If you read my post correctly...youll notice that at the end i wrote something that i think you missed...
Well, how on earth could you clue on your own body?!??! I just told you that it begins forming a week before it even appears...Sometimes, your body can decieve you. People tend to make rash generalizations. Like, for example, "hmm this pimple appeared in 1 hour", "i checked earlier and there was nothing there", "It must have been the eggs i ate yesterday(Or i didnt gel my hair yesterday...real case with my cousin!!)"....Well, medicine doesnt really work like that...Dont get me wrong but he/she might be right...but not necessarily. You cant just go with common sense...If so then why do doctors take 6 years to go to medical school...How do you know that acne.com isnt true in ALL cases?
The bottom question is "How could you be an expert on your own body, when you can easily be deceived and 100 % sure that your pimple formed in an hour?"
Hon, I'm not doubting that most form within a week or two. I did not refute that. However, some can be due to just hormonal imbalances. Your skin happens to be very sensitive to all things around it and within it. Take a rash, it takes but moments of contact to get a rash if your skin is so sensitive to something. As well as what you eat. I am on a very specific diet as I have other medical issues that are of more importance that just the acne. So I had narrowed my diet down to a plain brown rice and beans diet, nothing more, nothing less. Did that for over a month. No trigger foods, no creams or lotions, no pollutants etc, I have gone completely organic as well. I slowly added in things to see how my body tolerated them and my problem (ovarian cysts) cropped up again when I added in certian phytoestrogens that countered the medication I am on. Other things influence hormones as well as just food. Smells, toxins, the pull of the moon(why do most women ovulate around the same time?hmm?)etc. Anyway, back to acne. When I added those foods, I broke out within hours. Not the blackheads or whiteheads, but huge cysts.
A little TMI...if I forget to take even just one of my high dose birth control continuously without stopping, not only the acne starts comming back at a furious rate, but I can feel my ovulation starting(which in my case is bad). And by the end of the day I start bleeding(have endometriosis as well).
Let's just say, I know my body. Everyone's body is different, which is why they respond to different medications differently. Everyone's toxicity is different. Don't you think they would have an actual cure if they knew the reasons to everyone's acne? For me it's extra phytoestrogens...no coffee, beer, sunflower seeds, camomille tea, oregano, caffine, as well as certian oils. It's almost like an allergic reaction. If people were to listen to their body, then they could provide the doctors with more information(one that listens at least) and they could together come up with a solution that works. Amazing how my gyn was able to help with the acne problem, but the three derms did not.
I look and feel much better and the acne is down to a small roar compared to how it was on low dosage b/c pills and benzaclin and tazorac, and years of antibiotics. They even threatened me with Accutane (three doctors)...and for the most part I'm clear except when I do treat myself to some chocolate or have a new food that triggers it or come into contact with something I probally shouldn't.
Before only listening to doctors, listen to your body...that's my point. I know my body. I don't know yours or anyone elses on this board. I will not claim to have a cure all, nor will I have an answer to someone elses reasoning for getting acne, even down to the time frame of when they start. I only know me....and well, I can't but help to say, I am right about me amongst some others, I can't be alone in this. Please don't suggest you have all the knowledge because of what you read. Not everything works the way the textbooks state. And trust me sweetie, after 20 years with acne...my body is NOT decieving me.