Posted by Wendy on January 31, 2001, at 7:18:07
In reply to Re: PMDD:Acne,diet help!, posted by Annie1962 on January 31, 2001, at 1:38:32
> >the acne didn't start until after my 1st child at age 27.< <
Same here! Who ever heard of a pimple on a nursing mom?!? I was told it was perfectly normal and would eventually go away. No such luck. Nearly 7 years later, and I still get (mild) acne; usually shows up 7-10 days prior to my cycle starting, and clears up shortly afterward.
> >I have even been told that "God helps those who help themselves" or my favorite, " Your acne is caused because you don't like yourself".< <
Hmmm. Even taken with a grain of salt, those comments still reek of idiocy!!!!! Pay no mind to those who "quote" like that. It usually means they have nothing intelligent to say.
> >Ten days out of each month I'm the greatest Mom, Wife, Friend etc. and I like myself, it's when Dr. Jekyl meets Mr. Hide that all heck breaks loose.< <
Are you on any meds with regard to these symptoms now?
> >Or any other natural remedies< <
I found that my skin clears up considerably in the summer months when I spend lots of time in the garden and get more sun. I also went tanning for 15 days and had clear skin for an entire month - right through a cycle! So, perhaps sun therapy would also be a consideration for you. (spf/UV protection didn't change the effects, but still kept my skin protected)