Hello I have had severe acne since December I think this is because of my excessive coffee consumption which mucked up insulin response system. And then my acne got worse.
Skin conditions i have: kp, acne, psorasis. Also i have ammenohrea- seconday- which is when someone who has had regular periods suddenly has absent periods. I think reduced calorie intake from diet is what caused it – but I am now keeping my calorie intake steady. Yet still no period. I did a blood test yesterday for my ammenohrea and I am really scared- I know stressin isnt going to help either my period or acne.
Kp- genetic is linked to dairy and gluten- so i have cut that out - too soon to check for improvements Iodine rich food- spinach in large amounts trigger the worst of cystic acne on my back Also citrus- i went on a low histamine diet- so no citrus, spinach , tomatoes, chocolate, cocoa powder, green tea, fish except salmon.
My diet: no citrus, limited spinach, no chocolate,processed, deep fried, or fried foods, no gluten or dairy, high gi foods and fruits and processed bullsh*t- triggers pustules.
Basically: fresh food- low histamine, yellow bellpeppers or any bellpepper, carrots- grated to reduce gi, Boiled sweet potatoes- reduce gi, brown rice 80g, chickpea pancakes, mung bean noodles/beanthread, dosa with spicy coconut chutney- tastes awesome, lentils, apples, plums, low gi fruit and other veg.
I have 5 active cysts and 22 whitehead on my face- one tangerine gives me two cysts the next day, I ate two. The other cyst was from the vitamin c supplement i believe.
Anyway I am back on the diet I did cheat a bit during the time and also my picking habit which is most likely together the reason for the 22 whiteheads.
I still do get mild acne on my face – does anyone have any herbal teas that won’t affect the female sex hormones but would help acne. I have reasearched chammonile, spearmint, red clover, stinging nettle- this one seems to help men the most, but all these have an effect on oestrogen and progesterone. I don’t know the results of the blood test but one of the causes of ammenohrea is PCOS.
Sorry for how long it is.