I am a 28 year old male with very bad skin. I have tremendously DRY skin all over my body but especially my face. My face is always flaking and scaling (even in the midst of the mid-summer humidity).
My face, shoulders, back and chest are also terribly broken out with various sized pustules. My face is, once again, the worst.
I have done all of the cleanses and flushes (too many times to count), I eat an amazing diet, take hemp/evening primrose oil, etc etc.
I feel that these eruptions and the dry skin are all related. I cannot beat this.
I have tried to constantly beat this for 10 years and nothing has helped.
I have written in other forums and I always just end up gettin insulted for complaining and whining (isn't that supportive!).
Everybody accuses me of not following the protocols or doing them enough times. I assure you, I have cleansed and flushed so many times.
Is it possible that this skin problem will never go away. After 10 years without getting this condition to budge, I have to ponder that possibility.
I think some people (myslef included) may never have clear skin. Everybody on curezone gets mad at me when they hear this, but I have tried everything. At least everything that I have ever read about on curezone.
I have spent untold thousands of dollars on supplements over the years. I have fasted, flushed, cleansed my organs.
Meanwhile these pustules continue to scar my face- they cause deep holes and trench-like scars that run down my cheeks. Needless to say, I have less than zero self confidence.
I have quit my job and moved in with my parents because of how I look. Others on curezone tell me that I have let this condition beat me and thus, it will never be healed.
I have to tell you, I imagine it is a lot easier going about your everyday business with back pain or stomach cramps or headaches (not to belittle's anyones pain) than having an extemely visible infection that ravages one's face.
I would be able to make it through with any other problem, but not this one. This one has drained me of everything. I know all of this may elicit some insults from some people, but that is fine. I am not complaining...I am venting.
To try and heal yourself of a terrible acne/pustular dermatitis/seborrheic dermatitis condition for 10 years and not get anywhere is terribly frustrating. Unless anyone has been in the exact same condition, then they cannot judge how I feel or what I am going through.
I have been very suicidal about this. Those feelings come and go. Obviously they worsen when my skin condition is aggravated and becomes even worse.
Why will nothing work for me?
Am I destined go throghout the rest of my life with terrible skin?
I will have to deal with the scarring for the rest of my life as it is.
A brief list of things I am doing or have done:
-organic diet (mostly fruits and vegetables) about 80% raw
-liverflushing (every two weeks)
-colon cleansing (every month)
-deep tissue cleanse (heavy duty Colon Cleanse with various herbs)
-oil pulling (currently...I use sesame with a drop of oregano oil and pull for 15 minutes a day)
-organic, fresh wheatgrass juice ( i bought a juicer and I buy tracts of organic wheat grass from a farm near me. I have been doing this off and on for over a year)
-green drinks ( I try to have at least one tall glass a day...I use Dr. Schultze's green drink and I add extra spirulina and chlorella.
-omega oils (I take hemp and evening primrose)
-pure water (I drink at least 2 quarts of pure, filtered well water daily. This water is free of all chemicals and toxins such as chlorine and flouride.)
I could go on and on.
I hope someone can help me.
My skin is simutaneously terrribly oily and terribly dry. It scales and flakes off yet it is practically dripping with oil at the same time.
There likely is a large disconnect between what your body needs and what you think it needs. Your conscious may be largely influenced by several stimuli (aka other well intended peoples advice) and ignore the subtles cries of your subconscious.
You must throw everything out the window if you think it is not helping. For example a simple allergic reaction to something you take or a nutritional deficiency can trigger that direct symptom or weaken the immune system as an indirect route.
For example, in my case if I was to continue a mostly raw diet I would be struggling today whether because of the enzyme inhibitors or because of the large amount of energy it takes to digest them. No digestion means waste accumulation. So in my case adopting a diet with cooked food and actually very low in greens (more root vegetables) was highly beneficial to me (as per my Ayurvedic Dosha in this case).
Bottom line is I alligned with what my body was telling me, craving the foods I eat and the way theyre prepared from scratch is enough for me to know Im doing the right thing.
Steering away from what your body requires will eventually create nutritional deficiencies that may escalate to bigger problems (there's ALWAYS a deficiency as a root cause). However supplementing things willy nilly may not make things better (making things even worse) specially if untested and unconfirmed.
Hundreds of conditions can indicate a deficiency of a combination of nutrients which ratios are critical. It's pretty much a shot in the dark guessing what to take. However the body knows these by utilizing all senses and signaling your conscious to act upon something that may be useful or not to the body.
That's why I do try to align myself with what my body is telling me (very difficult when so much very real and true information is outthere).
For those of us having trouble understanding the subtle messages of the subconscious there's always biofeedback analysis. The best $150 I ever spent was to have a SCIO session to have a DNA analysis and evaluate all the factors present in my current state. It was incredibly accurate and does pinpoint strategies and ways to rebalance health without any guessing games.
This may be useful to you if you're having a hard time listening to your body. It will offer some ah-ah moments and help you realize what can be done (rather than guessing).
Ultimately though, you must realize that it was the accumulation of several factors that got you where you are and the only way of going back to health will be knowing the factors and listening to what your body is telling you (your body knows exactly what to do to regain health and remove those factors).
That's why I often think humans have a curse by having a conscious mind - this sponge sucks in so many stimuli from our unbalanced environment that it becomes dirty and begins blocking the health maintaining information coming from our autonomous system. Time to clean the filter
This 2 hour dna test was remotely over the phone using SCIO device. It cost me $150 for the practitioner time and gave me a 14 page report which uncovers all factors (pathogens, environmental toxins, surgeries, emotions, injuries etc) that have brought my health to where it is now. It contains hundreds of ways (therapies, supplements, and even alopathics) which tested well for bringing my health back to balance. SCIO is more than just diagnosis as it also sends the vibrational frequencies of these things during the therapy (much like "dialing" my body's number to transfer this information so all you need is a couple bits of personal information to have ti done remotely).
I found it fascinating on the accuracy and amount of information it provides as it allows me to modulate my protocol and input some of the things I deem critical to help me recover faster. It can be quite overwhelming though as it contains tremendous amount of information and you have to research on your own to find out the deeper meaning.
It also may show some indications of potential illnesses that may come your way if the current state of health is unchanged. So obviously it's important to take everything with a grain of salt and as to not overwhelm yourself with too many details.
For example at this point I simply adopted some of the things that kept showing over and over and feel their important to me like zinc, vitamin a, vitamin d, EFA deficiency, and antibacterial/antiviral like Colloidal Silver /oregano oil as it showed pathogens like Lyme and EBV. (Many pathogens may show up but not mean they are active, for ex most people have herpes simplex).
The lady I went through is Jenny from the site below
I'm not an expert on the QXCI/SCIO Science but it doesn't require a physical vehicle to (like hooking me up with wires and such) to obtain feedback of my unconscious. With that said every unique living being as a set of "parameters" which distinguishes from everyone else; the QXCI/SCIO can "connect" to your unconscious mind just by having a bit of information about you. Much like when I want to call a friend I can dial his Cell Phone number. The SCIO/QXCI uses similar approach to connect to anyone who has the intention to do so.
You don't even need to be actually connected over the phone during the session, it's more to provide you with the feedback gotten from the unit.
It sounds like a leap of faith, but after receiving the data there were some unique data that shows me it's accuracy since I can physically atest them myself (like knowing my dental records, etc).
I had an initial consultation (2 hours) for $75 before I know about the DNA Analysis, i'll have a consultation with her tomorrow and can ask if the DNA analysis can be done by itself
this sounds like something i want to do. it only cost $150? do you have to have your own SCIO device? i looked a the website, but i'm still a little unclear about it. anymore info would be helpful. thanks!
I had an initial 2 hour session with her ($75) to go over my history before I found out about the DNA analysis option. The lady is very friendly and no commitment is required for further sessions or any products.
I don't own a SCIO/QXCI device (I wish) but there may be some people here in curezone that may have first hand experience with it and help have a better understanding (I know there's a QXCI forum)
I'm too very skeptic about some things and it may take a "leap of faith" for the common intellect who's not familiar with the possibilities of quantum mechanics and the Science behind biofeedback.
However being able to confirm some of the data myself gives me the confidence that it is a highly accurate device even done remotely
Sorry to hear this, but have you checked your mineral ratios with a hair mineral and trace elements analysis? From my viewpoint and hearing your story you should def. check it out, if you are following a mostly vegetarian diet and do a lot of gung-ho cleansing, your body probably is in starvation mode. Remember that now that you are finished with the dirty job (cleansing and purging), you have to build up your body again. Iodine is great, but there could be other wacked up mineral ratios causing the acne. Copper toxicity and zinc deficiency will mess up hormones, skin, mental stability, etc. I don't know your diet or anything, but I would assume that if you are mostly vegan or vegetarian your body is starving for zinc. The best way to do this, is to contact a practitioner that does hair mineral analysis (trace elements inc. or analytical research labs, inc preferably) and get an assessment on your current status. I really urge you to do this. It could be a great door-opener to your problems.
I think lots of people could benefit from this, full cleansing is great and relieves the body from toxicity, but it will not normalize every bodily function. For hormones and the endocrine system to function well (mainly responsible for excess sebum production) they need well-balanced mineral ratios. Cleansing can correct some of this, but without corrective supplementation it is hard for the body to regain momentum. Many supplements are also very estrogenic (like evening primrose oil, spirulina, flax, soy, etc.) and can interfere with mineral levels. Since estrogen and copper are closely tied to each other, you probably need to avoid many supplements, IF it shows up that you have to much copper.
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Your story sounds exactly like mine. I too also moved back into my parents house and quit work because of acne. I've also done countless cleanses, eat a very healthy diet, have grown my own wheat grass and done basically everything you have even spending literally thousands of dollars with no pay off. I've even stood on top of a water tower and contemplated jumping on countless amounts of times but something always stops me. Your skin sounds very much like my own - dry but oily at the same time and the never ending outbreaks. I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH!! It's good to know that I am not the only one. All I can say is that there is a reason why everything happens (under chaos there is order). There's a reason why your acne breaks out and chances are it may not be something a diet can fix alone. I think digitalman makes some good points. Finding out what your allergic too may help you (it's helped me) and knowing what your body is deficient in. I personally don't like taking supplements because it always seems to make my skin worse (probably kicking the ratio's out of proportion). I don't think continuing cleansing will help either because your body most likely needs to rest from it all ( a lot of my acne went away when I gave it a good break). You just need to keep searching for possibilities and eventually you will find the cause. I will tell you what has helped me and it may or may not help you but at least it's giving you more possibilities. Apparently, when yo raise your blood Sugar levels too fast (your insulin), it realeases a hormone called something like IGN1 or something.. This then triggers excess oil to produce in your skin. You say you eat 80% veg so it may not bother you anyway, but, keep in mind that potato's, corn and even carrot if you eat too much can raise your insulin levels too high. You should only have 2 bits of fruit a day because of the amount of Sugar in them, apples are good to eat because they lie on the low to medium GI rating line as well as having loads of antioxidants. Grains are a big perpetrator. Eating foods like garlic, broccoli, cabbage & cauliflower which contain sulfur something are good to keep your skin soft. Having protein shakes which contain all the essential amino-acids is good for your body and particulayly skin for repairing. I use rice protein because I cant have whey or soy because of the hormones. Exercise is imperative, at least 20 - 30 mins a day to get the blood flowing to the skin and bodily organs (don't over do it though). Something that I have just recently come across was very interesting. I don't want to say here so I will just give you the website. The first link is a scientific explanation of what happens when you do a little something too much, the second is a guys story about how he got acne and dry skin from doing this certain thing all too often (I am suspect of doing this myself and I have found that it really helps to keep this in mind).
I am currently doing psychology and studying the brain. To me this makes a lot of sense. When your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system aren't working correctly it causes all your bodily organs to stress, can make you miserably depressed and ultimately causing endless acne to erupt.
Something that philla said about not getting enough zinc and maybe iron could be very relevant. Meat (particularly beaf) has a different typeof iron and zinc and literally gets absorbed 10 times easier. I noticed when I was not eating any meat (or small amounts) I had dry, oily cystic skin. When I decided to incorporate meat (particularly beaf) back into my diet I noticed an almost instant glow in my skin.
It also helps to have a good skin care product. So what te helldo ya choose with so many out there!!! I'm still tryin ta work that out for myself. Currently I'm trying this new range which I have bought sample packs because there products are literally 100's of $$$, but, the are unique to everything else because they work on rectifying deficiencies in your body through your skin (weird huh??), but, the have before and after pics which are quite amazing and there products have glycoproteins in them which is exactly what skin feeds on. As I said, if you like them get the sample packs first before spending loads of $$$.
Its an aussie website but there might be an overseas one. Other then that my friend I wish you the very very best of luck and will pray for you as I do everynight for myself and other people. Maybe try and take a break from the wheatgrass and other cleansing supplements to give your body a break. Try this EFT thing if you haven't already (it has kinda helped me, it may be worth a shot)
hey there, I just wanted to add that I've been trying those astrali samples for the last 2 day's and they are honestly quite amazing, they've already started to improve my blackheads, my skin seems to be glowing and it hasn't been over dry. The night cream's a little oily but it dosen't seem to break me out. Not tryin ta sell their products or anything, I just recommend you try the sample packs if you've tried everything else because they are like nothing i've tried before. They also have awesome customer service and seem really professional. On another note, you probably already know but when you rinse your skin with water try and make it as cold as you can handle because heat dries out all the lipids in your skin. Also, try and make sure you sleep more than 6 hours and no more then eight. If you over sleep all the time it can cause a lot of problem's particularly with skin.
I need something that will at least stop the breakouts until I can figure out what is causing them. THe pustules I get leave scars.
Nothing topical I have ever used has helped me.
My skin is so sensitive and I can't rub any type of oil or lotion into my skin without it breaking out. The problem is that water immediately pulls every ounce of moisture out of my skin.
As soon as my skin comes in contact with water, it becomes like leather. Even if I just rinse my face off it becomes so tight that I can barely move it. It becomes like pleather- so tight that it feels like it will split open. Then all of the skin becomes white and scales and flakes off.
Most people say to put moisturizer on this. This just exacerbates my skin eruptiuons, plus no moisutrizer has ever my helped my skin dryness.
I can massage lotion into my face for 1o minutes and still my face will be scaling off and tight about 20 minutes later.
I too have had problems with acne for the past 10 years, but it's only within the last year that it has gotten as bad as yours. About 10 months ago I had horrible erruptions with large pustules all over my face and neck. Not only is it socially debilitating, but it physically hurts. My skin is looking a lot better now but I have tried so many different things and I know how frustrating it is when things don't work. It seems like some people have already given you some great advice, but I will put my two cents in as well.
I think someone mentioned something about blood Sugar levels. This has been key for me. I tried a raw vegan diet and it made my skin worse. In fact, everytime I did a cleanse my skin got worse, but then it never got better. I have seen a lot of improvement by following Dr. Mercola's advice and the principles of Weston A. Price. I think it's key to eat protein first (organic free range chicken, grass fed beef, or whatever) followed by veggies. I have a great naturopathic doctor and he's been working with me to balance blood Sugar levels. Eating protein with every meal helps to do this.
As far as topically, I have used proactive to help clear up my skin while I try to figure out what is going on internally. It is the only thing that seems to work for me, but it is very drying. I use the proactive cleanser and toner then moisturize with coconut oil. I don't know if you've tried using coconut oil yet, but it feels great especially on dry skin. I have also used castor oil on my skin which has helped, but I like coconut oil better. My skin has never felt so smooth and it's not as oily as it used to be despite putting the oil on it.
I also include coconut oil in my diet which I think helps. I think Cod Liver Oil is the best to take for omega 3's because you get vitamin A and D which is good for the skin.
It sounds silly but meditating and envisioning yourself with clear skin can help. Also, exercise and try to keep stress levels down. I find that the more you stress over the problem, the worse it gets. That was the hardest thing for me. I had to force myself not to look in the mirror and obsess over how horrible my skin looked.
I don't know if any of this will work for you but I wish you the best. I know how difficult it can be, but try and stay positive because your skin WILL get better. Don't give up!
I agree that that you should keep note of your diet. Keep away from high glycemic foods (potatoes, pasta, junk food, corn), legumes, and processed foods. I know you're already eating a healthy diet, but certain things may affect you more than most.
Check out the paleo diet, it makes everything so simple and takes you back to your roots: vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, and meat...that's basically it.
I've never had acne like you have, but I have experienced some acne due to a hormone imbalance. I apparently had a benign growth on my ovary that was pumping out too much of one hormone. I had to have surgery for it and once it was taken care of...acne is gone. The acne I had was the worse I had ever had, I've had pretty good skin my whole life. This acne was bad enough to leave scars. I know you are a male and have no ovaries, but guys can have hormone imbalances as well. Testosterone is usually the acne creator, so too much can cause problems. All the detoxing in the world will not address a hormone imbalance.
Anyway, I did a lot of natural things while I had acne and I know you are probably the expert on skin creams and such, but I didn't notice any of the following things on your list of things you've tried.
Jojoba Oil: I know it is an oil and those of us that have ever struggled with acne run at the site of pore-clogging oil, but this one is different. Jojoba oil is almost identical to the sebum(sp) oil that our bodies produce. When applied to the skin it works according to how your skin is already functioning. For instance, if you don't have enough sebum, it provides more. If you have too much sebum, it balances that out as well. It took me a while before I tried this one because I was really afraid of making things worse. So I tried it one just a small area of skin. After a while, I was seeing improvement. I now put some jojoba oil in my skin lotion. It also has antibacterial properties that are effective and since bacteria is a factor with acne, it helps there too.
Also, I had a friend once who would break out pretty bad as a reaction to strong negative emotion. She would get depressed, she'd get acne, she'd get stressed, acne and so on. She starting taking supplements to help out her adrenals and then learned about to cope more and she greatly improved. Basically, attitude does really affect us. I've suffered other health problems and I noticed that one of the best things I could do for myself was to learn how to be at peace. This doesn't cure things by itself, but if you are in a "good place" than I believe your body can focus more of it's energy on any ailments you have.
Detox Bath: I know you've said that you've done a lot of detoxing, but have you ever had a detox bath? I love this one! I use Epsom Salts , dead Sea Salt s, and sometimes baking soda. I know that most of us think that salt is very drying. I guess it can be in excess, but these baths have made my skin feel great. There are different ways you can combine these things, but I usually put in 2 cups of the Epsom salt, 1 1/2 to 2 cups dead Sea Salt (any kind of natural sea salt will do) and about a cup of baking soda. Soak for 20 minutes and then rinse yourself in the shower. Epsom Salt is excellent at drawing toxins out of your skin and the dead sea salt has many curing properties due to the high amount of minerals. Baking soda cleanses as well but it also makes the bath more alkaline. You acne could be due to having your skin too acid. Anyway, if you try this, I would start out slow considering how severe your condition is. These baths don't dry out my skin. In fact the Epsom Salt actually makes my skin feel very soft with just the right amount of moisture. You would probably want to lower the amounts of these things until you know what works for you. These baths simply draw the toxins that are trapped in your skin. The hot water also draws out toxins and opens pores to be cleansed. I know you said that water seems to make things worse, but I still think this is worth a try. Perhaps your skin isn't as efficient at getting rid of toxins. The skin is the largest elimination organ we have and if it can't do that properly, I would expect things like acne. You can use the salts on your face as well, just use much less obviously. Don't splash your face with the bathtub solution, it would be too strong. I would fill the sink with some warm water, add probably 1-2 TBSP of Epsom and 1TBSP of dead sea salt, also 1TBSp of baking soda. Mix it to get the salts to dissolve and then lightly splash your face with it(maybe a couple of times), no rubbing. Rinse your face and then pat dry.
That is what has helped me now and in the past. Just so you know, dry skin can't heal itself properly. Your body is reacting to the dry skin by creating more sebum and this can cause problems. If lotion is too much, perhaps these salts or jojoba oil could benefit you. I noticed that my skin improved when I tried just focusing on the skin and not the pustules or acne, if that makes sense.
Sorry...one more thing. You might want to visit biogetica.com. They have homepathic remedies and I've used some of their products and been thoroughly impressed. Check them out. They have a section just addressing acne. Some of their stuff can be pricy, but they allow those with financial need to ask for a discount and they will honor it.
You didn't mention what you are putting on your skin. I had problems starting at your age and even did accutane (which now I feel was a mistake). That helped for a couple of years but really, I just had to figure out what caused my problems. Now, I use an all natural soap....I cannot use a thing with mineral oil or anything labeled with "fragrance" (I use essential oils for fragrance instead)or other synthetics. I cannot eat milk products high in fat such as cheese, butter, whole milk and ice cream. In place of these I use low fat cheese, olive oil and frozen yogurt. Have you ever heard of "The Maker's Diet?" That may do you good also. There is a support forum here for that also. I stay away from products that were not meant to be food for us in the first place and use as natural as possible for my skin....all natural soap with no synthetic fragrance, preservatives , etc. and no moisturizers with mineral oil, etc. I use Shea Butter for moisturizing. Don’t use the so called “Shea Butter” sold in the stores as a large part of it is mineral oil and a lot of synthetics. I have found that what is advertised as healthy by industry, whether it is food or skin care is mostly hype. What works for me may not work for you so you may want to keep a note book of what you eat and what you use on your skin and take note when it improves or gets worse. I slipped last week and thought I could get by with having one tablespoon of some really good looking ice cream....big mistake!
Apparently the thyroid can cause severe skin conditions. My Grandma developed really dry skin once, (having never had any skins problems before), it just started falling of in lumps. The doctor gave her all the usual creams etc. And then she heard that the thyroid can be the cause, so she went back to her doctor, and suggested this, and he "tweaked" her thyroid, (not sure how, but some fairly simple, standard medicine I assume, I think the thyroid deals with a lot of hormones), and that was it. Gone. Back to normal. That's very easy for me to sit here and say I know, but worth a shot if you haven't already.
I meant to say... when looking for a solution to my own acne/skin problems the thing which always convinces me that there must be a solution is that fact that I wasn't born with acne. So if I haven't always had it, then there's no reason why I always will have it. I just need to find the way to get my body back to the state that it used to be in.
IODINE made me break-out like crazy, and it's also in kelp, a common ingredient of "green" drinks. I also found that iron-pumping supplements like arginine activated testosterone and worsened acne.
Please try the horopito extract if stopping Iodine doesn't work for you; I'd love to see someone else benefit from it.
And scars can be improved greatly by laser treatment, but it's not cheap. I found using microdermabrasion by neutrogena (only $30) helps by wearing down all the accumuluation of dead skin cells. Though they may bother you, many sexy, popular male actors are considered attractive and masculine with acne scars... not so with women! Good luck. And PLEASE try horopito.
But I didn't realize yeast/candida also causes acne until it suddenly began improving immediately upon taking the horopito for advanced intestinal care by kolorex. Did you stop the iodine? That is a real acne causer, as well as bromides - found in cold medications. Let me know how it goes.
It did cure symptoms of candida - I supposedly had IBS, but that became normal within 2 days after 10 years of suffering, so it must have been yeast also (apparently a big problem as kolorex does call their product "intestinal care". Can't figure out why all with IBS don't hear about this.)
Also cured a persistent vaginal yeast infection. Can't say the acne is totally cured yet as I have only been taking it for 2 weeks now, but it is improved greatly and i noticed a change in the existing pimples immediately. The usual inflammation and swelling calmed down and the sores became liquidy, then began drying up whereas mine normally last forever in a hard cyst-like state. (Hope I'm not too graphic.) After 40+ years, I know how my skin reacts and it's NEVER been so un-inflamed, except for a time on accutane and birth control pills. So I'd love to know if anyone else has had the same results. Good luck.
I was in your position, I had acne and then I got Seborrheic Dermatitis.... Tried everything, like you listed... I thought....
After 4 years I suddenly came to a Chinese acupuncture. He felt my pulse looked at my tongue. There is a imbalance in your liver.
To be clear I tried raw food, liver cleanses f*cking "everything" but this guy solved my problem! for the first time it all cleared up after 6 treatments.
You have to find a really good chinese doctor that knows what he/she is doing! I promise you there is a solution. BUT of course diet and lifestyle is very important. But after he solved my problems I could eat many things again! Good luck!
Just find a really good chinese doctor near you in India and that will help you. Your system is "stucked" that is why it never goes away. Chinese medicine works with ying and yang. There must be balance. Some of your organ is probably not working properly and need to be fixed. DONT spend money on creams and steroids. Search for a real chinese doctor that has long experience and solved problems with chronic skin diseases before! I promise you, there is a way out.... don't give up! I suffered 4 years and thought it should never go away.
Please. Someone.Help . Me. i dont leave the house. i cry all day. i was suicidal before this and now..i dont even know. i tried therapy and antidepressants..i just want to be normal. ever since 12 i had moderate face acne..at 18 i went on accutane..worked great but 2 weeks off it came back. i went on it again at 20. within 2 weeks i was perfectly clear but the first day off it again came back. the derm told me 2 courses is the limit. so i tried minocycline.......
minocycle worked within the first day of taking it. 6 months into it 50 mg morning 50 at night i never got a single pimple. i just had acne scars that left me depressed. so i got procedures done to no avail. i was trying therapy to accept my scars and move on. then i got a graveyard *(night shift ) job...i took minocycline opposite hours and my sleep schedule flipped...all of a sudden my whole body flipped. i had to quit my job because i got a lot of itchyness and redness that WERENT acne then also what looked like acne but what i know and believe now to folliculitis. it is HORRIBLE on my scalp ( i never had scalp issues) i havent cut my hair in 2 months but the bumps and pustules just keep coming. ive seen 4 derms for this. all they do is give me clindamycin clobetsol and BP ... how is this even possible. i have raised scars now on my chin that werent even there. im a total mess. i could go on and on but this story would never end. my face and scalp just keep breaking out in mostly small pus filled pimples on the face with the ocassional big one and on my scalp a lot of red bumps with no tip and itchiness and red rash on the back of the neck.
stomach cramps, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
pale or yellowed skin, weakness, dark colored urine, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
fever, skin rash, bruising, severe tingling or numbness, muscle weakness,
upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath;
confusion, vomiting, swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;
headache or pain behind your eyes, ringing in your ears, vision problems;
joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, general ill feeling, unusual thoughts or behavior, and/or seizure (convulsions); or
severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
dizziness, tired feeling, spinning sensation;
joint or muscle pain;
discoloration of you skin or nails;
mild nausea, mild diarrhea, upset stomach;
mild skin rash or itching;
swollen tongue, discoloration of your gums; or
vaginal itching or discharge.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
I know how you Must be feeling. I have seen billions of people buy no one in this world can have 1% of bad skin compared to mine. I have zillions of acne. Then there is scarring. There are black spots. There are pits. There are bumps. There is everything. People keep making fun of me. I cry 10000 times a day. I am the ugliest one in this world. I would love having 10-20 acne if only the texture of my skin improves
I have literally done everything. Name it and I have done it.
I have even recommended the best derms of my country. Then homeopathic. Then ayurvedic. Eat healthy. Exercise. Gluten free. Dairy free. Omega 3. herbs. Doing nothing. Every OCT product. Everything everything everything everything everything everything everything everything everything everything everything.
I just want to die. But I am so coward tgat i get scared.
I just want to be dead. Plz plz pl, help me
No no not in acne because that is impossible. But help me give courage to commit suicide. Plz plz plz.