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  1. So, my skin is cystic acne free! What the heck? I know, its been a longroad
    I cut out all grains due to my new diet for my newest diagnosis: sibo. SIBO. Yes look into it. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. I also finally got stoll testing and had PARASITES. No wonder i feel so shitty all the time. It was and wasnt because of my hormones. My hormonal acne was due to my stomach! I also started with a Cos rx cleanser and rosehip oil. Still use makeup (minimal) and really nothing else. Jesus!


  2. Topical green tea? Where can we find something like that?
  3. Yep mine was at its worst for about 2-3 months. Stick with it! Its been 5 months for me and im just finally seeing results
  4. Chest pains have subsided. I just get weird asthma now and then. 5 months in..still have acne but its not AS cycstic and inflamed. Still no period
  5. Just wanted to add, ive been on spiro for 5 months with no period. I was regular beforehand
  6. Hey there! I thought id update after a few years haha. after I stopped taking spiro due to side effects nothing else helped. I tried dieting, different face washes, diff supplements. I moved states, decreased stress, etc I got hormones tested, thyroid, all sort ms of stuff and oddly it came back normal when before they havent. Still had cystic acne. One thing i did find out was i have Sibo which ill start figuring out in a few weeks since it requires some strict food and meds. Anyway Im on
  7. Spironactone alters androgens, once you get off it, it goes back to how it was from what i understand. So, youd have to be on it forever or until your hormones balance out
  8. "Organic" dairy still has cow hormones. It just means they were fed organic feed. Theres tons of options like coconut yogurt (so delicious makes a no sugar one). Im gf dairy free due to allergies
  9. Thats sucha wonderful improvement! Unfortunately, yasmin made my acne100 times worse. I finally gave up after 8 months and cerave burned my skin. Haha
  10. I doubt its the cause as well, unless maybe youre allergic to a filler they added? Lysine usually helps some for acne, its just an amino acid
  11. Everyone is different. If you have an allergy to oats or soy, it may or may not mess with your skin
  12. Exning

    Wanted to like it :(

    Wanted to like it :(

    So sad, reAlly wanted to like it. It made my skin soft but I was getting cystic acne in places I never get, like my forehead. I used first only during the day, a few drops and pat in and that went on for about a month and a half. Twice a day the second month but it just didnt help. Once I stopped, I only got the acne on my chin where it normally is
  13. Lots of threads in the hormonal acne group and oily skin group..
  14. Very interesting! Have you seen the dermatologist yet? What did he/she say?
  15. Ones idea of eating healthy may be anothers idea of junk food. You could be eating something your allergic to, it could be the wrong face wash, maybe youre over exfoliating, or not enough. Maybe your waters harsh, or youre low in vitamin d. Maybe you need to eliminate dairy, or gluten, we dont know. We dont know how you live! Everyone is going to offer their advice and mine is this: go see a doctor and dermatologist. Get some tests done
  16. Thanks for replying, I took SP for the first time and have had a severe migraine for 2 days with the worst aura/visuals that I've ever had. Definitely not an option for me lol! I haven't had allergy tests, but I'm certain I have high androgen levels, and am now gonna try spearmint bc it does seem to alleviate/even cure hormonal acne and oily skin in a lot of women. I'm taking 800mg a day in capsule form. Have you tried spearmint? Yeah ive tried spearmint, i took the capsules and also drank
  17. I would check out the hormonal acne/oily skin groups. Theres tons of threads in there. I took sp but now i havent had a period in months which isnt normal for me so i stopped. Have you gotten allergy tests?
  18. You could also have an allergy. Get tests done on what you commonly eat. It can be as silly as a fruit or veg that otherwise is heathy but is giving you some sort of reaction. Eggs, nuts, fish, gluten are some common. Im allergic to all those plus olives, most fruit veg and grain. I dont get obvious allergic reactions, sometimes they are small and unnoticable but all those pushing on your immune system can wreak havok. Good luck! Also vegan doesnt necessarily mean healthy. Theres tons of junk
  19. Sounds like youre using a lot of harsh products and causing irritation. Id do away with all the peels. Those need to be done by a professional and not a week apart for sure. Whats your diet like? if youve been using bp and antibiotics on your skin for a year and its not working, I wouldnt keep taking it and try a different route
  20. Exning

    Did not work

    Did not work

    I really wanted to like this! It made me lose weight which was nice but I also lost my period and its been 2 months without it which is concerning. I only took it for 2 months but I didnt want to risk screwing anything up since I wont have medical insurance for another few weeks. Didnt help with oiliness. i was taking 250mg twice a day with pygeum
  21. I was just about ti say soapnuts but the person above beat me to it! Haha Im allergic to 50+ foods and pretty much every detergent and when my bf started soap nuts it helped me so much with allergies. They are quite simple and most will come with directions. Just soak nuts in the jar, empty the liquid into the washer machine and fill the jar back up for next use. Each 2-3 soapnuts should last a week
  22. Picking them is going to spread the infection and make them worse and more frequent. They sound like cystic acne. Hows your diet and skincare regime?
  23. Just wanted to update stopped taking it and cheek acne came back (still had acne everywhere else) but still no period