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In Topic: I'm Not Really Sure Where Else To Put This--What Sort Of Specialist Do I...

Yesterday, 07:42 PM

A urologist is for kidney and bladder issues and most likely you will need a referral from a primary doc before you can see one anyway because this is a specialized field. Specialists generally don't see just anyone.


Your statement is vague when you say you have liver issues and most likely incorrect. Antibiotics can affect both liver and kidney function (not to mention GI) but you state that was last year...which this most likely resolved and i doubt that you suffered serious complications unless you had signs of liver or kidney failure which would have prompted hospitalization then.


Your acne sounds more hormonal and because of this would suggest seeing a primary doc for a lab draw (to evaluate liver function and such) and then suggest maybe an endocrinology consult. I say this only because of my friend who suffered from acne, lethargy, constipation/diarrhea, and a host of other symptoms. Her doc had suggest it and so she went and now has her acne under control and symptoms managed. I did not hear what her diagnosis was though..

In Topic: Sister Taking Bc Pills, What About Me!?

09 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

Other than saw palmetto which I don't suggest, there is nothing in the form of a pill other than accutane/ antibiotics that would be prescribed to you for acne. BC is hormonal way of controlling it now, but won't last for ever if she wants kids, I've seen people relapse too. Some don't but not common atleast from my experience.

In Topic: Acne Has Ruined My Life

09 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

Scarring looks good on men? This is a first..

In Topic: Please Send Positive Thoughts My Way/pray For Me

09 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

Become an emancipated minor so you can make your own medical decisions. Sure that will piss your mom off.... Might need her insurance to pay for it in the end too  ... Well there isn't much I can say besides off my prayers and wishes that things will turn around. I wouldn't put all my faith in accutane. It's no miracle drug. There maybe another route. I would keep on encouraging you to express your feelings realistically to your mother. I would get other family members involved too. This isn't something you just grow out of especially if it starts at an early age which suggests it's possibly more of a hormonal issue than other culprits. Granted puberty is rough, but this still warrants treatment.

In Topic: Need Supplement Help

09 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

I personally have had limited results with Zinc. The cheaper forms caused gi distress, and terrible nightmares.

If I was to do it again I would suggest ZMA I think it's called or zinc picolinate? Both I believe are better used and absorbed by the body. Avoid competing minerals like iron, calcium in high doses is necessary for absorption.

I know in this section of the boards there is an old thread on zinc on which kinds to take and such.