So, it's been about 2 years since I last blogged here. Unfortunately, I am back again! Earlier this year (January/February) I started breaking out again with cystic acne. I really don't know what caused it, but I had recently switched from eating Special K every morning to oatmeal - hoping that oatmeal would help keep me fuller as I was trying to lose some post-holiday weight gain. Anyway, I started getting about 2 per week over the course of about 4-5 weeks so I hauled myself into the doctor, knowing I'd been down this road before and I didn't want my skin to get as bad as it was by the time I saw the doctor last time. I'd quit eating the porridge but the spots continued. I was given an 8 week prescription of lymecycline as before and I finished the course 5 days ago. I checked out this old blog to remind myself how long before I started breaking out after the first time I was in antibiotics and it was 10 days....so I've got 5 more days. :-/ The nurse who prescribed the abx did say that I might need another course, but hopefully not.
I'm hoping that the fact I still don't eat much dairy will help to control the spots, and I still use Altacleanse (formerly Ultra Clear) faithfully everyday, however, I haven't taken any supplements for a long time, so maybe I'll start taking vit D3 again, seeing as though I've still got some in the cupboard.
I'm obviously hoping I won't have anything to blog about, but I am going out for a family birthday in about 10 days so I really hope my skin will still be clear!