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Graciemeow

Member Since 16 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2014 03:33 PM

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In Topic: I Give Up

14 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

sometimes we reach a real real low point where we really don't want to go on. I tried to accept acne as a part of me for years at the age of 17-19 before enough was enough. I'm now 23 and still fight a battle but i won't give up! you shouldn't either! if you ever feel low it is good to come on this site and vent and people are who understand will be here for you :) I hope you feel better and find something that works, please don't give up! xxx


In Topic: Dim - Side Effects

14 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

Hey!

 

I'm sorry to hear that you may be having a bad reaction to DIM. I just started taking DIM and, although nothing like this has happened to me (yet, touch wood) i have read on blogs that some people had a sort of allergic reaction to it, which is a shame. if it continues then I'd stop. theres an abundance of herbs and supplements out there that you can take, maybe DIM just isn't the right one for you?


In Topic: Treating Hormonal Acne The Natural Way?

06 April 2014 - 08:54 AM

Hey there :)

 

I have been on most things you have - Diannette made my skin TEN times worse, Yasmin didn't clear me at all really. I went on accutane twice which cleared me for about a year each time before acne came back in full force. I then found out I have pcos so my acne is hormonal. I have had great success with Agnus Castus (Vitex) it took about three months to start seeing the full effects of it and I take it along with evening primrose oil. Been on Agnus Castus for about six months now.

In terms of figuring out which one is right for you - it depends on your hormonal imbalance. As I live in England we have the NHS when they tested me for PCOS and found out my androgens were too high - so I thought saw palmetto would be good for me to take as it acts as a testosterone blocker. however, after being on this a month i came off it because i got brain fog and i just didn't feel right on it. It's best to listen to your body in these cases. So I agree with WishClean about staying away from saw palmetto.

If your periods are irregular, agnus castus would be great for you as it works on regulating your periods and in turn clears your hormonal acne. Evening primrose oil i think is just a great one to take in general for skin and balancing hormones. I have never tried DIM but have heard many good things about it. You can google which hormone imbalances cause which effects and try and match up to any side effects you may be suffering from? I hope this helps xx


In Topic: Spironolactone Has Cured My Acne

04 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

Congrats on the sucess you are having with your skin :) !!! I'm glad you've found something that works for you. how safe is spirinolactone? Do you notice any side effects?


In Topic: Clear Skin Or 100 Million Dollars?

29 December 2013 - 06:36 AM

clear skin. no amount of money can make me feel as good as I do when my skin is clear