After many doctors, specialists, Urgent care and ER visits, I no longer have acne. (Or what I perceived as acne). It was some sort of allergic reaction all along. The common symptom I had was inflammation. I was misdiagnosed with acne, sinus infections, herpes, you name it....
Each specialist treated only those specific symptoms that were common to their trade. Against the allergist's recommendations, I stopped staying in my apartment. I commuted hours to work, I couch surfed, and finally I got out of my lease. I should mention that I got so bad at one point I was covered head to toes in hives from an allergic reaction to a medication for a sinus infection I didn't have. (I've never been allergic to a med before ever but in the last year I've reacted to at least 4, each time intensifying in severity). The hives on my face manifested like my previous acne. The hives lasted 3 weeks. After lightening, the hives still flare up once in a while, but now it just makes my skin appear pinkish and slightly splotchy. I believe it was a reaction to something inhaled in my apartment, possibly a mold or fungus allergy. There was no visible mold in my apartment.
Anyways, after being out of my apartment for 2 weeks my skin cleared. It's been about 2 months now with clear skin and my other symptoms are diminished. It's taken a while to get whatever this was out of my system, which was definitely in a toxic state a couple months ago.
Not sure if this will help anyone, but just wanted to put it out there. Pay attention to everything! Even my dermatologist didn't see the correlation between my symptoms.
Good luck everyone.
Edited by emanresu, 15 July 2014 - 11:49 PM.