I am 34 and have been struggling with severe acne over the last year. I have been to two dermatologists and both have told me there is nothing they can do for me. Just a little background, I have had a hormone test that came back with high dhea, low cortisol, low progesterone, normal to low testosterone and low estrogen. My Adrenal Glands are highly stressed and now it has come to light that my body cannot tolerate sugars of any kind. I have the longest list of "Food Intolerances" verified by an ALCAT test that my Allergist has seen on a "healthy" person.
During both of my two pregnancies I had to take Heparin for a blood clotting disorder. In my second pregnancy, during the fourth month I was found to be on recalled Heparin and was admitted to the hospital. I had severe vomitting, low blood pressure and was dehydrated. After leaving the hospital I was put on a new Heparin distributor and had no further complications throughout the pregnancy. A few months after delivering I began having severe stomach and digestive problems. One doctor thought I had Diverticulitis, but it was left unconclusive. Since then, I have had constant issues with food and my stomach and have never been quite the same.
So now I get to the acne part. I had always had some degree of acne in my teens and even my twenties, but never anything that was really a problem. At 33, my acne became severe. The easiest way to explain it is, I have an acne (and scars) beard that covers my cheeks, chin and neck. I am doing the best I can to mentally deal with the issue. I am not giving up the fight that I will be able to overcome this.
But the point to my story is, I am wondering if there is anyone else that has had a similar issue to mine.