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Hi All:

I just returned from a week-long business trip to NYC and Chicago. The Alba SA products are no longer effective. I've been on the zinc for a couple of weeks, with no measurable improvement. Very depressed.

I'm firmly convinced that stress is my trigger, given that my diet does not regularly include many of the problem foods mentioned above.

What kind of specialist deals with hormone imbalances, as this is one area I haven't explored?

Thanks!

Regards,

Stefan

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Hey , endicrinologists deal with hormonal imbalances.ive been there low on testosterone from too much daily protein now its fine.as far as your acne I mentioned many posts previously.take any one of these cephalosporin antibiotics duricef, cephalexin.omnicef.spectracef vantin ceftin ceclor cedax velosef all are great for severe or stubborn acne.most importantly take 400 mg of ibuprofen with each dose of antibiotic directly.and your acne will be gone trust me i didfor over 10 years.good luck u wont be disappointed

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Hi Stefan,

Can I suggest you post your diet in as much detail as you can manage? There is no guarantee it will amount to a breakthrough, but there may be things in the diet that others may notice.

Have you had a diagnosis that it is just acne, is there a rosacea element?

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The last dermatologist I went to prescribed a rosacea gel (can't rememeber the name right now), but it didn't have any effect on my breakouts.

As for diet, I eat pretty much everything in moderation. I can't think of anything I might eat today that triggers a breakout tomorrow (or next days). Limited sugar (use Splenda in coffee), limited dairy. Rice is a staple at home. Bread occasionally. Multivitamins, probiotic, zinc, and fiber supplements daily.

Thanks!

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A diagnosis of rosacea is very useful, as the link between diet and the condition is more well established. Environmental factors also play a role, like cold weather.

Here's a quote on rosacea from a blog comment:

"Actually the histamine intolerance is what brings on the rosacea as well. Its a chicken and egg thing. If you have rosacea, you have the histamine intolerance. For me the histamines came first, then the rosacea developed but maybe I only knew that because I hunted out the problem. I doubt anyone could have rosacea without being histamine intolerant."

http://colleenanderson.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/red-faced-about-rosacea/

Histamine intolerance came up in a recent thread by MrMann1982 :

You've mentioned you've been tested for allergies and nothing found. From what little I've read recently, histamine intolerance does not show up in standard allergy testing.

There is also the conditions that lie behind histamine intolerance, gluten intolerance is one possibility.

Due to my own experience, I'm interested in the two way relationship between diet and stress. We're mostly aware of how stress can mess with the digestive system. I'm curious to learn if some of our food choices actually creates stress.

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The stress I refer to is family and work-related, more so than food.

Stefan

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I have tried every diet thing going, apart from saturated fat maybe being a trigger i haven't really noticed any other correlation. I realize for some people it is simply a case of avoiding this or that, gluten or dairy etc, but maybe there are some of us where the "mental/psychological" factor is more significant than many consider?

How many of us acne on here are "emotional" [emo pussies lol] ?

I know personally i am a very anxious/easily stressed person [inside anyway], i may come across as very laid back but often my head is running inside. Also i have a very bad temper, although i don't think a bit of a temper tantrum now and then is significant. It is more long term state of mind.

I know my skin is better when i get to sleep earlier and i have a good long sleep, although getting this regularly, like avoiding stress, is easier said than done obviously. Also my skin is better when i am outside more - doesn't really mean anything either.

Sorry to go even more emo on you but maybe some us of don't have enough happiness etc to balance out the stress - "balance" in general. I am not as old as some of you yet but my acne seems to get worse the older i get, rather than the other way around and also my general state of mind seems to get worse really - taking less pleasure from life etc, more stress - i am not talking depression either. When i was younger i ate all kind of crap, took all kinds of crap, did all kinds of crap and my skin was fine. Now i eat generally what is considered "healthy" and live what is generally considered a "healthy" lifestyle, but my skin is crap. But is my mind "healthy" lol? Enough emo ramblings sorry.

Something to consider could be the whole gut connection - which is also linked to our state of mind though lol. As in, you are taking probiotics, which actually seem to break me out for some reason, also fiber can be a good thing but also a bad thing depending on how things are down there. Seems our guts play a large role in regulating our immune systems etc which is all connected to acne. There is a possible link between malabsorption of nutrients feeding the "wrong" bacteria or just too much bacteria and then this affecting our immune systems etc. Most likely just more bs though.


God gave us everything we need; the earth to live on, animals to feast on, vegetables to make side dishes and fruit to be eaten in moderation.

The devil put grains, beats and sugarcane on the earth to tempt us.

For approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago most of us strayed away from temptation but the devils influence grew stronger and eventually we swayed to his evil ways.

God new that those whose faith was strong would never fall to temptation so he punished those who took to the pleasures of grains and sugar by not giving us the ability to digest grains and making sugar poisonous, eventually leading to all kinds of health problems including acne.

But some wanted there cake and to eat it too, free of health problems, so they made a pact with the devil and sold their soul's for acne free skin.

We see these people consuming delicious breaded, dough based meals, baked goods and confectioneries but with crystal clear skin.

These people are walking with the devil!!

They are the spawn of satan!!

Paleo is the righteous path my children!!

Your faith must be strong!!

Do not fall to temptation!!

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prostate. i think both have the same culprit (au aceeasi cauza. esti roman?)

*ignore the bracket if it's foreign language

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I have tried every diet thing going, apart from saturated fat maybe being a trigger i haven't really noticed any other correlation. I realize for some people it is simply a case of avoiding this or that, gluten or dairy etc, but maybe there are some of us where the "mental/psychological" factor is more significant than many consider?

How many of us acne on here are "emotional" [emo pussies lol] ?

I know personally i am a very anxious/easily stressed person [inside anyway], i may come across as very laid back but often my head is running inside. Also i have a very bad temper, although i don't think a bit of a temper tantrum now and then is significant. It is more long term state of mind.

I know my skin is better when i get to sleep earlier and i have a good long sleep, although getting this regularly, like avoiding stress, is easier said than done obviously. Also my skin is better when i am outside more - doesn't really mean anything either.

Sorry to go even more emo on you but maybe some us of don't have enough happiness etc to balance out the stress - "balance" in general. I am not as old as some of you yet but my acne seems to get worse the older i get, rather than the other way around and also my general state of mind seems to get worse really - taking less pleasure from life etc, more stress - i am not talking depression either. When i was younger i ate all kind of crap, took all kinds of crap, did all kinds of crap and my skin was fine. Now i eat generally what is considered "healthy" and live what is generally considered a "healthy" lifestyle, but my skin is crap. But is my mind "healthy" lol? Enough emo ramblings sorry.

Something to consider could be the whole gut connection - which is also linked to our state of mind though lol. As in, you are taking probiotics, which actually seem to break me out for some reason, also fiber can be a good thing but also a bad thing depending on how things are down there. Seems our guts play a large role in regulating our immune systems etc which is all connected to acne. There is a possible link between malabsorption of nutrients feeding the "wrong" bacteria or just too much bacteria and then this affecting our immune systems etc. Most likely just more bs though.

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Hi All:

I recently added Acuvir cream to my regimen and have noticed positive results, especially for reducing redness.

Stefan

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