Series: GU. Entry: 1. A General Update on My Thyroid, Adrenal, Sex Hormone, Acne, Mental and-Everything-Else Health

I’ve been avoiding writing this blog entry for a while because I don’t like admitting defeat or feeling like I’ve failed. And I do feel like I’ve failed today.

It’s been over two months since I did a general update on my health and to be honest, it’s long overdue.  Continue reading “Series: GU. Entry: 1. A General Update on My Thyroid, Adrenal, Sex Hormone, Acne, Mental and-Everything-Else Health”

Series: My Acne. Entry 6: Update on My Acne and Sex Hormone Imbalance, Six Months Gluten Free

It’s now been six full months since I decided to go gluten free again and my skin/acne has recovered so well.  Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 6: Update on My Acne and Sex Hormone Imbalance, Six Months Gluten Free”

Series: My Acne. Entry 5: A New Year Update on My Acne and Sex Hormone Imbalance

It’s now been four and a half months since I decided to go gluten free again and my skin is only improving.  Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 5: A New Year Update on My Acne and Sex Hormone Imbalance”

Series: My Acne. Entry 4: An Update on: Gluten, Acne, Sex Hormones and My Thyroid and Adrenals

I’m now two and a half months in to being gluten free (again!) and after a few requests, thought I’d do an update on how I’m doing.  Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 4: An Update on: Gluten, Acne, Sex Hormones and My Thyroid and Adrenals”

Series: My Acne. Entry 3: One Month into Going Gluten Free (Again!)

So I went gluten free on 12th September, meaning it’s been a month now, and I’m already seeing some positive changes.  Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 3: One Month into Going Gluten Free (Again!)”

Series: My Acne. Entry 2: An Update on My Bad Skin. Ahem.. My VERY Bad Skin

Last week, I briefly wrote about my distress over my worsening skin on my face, neck, chest and back. My current thoughts are that it’s being caused by low progesterone. I also have really bad PMT and irregular periods.

My acne before going to the doctor.

I went to the GP who agreed that it looks like a sex hormone issue, but wanted me to have a pelvic ultrasound scan (to check for cysts and whatnot) and try some cystic acne cream (Epiduo) before actually testing my Eostrogen and Progesterone levels. I was really frustrated but thought fine, play the game. Try the cream, have the scan, then hopefully he’ll test my levels. The above photos show what it was like before going to the doctor.

I’ve been using the cream from the doctor for five days, applying it at night and washing it off in the morning, and it’s only made my skin worse.  Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 2: An Update on My Bad Skin. Ahem.. My VERY Bad Skin”

Series: My Acne. Entry 1: Problem Skin and Problem Thyroid!

It’s no secret that I have a problem thyroid, but I do have problem skin. It flares up randomly, with spots, clogged pores and blackheads and is a mix of dry and oily in places. However, I’ve found a new cleansing routine that is clearing it up very quickly. Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 1: Problem Skin and Problem Thyroid!”