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Member Since 28 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 24 2013 08:22 PM

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In Topic: Dermatologist Isn't Helping?

26 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

If medications aren't working, it is possible that diet changes may help. I've always eaten what is considered a normal diet, and always had terrible skin. Never had success with derms. It was not until I cut out gluten that I found some relief. 

In Topic: Go To A Private Derm Or Not?

24 July 2013 - 07:59 AM

Don't underestimate the power of diet. Even foods that are considered healthy can wreak havoc if you have developed a sensitivity. Cutting out gluten or dairy for a couple weeks is safer than considering more drugs. If you are sensitive, it does not take long to see improvement. I saw a dramatic decrease in inflammation and new breakouts in three days, literally. I was not entirely convinced however until I returned to my bread and had a breakout. I conducted this experiment repeatedly and always had the same result. I could time my breakouts to 16 hours after consuming gluten. A nephew also had great success by eliminating gluten. He went from severe cystic acne that could not be controlled by anything the dermatologist threw at it to just a couple pimples every now and then. Dramatic! We believed that gluten was wholesome and safe, but found out OUR bodies couldn't deal with it. Just think about it and do some research before looking for accutane.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

24 July 2013 - 07:25 AM

Focusing on all my shortcomings today. Would like to blame acne for my procrastination and feeling like a hermit, but I'm not sure I can. Thought my skin was healing. . . Old blemishes are flaring up again and new ones are bulging beneath the surface. New tea is coming in the mail today, can't wait to try.

In Topic: Go To A Private Derm Or Not?

24 July 2013 - 07:13 AM

Sounds like you've been suffering with it for a while without success. Have you thought about it being related to diet at all? Even if you have a masked food sensitivity that doesn't give you other symptoms, it can manifest in your skin. The diet and holistic health forum can give you more information if you want to explore the possibility. It could explain why antibiotics aren't effective. Good luck!

In Topic: Clear Skin Or 100 Million Dollars?

23 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

Money--if my skin was flawless I would find something else I didn't like about myself to fixate on. Beauty is fleeting, but good investments can last forever. . .