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Peaks And Valleys

leelowe1

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So anyone who has accomplished anything in life knows all about peaks and valleys. We usually have to go through a ton of valleys before we make it to the peaks. And even then, it doesn't imply that there will be no more turbulence to go through. That's life. Well right now, I am in a valley so deep that I can't even see the top of the peaks. Since last Monday, my acne has just exploded and it's been inflammation after inflammation after inflammation and there is no end in sight. It's also rapidly multiplying and spreading out to my cheeks where I got my 2nd deep pimple in a week (those suckers hurt like a mutha). I've been staying in the word and trying to fix my eyes on God but it's hard. The human side of me is trying to find a solution but of course, nothing works. Not diet changes, not juicing, not just washing and moisturizing, not zinc, not anything in the natural. I have a derm appt on Wednesday and I don't think it will make an ounce of difference as she is derm # 7. I am tempted to lament to God, 'Why Me' but i know this is a part of his plan. I just need to hold on to the promise in his word that all things God works for the good of those who love him, whohave been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).



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Aw lovely.

I'm sorry your feeling deep in the valley at the moment. I guess life likes to test our patience and our mental attitude coonstantly, even after the long hurdle of clearing our acne demons. Its like life is saying "let me just see how far this strong girl has actually come, let me see if she can muster up all the courage and strength she has gained through this experience to convey self belief through a slight breakout...and if she can hold her own then she will inspire not only herself but others in the same boat; if she can't then let her battle through and grow even moee spiritually aware and build stronger beliefs before the next hurdle"

I don't know I totally made that up. But, it kind of rings true. We do eveything to clear our skin and sometimes we actually neglect other things like our body by dieting extremely or stressing ourselves out when natural things don't work.

I used to do everything natural. Even stopped shampooing my hair for a couple months. I don't why but, it made me even moee stressed.

In the hopes of clearing our skin ourselves and by thinking, since people on here have cleared there's " naturally ", it MAKES SENSE and WILL work for us too....but sometimes it doesn't and sometimes we become so hard on ourselves. But other times it does work and we gain a lot of encouragement from ourselves and respect from ourselves that we done it on our own.

Thing is, I think people with acne will always have a small battle ahead - a minor breakout, a sore cyst, irritation, confidance issues, fear. Always. Its inevitable that we will always think " shit will it ever return? " There's loads of factors that can make it worse too..loads.

Leelowe I am 100% positive that you will climb to that peak once more. Its safe up there and it's scary in the valley but maybe life needs you to expand in your self beleif and determination. Just picture how you want to look and keep praying.

Remember what you said to me..acne does not define us, its our attitude to it that does. And we DO see it worse than others. Also, sometimes natural things don't work out..my skin did not clear until I started using " synthetic " cures. Maybe stop the juicing for a couple weeks and just focus on eating real foods the now - kinda like paleo style which I'm sure you already do?

*big hug*

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Try my regimen. I can guarantee it will cure even though the most stubborn case of acne vulgaris.

1. 100-200mg spironolactone daily

2. Ortho Tri-cyclen birth control pill

3. Cephalexin antibiotic 1,500-3,000mg per day. (this is very important. This antibiotic is well tolerated so you can take a high dose and be fine. )

4. Duac or Benzaclin-benzoyl peroxide is important and so is a nice oil-free moisturizer.

5. Tretinoin 0.1% cream.

This regimen SHOULD create a huge clearing of your acne.

If it doesn't work there is always accutane. Leelowe, just don't give up. My regimen is just a suggestion, take it or leave it. I am sure you and your doctor will find a regimen that works for you. This too shall pass. You will not always have acne this severe. It will be healed. It has to. Keep faith. You are in my prayers :)

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Try my regimen. I can guarantee it will cure even though the most stubborn case of acne vulgaris.

1. 100-200mg spironolactone daily

2. Ortho Tri-cyclen birth control pill

3. Cephalexin antibiotic 1,500-3,000mg per day. (this is very important. This antibiotic is well tolerated so you can take a high dose and be fine. )

4. Duac or Benzaclin-benzoyl peroxide is important and so is a nice oil-free moisturizer.

5. Tretinoin 0.1% cream.

This regimen SHOULD create a huge clearing of your acne.

If it doesn't work there is always accutane. Leelowe, just don't give up. My regimen is just a suggestion, take it or leave it. I am sure you and your doctor will find a regimen that works for you. This too shall pass. You will not always have acne this severe. It will be healed. It has to. Keep faith. You are in my prayers

Thanks hun. I cannot use BP and i've done accutane 3 times so......... Antibiotics also mess with my stomach so thats out as is birth control. It's hard to see that peak when you're so far down in that valley but all is not lost yet so.....

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Aw lovely.

I'm sorry your feeling deep in the valley at the moment. I guess life likes to test our patience and our mental attitude coonstantly, even after the long hurdle of clearing our acne demons. Its like life is saying "let me just see how far this strong girl has actually come, let me see if she can muster up all the courage and strength she has gained through this experience to convey self belief through a slight breakout...and if she can hold her own then she will inspire not only herself but others in the same boat; if she can't then let her battle through and grow even moee spiritually aware and build stronger beliefs before the next hurdle"

I don't know I totally made that up. But, it kind of rings true. We do eveything to clear our skin and sometimes we actually neglect other things like our body by dieting extremely or stressing ourselves out when natural things don't work.

I used to do everything natural. Even stopped shampooing my hair for a couple months. I don't why but, it made me even moee stressed.

In the hopes of clearing our skin ourselves and by thinking, since people on here have cleared there's " naturally ", it MAKES SENSE and WILL work for us too....but sometimes it doesn't and sometimes we become so hard on ourselves. But other times it does work and we gain a lot of encouragement from ourselves and respect from ourselves that we done it on our own.

Thing is, I think people with acne will always have a small battle ahead - a minor breakout, a sore cyst, irritation, confidance issues, fear. Always. Its inevitable that we will always think " shit will it ever return? " There's loads of factors that can make it worse too..loads.

Leelowe I am 100% positive that you will climb to that peak once more. Its safe up there and it's scary in the valley but maybe life needs you to expand in your self beleif and determination. Just picture how you want to look and keep praying.

Remember what you said to me..acne does not define us, its our attitude to it that does. And we DO see it worse than others. Also, sometimes natural things don't work out..my skin did not clear until I started using " synthetic " cures. Maybe stop the juicing for a couple weeks and just focus on eating real foods the now - kinda like paleo style which I'm sure you already do?

*big hug*

Thank You for the kind words. It just sucks to be taking the same test over and over and over again! Pass me already....lol

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Try my regimen. I can guarantee it will cure even though the most stubborn case of acne vulgaris.

1. 100-200mg spironolactone daily

2. Ortho Tri-cyclen birth control pill

3. Cephalexin antibiotic 1,500-3,000mg per day. (this is very important. This antibiotic is well tolerated so you can take a high dose and be fine. )

4. Duac or Benzaclin-benzoyl peroxide is important and so is a nice oil-free moisturizer.

5. Tretinoin 0.1% cream.

This regimen SHOULD create a huge clearing of your acne.

If it doesn't work there is always accutane. Leelowe, just don't give up. My regimen is just a suggestion, take it or leave it. I am sure you and your doctor will find a regimen that works for you. This too shall pass. You will not always have acne this severe. It will be healed. It has to. Keep faith. You are in my prayers

Thanks hun. I cannot use BP and i've done accutane 3 times so......... Antibiotics also mess with my stomach so thats out as is birth control. It's hard to see that peak when you're so far down in that valley but all is not lost yet so.....

Woops! I should have known that you were doing everything you could physically handle/tolerate. My Bad! :(

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