I know this post should probably go in the hormonal section, but it's more of a bodily/health question, as I've been "natural" my whole acne journey in all my choices, except for birth control. So I don't feel I need to go into my specifics as ..I've been doing that for years haha.
For now, I'm just at a crossroad. I still have acne even while on Diane 35. I've been on it for about 3/4 years now. However it's worth pointing out I started on the pill at around age 16, I never had an ounce of ance. and I'm pretty sure I started on Yaz, was taking levlen, all through out those changes etc, never one bit of ance at all. It was only about a year into levlen that the acne exploded, in less than a week I went from never a spot in the word to a face that was far too depressing to even find words for. It ruined my life in other words, for 2 years straight then stuck in confusion for the next year or stuck on Diane dealing with constant acne.
Actually my acne has gotten worse lately...one month it's super clear, the next it's just too much to bare it's so weird how it fluctuates like that. My forehead is always bumpy though and the black heads are constant.
So really. Diane isn't clearing me completely... but god help me off it.
My question is...I really don't know what to do anymore. I know big time if I come off diane I may just go through the worst hell of my life with the breakouts, I can't go through more of that, it's already diminished my life and opportunities to nothing.
The thing is, when I try to talk about it to doctors they just say "have you tried coming off the pill altogether, how do you know?"
and although it's true, I don't know what my face is completely off all pills as I never went on the pill for acne. Then again, I was fairly young, and now I'm nearly 22.
I'm worried because I have an entire internet with experiences, regardless of their acne state before, that come off such pills with worse acne and having to end up going back on the pill.
In regards to natural health, if I can't get rid of my acne while on the pill, considering all that I do do so naturally from food to sleep to destressing etc etc etc etc, is there any chance for me to ever control the acne while off the pill?
I'm frustrated because my twin still doesn't have an ounce of acne, on or off the pill, it's just me, but I've spent 3-4 years trying to figure out why I even had acne and there is not one bodily sign, doctors keep refusing my appointments because they say, after all the tests I've taken in depth, that I'm the healthiest person they've all ever come across and they don't know why I have acne, so feel like even if I do get off the pill, there's nothing left for me to "try" to stop my acne.
Does anyone have any advice? I'm really at a cross road. Of course I want to come off the pill, I hate relying on it and it's been quite a few years, but you can imagine how difficult that decision is, it's like choosing to destroy my life further and having to be the hermit again dealing with the painful acne that will come back
Sorry for the rant. Just really confused about my body and why for all these years nothing natural has affected my acne,
does anyone have any experiences to share ? coming off the pill, treating the aftermath naturally?