posted on Apr, 27 2005 @ 05:10 PM
I feel sorry for you...I've been there a couple times and I know how much it sucks. You just have to tell yourself that eventually it will go away,
and life will move on. Accutane actually did not work for me, and just caused a severe flare up. The only thing that really has seemed to work is
the antibiotic minocycline, along with applying benzaclin and differin at night. I still use all of these, although now my acne is basically gone.
Also for your diet try consuming less dairy, less simple or high-GI carbs, and drink a lot of water every day. Make sure to never touch your face at
all...never let anything else touch it either, or while youre sleeping. If you exercise, take a shower right afterwords and use antibacterial
cetaphil soap. You may think you don't really touch your face that much, but if you actually start noticing during the day, you will realize that
you do. Just don't touch it at all and it can help a lot.
Some other natural ways to cure acne are available. You can megadose vitamin B-5, by taking around 20 grams a day. Some people swear by it. You can
also try guggulsterones, which stimulates your thyroid. It will help you lose weight, while also helping cystic acne. There was even a study done
with this that showed guggulsterones can help get rid of cystic acne better than tetracylcine, which is a commonly prescribed antibiotic. That's
about all I can think of for now. And I do know how terrible it is, and how you feel...I am usually a very open and friendly and happy person, and
when I had that crap on my face it completely ruined me psychologically. You will get through it though.
edit: I also forgot to mention that lots of people treat themselves by using things that are highly acidic or with alcohol...or just overly drying
their faces out to stop oil. Well, this can be bad, as an extremely dry face just causes your face to produce more oil. I take two showers a day,
and during each one I wash my face with cetaphil antibacterial soap, then I use this cetaphil gentle cleanser, then after the shower I use cetaphil
facial moisturizer. It can help a lot if you don't use anything like this already.
[edit on 27-4-2005 by Shoktek]