Yeah, the D3 I had at home was the megafood brand, and there's yeast in it....which probably isn't good for my digestive issues. After I found out I was D-ficient (haha) I gave the megafood D3 another try and surely enough, I broke out in tiny pimples on the same part of my face! It happens to me with b-complex & vitamin D supplements, regardless of the brand...even the raw food-based ones give me those breakouts. So I'm thinking that if D2 is plant based and doesn't have too much of the crap pharmacies like to put in capsules, it might agree with me more. And, as you said, it's much cheaper. I'll keep you posted.
I'm using NOW's vitamin d3 from iHerb and just checked it didn't have yeast. It does have sunflower seed oil though. But yeah, D2 should help as well! I hope it works out for you. And regarding red marks and scars, they do get better and fill in a bit over time.
My skin was getting steadily better, but unfortunately now the scarring and red marks are more visible As for the progesterone, I tried the cream, and it did help with my mood swings but it made me sleepy during the day. I slowly weaned off it when I started getting numbness in my hands and feet, but I still get the numbness so maybe it wasn't the cream that caused it. In any case, I wanted to be monitored by a doctor but all doctors specializing in bioidentical hormone therapy are so expensive, I just couldn't afford it. The only thing I'm doing to raise my progesterone right now is taking magnesium and eating walnuts.
Be very careful with the cream, make sure you do your research first and consult a doctor. The best way to get it would be from a compounding pharmacy because then they control how much progesterone goes into it. If you order it or get it from a health food store, there's no way to tell how long it's been sitting on the shelf or if the contents got shaken up. Are you sure you have low progesterone?
That's a very good point, thanks for making me think this through more carefully. I really don't know for sure if my progesterone levels are low, I'm just basing this theory on my symptoms (acne and some others) and my recent stress which can decrease progesterone. I'd love to get my hormones tested, but I don't think I can afford to do it privately which I'd have to, since I don't have anything "really" wrong with me besides mild acne. I'm trying to get an appointment with a derm soon however, and discuss my treatment options, along with the idea of trying progesterone cream before I actually start. It's sort of frustrating that if you want to try to treat your acne more naturally without drugs that alter your normal skin or hormone function completely, you really have no professional to go to but have to test all this yourself. To me progesterone seems safer and more natural than going on spiro, which is my other alternative (also going to discuss this with the derm). But I would have to be very careful with progesterone as well, since it is a hormone and it could screw up my own natural hormone levels and cycle if I'm careless. I'm still in the researching phase, if I feel like I'm in too deep trying this on my own, I won't do it.
I still haven't looked into different progesterone creams properly, but I do really want a brand that has controlled amounts of progesterone so I know exactly how much I'm taking. I'll probably have to order it online though, I'm not sure if I could get it from a pharmacy here.