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I haven't ever posted anything on here before but I need some help so I decided to ask the people on here, because it seems most of you know your stuff.

I think my acne is caused my some kind of food intolerance. I THINK it might be Gluten..but I'm not for sure because of my weird and completely random symptoms besides my acne. I can't afford to go to a naturopath and the nearest one is a few hours away so if you could be kind enough to read through this and give opinions I'd greatly appreciate it. Sorry it's so long.

Okay so to start off, my acne. I've had it since I was 14 - I'm 18 now (I'm a girl by the way). Long lasting acne isn't a pattern in my family, my older siblings, 2 brothers and sister had acne around puberty but it went away before they was 16. I've never really had cystic acne..it's more of the small ones allover my face that sometimes come to a head and blackheads and I have light acne on my chest and back.

I developed a horrible picking habbit, which has caused the red and dark marks allover my face and back aswell. I don't really pick anymore though.

The reason I suspect a food intolerance is because when I wake up in the morning, non of my acne is red or inflamed looking, and it looks as though there is barely any bumps on my face, I look almost clear except for the dark spots..but then when I eat breakfast..which lately has been something unhealthy..like whitebread, pizza, or pretty much anything a little bit later my acne looks terrible..red and inflamed AND my brain starts to get foggy and my stomach looks and feels bloated and pregnant.

Incase it would help, here are the other random symptoms I've been having, some started in middle school.

- My teeth are in bad shape even though I take GOOD care of them. I've had 3 back teeth just randomly break off in chunks. I also usually have a ton of cavities.

-I have bone broblems in my knees. They just randomly started hurting when I was in 9th grade. No doctors could figure out what was wrong. Finally was told I had some kind of cysts behind my knees in my bone and one of them was inflamed

-Dry, dull, rough, brittle hair

-White stuff on my scalp..I don't think it's dandruff because it's not flaky

-Aside from acne my skin is pale, dull, dry, sometimes itchy and I sometimes get eczema in random places

-My vision is terrible..it just seems to be getting worse with time. My eyes are dull and tired looking.

-Doctor had me checked for anemia before..and had me taking vitamins with iron but I didn't feel any difference

-horrible brain fog and just can't seem to concentrate

-I always feel the need to eat, I know I'm not hungry but it's like my brain is telling me to keep eating no matter what the food is, healthy or unhealthy. I eat sooooo much and still my weight doesn't change. I don't gain weight. It stays the same.

-I have an overall thin body except my stomach. It sticks out and I look pregnant and bloated.

-Depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings

-After eating my stomach feels sooo bloated and uncomfortable, I get gas and my lower left side starts to feel weird and my stomach makes noises.

-I am ALWAYS tired. No matter how much sleep I get. I just feel so worn out.

-I notice I breathe heavily. Chest feels heavy. As if I'm not getting any oxygen or something.

-My period is pretty regular but at times I'm late, my last period was a week and a half late and I'm usually stuck with horrible cramps.

-I'm a pretty stressed person..the enviroment I've been around since I was little has given me a BIG stress problem. not to mention always stressing about my skin.

-Headaches

-When I was younger I always had problems with my bowels and constipation..doctors would always say I was "impacted" or whatever and I had kidney problems. When I was a baby they told my mom I had asthma and allergies..but she said they never told her what kind of allergies..and I've never had an asthma attack..only breathing problems because I'm also allergic to cigarette smoke.

Sorry this was soo long.. what do you think? Food intolerance to gluten or wheat or could it be something else?

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I haven't ever posted anything on here before but I need some help so I decided to ask the people on here, because it seems most of you know your stuff.

I think my acne is caused my some kind of food intolerance. I THINK it might be Gluten..but I'm not for sure because of my weird and completely random symptoms besides my acne. I can't afford to go to a naturopath and the nearest one is a few hours away so if you could be kind enough to read through this and give opinions I'd greatly appreciate it. Sorry it's so long.

Okay so to start off, my acne. I've had it since I was 14 - I'm 18 now (I'm a girl by the way). Long lasting acne isn't a pattern in my family, my older siblings, 2 brothers and sister had acne around puberty but it went away before they was 16. I've never really had cystic acne..it's more of the small ones allover my face that sometimes come to a head and blackheads and I have light acne on my chest and back.

I developed a horrible picking habbit, which has caused the red and dark marks allover my face and back aswell. I don't really pick anymore though.

The reason I suspect a food intolerance is because when I wake up in the morning, non of my acne is red or inflamed looking, and it looks as though there is barely any bumps on my face, I look almost clear except for the dark spots..but then when I eat breakfast..which lately has been something unhealthy..like whitebread, pizza, or pretty much anything a little bit later my acne looks terrible..red and inflamed AND my brain starts to get foggy and my stomach looks and feels bloated and pregnant.

Incase it would help, here are the other random symptoms I've been having, some started in middle school.

- My teeth are in bad shape even though I take GOOD care of them. I've had 3 back teeth just randomly break off in chunks. I also usually have a ton of cavities.

-I have bone broblems in my knees. They just randomly started hurting when I was in 9th grade. No doctors could figure out what was wrong. Finally was told I had some kind of cysts behind my knees in my bone and one of them was inflamed

-Dry, dull, rough, brittle hair

-White stuff on my scalp..I don't think it's dandruff because it's not flaky

-Aside from acne my skin is pale, dull, dry, sometimes itchy and I sometimes get eczema in random places

-My vision is terrible..it just seems to be getting worse with time. My eyes are dull and tired looking.

-Doctor had me checked for anemia before..and had me taking vitamins with iron but I didn't feel any difference

-horrible brain fog and just can't seem to concentrate

-I always feel the need to eat, I know I'm not hungry but it's like my brain is telling me to keep eating no matter what the food is, healthy or unhealthy. I eat sooooo much and still my weight doesn't change. I don't gain weight. It stays the same.

-I have an overall thin body except my stomach. It sticks out and I look pregnant and bloated.

-Depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings

-After eating my stomach feels sooo bloated and uncomfortable, I get gas and my lower left side starts to feel weird and my stomach makes noises.

-I am ALWAYS tired. No matter how much sleep I get. I just feel so worn out.

-I notice I breathe heavily. Chest feels heavy. As if I'm not getting any oxygen or something.

-My period is pretty regular but at times I'm late, my last period was a week and a half late and I'm usually stuck with horrible cramps.

-I'm a pretty stressed person..the enviroment I've been around since I was little has given me a BIG stress problem. not to mention always stressing about my skin.

-Headaches

-When I was younger I always had problems with my bowels and constipation..doctors would always say I was "impacted" or whatever and I had kidney problems. When I was a baby they told my mom I had asthma and allergies..but she said they never told her what kind of allergies..and I've never had an asthma attack..only breathing problems because I'm also allergic to cigarette smoke.

Sorry this was soo long.. what do you think? Food intolerance to gluten or wheat or could it be something else?

It could be a Food Intolerance/Sensitivity to any food/drink you consume and the allergic reaction is systemic. You can rule out foods like Seafood unless you eat it everyday. The best way is to have IgG testing on the 9 most common foods (just a start if nothing comes back positive) which your Dr can order. Ask for a copy of results because most Dr's just blow this off. I work for 2 Dr's, I know.

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The allergen test will probably come back with A LOT! of false allergens thatonetime. It is a good idea, but know that the main foods that are causing your system to be breaking down are also increasing your intolerance to a lot of other things.

I would advise you to go on an alkaline diet and supplement with spirulina and chlorella. Absolutely NO sugar, no dairy, no grains at all, no meats except for broiled fish or fowl (bird), and no eggs. No fruits either. If you want to heal you must do this. It will take adjusting but in a month or two you will be beautiful, perfect, acne free, and energetic and helping your family and friends with their problems.

Since your hair and skin and teeth are brittle, you are very acidic, and i'm sure your bone density is also low. To help you rebuild your system stick with the alkaline diet, make sure you ingest spirulina for the nutrients and proteins you will need, and also take krill oil. You will need fats such as avocado, coconut oil, almond butter, this is a must, fish and bird give you no fats, and i'm sure your intestines can't handle the dairy now. Do not eat vegetable oils like olive oil or any other oils, just the ones listed, oils will make you break out fast, within a few hours.

Buy some digestive enzymes, swanson are the best, and eat them with meals. If you do this for a month and stay away from stress you'll be better looking than all the people you currently know. Contact me if you want some more help.

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I joined this forum due to your questions.... you need to get checked out for Lyme disease! Especially if you have bakers cysts behind your knees. You have all the signs of it. It could also be fibromyalgia or Chronic fatigue. I have both and sometimes they get very confussed with Lyme, which I don't have.

But I also have food allergies to soy, corn and wheat which make my acne and the rest of my body go crazy when I eat to much of it. Soy just gives me a sinus headache and brain fog!

And no I am not a doctor, just overly educated because it took 10 years for a diagnosis of all my little bodily issue to fall under one diagnosis and make since.

Go see a dr. who is lyme literate, MOST doc are NOT, you can find one in your state by going to the website of lymenet.org.

good luck!

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eat 3 egg yolks a day plus whites, and cooked carrots with butter and some cheese.

never drink soda or eat white bread or white rice again, or any sweet or sugary food.

consume 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per day.

eat liver every once and a while.

eat broccoli and cauliflower every day.

eat sardines once and a while.

iron is better absorbed from animal meat rather then supplements or plant sources, clams are the absolute highest, followed by oysters, but you could just as well eat 4 chicken drum sticks and get a so/so amount, liver has been used to treat anemia for like 1000 years, supps are like garbage compared to liver or animal sources.

i could explain why, but that could take alot of typing.

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Even if you didn't have acne, you shouldn't go on with such digestion and stress issues. You most likely suffer from malabsorption which means you don't get the nutrients needed which causes half you symptoms. Try something like the GAPS diet or other steps to heal digestive tract.

And learn to deal. Eat the nutrients that help the body manage stress. Sleep well at night in the dark. Get up and outside in the light and move around.

Also, try finding flavorful natural and unsweetened drinks to satisfy your desire for something all the time. Like things I often crave are chocolate and flavors like spice cookies and cakes so I drink spice teas and plain cocoa. I do have these things, especially the chocolate which I have pretty much every day, but some days I could just keep nibbling on these things all day long. The drinks solve that.

You might have to gradually reduce whatever sugar and junk you add to them until you are only drinking the beneficial liquid. For example, at first I added cream and sweetener when I made the plain cocoa with water, but gradually I began to prefer it plain and bitter.

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My acne was caused by gluten. As soon as I cut out gluten my skin cleared completely. I am afraid that you have some bigger absorbtion issues going on and acne is the least of your problems. Clearly your bones are being effected by whatever is going on which could have serious consequences. There could be a mutitude of things that could cause these symptoms, thyroid issues, vitamin D deficiency, food alleregies, lyme disease, fibromayalgia ect. In short, you need medical attention to find out what is going on with you. Please get in to see a physician who is willing to take these symptoms seriously. I would even recommend seeing someone in a university hospital setting where they can refer you quickly to specialists if needed. Please do not try some crazy diet and put off seeing a medical doctor. Having said that, while you are waiting to be seen it is probably best to stick to a whole foods diet, no sugar, no junk food ect. But, please see a doctor, you may need to see several doctors until you get a proper diagnosis. Bone issues are nothing to play with! Good luck!

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My acne was caused by gluten. As soon as I cut out gluten my skin cleared completely. I am afraid that you have some bigger absorbtion issues going on and acne is the least of your problems. Clearly your bones are being effected by whatever is going on which could have serious consequences. There could be a mutitude of things that could cause these symptoms, thyroid issues, vitamin D deficiency, food alleregies, lyme disease, fibromayalgia ect. In short, you need medical attention to find out what is going on with you. Please get in to see a physician who is willing to take these symptoms seriously. I would even recommend seeing someone in a university hospital setting where they can refer you quickly to specialists if needed. Please do not try some crazy diet and put off seeing a medical doctor. Having said that, while you are waiting to be seen it is probably best to stick to a whole foods diet, no sugar, no junk food ect. But, please see a doctor, you may need to see several doctors until you get a proper diagnosis. Bone issues are nothing to play with! Good luck!

I unfortunately don't have medical insurance, and I can't afford to go to a bunch of doctors or specialist and have tests or whatever else done.

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I joined this forum due to your questions.... you need to get checked out for Lyme disease! Especially if you have bakers cysts behind your knees. You have all the signs of it. It could also be fibromyalgia or Chronic fatigue. I have both and sometimes they get very confussed with Lyme, which I don't have.

But I also have food allergies to soy, corn and wheat which make my acne and the rest of my body go crazy when I eat to much of it. Soy just gives me a sinus headache and brain fog!

And no I am not a doctor, just overly educated because it took 10 years for a diagnosis of all my little bodily issue to fall under one diagnosis and make since.

Go see a dr. who is lyme literate, MOST doc are NOT, you can find one in your state by going to the website of lymenet.org.

good luck!

I don't think the cysts behind my knees are bakers cysts..the doctor called them something else. Desmoid Cysts I think. Not Dermoid..Desmoid..which is weird because I tried googling "Desmoid Cysts" and came up with nothing. He said I was most likely born with them behind both knees and something triggered my right one into being inflamed and that they wouldn't go away, there was stuff they could do to try and help remove them..but they would come back.

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I joined this forum due to your questions.... you need to get checked out for Lyme disease! Especially if you have bakers cysts behind your knees. You have all the signs of it. It could also be fibromyalgia or Chronic fatigue. I have both and sometimes they get very confussed with Lyme, which I don't have.

But I also have food allergies to soy, corn and wheat which make my acne and the rest of my body go crazy when I eat to much of it. Soy just gives me a sinus headache and brain fog!

And no I am not a doctor, just overly educated because it took 10 years for a diagnosis of all my little bodily issue to fall under one diagnosis and make since.

Go see a dr. who is lyme literate, MOST doc are NOT, you can find one in your state by going to the website of lymenet.org.

good luck!

I don't think the cysts behind my knees are bakers cysts..the doctor called them something else. Desmoid Cysts I think. Not Dermoid..Desmoid..which is weird because I tried googling "Desmoid Cysts" and came up with nothing. He said I was most likely born with them behind both knees and something triggered my right one into being inflamed and that they wouldn't go away, there was stuff they could do to try and help remove them..but they would come back.

Desmoid tumors. That's it.

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I unfortunately don't have medical insurance, and I can't afford to go to a bunch of doctors or specialist and have tests or whatever else done.

All the more reason to stop foods and habits that harm and start foods and habits that heal instead. Start eating only the most hypo-allergenic, easy to digest nourish foods. You can gradually add things back in later. And sleep well at night in the dark and get outside into the light as much as possible during the day. Take a walk. Try deep breathing and biofeedback methods.

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I unfortunately don't have medical insurance, and I can't afford to go to a bunch of doctors or specialist and have tests or whatever else done.

All the more reason to stop foods and habits that harm and start foods and habits that heal instead. Start eating only the most hypo-allergenic, easy to digest nourish foods. You can gradually add things back in later. And sleep well at night in the dark and get outside into the light as much as possible during the day. Take a walk. Try deep breathing and biofeedback methods.

Yes I know I need to get into more healthy habits. The most hypo-allergenic, easy to digest foods..I feel dumb for asking this..but could you please tell me what those would be?

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I unfortunately don't have medical insurance, and I can't afford to go to a bunch of doctors or specialist and have tests or whatever else done.

All the more reason to stop foods and habits that harm and start foods and habits that heal instead. Start eating only the most hypo-allergenic, easy to digest nourish foods. You can gradually add things back in later. And sleep well at night in the dark and get outside into the light as much as possible during the day. Take a walk. Try deep breathing and biofeedback methods.

Yes I know I need to get into more healthy habits. The most hypo-allergenic, easy to digest foods..I feel dumb for asking this..but could you please tell me what those would be?

Well, you could look at the GAPs diet which is about healing digestion that I mentioned before. And here for some other good things to improve digestion and heal the digestive tract: http://www.acne.org/...ost__p__2574119.

And here for hypo-allergenic foods: http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/

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-Dry, dull, rough, brittle hair

-White stuff on my scalp..I don't think it's dandruff because it's not flaky

-Aside from acne my skin is pale, dull, dry, sometimes itchy and I sometimes get eczema in random places

-My vision is terrible..it just seems to be getting worse with time. My eyes are dull and tired looking.

-horrible brain fog and just can't seem to concentrate

-I always feel the need to eat, I know I'm not hungry but it's like my brain is telling me to keep eating no matter what the food is, healthy or unhealthy. I eat sooooo much and still my weight doesn't change. I don't gain weight. It stays the same.

-I have an overall thin body except my stomach. It sticks out and I look pregnant and bloated.

-Depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings

-After eating my stomach feels sooo bloated and uncomfortable, I get gas and my lower left side starts to feel weird and my stomach makes noises.

-I am ALWAYS tired. No matter how much sleep I get. I just feel so worn out.

-I notice I breathe heavily. Chest feels heavy. As if I'm not getting any oxygen or something.

-I'm a pretty stressed person..the enviroment I've been around since I was little has given me a BIG stress problem. not to mention always stressing about my skin.

I'm afraid i dont have any answers but all the above are what i am also struggling with. I have been battling this sort of stuff for around 3 years now and not managed to get anywhere.

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You don't need any testing or anything. Everyone would benefit from going off gluten. It's completely unecessary in the diet.

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I unfortunately don't have medical insurance, and I can't afford to go to a bunch of doctors or specialist and have tests or whatever else done.

All the more reason to stop foods and habits that harm and start foods and habits that heal instead. Start eating only the most hypo-allergenic, easy to digest nourish foods. You can gradually add things back in later. And sleep well at night in the dark and get outside into the light as much as possible during the day. Take a walk. Try deep breathing and biofeedback methods.

Yes I know I need to get into more healthy habits. The most hypo-allergenic, easy to digest foods..I feel dumb for asking this..but could you please tell me what those would be?

Well, you could look at the GAPs diet which is about healing digestion that I mentioned before. And here for some other good things to improve digestion and heal the digestive tract: http://www.acne.org/...ost__p__2574119.

And here for hypo-allergenic foods: http://www.acne.org/...food-allergies/

I was just wondering..while being on a digestion/gut healing diet..is it okay to do some kind of parasite cleanse? I'm starting to be concerned that I may have parasites or something and that could be causing a lot of my problems.

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I don't know the ramifications on someone who might have many problems going on at once, but I wouldn't think your gut could heal if you have parasites. You might try dealing with the parasites first, along with eating only the healing foods. And maybe add probiotics later? In case you experience some mass die off issues that some people claim from probiotics. That way you wouldn't have the parasite 'die off' and the bad fungi/bacteria die off at the same time. But it's just a guess.

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I don't know the ramifications on someone who might have many problems going on at once, but I wouldn't think your gut could heal if you have parasites. You might try dealing with the parasites first, along with eating only the healing foods. And maybe add probiotics later? In case you experience some mass die off issues that some people claim from probiotics. That way you wouldn't have the parasite 'die off' and the bad fungi/bacteria die off at the same time. But it's just a guess.

I'm suspecting that maybe Candida and parasites are what's causing my gut to be in bad shape because I read that these two things can go hand in hand with causing problems, so I'm just trying to figure out in what order I should try and address these problems or if I can do it all at the same time, things I should be taking and all that.

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I unfortunately don't have medical insurance, and I can't afford to go to a bunch of doctors or specialist and have tests or whatever else done.

I understand about the insurance. If you can I would either go to your family for help, find a clinic who takes patients without insurance, try a teaching hospital, something. Your symptoms could be serious...if you are 18 and your teeth are breaking off in chunks it could be indicative of a serious bone problem. Untreated, the bills and potential disability could be horrible. You could also have issues with something like thyriod function which can also be serious. Testing may be expensive but I dont think you can afford to put off diagnosis and treatment. You are 18...there clearly is something wrong. Good luck, I hope you can get help quickly.

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I don't know the ramifications on someone who might have many problems going on at once, but I wouldn't think your gut could heal if you have parasites. You might try dealing with the parasites first, along with eating only the healing foods. And maybe add probiotics later? In case you experience some mass die off issues that some people claim from probiotics. That way you wouldn't have the parasite 'die off' and the bad fungi/bacteria die off at the same time. But it's just a guess.

I'm suspecting that maybe Candida and parasites are what's causing my gut to be in bad shape because I read that these two things can go hand in hand with causing problems, so I'm just trying to figure out in what order I should try and address these problems or if I can do it all at the same time, things I should be taking and all that.

so you've made no improvements yet??? Just cut out the refined carbs now.

Candida overgrowth will get better when you reduce the refined sugar, wheat/gluten and other refined carbs, etc. But most candida diets will tell you to avoid all fruit and fruit are among the easiest to digest for someone with so many obvious digestion issues.

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