This is gonna be long but I really hope you have the time to read through it and help the best you can.
It all started when I was 17 and started developing acne. After a few months I visited a doctor who got me Benzoyl Peroxide to treat it with, however this didn't go well and I dropped it. After trying that I was put on Tetralysal which is an antibiotic drug and this cleared my face up. But the results didn't last long, as soon as I quit the acne came back in full force. Devastating. After that they wanted me to try it again, and I was on it for a long time but it didn't help any at all, probably just made it worse and my stomach was really upset for a long time with LOTS of gas and sounds from the stomach.
Acne continued flourishing and I think I tried the antibiotics one more time, completely unknown what side effects could come with these. I developed rosacea like symptoms that didn't went away after many months until after many regulary facials at a derm (Exuviance, Neostrata products). My skin turned the best it's ever been since clear. Though the acne didn't stop completely and in october 2010 (when I was 21) I was put on Accutane. Finally something that would get rid of it forever I thought. The accutane flared it up big time, I was so tired, gained weight and looked puffy. When the six month course finished my skin was clear and it was so nice to see. However I felt a bit empty, couldn't really put my finger on what it was.
The results lasted for a month and then acne started coming back with a vengence. Now six months later I still get acne and it's ruining my life and all the diet changes have made me very skinny which I am uncomfortably with.
My other symptoms than acne is that I have
Mood swings - Most due to how my skin looks and feels for the day.. Brain fog - Think it's called this. It's almost like you can't think clear and I have trouble picturing up things clear in my head like I could when I was younger. Tounge - It's white coated when I'm waking up in the morning. Tiredness - Don't have the energy I need for work. Also experience this after eating, specially big meals.. Bloating/Puffiness - My face get very puffy, bloated after eating, sitting by tv and computer screens and in the evening.
I got the idea it could be candida and tested myself for it. The result: http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/2175/sss1q.jpg
I started following an anti candida diet (Bee) in middle of december and been doing it til now. I can't say I've experienced any die off symptoms and now I am even skinnier and feeling weak. Acne is still there and skin looks a bit worse overall to be honest. I read on here that candida gets worse in Ketosis so the last couple of days I have added in safe starches and berries, hoping that help.
Still not sure if I have Candida and if that is why I get acne?
What I eat:
Meat (Beef, lamb). Organic eggs, Fish (Salmon, Cod, Tuna). Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, sallad, cabbage, spinach etc). Butter (added in this five days ago, after avoiding it for five years, so far no negative effects). Coconut Oil. Berries (200 g blueberries every other day). Safe Starches (White Rice, Brown Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash). Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil (Green Pasture).
Other supplements: Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin E, Vitamin K2, Vitamin D, Drinks: Water, water, water
I will add in Bone Broth and Liver (can't stand the taste though but will try anything).
Skin care: Cleansing twice a day with Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme, then put Salicylic Acid cream to moisturise face.
Can anyone hack my symptoms and give me suggestions? This is ruining my life, my budget, my relationships and I must get back on track before my whole youth has gone down the drain. Thanks for taking the time.