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MonroeQT last won the day on July 21 2016

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  1. I was friends with a guy in high school who had horrific acne and his girlfriend at the time was a total babe. She was hands down the prettiest girl in school. Yeah, it may be the exception but this just shows anything is possible; don't give up.
  2. Ok, first of all it will more than likely be ok. When I was on Accutane there were several times I was without medication. The hospital that did my labs ALWAYS forgot to send them over to my dermatologist in time, and since I am a woman, I was not allowed to get a refill until my labs were cleared. It did not impact my progress at all. Accutane(2 rounds) did not work for me long term, but I did get completely clear while on it, and stayed clear for years after each course. The reason Accutane do
  3. Haha, yeah, I "helped" my husband with all of his college essays.
  4. Maybe you are having a reaction to the copper?? Excess copper in the body can cause acne. You may have already had high levels of copper in your system(are you a vegetarian?) and that extra amount from the IUD could have been the catalyst. Or perhaps your body recognizes the IUD as a foreign object and is trying to eliminate it, this could cause stress to your body and inflammation. That is the only other thing I can think of. I've never heard of this happening before to someone who hasn't been
  5. If you mean Accutane, then no. I was on it twice and I don't recall any hair loss. I have very thick hair though. If you are experiencing hair loss, you should consult your dermatologist.
  6. I'm glad to hear that your skin is doing better. Have you ever considered writing essays for college students? I know it sounds strange, but it is legal and it pays good money. My sister-in-law used to do this. She suggested it to me because I have Epilepsy. There are several organizations that you can sign up with, just google it. Essentially, you submit a sample of your writing style(this is your interview), and if the service likes it, you got the job. You pick and choose how often you want t
  7. Well, I don't think the copper IUD can CAUSE acne as it does not contain hormones, but it's not impossible. Were you on the Pill before this? If so, you are likely experiencing breakouts because certain pills(Yaz, Yasmin etc), can regulate your hormones and diminish breakouts, now that you are on a birth control method that does not regulate your hormones, it would make sense that your breakouts have increased. Of course, this theory doesn't apply to you if you weren't taking a BC pill prior to
  8. Yes, exactly. The authors make it very clear that diet won't solve everything. I do agree that supplementation can be very personal. For example, the authors make the case that omega-3s are great for inflammatory related conditions, but I know some people break out when they consume too much omega-3s. Overall, I like that the book is practical. I'm sure we've all read books or articles where the author touts that their approach will work for 99.999 percent of the population, but that is BS. We a
  9. You're welcome. I can't post links here, but it is on Amazon. It is the "Clear Skin Vitamin Pack" by Innate Skin.
  10. Hey everyone. I'm approximately 2 weeks into my Spiro regime(50 mg), so it's update time. I do "think' my skin is improving but I'm not sure if I can attribute that to Spiro as of now. I have just finished one month of the clear skin vitamin pack by Innate Skin, and I think that has been helping me more than anything else. I don't see a substantial difference, but there is improvement regardless. My skin is very up and down right now, which is disheartening. My skin will appear to be clearing up
  11. I think your concept is valid, and innovative. You should go for it.
  12. Is this a concoction you have made yourself, or is there a specific product that is formulated of those two ingredients? I'm really happy to hear you have found something that is working for you! How long have you been using it?
  13. Yes! There are many components that need to be taken into consideration in order to achieve homeostasis. The focus on diet isn't as restrictive as you would think. In fact, most of the "diet" is more about adding good foods and supplements. The only foods they suggest to limit are saturated fats, trans fats, excessive omega-6 fatty acids, dietary sugar, and non-fermented dairy.
  14. Have you tried evening primrose oil? It has a similar effect on your hormones compared to Spiro, but you can buy it otc(it's a supplement). I would also suggest you purchase some organic MATCHA green tea. It is the most potent form of green tea and it has been proven to regulate hormones. You can purchase both products through Amazon. I'm currently taking the clear skin vitamin pack which contains many vitamins(including evening primrose oil) that are effective in regulating acne. Feel free to p
  15. Yes! The thyroid was my favorite gland that we learned about in school. It's relationship with the pituitary gland is quite remarkable. Since the pituitary gland is the "master gland" of the body it is responsible for several mechanisms in the endocrine system. That book sounds really interesting.