Well, I think things are going well. It appears that many of the cysts along my jaw are coming to a head, after only two days of using Azelaic acid. The problem is that I am tempted to pop these huge cysts......which I actually have to some of them and they appear to be getting better. Is this bad???? I noticed there was someone with an anti picking blog, I think I might need to join forces.
There are two new pimples on that cheek, but I think they are actually old pimples that are being dragged to the surface by the azelaic....these I am not going to pick, I DO NOT need any new scabs!!!!!!!
The being really healthy thing is going really well, still haven't had any sugar...it's actually been one week now without sugar, and its been totally fine. First few days I had a pretty bad headache, but now everything seems fine. I'm pretty sure that my skin is purging. I did however have a glass of wine on saturday, but that's better than my normal one bottle of wine.
I also hink that stopping all the antibiotics is taking its toll, antibiotics are not good!!!!!!!!
I have also been told by a derm here to start taking Beta Careten supplements, three a day. Beta caroten converts to vitamin A when the body needs it, preventing the liver from being overloaded by vitamin A which can be toxic in high does aka Roaccutane. I feel more confident with this than drugs. However pregnancy is not advised when taking this much beta caroten. Once benefit is that maybe i'll be a bit more tanned than usual.
Mentally, it's been hard looking this terrible. I am also trying to avoid too many cosmetics and other cheicals in shampoos etc. I have bought some baby shampoo for both my hair and body. This doesn't have the same detergents in it as other types of products. I just hope that simplifying everything will help.
Hmmmm, realising this was a bit boring today, but it's been one day.....have booked a back up derm appointment in exactly two weeks when I'm back in Aus. However I have a funny feeling that I will be lookin much better by then if I can avoid the picking and get my butt to the gym to sweat a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone got any other good natural skin products which have worked wonders???
Feeling good right now, crossing my fingers that it keeps going like this:)