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Lady_C

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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: Vitex (Agnus Castus) And Saw Palmetto

19 June 2014 - 12:18 AM

Well my face broke out terribly around the end of March. My diet is relatively healthy and I can't recall doing anything different. I tried tweeking the saw palmetto by increasing the dose, but still kept breaking out.

 

Nothing seems to be helping which is frustrating and my self-esteem is much lower now. I had a really bad flare up around my menstrual cycle last week, so I know my acne is hormonal. I came off the saw palmetto in may and started 500mg of vitex two days ago. I like to take herbs for a long period of time rather than hop from product to product, I'll see how I get on with the vitex.

 

thanks for your input.

Sorry to hear that you broke out again. Saw palmetto only worked for me very briefly, so maybe it wears off for acne after a while. Have you tried DIM or inositol? 

Oh that's ironic, we both became immune to saw palmetto? Well it was good while it lasted. I'm abit hesitant about trying DIM I read mixed reviews about it so I wasn't so sure if it would exasperate my acne. I haven't tried inositol there doesn't seem to be much information about people experiences with it in relation to acne. I saw a few things about its benefits on a PCOS message board but I don't have PCOS. My period is regular, yet I still get the typical pms symptoms bloating, craving, acne before and during my menses.

 

Right now I have acne below my jawline and on my forehead. I started to develop forehead acne last month which is bizarre because I seldom get acne on my forehead it's mild but won't shift. Perhaps I need to review my diet again....

 

Can inositol and vitex be taken at the same time?


In Topic: Vitex (Agnus Castus) And Saw Palmetto

18 June 2014 - 01:19 AM

I was taking saw palmetto with success up until April this year when my skin suddenly broke out. Maybe I've become intolerant to it? Anyway I've been looking into trying vitex as an alternative, can vitex be taken during menstruation? I'm seeing conflicting information, can anyone shed some light on this?

 

Maybe you need to adjust your dose of saw palmetto? Or, if it was just one breakout then maybe it was just a one-off, so you could just keep doing what you are doing, and if another breakout happens then consider other options or a different dose. 

There is conflicting information about taking vitex during menstruation. I personally took the same dose all month long, but now I wonder if tweaking it according to my cycle would have been better. I'm not sure, but my naturopath said to take the same dose every day.

Well my face broke out terribly around the end of March. My diet is relatively healthy and I can't recall doing anything different. I tried tweeking the saw palmetto by increasing the dose, but still kept breaking out.

 

Nothing seems to be helping which is frustrating and my self-esteem is much lower now. I had a really bad flare up around my menstrual cycle last week, so I know my acne is hormonal. I came off the saw palmetto in may and started 500mg of vitex two days ago. I like to take herbs for a long period of time rather than hop from product to product, I'll see how I get on with the vitex.

 

thanks for your input.


In Topic: Vitex (Agnus Castus) And Saw Palmetto

15 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

I was taking saw palmetto with success up until April this year when my skin suddenly broke out. Maybe I've become intolerant to it? Anyway I've been looking into trying vitex as an alternative, can vitex be taken during menstruation? I'm seeing conflicting information, can anyone shed some light on this?