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It was at my lowest point that I made what would come to be the best decision regarding my health.
I spent years and years suffering with acne (and you really do suffer, as much as you try and put it in to perspective, your personal suffering is always staring at you in the mirror, in a car window, any reflective surface acts as a torturous reminder of the ruined landscape of your face).
I finally decided to abandon all the routes that Western medication led me, many of them leading to dead ends or along roads rocky with unwanted side effects, and tackle the problem holistically.
A little of my background
I myself, like many females out there, began suffering from acne at the age of thirteen. It started as typical, scant teenage spots and persisted and also worsened as I progressed into my later teens.
After multiple over-the-counter products (too many to list), prescribed topicals, and various courses of antibiotics and birth control pills, I made the decision to go on Roaccutane at the age of nineteen. [Read more…]