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  1. Hi Ladies, Has any of you tired natural remedy in order to regulate your hormones? we have a family friend in France,he is a natrupath, just recenty told me to try a herb called sage (Salvia officinalis) it basically works like BCP ,high in phytoestrogen and can correct the ratio of estrogen to progesterone. I just started Accutane again,I would wait for six months and start the herb to see if it really works. meanwhile does anyone know anything about this herb? thanks
  2. Hello, I have recently been on mino and Retisol a cream for about 3 and 1/2 months now... is not working, I thought I would stick with it and I did but its now just worse than ever. if anything I have more red marks and such than I did before. Ive been hiding out in my room and avoiding family, friends, even my bf... as much as possible. I am 21 years old and have had acne since I was about 13, it didnt start getting really bad up until 2 or so years ago. I live in canada so im not sure how t
  3. Heyy i was wondering if anyone could help me out. I just started taking diane 35 a week and a half ago......my skin had just recently ( 2 months or so prior to starting diane) began to break out and it was minor just a 2 or 2 pimples aong my jawline.....i had a blood test done and i had a hormonal imbalance due to which i wasnt getting my period reguraly hence the acne hence put on diane....... so now the problem is that since starting diane my skin has started brekingout like crazy!!!!!
  4. I used to have mild to moderate acne til 2weeks ago when I started Yaz. Ive been on a ton of birtch control pills, none have worked except ortho tri cyclen until it got to te 3rd weekof every pack (i would get a nodule). It seems like my face gets really inflamed little bumps everytime im on bc so I dont know if my body just can seem to handle the hormones from te pill or what!? Now i thought my acne was hormonal so 6 months ago I got put on 100mg spiro. Well I was clear for the first two weeks
  5. Im on 100 mg sprio a day. about 6 months ago i tried yaz..big mistake. didnt work for me and made my life, acne, and hormonal imbalance worse. needless to say since then im scared of taking bcp. will the spiro work very well without it though? so far ive been on it for 3 weeks and no side effects, i feel good & lost some weight! but what do you guys think? if spiro doesnt work in several months and i want to add bcp, and if i can even get the courage to do the pill again, is there one that i
  6. I tried smooth beam laser treatments. It worked to a point, at least I'm not getting huge cysts, but I still get annoying pimple out breaks on my cheeks and some cysts on my chin. My skin is super sonic oily, so I was hoping smooth beam would mimimize the oilyness, but it didn't even phase it. I had levulonic acid and photodynamic facial treatments, all that did is make me red and peely for 2 days. Now my derm prescribed sprionolactone. I'm 43 and my acne was gone up until I had my hysterec
  7. Is Accutane too strong to use on moderate acne? I'm 15 and I was wondering if Accutane can be used even on hormonal acne.
  8. Hey Every1:) Im 17 and have hormonal acne.I've been taking spiroaldactone for about 2 and a half months. I have also been taking an antibiotic with that for about 3 months. I was wondering if any1 else has had success with spiro? and how long does it actually take to start working?
  9. Hi! I was wondering if anyone can help me? I'm looking for a doctor in Phoenix, AZ or somewhere in the area who is familiar with and willing to prescribe spironolactone for my hormonal acne. I have had acne for almost 20 years and accutane was the only thing that helped. But, it has come back and I would rather not go back on accutane again. My derm wasn't willing to prescribe Spironolactone and said that my skin wasn't that bad. I am sick of dealing with acne and I would like to try Spiro. Does
  10. acnegoawayasap

    Hormonal Acne with low tesosterone

    Hi Everyone, So I typed up a long message, but the site refreshed and deleted everything... In summary: 24 year old asian male acne since teen years (used ProActiv and worked but trying to go holistic route) tried many things: vitamins, Probiotics, cleanses strict diet: no dairy, no sugar, low-carb, lots of veges, fruits, omega 3s acne in face (jawline, chin, upper lip), chest, neck (cystic type), back (though recently has started to disappear but check acne still t
  11. Does anybody know if its okay to carry on taking Agnus Castus whilst on oxytetracycline tablets. Agnus castus is a natural herbal supplement that rectifies hormonal imbalances caused by an excess of oestrogen and a insufficiancy of progesterone ia adults. This imbalance is supposedly the causes of acne in adults.
  12. Hi guys, I've struggled with acne since my late teens and now I'm 22 and still suffering with very stubborn acne. So far I have tried all generic acne topical treatments such as Clinique system, Duac, BP gel 10%. These either didn't work at all or worked for a few weeks then the acne came back. I have had antibiotics which don't work. The most effective treatment was Dianette. It gave me totally clear skin for a year. Despite still taking it, it seems to have stopped working and slowly but surel
  13. Hey guys, Looking for any advice here. I have an appointment with my derm in 3 and a half weeks but am a bit wary on what to do in the meantime. I'm 25. Around the age of 21, I started experiencing horrible adult acne. Painful cystic acne all over my cheeks and chin-- sent me into a pretty bad depression because I was really confused. Had never had anything more than a single pimple, and in my final year of college, my skin was a wreck. It took about a year of regimens (all the topicals, di
  14. I was on Accutane for six months and it didn't help at all. Right after I ended Accutane I started Yasmin and cleared up almost completely. I am not sure it was from the pill but I think it was. My skin stays much clearer than it used to, but I still get a lot of bad breakouts around my mouth and chin. Sounds hormonal right? Especially since the rest of my face is clear? But if it's hormonal and the pill can't do anything, will spiro be able to help?
  15. MadamePhotoGeek

    Hormonal Purging?

    I have recently started on the regimen and am about 3 1/2 weeks in. I've been fairly clear, I have been very dry, but that was expected. I've always had some trouble with hormonal acne and I started to notice that again this week. My question is on the regimen since this is my first time with hormonal acne is my skin purging or is it likely to continue on in a similar fashion in the future? Thanks
  16. brenmc

    spiro vs diane 35

    ok girls i'm desperate here, i have painful nodular acne, but i'm not really oily, i think my acne is hormonal cause it's mostly on my chin. i was on diane and i suppose i noticed a reduction in how many nodules i would get monthly, but not really sure if it worked as well as it should. please share, especially if you've tried both. also i'm scared of the initial breakout from spiro, how can this be avoided, if any of you have? thx so much!
  17. Hi all, I'm new to this website. To start, I'm 18 years old and so is my new boyfriend. We just started dating recently, but I know we're both already very into each other. Well, for the past few nights, he's been inviting me to sleep over. In all honesty, I really want to and I'm eager to share that experience with him. Unfortunately, I'm in the midst of a really bad hormonal breakout of whiteheads all along my chin, around my mouth, and on my jawline. My skin is normally okay with the except
  18. ummmok

    Tri Spintec Log

    Hi, Let's see.. Well I had very clear skin till about August of this year when out of nowhere my chin and around my mouth became covered with acne. I would get cysts, but not a whole lot (but even one cyst is still more than enough). What I would get a lot of was pustules and whiteheads. It is weird to go from really clear skin to a point where you mouth and chin hurts all the time. Also the rest of my face is clear (with the occasional small pimple on the nose and cheeks) until you get to t
  19. I have large lumps on my forehead from the posts i have been reading people say that jaw line acne is hormonal but since i came off the evra patch was when i started getting lumps on my head. They dont contain anything and hurt and itch. I dont want to go back on the birth control pill as i had probelms being on that, but i read people recommend Spironolactone?? Can my doctor perscribe this or do i have to wait till i see my dermatologist? My head hurts, i am always crying from these lumps a
  20. mylimage

    Read if you use the pill!

    Basically this article says that the BCP srews with our androgens. My personal theory is that my long-term use of the pill damaged the androgen receptors in my skin. Birth Control Pill Could Cause Long-Term Problems With Testosterone, New Research Indicates Main Category: Endocrinology News Article Date: 04 Jan 2006 - 3:00 PDT In the January issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers have published a new investigation measuring sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) before and aft
  21. Thanks for taking the time to read my question... maybe you could help me out. How do I know if what I have is hormonally realted? * I am a 25 year old woman who has had very oily skin and little bumps on my forehead (non-inflammatory) since the age of 15-16... way after my first period. * I notice that my skin is oilier some times of the month than others times. * My acne fluctuates, also depending on what time of the month it is * I am careful not to use products that could clog my p
  22. I'm 20 years old. I've been on Doxycycline for 5 wks and my face still is broken out. Not as bad as it was but I thought it would help a lot more than this. I have moderate acne. I am thinking it is hormonal because right after I get off my period my face clears up dramatically. I was taking BC 2 yrs.ago and I would get cyctic acne very bad and I am thinking that was the cause of my acne so I stopped with BC, luckily it is not near as bad now. I am very against BC pills for this reason. Unfort
  23. wishfulthinkin

    please answer if you can....

    So I am just wondering...for those of you ladies out there that cleared up completely during pregnancy (at least once)....what birth control do you use to control your acne and how effective is it? I'm asking b/c I've been trying to find a bcp that works for my particular type of hormonal acne (mine cleared up completely my entire pregnancy with my daughter). I've tried Diane 35 and it broke me out horribly. I'm thinking I need to try something else...but want to try to avoid the breakout if
  24. This morning my roommate asked if I wanted to run errands with her. I joked "let me spackle my face and I'll be right with you" but when I looked in the mirror, I knew I couldn't leave the house. My skin looks like a f*ing joke. After being on the pill for 10 years, I have been on spiro for almost seven months and it's NOT WORKING. My skin is like an oil slick and I wake up with new zits every morning, not to mention the insane blackheads and whiteheads. Spiro not working leads me to believe tha
  25. does anyone have a part of their face that is especially sensitive to acne? like it's always the first place to have a pimple when you break out, and that area always looks the worst compared to the rest of your face? it's the strangest thing... that "special" place for me is the right side of my chin. the rest of my face will be fine, but that one spot is always the red flag. haha it's like a hormonal acne barometer. if i'm pms-ing badly, that's the only place i break out, and when i stopped s