I saw your photos and it was pretty bad. I cannot believe the school you went to suspended you. Screw them.
Did you find the food intolerances that were causing your acne?
What is your current diet consist of?
Also, I am not sure if you are employed, but it would be difficult for a person to move around half the day if they have a sedentary job. Other than switching jobs, what are some ways to go around this issue?
yea that is very true. They want us to refill those prescriptions so they make money (but I think this applies more towards private derms rather than dermatologists that work for big hospitals, i.e. kaiser permanente. If a dermatologist writes you a prescription and you never fill it, than they do not make any money
Well, they didn't WANT to... it's just that I was distracting the other kids in class too much, and no one would stop starring at me. Plus, acne meds were the 'in thing' and nutrition wasn't AS big of a deal... a least not until "Supersize Me" came out, lol.
Dairy, Caffeine, night shades (tomatoes, peppers, paprika), and sweet potatoes (not a night shade) are on my list so far. The only issue with reading what other peoples food intolerances are is something that wont help you. No one in my family is intolerant to anything, even though many are overweight. I am also the only one in my family with psoriasis, but I am the most fit and active of them all. The things that effect me come through my skin, and for the majority of people in my family it goes to their waist line.
My current diet is pretty simple actually... oatmeal every morning with an apple or two, a salad with beets and carrots, some homemade vegetable soup with freshly cut vegetables and soaked beans/legumes, fish twice a week, very rarely chicken, and steamed vegetables as a snack. Look up "Gordon Ramsey's broccoli soup" on youtube and you'll see one of my favorites. The soup lasts me 3 days. Also, because it's still cold in Chicago I take adult gummy Vitamins for Viatmin D3.
I have three jobs actually. My main job is working in a large freezer moving around boxes all day long, and my other jobs help my family out as well as our small business. If you had an office job 8-9 hours a day that makes you sit down a lot, then so what? Move around the other half of the day!
I'm not saying don't go to your dermatologist. Ever see that show on Animal Planet called "Monsters Inside Me"? If I have some godforsaken parasite sucking away at my tissues and bones, then I know exactly whom I'm running to! What I'm saying is don't go to your dermatologist for mild to moderate acne, not until you try changing your diet and lifestyle. Unless you can't change your diet and lifestyle, then by all means try whatever they'll give you. However, it is your responsibility dealing with the side effects and possible injuries to your digestive system. There are a few people who discovered their acne was hormonal related, and a few that were too severe for any diet to work. Those people need to see a dermatologist, but the majority of us never had to. There are countless books out on the market for skin and nutrition alone. The diet and acne myth has been beaten and shouldn't be a part of anyones dogma to make money, yet it still circles around.