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  1. I'm beginning to wonder if I have adrenal-based PCOS. My DHEA-S level was almost 500 mcg/dL - no wonder my skin has been on a downward spiral and disgustingly greasy! DHEA-S is an adrenal androgen, so anything over 400 is going to cause acne, hair growth, etc. My total/free T levels were both within normal range, which is puzzling...and makes me question if it could also be late onset CAH. Does anyone know how to safely lower DHEA-S naturally? Dexamethasone and prednisone are options I'll be
  2. Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you all the knowledge I've picked up about acne and how for some women, it's actually rooted in PCOS and/or estrogen dominance. It's taken me far too long to get diagnosed with PCOS, which was actually the cause of my sudden onset 'adult acne', due to inefficient doctors. I created this in an effort to help other women who have suddenly been plagued with skin issues and other hormonal problems. In the guide, I talk about how you can use prescriptive meds, as
  3. My Endo said I should try 500 mg of extended release Metformin toward bed time every night to lower slightly elevated total T levels [45 ng/dl, needs to be around 25. DHEA-S also needs to go down over 100 points]. BCPs made my acne 100x worse and same for Spiro, strangely enough, so she said this would probably be better since it doesn't screw with my estrogen levels at all. She said Met will take a few cycles to help, but it will lower these androgens and also raise my progesterone which was on
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