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Best Vitamins To Take?

15 March 2014 - 01:21 PM

Hello everyone.
So I'm getting really desperate, as it feels like I've tried almost everything. Recently I've read about vitamins and how they can really cure/help some people's acne.
My esthetician has me on micellized Vitamin A... It's in liquid form. I've been taking it for about three weeks, and the first two weeks I was getting NO new pimples! That is the first time that has happened in months. I was thrilled. But last week I broke out like crazy. Not little pimples but really red and painful ones that extended far under the skin, but had heads.
I'm hoping that it isn't the Vitamin A, or maybe it's the vitamin clearing me out.. I don't know.
BUT ANYWAY. I'm thinking of starting to take tablets of Vitamin D3, as I've heard it has cured some people. What other vitamins should I take along with the D3 that would really amp it up? What brand of Vitamin D3 should I get? 
Really hoping this works... I'm feeling really hopeless. 

Btw I'm deathly allergic to fish, so I can't take the vitamin D3 tablets that have cod oil in them.

My Mental Health Is Destroyed... Please Send Good Vibes.

09 March 2014 - 11:26 PM

Hey guys.

So at the beginning of last summer, I became obsessed with my worsening acne. I decided to make a change and made the BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE. I read and researched everything there was to know about diet and acne on this website. Before I even knew what happened, all I was eating as cabbage and occasionally gluten free waffles . That was the beginning of my eating disorder.

Months later, I have now been diagnosed with BDD with awareness(basically I know my skin isn't that bad, yet I believe it is. It's confusing and I hate it), OCD, Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, anxiety/social anxiety, and depression, all because of my stupid acne.
All of my dreams have gone out the window, I see no one anymore, and I can't eat anything without having a panic attack, in fear of breaking out. I go into the bathroom with the lights off so I don't have to see myself. If I get one tiny pimple, I fall deeper into depression, regret everything I ate that week, and hate myself even more.

My skin isn't even that bad. I'm working with an esthetician who literally works magic on acne, but I'm still not happy. I'm afraid of screwing everything up and going back to square one.
I am wasting away, losing weight again (down to 90 pounds) and never feel happy. The determined young girl is completely gone. I'm literally a shell.

I am living in hell, a prisoner in my own mind. I'm finally seeing a therapist and I have my first meeting with a dietitian coming up.
Please send your good vibes my way, and I'll send mine to everyone else suffering. I needed to get this off my chest and warn everyone before they start researching diet and acne, PLEASE BE CAREFUL. I was stupid and took EVERYTHING EVERYONE SAID ON HERE way too seriously, and ate myself into a corner. Now I am a different girl than I was. Like I said, a shell of a human being.
Sending my love. <3

Acupuncture Treatment

12 September 2013 - 10:55 PM

Hey everyone!
So, like many of the users on this forum, I am fed up with Retin-A, Accutane, birth control, etc being forced upon me, and doctors saying that "These are the only cures". After a lot of research, I have decided to start getting acupuncture for my possibly hormonal acne.

Do you think it will work? I've heard of a number of people curing their acne from acupuncture.

I will keep you guys all updated on the progress! Hopefully it works for me, and I can recommend it to you all!

Weird Hardness Under Skin?

12 September 2013 - 05:55 PM

Hey there!
So lately I've been eating better...no gluten, dairy, starchy foods (except for a small amount of sweet potato or yam almost every day, cause I am STARVING, losing weight, so I need something filling), minimal processed foods, and also using BP. Last week I started to see a REAL improvement. I was so happy! It seemed like my moderate acne on my cheeks was slowly clearing up.

However, a few days ago, I noticed these really sensitive hard lumps under my skin on my high cheeks, like under where dark circles would be. There is also a new one on my lower cheek. They are invisible.. there is no sign of acne being there, but they are hard, sensitive and must be deep cause I can't see them. I am freaking out. Is this a major breakout of cystic acne forming? My skin has been very dry lately due to BP. Is it a build up of dead skin cells?
Help! I'm freaking out!

I've Lost All Hope... Very Depressed.

06 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hey everyone..
So at the beginning of the summer, I finally got tired of my acne. It was always mild to moderate, but around the end of senior year of high school, it was getting worse. So I decided to change my diet... EVERYTHING. I got rid of dairy, gluten, meat (but I've always been vegetarian), starchy veggies, other possible triggers...
I saw a little improvement. A few weeks ago (months into my diet change), I noticed my lower cheek acne was flattening! I was thrilled. It seemed to be truly healing. It made me forget all about my recent outbreak of chest, back, neck, and shoulder acne. 
However, I was/am starving. I only eat veggies here and there, with the occasional gluten free pasta, which also seems to break me out, and some apples/berries. I have always been underweight (97 pounds at 18), but I can tell I'm losing even more weight. I'm ALWAYS dreaming of food/junk food. I'm weak...tired...
Fed up, I bought some Bob's Red Mill gluten free steel cut oats two days ago. I had a tiny serving that night, and a small one the next morning. It was HEAVEN. I actually felt full for once, and the flavor was amazing....this happiness only lasted a couple days.
I wake up, and all of my hard work is destroyed. Four cystic pimples under the area where some people get dark circles and another forming lower cheek on my right, and two forming on my left lower cheek. Swollen, hurting, UGLY. All of my starving, work, GONE.
I am so done. I need help. I haven't left the house for days. I can feel this acne problem destroying my confidence, ambition (I had been working hard toward my acting career), happiness, weight. For the first time in my life, I think I am depressed. I just stare in the mirror and wish I could go to sleep until this is over. No makeup can cover this up...
I just thought I could EAT for once. But no...those stupid little grains destroyed everything.
What should I do? I made a doctors appointment today (second one for this, first time she gave me Retin-A, I got scared of the side effects, and didn't use it... besides.... I believe you should work from the inside out...not just put ointments on your skin..) but she can't see me until Wednesday. 
Should I go on birth control and deal with the side effects/possible breakout after I get off of it? I'm too scared of Accutane to use it...
Please help me! I need guidance, someone who understands.... I'm starving, depressed...

Thank you.