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WishClean

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In Topic: How Long To Give Holistic Treatment

08 August 2015 - 04:56 PM

 

Hey Mellowman. I'll definitely take any advice I can get. I broke my right hand once. Had chicken pox in elementary school. Wasn't too sickly - an ear infection here and there. As an adult I was sick a lot ( I work with kids). I've had acne since I was 15/16. Tried antibiotics in my early twenties (I'm 32 now). I poop everyday but it's weird. It sometimes floats and is very thin. I can also see particles in it ( like seeds). I usually don't have to strain. I'd be interested to do a stool test to see what's up.
I know it's been a long time. I've just been diagnosed as having rosacea along with acne and peri oral dermatitis - I'm just a mixed bag of fun!
God is so good - he's getting me through.

 

Hey Mellowman. I'll definitely take any advice I can get. I broke my right hand once. Had chicken pox in elementary school. Wasn't too sickly - an ear infection here and there. As an adult I was sick a lot ( I work with kids). I've had acne since I was 15/16. Tried antibiotics in my early twenties (I'm 32 now). I poop everyday but it's weird. It sometimes floats and is very thin. I can also see particles in it ( like seeds). I usually don't have to strain. I'd be interested to do a stool test to see what's up.
I know it's been a long time. I've just been diagnosed as having rosacea along with acne and peri oral dermatitis - I'm just a mixed bag of fun!
God is so good - he's getting me through.

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Hi leelowe,
I wanted to add this here (not in a PM) in case others are following your thread. The first thing is to figure out (as accurately as possible) what is going on with your body. Write down your symptoms, how you feel after meals, bowel movements, digestion, headaches, lack of sleep/ insomnia, trouble waking up, vision problems, etc - this chart will come in handy when you go see a holistic doctor and/or acupuncturist. Then, try to figure out if your acne could be pointing to an internal issue (esp. if you have other physical side effects) or more of an  external issue (reaction to products, allergies/ sensitivities, etc). This would help narrow things down.
If you can find a good acupuncturist, then they might be able to pin point a lot of things for you with regular treatments. I had acupuncturists diagnose me with things way before "traditional" doctors, so I definitely think acupuncture can help a lot, provided you find someone qualified to do it (some quacks are out there, as with anything).

I've started to do that wish clean. It's hard for me to pinpoint what is causing what because I always have acne on my face with new ones coming up daily (which makes me think it could be food/allergy related). My body is just in inflammation mode and it's no fun. The eczema makes it that much harder to deal. I did acupuncture last year but never noticed an improvement. He did mention that he thought my issue was liver related and thought that I wasn't absorbing my nutrients well. I definitely think so thing is off with my gut as my stomach gurgles on and off, my poop though regular are weird looking and I'm once again dropping crazy weight in spite of eating 'healthy food'. The not knowing is frustrating....

 


hmm. If you are losing weight despite eating normally, then it could be leaky gut.


In Topic: Anyone Have Experience With Vitex, Saw Palmetto, Calcium D-Glucarate?

08 August 2015 - 04:41 PM

Other options to consider:

- inositol
- DIM
- vitamins such as C, D, magnesium, calcium, niacin, etc
- acupuncture/ Chinese herbs

If you are sure your issue is hormonal, that is.

In Topic: How Long To Give Holistic Treatment

08 August 2015 - 04:39 PM

Hey Mellowman. I'll definitely take any advice I can get. I broke my right hand once. Had chicken pox in elementary school. Wasn't too sickly - an ear infection here and there. As an adult I was sick a lot ( I work with kids). I've had acne since I was 15/16. Tried antibiotics in my early twenties (I'm 32 now). I poop everyday but it's weird. It sometimes floats and is very thin. I can also see particles in it ( like seeds). I usually don't have to strain. I'd be interested to do a stool test to see what's up.

I know it's been a long time. I've just been diagnosed as having rosacea along with acne and peri oral dermatitis - I'm just a mixed bag of fun!

God is so good - he's getting me through.

 

Hey Mellowman. I'll definitely take any advice I can get. I broke my right hand once. Had chicken pox in elementary school. Wasn't too sickly - an ear infection here and there. As an adult I was sick a lot ( I work with kids). I've had acne since I was 15/16. Tried antibiotics in my early twenties (I'm 32 now). I poop everyday but it's weird. It sometimes floats and is very thin. I can also see particles in it ( like seeds). I usually don't have to strain. I'd be interested to do a stool test to see what's up.

I know it's been a long time. I've just been diagnosed as having rosacea along with acne and peri oral dermatitis - I'm just a mixed bag of fun!

God is so good - he's getting me through.


Hi leelowe,

I wanted to add this here (not in a PM) in case others are following your thread. The first thing is to figure out (as accurately as possible) what is going on with your body. Write down your symptoms, how you feel after meals, bowel movements, digestion, headaches, lack of sleep/ insomnia, trouble waking up, vision problems, etc - this chart will come in handy when you go see a holistic doctor and/or acupuncturist. Then, try to figure out if your acne could be pointing to an internal issue (esp. if you have other physical side effects) or more of an  external issue (reaction to products, allergies/ sensitivities, etc). This would help narrow things down.

If you can find a good acupuncturist, then they might be able to pin point a lot of things for you with regular treatments. I had acupuncturists diagnose me with things way before "traditional" doctors, so I definitely think acupuncture can help a lot, provided you find someone qualified to do it (some quacks are out there, as with anything).


In Topic: Plan B Acne Plus Cleanup Story

08 August 2015 - 04:31 PM


Thanks so much!!!!  Thank you for following me and helping me out in the journey :-)  I'm definitely getting there with the Lyme disease ... I seem to have more and more good days as opposed to bad days which is amazing! 

I'm working closely with an acupuncturist/Chinese medicine practitioner for the herbs and I have my Masters in Nutrition & Integrative Health so I've been using my own knowledge to pick and choose supplements.  If I find anything useful for acne, I'll start a new topic.  YES the skin speaks loud and clear about what isn't right!  Glad to hear removing your cyst helped clear up your acne (in addition to the other issues). 


Thank you for sharing your journey, and I'm glad you are aware of the Lyme disease and how to approach it. Keep us updated here with your progress and best of luck to you! You look awesome!

I'm thinking of starting a  thread for recommendations for good acupuncturists, Chinese medicine practitioners and other "alternative"practitioners (I will have to check acne.org's rules for listing services first). Would you recommend anyone? (I'm personally looking for someone in the New York city area as I'm moving there and have no idea). Do you treat patients as well? Your degree is so useful :)


In Topic: Is Accutane All In All Worth It?

08 August 2015 - 04:25 PM

MOD Edit: moved to the prescription acne medications forum.  ~ WishClean