acne, hirsutism, thinning hairMy name is Maggie,
I have had acne since I was 16, I am now 28. In the past 2 years I have chronic moderate to severe acne. My symptoms are: nodular acne all over face, longer & darker facial fuzz on cheeks, under the eyes, thinning hair. I am currently taken tetracycline for acne and Nioxin Recharging Vitamins for my hair. I have been of several acne meds (pill & topical), including red-blue light treatments & chemical peel. Nothing helps & I think I may have a hormonal problem none of my docs want to address. I am sick & tired of meds & really feel desperate. My skin looks saggy, dull, & aged and I do not want to get on Accutane. What is good for hormonal balance (high testosterone level)? Thanks so much for any input.
romania1977 on 2005-12-03
jentoun last decade
Maggie ~ I just joined this website...just to answer your posting!
Because...I am a 30yr old female with the same exact skin issues! (uhm, hello ~ NIGHTMARE, right?!)
So ~ I felt I just HAD to send you a msg - but I'm short on time - so my response will be short...
I've been to doctors all over the US - gyno's, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, etc...with thousands spent on laser treatments, IPL, peals, microderm, meds, I cut all sugar out of my diet, I exercise and am in good shape, etc...etc...& NOTHING REALLY HELPS ANYTHING!
My skin has been a mess - face, back, etc - incessant picking...you know the story...
AND NOW SCARRING TOO?!?!
I HAVE FOUND AN ANSWER ~ Go to an endochronologist.
Ask for a hormone panel (bloodwork).
They will likely find that you have high testosterone, (which they found in my case), and give you a testosterone blocker, (like Spironolactone, which I'm on).
My skin literally cleared up 80% in 2 weeks, & now, 3 months later - it's totally clear (except for some scarring issues which I now need to figure out how to deal with - likely CO2 Laser, now that my skin is clear) with no side effects.
GO TO AN ENDOCHRONOLOGIST, STAT!
I really really know how you feel...my skin has been RUINING my life ~ and I now know what it's like to start taking it back!
(I even leave the house without makeup now...which is soooo liberating, I can't even tell you!!!)
(My doc is Dr. Todd Brodie, in Naples, FL - but you could go get this 'standard treatment' from any endo!
Good luck - and let me know if any of this herbal stuff actually works?!?!?
LaurenAnneCole last decade
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