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How Do You Distinguish Leaky Gut Acne From Hormonal Acne And Treat Either?

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I have been on acne treatments for a long time and I would say the acne mostly appears hormonal; I get hard lumps in the same places two weeks before I menstruate. Antibiotics helped very much for six months and now, not only have they stopped, but either due to yeast issues or the failure of the antibiotics to work any longer, I am breaking out again in big, angry cysts, including those that only come when I take a supplement that doesn't agree with me.

My solution was to go on Diflucan and stop antibiotics.

This week I started the Diflucan, stopped antibiotics, and took a single dose of OTC probitics just to see what would happen and if it would help with the horrible rashy feeling and bloating. All the places I usually avoid breaking out till my period--big, rock hard lumps and smaller papules--have now been activated. Some are crusting over, some not. In other words, this is the same thing that happened before Diflucan, specifically if I took vitamin C, D, or used shampoos I've been using all my life without trouble (zinc/antifungal).

I want to figure out what causes my acne. I don't think diet alone is enough.

I am scared to go on Glutamine to heal leaky gut in part because I can no longer take any supplement but iron without having the pimples that usually keep at bay till my period.

I don't know if I'm making sense--the pimples that led me to Diflucan are still coming ON Diflucan, and I feel incredibly sick.

When does this get better and is there any solution I can use to balance hormones and my intestines without causing mass purging?

What specialist can guide me, a functional doctor?

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Controlling your up and down hormones may help more than sporadic antibiotics. Leaky gut is vague, unproven, with different folks finding out (after dieting) it has done nothing or their interventions actually remove something causing their acne which had nothing do with the mysterious leaky gut syndrome that everyone claims. Multiple food intolerance and metabolic disorders can result in the same thing.

I have seen one person finding out they needed more digestive enzymes the next finding out that eating high inflammatory foods exacerbated their acne.

I do not know where to start. But I just do not think leaky gut is something you should put your energy in when all your symptoms relate to endocrine function, and sex hormones. Simple solution for some has been birth control while others is exercise and low glycemic, inflammatory foods, and an upbeat attitude.

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Controlling your up and down hormones may help more than sporadic antibiotics. Leaky gut is vague, unproven, with different folks finding out (after dieting) it has done nothing or their interventions actually remove something causing their acne which had nothing do with the mysterious leaky gut syndrome that everyone claims. Multiple food intolerance and metabolic disorders can result in the same thing.

I have seen one person finding out they needed more digestive enzymes the next finding out that eating high inflammatory foods exacerbated their acne.

I do not know where to start. But I just do not think leaky gut is something you should put your energy in when all your symptoms relate to endocrine function, and sex hormones. Simple solution for some has been birth control while others is exercise and low glycemic, inflammatory foods, and an upbeat attitude.

I actually might give in and go back on antibiotics but I know my liver and intestines are garbage because I'm tired and my wound healing has gotten worse.

I suspect there is something wrong hormonally as well.

This is what scaring me off of birth control--this experience with antibiotics, and also, aldactone, which did not help the hormonal breakouts and gave me the worst pigmentation and pitting of my life because I was hyperkalemic.

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