I'm feeling okay despite still being fairly broken out. The regimen is definitely working for me. I only have 3 painful active cysts, down from 7-8 a few days ago. Yesterday these three were severely painful and now they are only mildly painful. Still red and terrible-looking though.
I highly suspect that the fermented foods are a trigger now. Already suspected it, but I didn't drink any water kefir for 2 days and noticed on those days, I had no new breakouts. Then I drank water kefir again the day before yesterday and got a new, very inflamed cyst. Water kefir is mighty tasty, so I'm still going to drink it from time to time. I haven't tested the kimchee or saurkraut yet, but I haven't had any for about a week now and I feel okay.
The medication helps me but it doesn't seem to prevent breakouts when my body is reacting to something. It just helps heal up what's already there. So I need to do the regimen but also stop all this shit that's making me worse. It's confusing though, because there are just so many triggers. The biggest I've identified so far are: dairy, stress, fermented foods/probiotics and caffeine.
I really want to fast again soon, but I don't want to trigger myself to get worse with eating disorder issues. It's confusing. But I feel like my body and mind would benefit from a rest.
Oh! And I just checked my tracking number and my regimen products are almost here. Should be here by monday. So I'm excited about that. Finally I can stop washing my face with soap and use something more gentle and formulated for problem skin.
edit--also, new blog. http://thecircledanc...9-bb-cream.html
Edited by dejaclairevoyant, 02 March 2013 - 12:57 PM.