Yeah, but if we took everything prescribed to us, we'd probably be pill poppers by now Oh, I had a helix piercing infection too....and then I gave up on piercing altogether. it seems like it's one of the most common places for the ear to become infected. Maybe try a topical antibiotic, or something milder/cream like neosporin?
Yes, maybe taking both forms of inositol could help you. There's also another form, inositol hexaniacinate, which is basically a form of another B vitamin, niacin...I think that might help you too, but I haven't tried it. The only niacin I take is in the vitamin water I drink, but I think it helps a bit.
As you know from my pre-DIM posts, I was scared of taking it too, but I truly believe that those who claim it raises testosterone just haven't studied DIM closely enough. Wikipedia lists it as the most potent herbal antiandrogen (not that wikipedia is that reliable, but there is some truth to that statement). Some women on acne.org have tried estrosmart, I haven't. I take olympian labs DIM, and I'm nervous about switching to something else because this one only contains DIM...I would be wary of any other ingredients, although companies like Nature's Way and Estosmart's manufacturers claim that the extra ingredients help absorption. But if that's your only option in Canada, then why not? I don't think you should mix spiro with DIM, though...herbs and hormonal meds don't usually mix... maybe lower the spiro a lot, then add DIM and try to take them many hours apart.
Btw, I try to take my DIM after a meal (whereas I take 1/8 spoon of inositol on an empty stomach) because I read that fat helps it become better absorbed.
follow the thread on hyperplasia...I'm not sure the enzymes the poster mentioned are digestive...but the digestive enzymes supplements I take also contain other types of enzymes, and I'm wondering if those are helping my hormones in addition to my digestion...
Thanks for the quick reply WishClean! The antibiotic dose does seem crazy high, but that’s what was prescribed to me. I called the piercing place and based on how swollen my ear had become (it’s a helix piercing, upper ear) they recommended I go to a clinic and the doctor recommended the antibiotics. So here I am. It’s a week-long course. In the early to mid-2000s, I took antibiotics of all shapes and sizes to control my acne to positive, short-term, results. So it’s odd that it would cause a flare-up, except I can’t think of what else may have.
So you ended up just going back to myo-inositol at a higher dose? What dose, in milligrams, do you take (mine is already in a tablet, so I can’t compare teaspoons or whatever)? According to the video I posted from the Chiral Balance website, myo-inositol works differently from chiro-inositol… I wonder if I need both? Should I up my dose?
I’m thinking CAREFULLY about starting DIM if things don’t clear up soon. I’m really scared about the increase in free testosterone that people talk about causing a breakout but, on the other hand, I’ve been in this renewed struggle for over a year now with little relief. And you said DIM did not cause an IB for you and has actually helped loads, right? Having PCOS, DIM makes sense—because it is a high estrogen and high androgen problem. I’m still on sprio though and GreenGables said she had a horrendous breakout from combining the two. Until my skin gets settled, I’m not comfortable dropping spiro, for fear of a rebound effect. Do you think DIM is a good idea, given my situation? What do you think about this brand (it’s the same Canadian company that makes my inositol (Glucosmart))? http://healthyimmuni.../estrosmart.asp
I read the thread that you linked in, I’m confused. Can you please dumb this down for me—how are digestive enzymes related to cortisteriods?