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Old 08-17-2003, 01:36 AM   #1
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Exclamation Help!! I started Omega 3 and my skin broke out

OK, my skin has been pretty ok but just a couple days ago I started taking omega 3 fish oil supplements and my acne is worse than its been in my entire life ever!!! I've read up and nothing says that omega 3 should do this. Its horrible, could I be allergic to the omega 3?? Help, please, any advice at all would be appreciated.

 
Old 08-17-2003, 05:14 AM   #2
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Perhaps. I took it while pregnant and it didn't bother my skin any. I take it on occasion now but not enough to cause the breakouts I've been having lately. Ugh.
Anyway, you may want to give it a little time bit if after a few weeks your still breaking out I would stop using it.

 
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I broke out horribly when I took fish oil supplements too. I switched to flax seed oil supplements and my skin seems to tolerate those much better. It seems to be the only kind of fatty acid that doesn't break me out.
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Yikes, ya I took flaxseed oil before too and did fine on that but I have ADHD and Omega-3 fish oils are supposedly more helpful for that. I dunno though... the flaxseed oil did work pretty good and it didn't cause me to break out... I guess maybe I should go back to that.. it's a shame, wasted $13 on a bottle of Omega3.

 
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P.S. The best part about this oil is it can be your only source of fat because it's designed to give you a perfect ratio of omega 3:6:9 EFA's.
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