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Member Since 27 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 25 2014 04:35 PM

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In Topic: The Big Hormone Post For Both Men And Women

09 November 2014 - 11:41 AM

I'm going to give saw palmetto another try. I worked for me up until May 2014, not sure what caused my skin to breakout but I was foolish enough to stop taking it and toyed around with other supplements and topical lotion which had no effect. I know my acne is hormonal as none of these antiobiotics, creams etc.. seem to work and my skin looks terrible.


I think I'm going to heed Green Gables recommended dosage for herbal supplements. Last time I rotated between 640mg to 960mg of saw palmetto. Given that this herb is milder than spirolactone and Green Gable recommends women taking up to 1500mg of two herbs. I'm thinking about combining stinging nettle with saw palmetto.

In Topic: Do You Ever Miss Clear Skin?

23 June 2014 - 03:37 AM

Yeh I sure do, then again I've had acne since I was 12 years old (now 29) so those memories are vague.

In Topic: Spironolactone in the Uk

07 June 2013 - 02:02 PM

I don't know how you ladies are obtaining spiro but I've had no success. I've just come back from my G.P and asked her about spironolactone, she was very dismissive and refused to prescribe it. My doctor was too preoccupied with prescribing me some useless antiobiotics instead. I even asked for a dermologist referral and she told me that there's not much they can do and they'd only administer more antiobiotics. This is exactly why I stopped going to the doctoers, there are useless and don't care about the psychological impact of acne. I guess I'll continue to take saw palmetto as an alternative, here's to hoping it will work!

In Topic: Vitamin B5 Hairloss- Cured (Pictures)

27 April 2013 - 01:27 AM

I took B5 periodically throughout my ongoing battle with acne. Granted, it works to control your acne (to a certain extent) but I found myself constantly hungry all the time, which become unbearable. This insatible hunger left me with no choice but to quit, I don't recall experiencing any hairloss, but my hair is quite thick.

In Topic: Vitamin D Supps

27 April 2013 - 01:18 AM

I started taking supplement vitamin D3 after reading all the positive reviews about it. I experienced the worst breakout ever when taking it (all over my face), when being the operative word since I no longer take it. I stopped taking it almost a week ago and my facial acne is slowly subsiding. My body acne is still there though. I'm under the impression that I was probably enduring the intial breakout, but from the posts that I read on here, no one had an IB, quite the contrary actually.  Prehaps I should have persevered with the tablets, but I couldn't bare the thought of being the new girl, with extremely bad acne (just started a new corporate position).