Over the years at various stages:-
Borderline Personality Disorder (not yet diagnosed but my CPN thinks I fit the bill due to my erratic behaviour in recent times.)
Othorexia Nervosa (eating disorder)
The last two or three months have been hell and I`ve become very ill and depressed. I`ve behaved appallingly and lost a real life friend because I bailed out on him and an online friend as well. I`m getting help now and I`m having an initial assessment for pyschotherapy on Tuesday. I`m paying for it privately as I need to do it for a very long time in order to tackle all of my issues. I`m at least starting to feel a little better in the past week or two, I`ve started attending a peer support group and I hope to go back to work very soon. Anyone else who has been affected by acne psychologically, you all have my utmost sympathy.
I developed the Orthorexia when I was around 17 years old after getting into holistic medicine, due to what else... acne. There was a time when it got so severe I was eating absolutely nothing but spinach and those "kooky supplements" for well over 8 months, I have no idea how I even survived looking back.
I also did a radical colon cleanse suggested by a quack holistic doctor that literally almost killed me.
Bubble55 I`m sorry to hear that, I hope you are recovering now.
For many years, I avoided all dairy, junk food, fatty foods, refined sugar, sweetened fruit juices, soft drinks, sweets, desserts, chocolate and caffeine. It was all because I was terrified of breaking out in acne. It hasn`t had a massively adverse effect on my health but I`ve always been a little underweight as a consequence. Recently, I have been very depressed and unwell and because I`ve almost stopped caring, I actually have been doing the reverse and stuffing my face with all the things I have denied myself for years. I`ve put on about a stone and a half (21 pounds) in weight and the ironic thing is that my skin isn`t that much worse than it was when I was eating healthily. Having said that I think I`d have preferred to have stayed as I was than to have gone through everything I have in the past couple of months.