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mellieh

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  1. I was diagnosed as allergic to soy (and yeast) about 3 weeks ago. I have read just about every label at the grocery (or that's how it feels) and EVERYTHING has "soy letchin" or "yeast extract". Yes I realize I should make meals from scratch & avoid packaged foods, but I work full time and have 2 teens-- not much time for cooking! For now I am buying less packaged stuff and food labeled organic tends to have fewer ingredients, so I have better luck there for stuff like granola bars or cracker
  2. I started on probiotics about 2 weeks ago. 90 bil cultures (or whatever you call it), from the health store so I hope it's good quality stuff. Last week I had a mind-blowing breakout. My entire neck itched and was covered in rash-like small pimples. A few got inflamed because I couldn't leave them alone. Miserable! But I didn't stop the probiotics and now (knock wood) I think I am clearing up. I wonder if this was a "detox" and am praying that now I will start to see benefits!!
  3. Hi! I have taken saw palmetto in the past, but I don't remember how much. It seems that it helped somewhat....I should add it back in! I am currently taking a B complex, zinc, fish oil, and a multi. I have also been trying to clean up my diet- quit soda, cut dairy & white bread. Good luck! Keep us posted!
  4. Hi! Just wanted to give you all a status update since my last post. It's been about 7 weeks since I started to make changes to my lifestyle. I have cut all sodas (except for the occasional weak moment), drinking only green tea/coffee/water. I have cut all dairy, except the occasional butter or cheese. I have cut refined flour, sticking with whole wheat bread and brown rice. I have tried to switch to organics, but not been consisent with that... I have added lots more fruit and veggies, and
  5. I have read through some of the informational posts and questions on this board. I have been an acne sufferer since puberty (I'm a 37 year old female). Have done antibiotics, spironolactone, all kinds of topicals- prescription & OTC (Pro-Activ, Differin, Duac, Ziana, Obaji, to name a few). Right now I'm on birth control and using tea tree oil & aspirin masks. Feeling pretty frustrated, I'm too darn old to be covered in zits!! So now I'm ready to bite the bullet and make some dietary
  6. Hi! Thanks for sharing your experience! I am 37 and at a point where I feel like I've tried everything short of accutane. I was actually prescribed accutane last year, but then found out my insurance wouldn't cover it, so I was looking at about $500/mo out of pocket, so I never went through with it. Here I am, though, a year later- still covered in an assortment of zits- cysts, blackheads, whiteheads, itchy rash-like zits- face, neck,chest, and back. I'm thinking about going back to the derm
  7. Please keep us posted on what your new derm says! I am in a similar situation- struggled with acne to some degree since puberty, tried "everything" from topicals (like Differin, Obagi) to antibiotics to sprionolactone (was on it almost 3 years before I gave up- some clearning, but not enough). I started back on BCP last year to combat menopausal symptoms (I'm 37), but that hasn't helped either. I am going to see a new general practicioner this week, so I'm making a list of all the things I've t
  8. Hi, all. I have suffered from various types of acne since puberty, and have faced cysts & more severe acne in the last 6 or 7 years (I am 37). The pattern that I'm dealing with now is that my skin will get terribly itchy for a day or two (I try not to scratch, but...), then a huge tender cyst will emerge. Usually I have a swollen, red spot for weeks and often they scab and then peel. I have spots like this around my jawline, on my neck, and on my chest. I have been pondering whether
  9. My insurance would not cover treatment, and I was shocked to find out that it would run me about $500/mo ($400 for scrip, $100 bloodwork). I can't afford that, so no accutane for me.
  10. Good to read the stories! I am 36, a life long sufferer, all types of acne- small bumps, painful cysts, chest/back/neck, oily skin. I feel like I've tried everything. BCP tweeks (I now do not take BCP), Sprionolactone for 5 years, long term antibiotics. Years of topicals- Differin, Proactiv, Ziana, prescription strength bp, on and on. I recently switched to a new derm who offered me accutane. I said yes, did the initial paperwork, 1st blood tests, then chickened out- found out that my in
  11. We put my 14 year old on accutane this past fall. He had been breaking out since the age of 12. His dad took accutane at 18, after years of bad acne (before we met). I am a lifelong sufferer...still working on it. Anyway, he took 40 mg/day for 6 months. The derm never mentioned growth disruptions as a possible side effect. Never. I only heard about it here. Needless to say, I worry- about it. I would say he has grown about an inch since he started the course in August. I don't know i
  12. This was the one product out of the laundry list my new derm suggested that I HADN'T tried, so I started it about 2 months ago, and had what I believe to be an allergic reaction- my skin looked burned- welted, red, swollen, itchy, oozing....I stopped using it and it took almost 2 weeks to heal up. Now I'm back to square one again- lots of jawline breakouts and not much hope for improvement..... have to get back in with the derm to see what's next.
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    The reason why it cannot be shown on this site is because they KEEP removing IT !! :@ Acne is caused by the lymphatic system, liver impairment, parasites, poor blood, damaged intestinal flora and drugs/alcohols, etc. Spread the word!

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