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Hope77

My skin has not gotten any better. I've tried to stick with the diet but I failed. I'm just not strong enough I guess. I can't live like this anymore. It's been 16 years and I've had it. It was my birthday last week and I stayed home and told everyone I was sick. I am going on accutane.

Hope77

I'm Still Trying

My skin looks like its healing but there's not a major difference yet. I have a huge cyst on my chin and it hurts. I still have little red bumps all over my forehead and the side of my face. I also have alot of red & brown marks from the acne that is healing. I look horrible!

I've lost some weight and really worried that I'm doing something wrong. I'm 4'11" and usually weight about 103 lbs but now I'm down to only 97 lbs. I hope I don't lose any more lbs.

I've always had a hard time gaining weight. All my life, I ate whatever I wanted and never gain alot of weight. People I know always complain about how lucky I am BUT I think it's some kind of curse since I got alot of acne. I wonder if my inability to gain weight has anything to do with my acne.

I started to take my supplements last week. I'm currently taking Probiotics, Primrose oil, Borage oil and a multi-vitamin. I was thinking about taking some digestive enzymes but gotta do some more research about it first.

I'm try to learn about GI & GL but some of the websites give different GI/GL for the same food and its confusing.

Grrrrr.......I hope things get better soon. I'm working so hard and just want to see a little bit of improvement. I don't want acne to be the center of my life anymore.

Hope77

Taking Control

Diet and Acne.....I was always told that it was a myth. So, all my life I ate anything that I wanted. I started to read about the diet and acne connection about 2 years ago and tried eating healthy for about 3 weeks. My acne didn't get better so I gave up and started to eat what I wanted again. Food makes me feel better when I'm depressed especially about my skin. It's been like a roller coaster with my acne. I've never been 100% clear but it gets worse then better where I can hide it with make-up.

My skin has been worse than its ever been these past 6 months or so. It's been so depressing to know that at my age I've never really enjoyed life because of my acne.

I want to be in control of this and I refuse to live this way! I started to read more on acne and diet. The more I read the more it makes sense that diet and living a healthy life might be the answer. About 3 weeks ago I started my journey on eating healthy and exercising. My diet consists of no gluten, diary, sugar, preservatives, soy, alcohol, yeast, or fungi. I'm eating more fruits, vegetables, good fats (extra virgin olive oil, avocado, coconut oil, fish oil), chicken, turkey, beef, fish and omega 3 eggs, no pork. I also try to eat low GI foods. If it is a high GI food, I just eat very little of it.

I'm also researching some vitamins/supplements to add to my diet. I'm looking at primrose oil, borage oil, multvitamin for women, and probiotics.

The first and second week of this diet my skin looked like it was healing. BUT, my third week was horrible. I went to my dermatologist and she prescribed for me another antibiotic (doxycycline) and a tretinoin gel called Atralin. I took two of the antibiotic pills and stopped....I really don't want to go down this path again. I've done some research on antibiotics and it isn't something that I want to put my body through. I decided that I would continue with the Atralin gel to help with my existing acne and continue with my diet.

My goal isn't to just heal my acne. I want to eat healthy and be healthy. I want to heal my acne and not mask it. I'm tired of all these drugs that are temporary fixes. The drugs that can give me clear skin BUT can lead to other health problems. I hope that my skin will clear but I don't want another quick fix. I find that it just makes me even more depressed when my skin gets better then worse again.

I hope things will get better for me.

Hope77

I've never talked about my acne with anyone......except my husband. I am going through the lowest point in my life right now. I hope that this blog will serve as an outlet and help me through this difficult time.

There are so many issues in my life that I have to deal with and acne has put me into a depression. I've let everything else in my life fall apart because I've been in search of answers to heal myself. I have no motivation to do anything else and feel embarrassed to face the world. No one else knows how it has affected me. I have poured everything on my husband and he has been feeling depressed and helpless. It hurts me to see that he is feeling the way I feel. God, please help me through this....

I've suffered from acne since I was 12 years old. I am now 26 years old. So, acne has taken up most of my life. I've avoided many things that involve people getting close to me. I guess my husband was the exception. He saw beyond my acne.

So, what really triggered me to write a blog? Last night I cried the whole night. It was one of many nights. My acne has been out of control for over six months now. I normally have moderate acne I can hide with makeup but it has gotten so much worse now I don't know what to do.

I went to dinner with a couple of friends I use to work with. I've tried to avoid this dinner but was not successful. During dinner they talked about how I've been ignoring everyone and never have time for anything. I don't pick up the phone and don't answer emails. After we finished our meal, they continued on and on about me. I finally broke down and cried.

I don't know how to be happy anymore. I don't know how I can deal with all these problems. I pray that I can get through this.

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