I've been taking bromelain to heal a little from surgery and it SEEMS to have helped, but it could be my imagination.
I'm worried because I'd like to continue taking it because even though I take doxycycline, use topical treatments, and have been doing okay this year with acne--the stuff is breaking me out nastily.
It never fails with natural products that seem to help with another non-acne problem; I break out in places I normally don't, like the jaw line; old pimples don't heal; the new ones are painful. I deal with follicular acne on a good day (whiteheads, small papules), have dealt with serious cystic hormonal acne for 10 years and finally seemed to be getting a break, so I've been using antibiotics like monocycline and Mario Badescu for the occasional cyst, but I really would like to prevent scar tissue formation, and that means taking a supplemnt. (I can't take prednisone anymore--that's the other solution. It finally started making me feel awful and made hair growth on my face/body much worse.) I know it's supposed to help with acne, but it never fails--neem, arnica, horsetail, products with biotin, coq10, and saw palmetto have similar given me strange breakouts so I would have to discontinue them after a week. It's so frustrating.
Is there something I can take, like B5, to help with this? Something that won't add more side effects like joint pain, gas, and hair breakage/loss, another problem I'm strugglng with?
What can I do?