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Old 06-28-2010, 01:05 AM   #1
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My acne story

I am 49 years old and suffered from severe acne as a teenager. My skin has lots of scars. I was treated with Acutane in my twenties and things got better, though after 8 years or so of the treatment, acne came back. It was there most of my life, much worse during ovulation or before periods. In my early forties, however, I made a chance discovery.

In order to support my husband who needed a special diet, I came off dairy entirely. I then discovered that my acne is completely dairy related: a few drops of milk at the wrong time of the month, a spot. A piece of cheese, a spot. Etc. It doesn't matter if the milk or cheese are non-fat, goats, or if it is yoghurt. All dairy seems to have the same effect. I just wish I knew this years earlier. I am sure this does not apply to everyone, but it might be worth trying. It is easier than you may think: I used to love cheese, probably still would. But no cheese or pizza in the world is worth acne, believe me.

 
Old 08-03-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: My acne story

Hello there, I think I may have the same problem. I am 34 and this past spring I was craving pepperjack cheese very bad. So I had alot and now i got all of these closed comendons and and acne valgeria. I lover pizza and my cereal in the am. I will try you diet. I did notice a change as I started eating more dairy. But as they say to us women getting older we need the calcium. Uggg to that....... Thank you for sharing. I am see a derm and she put me on some medications. I will keep you posted. Good luck and thank you.

 
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