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Need help w/ hormonal balance, chin acne... brand new member

Hello, I just joined so I will try to follow the recommended format for seeking remedy suggestions in order to provide as much information as possible.

Thank you in advance!

1. I have ceaseless acne on my chin, but the rest of my face is basically clear. Most start out deep and then eventually emerge as a dark red pimple with a whitehead filled with pus.

Also, two weeks before my period I get HORRIBLE pms. Extreme mood swings with crying, angry outbursts, feeling like an exposed nerve of emotion, bloating, and of course break-outs. However lately the break-outs stay even after my period.

More frequent tension headaches around the neck and shoulder, and unconscious clenching of teeth and jaws.

2. Acne located on chin and just under chin.

3. I had trouble skin for a while starting about a year ago and now it's strictly isolated on the skin.

4. It does get worse before my period but hasn't cleared up. The PMS symptoms begin two weeks before my period.

5. The PMS goes away almost the instant I start my period. The acne has yet to leave.

6. Over the last three weeks my sleep pattern has not been good. I cannot fall asleep before 2 a.m. and sleep until about 11:00 a.m. If I wake up early then I have to nap. (I have been working only in the evenings during this time period.)

7. I am sensitive to heat as far as outdoor temperatures go. Criticism of any kind, even when I know it's in the spirit of helpfulness or love, cuts me to the core when I'm pms-ing. Less so when I'm not but I'm still highly sensitive, to the point that it annoys me.

8. I have more stress than usual in my life at this time. Just relocated from San Francisco, California back to my parents' home near Severna Park, Maryland. I am 26 years old. Going through work transitions and my boyfriend has gone away to school. There is a lot of stress there but I try not to let it get to me too much, although I think about work and career a lot. Depression and anxiety also come along with the PMS, and I have struggled with depression on and off for the past ten years or so.

9. I have felt an aversion to red meat and sugars. I drink mostly water and the occasional skim milk. I occasionally crave Indian food or Asian food like Thai. I crave mushrooms a lot, and fresh vegetables, leafy greens particularly kale. I feel the urge to go vegetarian but worry because my ability to cook for myself is limited for the time being as I'm living at home. Every few days I crave something sugary, usually chocolate ice cream or chocolate cookies with milk. Or chocolate cake with milk.

10. No major diseases suffered in the past that I know of, thank god.

11. The only bad reaction to medicine I've ever had were eyedrops called Gentomicin, given to me for conjunctivitis. I had an allergic reaction that made the conjunctivitis much worse. Once I had a funny reaction to a generic antihistamine that made me feel hot and unable to keep still, like restless legs syndrome. This was many years ago and it hasn't really happened since.

12. I have taken St. John's Wort in the past for depression, and I take vitamins. I have taken some supplements for colds, etc. over the years. I try to regularly take a multi vitamin and fish oil.

13. I often feel thirsty but when I drink water I seem to just urinate it directly out, and my thirst doesn't exactly feel quenched. I also drink one cup of coffee or soda per day since I get a headache if I don't have it, and I haven't felt like detoxing the caffeine lately because the headaches are such a pain to deal with... pardon the pun.

Any help would be wonderful. I don't have insurance so I can't afford to use birth control pills. Plus, any time I've used them in the past I've gone 'crazy'. Terrible moods and depression, I'd like to avoid them. Help me find something natural I can do? I'm quite anxious about this and would like to get it under control. I have a feeling it's all connected to my hormones. I didn't have bad acne as an adolescent although I was highly moody and prone to outbursts and depression. It calmed down in my early twenties but at around 24 the acne started acting up again.

Advice welcome, if there are any takers?
  Inga_K on 2008-09-11
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Your problems sound similar to some of mine. I had acne start on my chin at a similar age, but never had it before. I also think it is a lot to do with hormones. I think all my health problems, both past and present have been due to hormonal imbalances, and I've not been on the pill for 10 years for similar reasons to you.

I think homeopathy can definitely help you. Hopefully a homeopath will come along soon and reply to your post. Good luck. :)
littlefinn last decade
Thanks littlefin, I hope so.
Inga_K last decade
the two remedies which could be helpful to you are SEPIA and LACHESIS.

i would suggest you to take SEPIA 200C three times on a single day and then note response. take it when you start feeling the PMS before your next periods.

take the doses in empty stomach, clean mouth and dont eat any food or water one hour before or after.

have a gap of 4 hours between each dose.

if you feel there is a marked improvement in the overall symptoms, you can take it whenever its needed, but only a few doses.

if no effect, you can try LACHESIS in the same dosage.
rishimba last decade

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