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Hi Guys, So I've posted a couple of times but never actually introduced myself and I though i should amd explain my situation and see if I could get any help..

So basically I have had acne for about 5 or 6 years, when my (very late) periods started, I am 20 almost 21 now, but that acne was only ever two to six spots on my forehead at any one time.

THEN about a year ago i started breaking out on my chin/jawline area before and during my period and continued breaking out on my forehead. I have always had relatively oily skin (on my forehead) but never anywhere else. So in May I went to Africa for two months when i broke out HORRIBLY. literally all over my jawline, chin, cheeks, neck and forehead. I put this down to humidity, make up change and anti-malarials. So I went on Doxycycline which didn't work at all, and just made it much much worse (longer that just an IB) and scince i came home in July it has gotten out of control. It sort of goes in cycles in that i constantly breakout in the same areas but it starts to clear up and within a couple of days its just as bad as before again. A. nnoying,

I completely overhauled my diet three months ago too. I have cut out Wheat, Sugar, Dairy, Gluten and Soy and am taking Agnus Castus, Saw Palmetto, Vitams A, B6, B12, D, Zinc, Cod liver oil, aloe vera juice...

But my skin is worse than ever and I am super dissapointed. I also have just been diagnosed with Depression and Endometrisis... blugh.

Anyone know what could help?! I have ordered Spironolactone but I don't now whether that will work as well as I want it to, and I am very reluctant to go on birth control because of my family history of mental illness... ahhhhh

Sorry for rambling, but I hope someone who was/is in the same position as me has any idea what can help!!

Thanks Guys

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Hi Guys, So I've posted a couple of times but never actually introduced myself and I though i should amd explain my situation and see if I could get any help..

So basically I have had acne for about 5 or 6 years, when my (very late) periods started, I am 20 almost 21 now, but that acne was only ever two to six spots on my forehead at any one time.

THEN about a year ago i started breaking out on my chin/jawline area before and during my period and continued breaking out on my forehead. I have always had relatively oily skin (on my forehead) but never anywhere else. So in May I went to Africa for two months when i broke out HORRIBLY. literally all over my jawline, chin, cheeks, neck and forehead. I put this down to humidity, make up change and anti-malarials. So I went on Doxycycline which didn't work at all, and just made it much much worse (longer that just an IB) and scince i came home in July it has gotten out of control. It sort of goes in cycles in that i constantly breakout in the same areas but it starts to clear up and within a couple of days its just as bad as before again. A. nnoying,

I completely overhauled my diet three months ago too. I have cut out Wheat, Sugar, Dairy, Gluten and Soy and am taking Agnus Castus, Saw Palmetto, Vitams A, B6, B12, D, Zinc, Cod liver oil, aloe vera juice...

But my skin is worse than ever and I am super dissapointed. I also have just been diagnosed with Depression and Endometrisis... blugh.

Anyone know what could help?! I have ordered Spironolactone but I don't now whether that will work as well as I want it to, and I am very reluctant to go on birth control because of my family history of mental illness... ahhhhh

Sorry for rambling, but I hope someone who was/is in the same position as me has any idea what can help!!

Thanks Guys


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