- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2016
Hi bees! I need some advice/ recommendations.
I’ve been relatively sick the past few years and finally had a partial hysterectomy this past spring. I’ve finally gotten my health back for the most part. I’ve lost 50lbs and am still working towards my goal and I hope to never see an oncologist again.
However, I still have severe acne. I’m 24. I thought it was my hormones going bonkers after surgery but apparently all my levels are normal and fine. I’ve always had a few blemishes but this is serious cystic acne. Like breakouts literally on top of breakouts. I can’t even say how embarrassing it is to have to tell my husband “Please don’t kiss me there, it hurts my skin.” I’ve complained about this to my doctors but they never take me seriously. I think it’s partially because I usually cover it with makeup and partially because they don’t care about something so vain. I’ve decided to make a derm appt and wear zero make up in hopes they will take me seriously. I’ve used every topical you can imagine and plan on requesting an actual medicine for it. I’m wondering what has worked for you guys and what hasn’t? Any other advice? I’m a little nervous just because it’s such an overlooked issue yet contributes to a dwindling self esteem for me. My face hurts and is covered is painful bumps. Some you can’t even see. I’d like to have it under control by the time Christmas rolls around. I last visited my family in June and they were all a bit horrified by my face 😔 any suggestions welcomed!! Thank you in advance!