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#1 bedrock

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:29 PM

I started taking 1g of fish oil with my regular diet about 3 weeks ago. I wasn't noticing anything different, so I starting taking 3g a day. I started breaking out on my back and shoulders really bad. I haven't changed anything else. It's true that omega-3 helps with hormone regulation(prostaglandins). I've had back acne for as long as I can remember. I think that excess omega-3 may be screwing with my hormones, and making things worse. I've been trying to eat omega-6, 9 foods to balance it out, but no luck. Do you think that it's possible that I am getting too much omega-3 in my diet? This may be a good experiment.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:03 PM

You and me got the same results?

I stopped taking Fish Oils (1000mg) with GLA (Omega 6) a few days ago. I broke out on my back and shoulders too! And I rarely break out on my back..I mean it happens rarely. I couldn't believe how many zits I got suddenly and painful too.

I don't drink the pills anymore.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 04:05 PM

This must mean that exccess omega's screw with our hormones, and flare up acne. This is very interesting. I know that shoulder and back acne are due to hormonal imbalance, and this explains a lot. Maybe we who get back and shoulder acne lack certain fatty acids, like omega-3,6, or 9. If we take extra omega-3 in our diet, and we experience acne, then we are not getting enough omega-6, and 9. The key is to balance these out, and then our hormone acne should be eliminated. I will try and experiment with these.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:31 PM

Sounds interesting. Good luck with the experiment and hope you find the results you looking for.

As for me I won't mess with Omega's anymore well I mean pills lol

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:34 PM

Wow, really weird that you guys posted about this. I recently got a breakout on my face so I whipped out my Fish Oil to start megadosing to hopefully help with my breakout and I notice my back started breaking out alot more than it used to. Im gonna stop taking them again I guess, crazy.

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 02:52 AM

I'm going to start taking primrose oil for a few weeks. It's supposed to help balance hormones. I will make sure not to use or try anything else while I test this out. Primrose oil has omgea-6, which is also supposed to build good prostaglandins. It's funny because fish oil is supposed to reduce inflamation, like acne. But when we take too much, then I guess our bodies get flooded with excess hormones, which trigger acne. I will post my findings in a few weeks, but on the health boards.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:53 AM

Well my back is healing. No breakouts anymore. cool.gif

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:25 PM

wow
first someone on this board says fish oil pills, i get fish oil pills, now i read this,....great.........i only take 1 too!
register for the forums!!!!!

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:45 PM

QUOTE(mikewilliams1 @ Jan 10 2006, 11:25 PM) View Post

wow
first someone on this board says fish oil pills, i get fish oil pills, now i read this,....great.........i only take 1 too!


A failed experiment for some of us. biggrin.gif Fortunately it didn't cost me too much cash lol


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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:53 PM

Well, we all respond to things differently. I was taking 1g a day, but increased it to 3g per day. That's when the breakout started I think. I have stopped taking it altogether for a week, and the breakouts stopped. I am now experimenting with primrose oil, which is an omega-6. Just listen to your body. Try taking 1g a day for 3-4 weeks. If you don't see results, try increasing it. If it gets worse, then stop taking it.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:27 PM

Just use different oils so you're balanced... Like use olive oil and flax oil... Something that's high in Omega 6, and then something high in Omega 3. I believe you want a 2:1 balance of 3's and 6's.
topical:
tea tree oil soap.
qh mint julep mask.
hydrogen peroxide for occassional spot treatment.
shaving for exfoliation.
internally:
fish oil, 3g daily.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:09 PM

Right now I'm consuming Mazola oil. Yeps...just used on fried foods lmao

No pills for me lol.gif

(I'm so silly!)

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:39 PM

I was taking 3 fish oil pills a day for about a week and I noticed some weird breakouts as well, But I heard that fish oil pills might contain iodine in it, which can cause acne flare ups. So I called Walgreens and talked to a pharmacist and she said it might contain iodine but shes not sure if it does. So she gave me a phone number to a place that should know the answer, I won't be able to call them till tommorow but i'll post back with the info.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:48 AM

I have some acne in very strange places.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:02 AM

if you want the omega acids then just get a 3,6,9 omega complex, ive seen them around lots by various companys

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE(mr.420 @ Jan 16 2006, 12:02 PM) View Post

if you want the omega acids then just get a 3,6,9 omega complex, ive seen them around lots by various companys


do you want me to touch you.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:06 PM

what i want is to smoke my gigantic glass bong....fuck all this omega zion year 5000 shit, just blaze to prevent acne

missed your chance to flip like a closed down pancake house~LL


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Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE(mr.420 @ Jan 16 2006, 01:06 PM) View Post

what i want is to smoke my gigantic glass bong....fuck all this omega zion year 5000 shit, just blaze to prevent acne

missed your chance to flip like a closed down pancake house~LL


cann i still touch you? eusa_think.gif

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 12:39 AM

Is this guy gay or what?!