Recently started a BHA lotion for my skin bad brain fog

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JewelRA, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. JewelRA

    JewelRA New Member

    I posted in another post about how bad my brain fog and fatigue have been the last few weeks. Well, I have been sick, so I am sure that is contributing to it. But I was trying to think of what else I have done differently the last few weeks. One thing that came to mind is that I started an over-the-counter beta hydroxy acid lotion to help with my acne and sun-damaged skin.

    As most of you who are way smarter than me probably know, BHA is a form of salicylic acid. I did a Google search and then came here and read all the past posts about salicylates being so bad for us with FM/CFS!!!! Oh, MY!!! I wonder if I could be absorbing enough through my skin to be making my symptoms so much worse like this!! I think I will be throwing this stuff in the trash!

    How long do you think it will take until it gets out of my system???
  2. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    Molybdenum and Manganese can help clear this out of your system. Salicylate acid is a sub class of phenolic compounds. Phenolic compounds require minerals to detoxify them.
  3. JewelRA

    JewelRA New Member

    What are some good sources of molybedenum and manganese?