It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Menopause Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2006, 04:57 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 16
Ariannalie HB User
vitamins for skin etc

I am 52 and just was told I had to go off the low dose birth control pill, I am very nervous doing this since it controlled hot flashes - since I have been on it for the past 6 years or so, I expect to get lots of symptoms.
Before I ask the Dr. for another hormone, I want to hear how natural vitamins have worked for people - does it help to take all these extra vitamins such as B12, co-enzyme etc etc.

The other question is - I am concerned about what will happen to my skin, has anyone tried the vitamins for the skin? Do they work? Thank you.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-31-2006, 09:05 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 267
Wizard HB User
Re: vitamins for skin etc

Hi:

I have to say that the only part of me that isn't falling apart, is my skin. It's clear, smooth and looks fabulous.

I take flax seed oil, Omega 3-6-9, B-Stress vitamin, magnesium and a multivitamin, I also make sure that every day I exercise and get in a fair share of the very colourful veggies and fruits, like red/yellow peppers. brocolli, blueberries etc.

I also make sure a use sunscreen on my face every day, regardless of the weather.

Jo

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-31-2006, 12:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 105
slimseeker HB User
Re: vitamins for skin etc

Hi, I swear by the Olay skin and wellness vitamins. I started them about 2 months ago. I have been recently gettting compliments on how much better my face has been looking and younger. I don't have the blemishes and my skin is clear and just healthy looking.

As far as controling my peri symptoms, I so far have only used when needed soy isoflavones. I have found my best defense is watching my eating (healthy eating) and exercise though. When I go through a day or two of the night sweats and symptoms I start popping my soy and I do improve.

That what is helping me so far.

Hugs
slimseeker

 
Old 07-31-2006, 12:53 PM   #4
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 473
katidid95 HB User
Re: vitamins for skin etc

From what I've read (and from my own experience) it seems the worst thing for skin aging after the loss of estrogen is sun damage. The thing I notice most about my skin is the effects of the sun. I'm an avid user of sunscreen (I use a moisterizer with 20 spf under my makeup) and try to drink lots of water (hardly ever drink sodas, sugery drinks or caffeine).

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Study Links Vitamins with Prostate Cancer Mike In NY Vitamins & Supplements 11 05-18-2007 10:43 AM
Vitamins Reduced Oilyness, But... Fiasco Acne 2 10-08-2006 10:43 AM
Initial Purging with vitamins? LLeeChok Acne 1 10-06-2006 11:15 AM
saying goodbye. i've controlled my acne through diet idealist Acne 39 06-01-2006 05:57 AM
What type of vitamins should I take? Dreamer99 Acne 1 10-25-2004 11:22 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:05 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!