Another update (they're always more frequent when I'm concerned, it helps settle my mind to have it written down)
A slight general downturn, which is disappointing. I got a pimple over my lip large enough to actually be painful, and feels like another on the way. I used to get these occasionally, even when "clear" on just taurine, but I haven't had them since starting this diet. I already went through the possibilities last post, but I forgot that I did also have a store-bought salad that had some kind of dressing that tasted of apple cider vinegar. I suppose that means it probably had sugar to balance it out, not sure if that would affect me. Apart from the lip pimples the only other problems were a small pimple on my arm and one on my back, and an increase in irritation and itchiness. I've tried to stick very strictly to my anti-candida diet for the last week, so hopefully I'm getting past it. I have a big event in 2 days time and I'm hoping these lip pimples will fade down to be relatively unnoticable (they're not highly prominent atm, but the clearer you get, the more sensitive you become to small things).
In another note, the mark from the single corner-lip pimple I had more than a month ago still hasn't completely faded. I'm not sure if its the proximity to the redness of my lips or what, but it's taking a long time. It's barely visible, but not something I want around forever. On top of that, another small red mark appeared above it, almost linking to it, and there wasn't even a pimple there! just a random mark. Super weird. I'm going to choke down some coconut oil tonight and try to get a good night's sleep. Maybe I'll take a short work day tomorrow and relax.
Anyway, thanks for listening
Got the tiniest imaginable whitehead on my cheek (barely more than a bump, I can feel it more than see it). However, size aside, I havent had cheek pimples in like 6 months. I thought of a few new things - the itching has made me rub my face a -lot-, so that could be causing it. The itching itself might be caused just by winter, it's suddenly got a lot colder here. maybe I need to try a moisterizer. The other possibility that I'd rather not consider is that it's lack of taurine. I've been lowering my dose steadily to conserve my supply and because it seemed I didn't need it. I've gone down from 1.5 teaspoons a day at the height of my usage, to between a third and a half teaspoon a day. I took a full teaspoon last night just in case, but I'll have ot make the decision of whether to order more in soon (it's pretty expensive). If I know I need it I don't begrudge the cost, but I had been thinking I didn't. Oh well. My sleep has also still been bad, because while I'm going to bed earlier, I can't stop reading, so I'm up till all hours. If my situation improves with my continuing dietary restrictions and hopefully better sleep then I'll be glad, but I think I'll have to order more taurine in just in case.
Edited by Pangarl, 27 May 2011 - 06:12 PM.