I'M MARRIED as of June 11th, 2010
MY SKIN IS CLEARING UP SO FAST! - All I have is some pink/red marks and minor whiteheads, but gosh that sure beats bumps and scabs
I'M MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA within the next 3 weeks
STILL EATING PLENTY OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES EVERYDAY +h2O
CLEANSE MY FACE W/RAW ORGANIC HONEY TWICE A DAY
I am so blessed. I can't believe that only a week ago my skin infection was taking over my entire life.
I've been eating and drinking raw and organic for the past couple weeks, but yesterday I decided to really change my lifestyle 100%, attitude and all.
No more cleansers and chemicals only 100% Pure Raw Organic Honey, a GOOD ATTITUDE, and the occasional honey/avocado or honey/banana mask. I ALREADY see a difference, I'm not kidding.
My skin is peeling off! It's shedding it's old skin and starting fresh!
My fiance is flying in tomorrow night. I haven't seen him in a few weeks so I'm very excited We're going to the courthouse to finish our marriage papers. Next time I update I'll be a taken lady!
I FEEL WONDERFUL.
My skin is a little dry right now, so I made a raw, organic honey and banana mask today. Felt great, tasted even better
I'm not going to let this infection/skin condition control my life any more!
MY NEW REGIMEN:
RINSE W/WARM WATER
1 TSP OF 100% RAW, ORGANIC HONEY
CLEAN, ORGANIC, RAW DIET
PLENTY OF WATER (filtered/distilled/spring)
PLENTY OF SUNLIGHT & EXERCISE
PATIENCE & GOOD ATTITUDE
I'll let you know when I start seeing results because I will
My face stings.
ALL THE TIME.
and it's hard not to scratch and touch it!!!!!
I've been eating so healthy and sticking to the regimen and I finished my antibiotics for the infection and it's only getting worse, it seems. The bumpiness is back, there are new whiteheads EVERYWHERE, the lump in my neck is still there, my pee is highlighter yellow (which is crazy because I literally drink 2 gallons of water a day and pee like 1,000 times a day)
I can't get any relief.
I've started taking 2 drops of oil of oregano to help fight of the bacteria and whatnot.
& I think the supplements like Zinc, Omega3, vitamin A etc are contributing to my bad skin because of all the gelatin and cellulose that are added...
I just feel like I need to clean out my colon really well and keep eating really healthy like I have, and I'll get better. I really feel like it has something to do with my colon or maybe it's something more serious because of all the other symptoms I've been having. God dammit, why can't I just feel better and look normal again?
My fiance is coming home in 7 days and we're going to finalize the marriage papers at the courthouse, so I'm gonna be married and moved away very soon!
Acne.org regimen day 8 or 9...and tomorrow's my last day of Keflex and Bactrim. I'm glad to get off those pills because they made me so itchy. Although, I'm praying that this continues to heal without medication. My skin is healing, slowly, but the scars and red marks are devastating.
I had a terrible skin picking episode last night and today. Long story short; pus, blood, scab, purple, swollen, ice pack. BUT I THINK I GOT ALL OF IT OUT!
...Don't skin pick, kids...
This past week I've been eating really healthy, lots of fruits and veggies and green smoothies. I'm going to keep it up. The skin AROUND my infection looks great (haha, so pathetic)...
Anyway, no one reads my blog but I still felt like updating.
I'm going to go to the doctor next week and try to get Spironolactone for my insane hormones. I'm excited.
I still need to figure out what makeup will work with my peeling, flaking, dry skin...
Please heal my infection by next Thursday.
I'm really happy to report that my skin is healing rather well.
It still makes me sad when I look in the mirror and think that it will never look the same again.
The scarring and redness is still very prominent.
I have hope but I also don't like to get my hopes too high...
This whole thing has really humbled me.
That's all I have to say today.
I was up until 7am, just tossing and turning. The lump in my neck has gotten bigger now and it hurts. I did some research about thyroid disease and such. I definitely need to see a doctor. I'm very worried.
My skin is clearing, by the way. It's day 6 of the regimen and the folliculitis medication. Only 4 more days of the prescription left, thank God.
All of this must be tied together somehow. It would explain the way I've been feeling, that's for sure. And definitely why my skin broke out all of a sudden. I'm afraid though. And I wish my fiance wasn't so far away right now. I need him right now.
FINALLY started my period today!! Woohoo. I've never been so relieved in my life, haha. It's day 5 on the regimen/medication and I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I mean besides the redness and dry skin, there are less pustules and papules than before. It doesn't look as infected anymore and it's not as itchy either. I'm hoping by this time next week that I'll see some real improvements where I feel I can leave my house once again (It's been a week)... I'm starting to feel like myself again, which is wonderful.
I'll update later.
Oh! and I made another smoothie today! this time, I added broccoli and carrots. It was actually very delicious:
My sunburn is fading, thank GOD! But my face is still very red and irritated right now, almost inflamed. It itches and looks almost like a rash. It's been a struggle every single night to fall asleep.
Today is day 4 on my anti-folliculitis/acne breakout journey.
Still on Bactrim, twice a day.
Still popping 4 Keflex a day. (500mg) [bUT I'M NOT SURE HOW LONG I'M SUPPOSED TO WAIT IN BETWEEN PILLS]
Still following the Acne.Org DKR, as precise as humanly possible.
I started taking 60mg of Zinc today and I'm going to see how much it helps over the next few weeks. Anyway, I need to purchase some more fish oil pills too, I just ran out yesterday. I read that Chromium is also good for fighting breakouts. Hmm.
I can't wait until the Keflex and Bactrim prescription is over with. I hate that I'm taking 6 antibiotics a day. My body needs a break.
I'm going to start making green smoothies tomorrow, for breakfast. Yummmmm
& I'm trying to stay positive, but it's really hard when I look into the mirror and see this mess on my face. I haven't left the house in nearly a week because I'm afraid to be seen by ANYONE, plus my skin is ULTRA sensitive to sunlight right now. I should probably still attempt to live a normal life, but I don't want to do anything until I see some results. I know this is horrible thinking. My fiance is still in the hospital in Washington so there's not much motivation to leave the house right now.
....I'm going to wake up tomorrow and be happy.
Hakuna Matata, right?
O, NO! I didn't wear any sunscreen today and my face is as red as this guy's >> It hurts so much. I was only outside for FIVE minutes because I was trying to get my dog to come back inside the house. Crap.
Anyway, it's day 3 on the regimen and on my folliculitis medication and I'm seeing ....subtle improvement. I'm also going to start eating cleaner like I used to (more fruits & vegetables, less dairy, and of course I rarely ever eat meat so that's not hard to cut out). And I'm trying to just take it easy with stress, because I know my hormones are out of whack. I haven't had my period in over 5 weeks and I know for sure that I'm not pregnant.
My skin has been so ITCHYYYYYY. I just want to rip my face off right now.
& Wow. This sunburn isn't helping.
...Well, as all of you that have been reading my posts know, I've been dealing with a very severe and very SUDDEN "acne" breakout for the past month or so...turns out, I've been going about it all wrong.
So!, I went to the walk-in clinic yesterday. Thanks to Olive14! I started researching and looking up images for staph infections after reading her comment about the possibility of a staph infection. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Folliculitis (staph) looks identical to what I'm dealing with! I can't believe I never even considered this, being a skin care specialist and all. Ha! Maybe I should go back to school.
So, while at the clinic, I demanded that they test me for a staph infection. The doctor took me aside, listened to me vent about my symptoms, etc and said "Well, I think you might be on to something." ...I am now prescribed to Cephalexin (Keflex) and Sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) to cure what seems to be Folliculitis (staph infection). I am also going to make an appointment with my gynecologist to get back on birth control or some sort of hormone regulator.
**Thank you all so much for your concerns. It truly means so much to me that you've even taken the time to read my posts. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in this.**
p.s. My acne.org products came in the mail today!!
So, if it's NOT a staph infection, then at least I can clear up my breakout somehow!
2 fish oil vitamins, daily (which I've been taking for years)
500mg Keflex (4 times a day)
1 Bactrim w/breakfast
1 Bactrim w/dinner
1 Benadryl, because my face is so itchy and tender and I can't fall asleep at night.
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