I'm 28 years old - suffering from adult acne. I've been on birth control pills, antibiotics, retin-a, differin, best $$ skin care product lines to no avail - All band-aid solutions that helped me temporarily, but aren't suitable to use for the rest of my life - they all cause bad side effects in your body. I am a healthy woman who drinks my 8 glasses of water & eats some fruits & veggies & has a lowfat diet. My acne got worse from age 21 & it is definitely related to ovulation & menstruation. I suffer from cramps too, but I know I don't have PCOS.
I'm so frustrated by my experience with doctors that I've been doing my own research. I have found helpful sources online on how to eliminate acne by controlling your diet. www.freeeacnebook.com as well as this one: www.thiele.fptoday.com/ta/acnehome.htm
I'm going to try the rigid acnebook diet next month (gathering what I will need now). I really believe in my heart that it is the only way to get rid of this problem. I'm writing all of this because I think all of the pills/creams they put us on are useless & dangerous & profit-making schemes.