So this is a random question but I feel like my acne left me with a lot of emotional problems.
First of all when I had acne (now i only have some scarring left) I was always anxious to be in bad lighting and stuff like that. So i guess after so much constant worrying i still feel social anxiety bc it was so common to me before that it hasn't gone away even if the original problem is gone. Is there any way to get rid of this other than seeing a doctor? because I don't want any anxiety pills AT ALL, i dont need them but everytime i feel anxious and try to calm my self it just doesn't do anything. I just still feel the same feeling sometimes of worrying when I am in public even though the acne is gone. I never had this before acne btw so i know i have anxiety because of it. It's kind of engraved in me now.
Another question... what is an effective way to help people around you especially loved ones understand your lifestyle and diet? After getting rid of my acne I am SO strict with my diet because I know that little changes here and there or eating junk causes breakouts for me EVERY TIME and I will do anything to prevent any kind of break out!!! & I am 100% successful when i stick to my diet. So i still stick to the diet that got rid of it because I know it works for me. I barely eat at restaurants because 99% of restaurants out there have no options for me and or use the worst ingredients. I am not kidding when i say that any little thing not in my "diet" causes problems for me not only in skin but digestion. Sometimes i think its extreme but symptoms do not lie. So... I also get anxiety when my friends or family invite me to dinner or TRAVELING because there is almost ZERO foods that I can practically eat unless i take my own. How do i live with out seeming wierd to them that i either have to take my own food (which is crazy to them) or not go at all - which sucks.
Things i can eat: (I go to a nearby farm to get these!!!) RAW milk, raw yogurt/kefir, raw butter, grass fed meats ONLY, SOME organic fruits and SOME veggies... that's practically it. Anything outside of this and my digestion goes crazy. Idk why I'm overly sensitive but it took my a long time to listen to my body and I need to put it first. this might not be forever but it is for now. I just don't know what to do because avoiding every trip and dinner isnt going to help me just isolate me. I want to find a way to help others understand me because i feel stuck. I want to keep sticking to my diet because I know it is healing me little by little. I'm getting lots of probiotics and nutrients this way because all the farm products don't have any hormones and have tons of beneficial bacteria. the meats are also high in omega 3's unlike commercial meat loaded with who knows what. there is no restaurants serving fresh farm food almost anywhere sadly :((( but i feel like if i eat even a bit of pasta, bread, bad oils or even legumes my hard work is greatly diminished instead of helping my progress. i want to stick to this LONG TERM. HELP PLSSS!
I guess it just really matters to me bc it took so long for me to finally figure this out. cleaning my body has been a mission and people don't understand how it feels to just breakout from anything i put in my mouth so i need to help them understand, just don't know HOW.