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Pcos - Taking Vit D3 And Zinc

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I was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago and have been on birth control since. I wanted to get of it because I know in the long run that it is just not good for you.

I just started taking Vitamin D3 and Zinc today instead. I wanted to find out if there are others out there with PCOS who have tried taking these supplements as well. Have they done anything for your acne situation? Lessen? Increase? Have they kept your cycles regular?

And also interested in the dosage you take. Currently on 1000UI for the Vit D3 and 50mg for the Zinc.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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I have been diagnosed with PCOS 10 years ago, and after getting off birth control my hormones went completely out of whack. I recommend getting off birth control gradually if possible, depending on what you are on. Try, for example, taking 1 pill every other day, then 1 every 2 days and so on....that might minimize the shock your body will go through when the synthetic hormone support will disappear. Visit a good naturopath or acupuncturist to prescribe herbs and/or supplements to help your body cope with the transition.

Are you seeing results with the D3 and zinc?

I didn't see any when I supplemented just D3, and then I did some research and saw that if magnesium is low then vitamin D doesn't help. So instead, I am taking magnesium supplements and zinc, and getting my vitamin D from soy milk (in limited quantities) and sunlight.

The herb that really helped me when I went off birth control was vitex/ agnust castus, in combination with evening primrose, a multivitamin and probiotics. However, you have to be sure of what your hormonal imbalance is before taking any kind of herb that stimulates hormones. In my case, I began getting more facial hair with the vitex, which meant that I had to balance it with another herb but I didn't know which one would be suitable and then my hormones went out of whack again.

So I think for now just stick with the supplements you are taking if they are working for you, and then see what happens after you get off birth control. If you feel like you are off balance after a few months off the BCP, then get your hormones checked before starting a new supplements regimen.

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

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I have been diagnosed with PCOS 10 years ago, and after getting off birth control my hormones went completely out of whack. I recommend getting off birth control gradually if possible, depending on what you are on. Try, for example, taking 1 pill every other day, then 1 every 2 days and so on....that might minimize the shock your body will go through when the synthetic hormone support will disappear. Visit a good naturopath or acupuncturist to prescribe herbs and/or supplements to help your body cope with the transition.

Are you seeing results with the D3 and zinc?

I didn't see any when I supplemented just D3, and then I did some research and saw that if magnesium is low then vitamin D doesn't help. So instead, I am taking magnesium supplements and zinc, and getting my vitamin D from soy milk (in limited quantities) and sunlight.

The herb that really helped me when I went off birth control was vitex/ agnust castus, in combination with evening primrose, a multivitamin and probiotics. However, you have to be sure of what your hormonal imbalance is before taking any kind of herb that stimulates hormones. In my case, I began getting more facial hair with the vitex, which meant that I had to balance it with another herb but I didn't know which one would be suitable and then my hormones went out of whack again.

So I think for now just stick with the supplements you are taking if they are working for you, and then see what happens after you get off birth control. If you feel like you are off balance after a few months off the BCP, then get your hormones checked before starting a new supplements regimen.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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I was taking diane 35 with androcur, and when I went off it I did notice some spotting but it's nothing to worry about unless it continues for more than 2 months after you've quit. It's just an indication of a hormonal change, in this case a withdrawal from synthetic hormones. My acne didn't return until a few months after I went off BCP, and it started with little zits under the surface of my skin. I wish I had consulted these forums back then because I didn't take any precautions for coming off BCP. The main thing I noticed while on diane, and then even more when I got off it, was weight gain, bloating, and increased hunger. I think as long as you keep your stress at bay and pursue a healthy diet with regular exercise, you will be fine.

I only take 25mg of zinc everyday, sometimes 50mg. As for the vitamin D, I just get it from taking a walk in the sunshine because I don't do well with vitamin D supplements, for some reason (probably the oil they add for better absorption) my skin gets worse. As I said in my previous post, if you have a magnesium deficiency like some women with PCOS, then your body won't be able to properly absorb vitamin D supplements. I'm currently taking magnesium (250-350mg daily), along with zinc (25mg) and vitamin C (500-750mg). I think the dose you are currently taking is fine, don't go too high! You may want to add some vitamin C to your regimen, or drink some juice everyday.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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I was taking diane 35 with androcur, and when I went off it I did notice some spotting but it's nothing to worry about unless it continues for more than 2 months after you've quit. It's just an indication of a hormonal change, in this case a withdrawal from synthetic hormones. My acne didn't return until a few months after I went off BCP, and it started with little zits under the surface of my skin. I wish I had consulted these forums back then because I didn't take any precautions for coming off BCP. The main thing I noticed while on diane, and then even more when I got off it, was weight gain, bloating, and increased hunger. I think as long as you keep your stress at bay and pursue a healthy diet with regular exercise, you will be fine.

I only take 25mg of zinc everyday, sometimes 50mg. As for the vitamin D, I just get it from taking a walk in the sunshine because I don't do well with vitamin D supplements, for some reason (probably the oil they add for better absorption) my skin gets worse. As I said in my previous post, if you have a magnesium deficiency like some women with PCOS, then your body won't be able to properly absorb vitamin D supplements. I'm currently taking magnesium (250-350mg daily), along with zinc (25mg) and vitamin C (500-750mg). I think the dose you are currently taking is fine, don't go too high! You may want to add some vitamin C to your regimen, or drink some juice everyday.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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I was taking diane 35 with androcur, and when I went off it I did notice some spotting but it's nothing to worry about unless it continues for more than 2 months after you've quit. It's just an indication of a hormonal change, in this case a withdrawal from synthetic hormones. My acne didn't return until a few months after I went off BCP, and it started with little zits under the surface of my skin. I wish I had consulted these forums back then because I didn't take any precautions for coming off BCP. The main thing I noticed while on diane, and then even more when I got off it, was weight gain, bloating, and increased hunger. I think as long as you keep your stress at bay and pursue a healthy diet with regular exercise, you will be fine.

I only take 25mg of zinc everyday, sometimes 50mg. As for the vitamin D, I just get it from taking a walk in the sunshine because I don't do well with vitamin D supplements, for some reason (probably the oil they add for better absorption) my skin gets worse. As I said in my previous post, if you have a magnesium deficiency like some women with PCOS, then your body won't be able to properly absorb vitamin D supplements. I'm currently taking magnesium (250-350mg daily), along with zinc (25mg) and vitamin C (500-750mg). I think the dose you are currently taking is fine, don't go too high! You may want to add some vitamin C to your regimen, or drink some juice everyday.

Thanks for that info. Will look into the magnesium supplements. I actually do take vitamin C a few days a week. 1000mg in a dose so I don't do it everyday.

Did you find that your acne got worse when getting of the BCP? Were you on any skin care regimen at that time? I am on the regimen now and my skin hasn't shown any significant changes since going off the pill. When exactly did the small spots start coming back? And did taking the supplements you are taking now help with clearing your acne?

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Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

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Thanks very much for going into such great detail about that. I will look into your advice and will see what works.

I guess the big thing for me right now is handling stress and anxiety. I get that from work and day to day things that happen in my life that it gets the best of me sometimes. It is hard for me to let go sometimes I guess that's why I still get a few spots now and then. I'm trying to find ways to work on that though. :)


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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D3 is essential for health and hormone regulation, but few people seem to clear up completely on JUST D3. It's sort of like D3 is the floor and being acne-free is the carpet. Well you can't have carpet without a floor, but just a floor isn't the same as floor and carpet. Okay, stupid analogy, but you get the idea. I still take D3 just to maintain good health and energy. But if I were you, I would look into more direct hormonal regulation AS WELL through:

- natural USP progesterone

- DIM

- vitex agnus

- herbal anti-androgens (saw palmetto, stinging nettle)


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I was taking diane 35 with androcur, and when I went off it I did notice some spotting but it's nothing to worry about unless it continues for more than 2 months after you've quit. It's just an indication of a hormonal change, in this case a withdrawal from synthetic hormones. My acne didn't return until a few months after I went off BCP, and it started with little zits under the surface of my skin. I wish I had consulted these forums back then because I didn't take any precautions for coming off BCP. The main thing I noticed while on diane, and then even more when I got off it, was weight gain, bloating, and increased hunger. I think as long as you keep your stress at bay and pursue a healthy diet with regular exercise, you will be fine.

I only take 25mg of zinc everyday, sometimes 50mg. As for the vitamin D, I just get it from taking a walk in the sunshine because I don't do well with vitamin D supplements, for some reason (probably the oil they add for better absorption) my skin gets worse. As I said in my previous post, if you have a magnesium deficiency like some women with PCOS, then your body won't be able to properly absorb vitamin D supplements. I'm currently taking magnesium (250-350mg daily), along with zinc (25mg) and vitamin C (500-750mg). I think the dose you are currently taking is fine, don't go too high! You may want to add some vitamin C to your regimen, or drink some juice everyday.

Thanks for that info. Will look into the magnesium supplements. I actually do take vitamin C a few days a week. 1000mg in a dose so I don't do it everyday.

Did you find that your acne got worse when getting of the BCP? Were you on any skin care regimen at that time? I am on the regimen now and my skin hasn't shown any significant changes since going off the pill. When exactly did the small spots start coming back? And did taking the supplements you are taking now help with clearing your acne?


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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I would try the other herbs recommended for period regulation before this, but...

If you get desperate, one woman on here cleared her acne AND regulated her period just using USP progesterone based on a post that I wrote. She left me a PM thanking me for it recently, and to let me know she was deleting her account, so unfortunately I don't think any of her posts exist anymore? I don't know what happens when you delete her account. If you do a search for my name and progesterone you should at least find what I wrote about it.


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I would try the other herbs recommended for period regulation before this, but...

If you get desperate, one woman on here cleared her acne AND regulated her period just using USP progesterone based on a post that I wrote. She left me a PM thanking me for it recently, and to let me know she was deleting her account, so unfortunately I don't think any of her posts exist anymore? I don't know what happens when you delete her account. If you do a search for my name and progesterone you should at least find what I wrote about it.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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I think that if your skin is still clear after quitting BCP, don't add the herbs. Before adding herbs, you should get your hormones checked (do the saliva testing, it's more accurate than blood tests) and then take the results to a naturopath so they can recommend the right combination of herbs for you. Vitex is a bit risky, especially when taken long term. Like I said, it helped me a lot initially, but if you take it too long it can create other imbalances. It triggered a lot of facial hair growth for me, which suggests that it should be taken in conjunction with an anti-androgen to prevent this. The anti-androgen should be introduced later on, but the timing is very hard to get right that's why I advice you to wait and only resort to herbs or hormone creams if your acne is moderate to severe. Since you are doing the regimen, I think that should keep your acne under control. Try to stick to a diet that doesn't encourage hormonal fluctuations - low GI, low fat, low carb etc.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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I have PCOS.

5000iu of D3 (along with 10000iu of A and multivitamins) daily for nearly 5 months. No positive results...


Diagnosed with PCOS

Occasional acne + rolling scars

Meds:


- Yasmin birth control
- Spironolactone 37,5mg going 25mg
- Inositol powder 2 times/day before meal

Skincare:

- Hemp oil




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I have PCOS and 3 weeks ago had to go onto the mini pill (cerazette) because i couldn't tolerate the headaches from the oestrogen any longer. (am in my early 30s).

Acne used to be bad, is pretty mild now but keratosis pilaris has gotten worse since i gained a stone 3 years ago. have lots of blackheads, probably a few whiteheads and one pustule a day and about 2 cystic lumps a month. Most of it is on my chin.

This means I really have to sort out the pcos. I've pretty much gone all guns blazing for it - a multivitamin (includes zinc, chromium, d3 etc), plus vitamin k2, magnesium spray and 3 days ago started the low GI diet. Will report back.

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Acne on face pretty much cleared up apart from clogged pores and blackheads, But then I started getting cysts on my chin, one new one per day. A few days ago I started using homemade toothpaste (no sls, fluoride etc) and fingers tightly crossed, no new cysts for 2 days.

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Hello all,

I have been taking 50mg of ZINC (along with additional MsM, B-complex, B6 and Biotin) and have been experiencing amazing results as far as my skin is concerned. I know that the improvements in my skin is due to the zinc and I can vouch for it especially since my skin is horrible due to Pcos and has never seen improvements like this. I take 50mg of zinc every other day at a separate time by itself. The reason I take ZINC every other day is because the upper limit is 50 mg and I would like to take 30 mg but cant find it anywhere. This seems to be okay with my body rolleyes.gif While taking Zinc for acne I noticed my breakouts are now 1-3 pimples a week if that and also my blemishes seems to be clearing and my skin color is now returning to normal. I'm so excited, I don't even wear makeup to run to the store any more lol. While I have not take vitamin D-3 I do plan to incorporate it into my regimen as I have read wonderful studies on it.I'll keep you guys updated as I continue this process and wish you all the best in your journey's.

Bella.

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