Thursday, March 12, 2009
Progress on 101 list - stop taking antibiotics
At the urging of my doctor, and for a few other reasons, I have begun my trial run of refraining from taking antibiotics. I originally started when we first moved to Charlottesville. There were prescribed by a dermatologist for acne, something I battled with as a kid, and then again when we moved here. While I can't definitely say it's the cause, my adult acne started right after I stopped taking oral contraception. And the whole reason I stopped taking oral birth control was because I didn't want to be pumping hormones into my body for years upon years. But then, once I stopped taking the pill, I developed acne and then I started pumping antibiotics into my body. I was switching out extra hormones for antibiotics. Every time I've tried to stopped, I develop acne something terrible, the point my face hurts. But, so far, so good. I've been using benzoyl peroxide as a topical medication, and Home Health Blemish Treatment Lotion. I've also been vigilant about washing my face three times a day, regardless of how tired and lazy I may feel when I get home. So, I've begun tackling something on my list that I was afraid of. Hopefully my regimin works.