I have PCOS and the acne to along with it. I have tried everything I know of under the sun, is there anything that you tried that helped? I only drink water, occasionaly iced tea, I dont eat greasy foods, I wash my face morning and night, wear neutrogena make up. I have tried every otc ointment out there, even been on some prescribed meds but none seem to help anymore. Anyone have any ideas?
- trevnmeLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Are you treating your PCOS? Treating the PCOS probably wont make your acne clear up totally, but it should help a lot. That combined with the other things you are doing may work for you. Also, talk to a dermatologist about getting on a prescription for your acne. Here's a little PCOS info for you (I highly recommend treating this to help with all your symptoms, including the acne).
It is important to really understand what PCOS is and the correct way to treat it. Unfortunatly, many doctors are not very knowledgeable and do not really understand much about PCOS. I recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinologist (RE). They are your best bet at correct PCOS treatment and any fertility treatments you may need. Here's a little general PCOS info to get you started:
The underlying cause of PCOS is insulin resistance (IR). The best treatment for PCOS is going on an insulin sensitizing drug such as metformin (1500-2550mg per day) combined with a low carb diet and exercise. There are a few important things to know:
1. Many women "pass" the test for IR, but still respond positively from the metformin. No one knows exactlly why..my thought is that the test is not a sure fire way of detecting the IR.
2. You must be on a high enough dose of metformin. I've heard women complain that their bodies dont start working even though they've been on metformin for awhile. Some doctors are hesitant to up the dose past 1500mg...but for some of us it takes more. I don't respond until my dose is around 2000mg a day.
3. It can take a few months on the correct dose, before your body is regulated. Hopefully you will start ovulating on your own and you will be able to get pregnant without any other treatment needed. If not, the RE can begin other fertility treatments while you are still on metformin.
4. It is important to treat your PCOS even if you are not trying to get pregnant. There are higher risks for many things (high blood pressure, blood clots, diabetes, and many other things) when you have PCOS, but if it is treated properly, then those risks are lowered.
I highly recommend visiting http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-bhp... It is a great message board where you can ask all your PCOS questions, including those about getting pregnant. Good luck.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There are many cheap and effective home remedies for acne. Tomato slices, turmeric, papaya juices and home made face packs will treat existing pimples and prevent further problems. More remedies at http://www.wellnesstalk.org/acne.html
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I too have battled with adult acne..Since I was pregnant with my son at age 25...I am now 38 and last year I tried Pro-Active...I LOVE it and if you use it correctly it REALLY does work!!..OR you get your money back..Which I never did because I really use it..It is kind of pricey but worth it for me!!..