Thanks for your response, White Shark. Not the response I wanted to hear, but perhaps the response I needed to hear. I think the biggest mistake I made was continuing to take Antibiotics for so long even when they weren't making any difference. But it is easy to keep doing the same thing day after day, thinking that things will get better.
On the other hand, probably my greatest triumph was electing not to go on Accutane. I came very close to doing so, having signed the paperwork, completed the preliminary blood-work, and been given a prescription. But this was also around the time when the BBC began airing its documentary that showed the linkage between Accutane and suicide. That, along with my primary pharmacy not being able to fill the prescription because they weren't affiliated in the Accutane program, put me off. Something in my gut told me not to proceed, and I am very glad I listened.
My skin was at its absolute worst when I was on Bactrim and Lexapro in 2011. The cystic Acne on my face at that time was literally connected together by deep painful tunnels between one another. It probably didn't help either that I used to run to my GP for Antibiotics every time I got a cold. Because I was frequently sick, I was taking multiple Antibiotics alongside one another at times. When I finally took the blue pill and stopped antibiotics all together, I continued to see an esthetician though I remember literally being chastised for being, as my esthetician put it, irresponsible with my skin and not taking any kind of prescription treatment. That was my wake up call, that I had to stop listening to those people. But even in my immediate family and larger community, the myth that diet and health are not connected is still perpetuated. I secretly suspect that many people in my family have candida, as they display many of the symptoms (fatigue, migraines, etc.) and are addicted to sugar. But that is their battle, not mine.
At present, I have a very peculiar living situation in that I still live at home, fearing that with my current health conditions living alone would be infinitely more difficult. But living at home provides the benefit of being able to allocate more resources towards my health. Conversely, my family is scarcely supportive of my journey towards better health and so there is often friction when it comes to things like grocery shopping, meal preparation, etc. I will probably never be able to eat healthier until I am truly on my own.
What worries me the most about Liver Flushing is any accompanying pain resulting from passing stones, and then having to articulate that to the people I live with in seeking out emergency care. Also, if oil olive is a fat, wouldn't that be very hard on your digestive system since you're drinking so much of it at once? I remember consuming three tablespoons of coconut oil once (in trying to promote good gut health), and I woke up later that night with terrible abdominal pain.
Your car analogy was great and really put things into perspective but I don't think I could ever go through with a FMT. They sort of terrify me.