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I urge you to get your hormone levels tested

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So what?

I live in Canada, and drop-in to specialist's office is not allowed here. Patients need referral from family (primary) doctor.

Even if it's possible that acne is caused by hormonal imbalance, there are NO doctors who will care or have knowledge of. They won't even let us have tests. They will even suggest us visiting a psychistrist, thinking we might have ANXIETY problem.

I'm 100% sure that when you walk into doctor's office and ask for hormone test because acne, the doctor will think something's mentally wrong with you or just too stressed because of acne. He could even laugh at you.

NO doctor will do personal research on your acne.

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im currently on accutane, would participating int his test give me a proper reading, or is the presence of accutane in my system not going to allow for a real test to be done at this time?

ps- my sister was diagnosed witha thyroid problem and has to take a pill every day for the erest fo her life. but she never had acne. her skin is beyond luminous.


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My doc refused to give me a referral to an endo as well, she found the problem not problematic enough and well, according to her there is not much endocrinologists can do for acne sufferers.So after that, I personally contacted an endocinologist and got told that it is very uncommon for them to get patients with acne , and even if, then it's gotta be a really severe case, like a woman in her mid thirties suffering from acne for 15 years now.Then, he said, they take it serious and look for possible treatments and the right diagnose of course.Other than that, especially teens or in their 20s, he said paying a visit to him is impossible because according to him ACNE IS CONSIDERED NORMAL during that stage of life.

Very normal indeed, NOT!


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My doc refused to give me a referral to an endo as well, she found the problem not problematic enough and well, according to her there is not much endocrinologists can do for acne sufferers.So after that, I personally contacted an endocinologist and got told that it is very uncommon for them to get patients with acne , and even if, then it's gotta be a really severe case, like a woman in her mid thirties suffering from acne for 15 years now.Then, he said, they take it serious and look for possible treatments and the right diagnose of course.Other than that, especially teens or in their 20s, he said paying a visit to him is impossible because according to him ACNE IS CONSIDERED NORMAL during that stage of life.

Very normal indeed, NOT!


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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Does anyone happen to know how long one should wait to get their throid checked after they stopping taking birth pill? I guess the question is if someone has been on birth pill for a long time, how long is it before they can get an accurate reading of their thyroid after they stop the pill?l

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Does anyone happen to know how long one should wait to get their throid checked after they stopping taking birth pill?  I guess the question is if someone has been on birth pill for a long time, how long is it before they can get an accurate reading of their thyroid after they stop the pill?l


These are not steps, but stages some people progress through when going from conventional to holistic medicine. Stage 2 is how I became 99%+ Clear, eliminated my dysmennorhea, significantly reduced my sebum & pore size, etc & is my predominant method.

Stage 1 (Treatment):

* (Daily) Isocare Skin Control Cleanser, Dream Products Customized Natural Face Lotion & Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen (mixed)

* (Sporadically) spot treat w/ anti-inflammatory (neosporin, hydrocortisone, salicylic acid) or a skin lightener (post-inflammatory pigmentation) to treat stubborn cystic/nodular acne that appears due to unknowingly or knowingly ingesting a food/ingredient that breaks me out (I do my best to avoid these foods). If you cover treated area w/ a bandaid, it makes product more effective.

Stage 2 (Prevention): "cheapest" method ~ Since Aug. 2002

* Follow a Gluten-Free, Trans-Fat Free, Dairy-Free and No Added Sugar diet for my Insulin Resistance/Hyperandrogenism (Silent Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome)

* Avoid ALL types of nuts and the Genus Prunus (almonds, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries), Bananas, Pineapples, Cottonseed oil, Artificial Sweetners.

Stage 3 (Correction):

* Strengthen/Repair GI - Immune health

Research:

* Developing functional foods for those with acne & other special needs (assuming there's a defficiency).

* Developing good & "safe" formulas for various hormonal issues for women. Correction stage may resolve this for some.


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My doc refused to give me a referral to an endo as well, she found the problem not problematic enough and well, according to her there is not much endocrinologists can do for acne sufferers.So after that, I personally contacted an endocinologist and got told that it is very uncommon for them to get patients with acne , and even if, then it's gotta be a really severe case, like a woman in her mid thirties suffering from acne for 15 years now.Then, he said, they take it serious and look for possible treatments and the right diagnose of course.Other than that, especially teens or in their 20s, he said paying a visit to him is impossible because according to him ACNE IS CONSIDERED NORMAL during that stage of life.

Very normal indeed, NOT!


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can't you find something better to do

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arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand

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