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  1. Hi all, I came across an article about ORTHOREXIA, which is an eating disorder defined by strict, rigid, religious healthy eating, and wondered if my "healthy eating" is considered orthorexic. I am a 21 year old Japanese female, who has been struggling with mild acne since 12. My acne flared up high school and first years of university both due to a combination of stress and medication. Since medications were only making the acne worse, I tried controlling my acne more naturally by firs
  2. I was in the hospital with anorexia and underwent an aggressive refeeding program, which most likely messed with/reset my hormones, resulting in a case of acne unlike any I've dealt with since my teens or 20's. The fact that they were using crappy hospital pseudo-foods didn't help. Although it spits in the face of my dairy and bread laden meal plan, I am back on a diet of "clear skin foods," simultaneously taking activated charcoal caps, using an activated charcoal mask, skin-clearing foundatio
  3. I am sixteen years old and just started accutane last week (claravis brand isotretinoin). I'm fully aware that eating disorders should be addressed before treatment via isotretinoin begins, however i have an undiagnosed case of anorexia, and for personal family reasons it is not an option for me to coome clean with my doctors about this at the moment, though i do plan to as soon as it's safe I'm wondering if anyone knows what sort of information is given to those who take accutane while suffer
  4. Hey everyone, my name is Nola. I'm quite lost and I need help deciding what I should do about this acne. It seems hard to ever get a response on here anymore, so I'd greatly appreciate any help. I've recently got my hormone saliva test back and I need help deciphering it. but first, my background: 23 yr old female, I've been taking spironolactone 100mg for 2 years now..It got me completely clear in 4 months. I've recently started breaking out again (although not nearly as bad as my pre-spi
  5. Hi. Ok so my acne right now is the worst its been since high school! Im desperately needing help! Im 31 and suffer from hormonal acne. December was an extremely stressful time for me. (A death in family and another traumatic event happened). My face, around my mouth, just exploded with acne! Some of the acne went away, but the hyperpigmentation is really bad! Cysts, pustules and whiteheads. Id been using Cetaphil Oily Skin face wash as my skin is quite oily. With Benzac Ac 5% gel. Followed b
  6. Two months ago: today: So this girly needs some advice from women who have or are suffering from hormonal acne and have used birth control to control their acne breakouts. Background: I have suffered from anorexia for the last 6 years (since I was 16) and due to this I have never properly had my periods, only the occasional one every now and again. However since maintaining my weight, still low but healthy enough (BMI 15, if that is any help to anyone), I have had a massive hormonal breakou
  7. lisamay9

    Acne and anorexia

    Does anyone know of a link between acne and anorexia? I've always had acne, but my skin got REALLY bad when I developed an eating disorder in 2012. About a year earlier, I had lost my period. Now, I'm 8 months into recovery (yes!!!), have a regular cycle, and my hair is becoming a little thicker, but my skin is still awful. I've spent thousands of dollars on derm visits and every acne treatment available, but NOTHING has worked. So I'm desperate to understand the link between acne and my eat
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