Severe acne 29 years old-acne scars pitting-please assist meI have suffered from acne almost my entire adult life. It began when I was about 14 and has never really ceased. I've tried every over the counter chemical treatment-herbal remedy (tea tree oil Vitamin E-aloe vera, masks, peels etc. all to no avail). I am extremely desperate because I am now left with severe ice pick scars-red spots-current breakouts and almost every other type of 'pimple' you can imagine.
It is better than it was when I was growing up (as far as size etc), but I still break out constantly and the scars are really damaging my self esteem. I'm so completely frustrated. I've had one laser resurfacing surgery with microdermabrasion and a chemical peel but the results were minimal and didn't last. I also don't like having my skin burned off-who would right? I was desperate though. I have been reading through the topics-I've been studying 'herbal' medicine for quite awhile regarding thee indigenous plants in my area-I live in MN/WI. I was wondering if silicea for example can be extracted from horsetail adequately or quartz. I'm a rockhound so a specific name of rock would allow me to find and make some.
I have also been clinically diagnosed with manic depressive disorder-PTSD and general anxiety-this was a result-the post traumatic stress from years of physical and mental abuse in a string of horrible relationships. I'm in therapy and on anti-depressants-also birth control pills (for acne). Nothing has worked I feel so helpless some days I could cry. Sometimes I do! It's been so many years-I was hoping that by this age it would clear up. IT's not even just scars but regular breakouts-smaller in size but still noticeable.
My hands and feet tend to be cold-I am not a fearful person but I suffer from generalized anxiety. I have a strong constitution and will-I have survived a great deal in my life. My periods began at age 12 I believe-I also have endometriosis which is under control now but wasn't for several years. I've also had three back surgeries-including one spinal fusion. I have a lot of problems with back/neck/jaw pain. I tend to carry my 'tension' in my head and neck. My bones ache during cold/damp weather and sometimes I go through periods that feel like hot flashes. I hope I'm not providing you with too much info-I am just trying to make it easier for everyone on this board to understand my situation fully.
I also have had diabetes since thee age of 18. I know my laundry list of ailments sounds terribly but honestly it's all treatable accept for the congenital spine condition I have so I actually consider myself lucky. I eat a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet and I eat a great deal of fresh produce and drink a lot of water. I dont' drink a great deal of pop or coffee. I drink copious amounts of tea-green white-and chai. I also use a natural peel mask containing pineapple. I am going to be switching to 100 percent natural shampoo and conditioner-I also would like some advice on an inexpensive cleansing/moisturizing product for my face. I've used tea tree oil/sulpher soap but it really just aggravated my problems. I only have luck with tea tree on my body and not my face.
Ok that's a great deal to take in-please I appreciate any help you can give me.
Ashena on 2009-04-01
How severe your acne is mild (papules), moderate (whiteheads, blackheads, and pustules), or severe (tubercles and cystic)
Do they suppurates quite much
Do they itch quite much.
Do they are painful.
What are their color reddish, bluish, reddish-bluish, or green.
Do they are affected by menstrual cycles or they have any relation to menses.
Do warmth and heat affect them
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Acne is certainly a very stubborn affliction and escapes all tricks and strategies that we can employ .
U have mentioned that it started when u were 14 years old . How was your childhood and teen tears , happy , exciting and joyous .
vikas_grower last decade
garekar 5 years ago
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