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Member Since 27 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 15 2013 02:52 PM

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In Topic: All About Saw Palmetto

07 June 2013 - 02:24 PM

has anyone effectively tapered off of saw p and stayed clear or is this a lifetime committment?


ive been taking it for 4 months now, and it (along with going gluten free) have cleared me up.


i took 480mg total daily for 2 months, then 320mg daily for a month and now down to 160mg and just got my first breakout in 3 months (not a cyst thankfully but inflammed whitehead)


thinking myabe 320mg is needed for me.



Are you still taking Saw palmetto? I'm on my 5th day of SP...not much change thus far but I'm determined to give it afew months. If it's similar to spiro it should take some months to see results, so i'll be patient.


Is anyone else taking sp?

In Topic: Anyone on Saw Palmetto extract?

07 June 2013 - 02:16 PM



I'm taking saw palmetto 500mg standardized, I'm going to try it for atleast 4 months, so it has time to adjust to my body.



Anyone else on SP?

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: Finding A Job

27 April 2013 - 02:00 AM

I'm not sure what it is in the states but here in the UK you can find work though recruitment agencies. I'm just wondering if you can try that instead, sometimes depending on the job role, you don't have to have an interview. Most agencies aren't interested in your acne, they're more concerned with filling quotas and receiving commission from finding you some work. You could always explore that avenue if it is available for you and goodluck!

In Topic: Less Judgement, Please...

27 April 2013 - 01:41 AM

I think everybody knows that diet attributes to acne, poor eating habits can cause hormones to flucatuate, which can worsen acne. However, those food habits only worsen acne and I don't beleive it is the root cause of acne for most people. I've tried various adaptions and omissions and my skin has been clear at both points (eating healthy and eating healthy with abit of refined food). I don't know what the cause is of my acne, but I have noticed that my acne has worsened with age. I'm currently invesitigating hormonal treatments, as I have a strong feeling that my hormones are unbalanced. In the meantime, I will as always continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the sake of longevity/well-being more so than acne.