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I hate this...

MonroeQT

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Seriously, what is wrong with me? My skin JUST started clearing up, so what do I do? Decide to eat sugar. I know this makes me break out, but yet here I am again. Those "little pimples" I had are now nodules. But, that's not the main reason I'm upset. I'm disappointed in myself because I can't stop picking at my skin. I'm not a "normal" picker either, I take picking to a whole new level. I always try to pop my cysts and nodules even though I know nothing will come out and that I will end up doing more damage. I just spent almost an hour trying to pop ONE nodule. After nothing came out, I began to scratch the shit out of my skin until several layers of skin came off. Even when I started to bleed(a lot), I did not stop. Mind you, all the while this is happening, I'm mentally telling myself that I'm being an idiot, and that this is non-productive. However, I could.not.stop. It wasn't until my hand got sore that I decided it was enough. I want to mention that I have been diagnosed with OCD, so I know that factors into this. When you have OCD it's like you're not in control of your own body, and I'm not talking about the "I like my house clean *he he*, I have OCD" kind of OCD, I mean real OCD. Ugh. I put some honey on my wounds and I am going to try not to obsess over my skin too much. 



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Did you start eating the honey yet? If you have, could it be the sugar content in the honey that made your breakout worse? Weirdly enough, there doesn't seem to be any foods that get me breaking out. At least not that I've noticed. I have no idea what does it. I have problems with air allergens though so that might be it. Hang on and don't give up.

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13 hours ago, justalittlelonger said:

Did you start eating the honey yet? If you have, could it be the sugar content in the honey that made your breakout worse? Weirdly enough, there doesn't seem to be any foods that get me breaking out. At least not that I've noticed. I have no idea what does it. I have problems with air allergens though so that might be it. Hang on and don't give up.

I ate a spoonful about a week ago so I doubt it's that. I seem to be fine when I eat foods with natural sugar, like fruits. I ate two candy bars last week and also drank some sprite(helps my stomach problems), so I'm sure those are the offenders. Have you tried doing an elimination diet? That is the best way to determine if you have any food sensitivities. It can be really hard to figure out what's causing acne when there are a lot of factors at play. Thanks for the support, I wish you the best!

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On 6/9/2016 at 7:46 AM, MonroeQT said:
On 6/8/2016 at 6:32 PM, justalittlelonger said:

Did you start eating the honey yet? If you have, could it be the sugar content in the honey that made your breakout worse? Weirdly enough, there doesn't seem to be any foods that get me breaking out. At least not that I've noticed. I have no idea what does it. I have problems with air allergens though so that might be it. Hang on and don't give up.

I ate a spoonful about a week ago so I doubt it's that. I seem to be fine when I eat foods with natural sugar, like fruits. I ate two candy bars last week and also drank some sprite(helps my stomach problems), so I'm sure those are the offenders. Have you tried doing an elimination diet? That is the best way to determine if you have any food sensitivities. It can be really hard to figure out what's causing acne when there are a lot of factors at play. Thanks for the support, I wish you the best!
I Haven't tried to see if I have any food allergens I have. Most of the common acne causing things like sugar and dairy don't seem to effect me but I only eat them in moderation anyway. There was a pretty bad mold and water damage problem where I live a few years back. It could have been a problem for a long time before it was discovered too. I had to leave temporarily so they could fix it. My skin did improve a bit after I moved back but I've been using store bought "acne care" products for so long that I think I wrecked my skin's ability to fight infections. Luckily, I found a cream earlier this year that has really been helping so things seem to be looking up. :) 

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