Is Your Thyroid Behind Your Acne?

I’ve been very open about my battles with taming acne, over the past couple of years. As a teenager, I didn’t have more pimples than my friends as such, and as a young adult, although I would get a few pimples, it was never an alarming amount. It wasn’t until I decided to come off the combined contraceptive pill in December 2015 after being diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and Hashimoto’s, that my skin started to go crazy.

Unearthing a sex hormone imbalance, a leaky gut and developing gluten sensitivity, I was able to slowly piece together the puzzle in why my skin had broken out so badly. 

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General Update #20

It’s been over four months since I last checked in with you on how I’ve been doing with my thyroid health, adrenal health, sex hormones and even mental health, so this one is going to a bit of a long one.

Sorry! So much has happened! Continue reading “General Update #20”

General Update #18

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 “General Update #18”

General Update #12

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 “General Update #12”

General Update #11

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 “General Update #11”

General Update #9

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 “General Update #9”