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  1. I've heard that can happen in some cases... I had the same problem for the first few months but I was warned beforehand that it would happen. I also had the heaviest cycles I've ever had (I am normally very light) and at one point I was panicking, thinking that was my life now! lol But after a few months my cycle returned to normal, thank goodness!
  2. You could if you want — it's not a bad idea. I remember you saying that Estroblock worked for some girls when other DIM brands didn't. Even though it has I3C, maybe that's what it takes for some people. If you're going to try changing brands it would be better to do it now while you are already taking DIM. In my opinion I don't think brand is going to matter that much, but maybe I'm wrong. If you saw some improvement with DIM it would be a different story but it doesn't sound like you have.
  3. Sorry I missed this until now! Yeah, there was a study done to show that it was quite a potent anti-androgen but there really isn't that much more written about it. To be honest, I am not sure how potent it is compared to spiro, etc. I have read on another forum of someone getting their DHT tested before and after DIM and it did reduce levels. I really think that the effect is what cleared the rest of my skin up, but it's impossible to know for sure. How's everything going? Thanks f
  4. Mirena supplies PROGESTIN, not progesterone. Progestin is different and synthetic. Progestin-only birth control (including Mirena) have been known to cause acne. I would strongly consider not getting a Mirena if you are acne prone, and getting Paraguard (hormone free copper IUD) instead if you need birth control. I have never had kids either... the insertion was a little painful like bad cramps but it was quick. And in short, yes it is more complicated than that. There is no "evil" hormo
  5. Yeah, if you are having serious side effects after giving it enough time to adjust then do what you think is best for you... it's not worth risking your health for clear skin. There are literally hundreds of options out there to try if one thing (no matter how popular) doesn't work. Don't lose hope! (: NPC is just abbreviation for natural progesterone cream. If you want to know more, send me a PM about it... there are a couple members here that seem against it for some reason so I stopped ta
  6. That's a good theory, I could see that being a possibility. Why are you concerned about anti-androgens with lowering inositol? If inositol is hindering DIM, getting rid of inositol should improve the anti-androgenic effect of DIM, right? DIM is an anti-androgen in addition to it's ability to metabolize estrogen. CDG honestly scares me because I have read about people breaking out from it. I found nothing about Myomin causing acne, in fact it helped a few people from what I read. I hope l
  7. This is just my opinion, so feel free to ignore... Spiro seems like a horrible idea for a male to take! It will not only lower your testosterone but it can also be estrogenic. Even I (female) had a ton of estrogen dominance caused by it. At 100-200mg it is used by trans women, for goodness sake! It's not surprising you started developing breasts or you have no libido. Why not take an anti-androgen like DIM that also helps metabolize estrogen? Even bodybuilders sometimes take it to help m
  8. I understand about the pictures, no worries! Especially if you don't have a computer where you can hide them, that would be quite demotivating to look at all the time. I'll keep looking at inositol with DIM... haven't found anything yet. What do you think you'll do now? I feel so helpless with your situation now... I don't know what to tell you because you have tried practically everything that helps with PCOS acne, at least that I know of! Hmm... So I have decided not to add DIM bac
  9. Hey brenmc, thanks for replying. I'm sorry that your skin is still being stubborn! I recall you starting DIM on the first week of August, so it probably has been long enough to tell how it's working... especially since you've lost weight on it. Has your skin improved at all on DIM? Or are you where you started/worse? Since you don't post pictures (understandable) it's kinda hard for me to keep up with your progress. That's interesting about inositol and insulin resistance... now I am starti
  10. Yeah, I think you're right. I will probably try taking it again after a little more time and see if that helps. If DIM doesn't help, I'll give EPO a shot... I just feel like my balance is a little out of whack since the inositol! It's good to hear DIM helped you lose weight, if it's what you wanted. Thanks, brenmc!
  11. A lot of women handle spiro just fine but I am not one of them. I was on it for almost two years but at the year one mark I started getting TONS of bad side effects. Gained around 20lbs, hair started shedding like crazy, insomnia, increased anxiety, extreme constipation, to name a few. I know that it was spiro because there are others who have experienced the same thing and shortly after quitting spiro the side effects went away. My solution was natural progesterone cream and DIM (an anti-a
  12. I'll answer your questions in a PM shortly — I don't want to hijack more of WishCleans topic on inositol! An important thing to remember is not one hormone is the "bad guy", usually it's multiple factors causing the imbalance so it may take a little trial and error to get things back on track.
  13. It's been awhile! How's it going, dear brenmc? I hope things are starting to clear up for you, you are in my thoughts! (: And, I have experienced what you described... I was a bad picker (anxiety driven) and almost any time I had acne and I didn't "know" if it would pop by picking at it slightly, they seemed to get much worse! Ice helped me the most to bring down that inflammation, along with a good night's sleep. I hope that that cyst is long gone by now, and they all stay away for good! (:
  14. It's not an herb, but natural progesterone cream helps with PMS and is fine to take, even while pregnant. Inositol isn't an herb either, but it helps some women with hormonal issues. I'm not sure what you mean by interacting, are you worried about losing effectiveness? If so, anything that lowers estrogen (saw palmetto, DIM, vitex/chasteberry) can potentially lower the effectiveness of birth control pills. My advice is to try either NPC or inositol, or ditch the BCP for an IUD so you can tak
  15. I didn't see your picture attached, but since you're only in 8th grade, your hormones haven't had time to settle yet... please avoid taking anything that alters your hormones (including accutane and birth control) until after puberty! That is the best advice I can give you. Even though it's difficult, you need to wait until your older to evaluate if you need hormonal treatment. In the meantime, my advice (which you don't have to take!) is to make sure you stop any bacteria in it's tracks... whe