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Relationships & acne

Can new found romance increase the chances of stimulating hormones that produce acne? More specifically, the hormone cortisol for example? I have been clear and oil free for months after having surgery to remove an adrenal gland that was over producing cortisol over a year ago. Suddenly, I'm in a new relationship and my skin is extremely oily just like when I was sick with the high cortisol. I have regular check ups with a specialist to make sure my other adrenal isn't over producing, but I always check out fine. I have also been intensly nervous, especially when I'm anticipating my new boyfriend. We're a new couple therefore we still have some inhibitions and shyness between ourselves. Could enough intense sexual emotions induce anxiety, acne and the precursor for oily skin, cortisol? Unfortunately, my emotions can run away with me--I can experience mild to moderate anxiety episodes. I'm an anxious person.

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Hmm, interesting! Aside from being nervous about your new beau, have you reached a new milestone age wise that might cause this? Are you close to 30 or approaching menopause for instance? Have you recently begun or stopped birth control? Being nervous about a new beau is a good kind of stress, isn't it? If the cortisol is increased by your boyfriend, wow! That's really saying something. ;)

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Wow holly, sorry I have no input, but you've just made me aware of something that i hadn't thought about before hand. Your situation sounds the same as mine.. I shall watch this thread :)

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What about kissing a man with a beard? I've always wondered....

When I first started dating my boyfriend (almost four years ago!) his stubble irritated my chin. Back then I had no acne. The irritation started as redness then turned into acne. Coincidence or not?

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