Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:55 AM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:49 AM
As for tips, i'd tell you to take Supplements such as: Psyllium Husks as a Fiber source, and Probiotics, and Multivitamins everyday. This will cleanse the toxic build up in your gut. In most cases the cause of acne is due to bacteria Build up. Cleanse your body, your body will take care of you. I only recently started doing this regimen and its working pretty good.
Keep your head up
Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:07 PM
You attacked your weight problem and now you just need to overcome the acne hurdle. There's always something we need to battle but you do need friends ad support. I struggle with mild acne since I was 13 and then eczema at 22 and now I have folliculitis for about a year. I'm lucky to have a supportive husband and two friends that are moderate acne sufferers to talk to. I'm in excellent shape after having two kids and weight seems to be all my friends obsess about so i can't talk about my skin My skin looks great but I do have a couple of spots PIH from the folliculitis which is fading with Differin and microderm treatments. I do have a patch of folliculitis on my back which is healing now. I keep it covered so my friends don't see it. I'm lucky my husband understands I'm battling this and doesn't care or and honestly, doesn't notice it. But for me I'm self conscious about it and the PIH on my face I feel as if it's al my friends see when they talk to me. When I talked to my friends with acne they are the same way. They feel like their flaws are all the people see but we determined that we all worry so much about what people think about our own skin we don't notice the skin flaws that much on others.
I think you really need to find friends and supports here and on the outside. Chances are your acne is not as bad as you think and I'm sure you'll find people who will see in you something other than acne. I understand it is difficult to talk about your skin but it does help. Like I said I find talking to my two friends about our skin problems is therapeutic. Good luck!
Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:44 PM
HapaMommy- I was only on Yaz for about six weeks. I'm not sure if it was bad timing or the Yaz but I fell into a pretty bad depression and ended up having to withdrawl from classes last semester. I quit taking it which helped my moods and am back on track with school. Again, I'm not sure if it was the Yaz or not. I went in with a VERY open mind because at this point I will try ANYTHING to get rid of acne. If you have any other recommendations on BC or trying Yaz again please let me know! My issues with body image and weight make me very wary of birth control for fear of gaining weight. I must say I am thankful to have good,close friends that I know love me for me. It's hard for me to be around them still because I don't love myself. It's like that saying "You can't love someone until you love yourself". Also, none of my friends have any issues with acne. I'm more open about my issues with family which is extremely helpful. So far this site has also been very helpful. I'm glad I decided to join and post. I'm so glad to hear you have won your battle and have such an amazing support team. And thank you for the words of wisdom.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:12 PM
Hope you feel better!!
Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:34 PM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:13 PM
Anywhom, you need to treat the obsessions which MAY be able to be helped by high dose Inositol, or medications geared towards OCD. Of course talk to your doctor and try and emphasize that you want to treat your problem very carefully and dont want to use a medication you cant get off of. Something like Seroquel, try and stay the hell away from that stuff.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:46 AM
Those feelings you are dealing with right now? They will be in the past, and they will get better.
I won't give you my life story, but I can tell you I have dealt with pain before. It hurts, I know this.
But, if you can think of the future, and of someone you love, someone who cares about you too... you will feel much better. <3
People who are worth your time will love you for who you are, not what is one the outside.