'd use it religiously otherwise...

and yeah..  i think fruit is fine.. the lower sugar ones of course smile.png im eating an apple right now in fact biggrin.png

yeah i take turmeric in pill form, once a day at dinner, not sure how well its working.. but i know its good for detoxing the body

weird thing..... my red marks are lightening up but the texture of my skin has been looking so much worse... like noticeably uneven

i do the taping method followed by apple cider vinegar toner EVERY night which might be too harsh i think now..

wah sad.png lol

 

I know, I feel much more focused now I'm off the saw palmetto....I'm sure it was keeping the acne at bay, but only at high doses so I didn't want to risk it. Too bad, it looked very promising, but then again so did zinc and vitamin D3. I think that my body is just not absorbing the nutrients and vitamins well, and is expelling them as toxins through my skin. Glutathione helps with a lot of things apparently, and it is not adequately produced by the body in some women who have PCOS. It's supposed to help with insulin resistance, liver detoxification, strengthening of the liver lining, fading red marks.... it looks very promising! The only concern is that it doesn't get fully absorbed by the body as a supplement, but I am taking the best quality possible (free form, reduced, by solgar) so hopefully it's doing something.

My skin texture is looking uneven too....but better with makeup thankfully.

Apple cider vinegar is another thing I can't do - it gives me red blemishes every time I drink it or apply it topically. Argh! Too bad, because it's worked for many people. I hope it works for you!  We need to be persistent and patient...we can do this!!! teehee.gif


Edited by WishClean, 07 April 2013 - 12:08 PM.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

Just take accutane. Acne has made me go insane with trying to cleanse my body, but my acne was persistent due to bad genes. Accutane is the best answer for anyone with moderate acne...



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

Just take accutane. Acne has made me go insane with trying to cleanse my body, but my acne was persistent due to bad genes. Accutane is the best answer for anyone with moderate acne...

 

Talk to me in a few years if your acne doesn't come back. The long term effects of accutane can outweigh the short term benefit.


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:13 AM

Not sure if this is an update or improvement or whatever. Here is an update of what my face currently looks like. It's that time of the month and I have more redness than usual. My skin texture has been improving though, and the dark circles under my eyes are less noticeable. I blurred out that part, I don't really have "blurry" vision, haha. Next time I'll just post a regular pic and not bother with the blurring maybe.

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