Starting something new is always a challenge. There is fear of the unknown, fear of failure and just generalized anxiety. There is also the hopefulness that finally something is going to work. Well now, i have come upon my 1st of many challenges with my new regimen. The breakout! My face feels so inflamed and my pimples are big, red and under the skin. It makes it very uncomfortable to move my face. To be fair, my diet has been disgustingly off track this entire past week and weekend and with Thanksgiving coming up..well....you see the challenge. I also started flaxseed oil which some people say breaks them out. But in any event, i'm not giving up. I see my derm in a week or so and i think she wants to see if my skin can tolerate a retinoid (i have so much congestion but retinoids have never helped my skin but we'll see). Trying to stay positive and not fixate.