For the longest of times I've had issues with my skin, from the age of at least 16 I broke out with very bad cystic acne then it continued like that for many years and even until this day I am not happy with my skin which I will explain.
I got very sick when I was about 18-19 and nobody knew why, I stopped eating had no energy to do absolutely anything and there were times I would faint, it got so bad my own Mother thought I had cancer or something seriously wrong. Doctor after doctor we saw and they had no idea what was wrong with me, still my skin issues plagued me but at that time it was the least of my worries (kind of)
When I was finally diagnosed wit pernicious anemia it was an answer to our prays like finally we knew what was wrong and could put a label on it (I was 20 by now). The booster injections started then monthly and finally once every three years. During this time my skin never got any better until I decided to change up my diet stopping diary cutting back on sugar the usual things people do I guess. Even though my skin got a lot better probably lets say 80% after a good solid year of eating clean and doing everything right I was happy that my hard work paid off.
Right now as I sit here (I am 25) so five years after having the injections I can honestly say I am a health freak, I eat *super* clean, work out and have even gone to the extreme in cutting out certain chemicals I come into contact with (shampoo/soap/etc) .. even after doing this and I can even dub my diet/lifestyle super healthy It still remains. I have bad skin and although not cystic anymore it still plagues me and I get this weird dry flaky skin which kind of looks like seborrheic dermatitis. I've tried everything imaginable to cure my bad skin as it ruins my confidence, pretty want to look as healthy as I feel.
Lately someone responded to me on these forums (sorry I forget the name) but they mentioned that PA can cause you to not produce enough stomach acid to break down food which in turn causing you to not break down or absorb your food properly. I know that acne or any skin condition usually stems from what is going on inside of your body live/kidneys/stomach etc so I wonder is my acne/seborrheic dermatitis being caused by low stomach acid due to damage to my stomach? ..
I've already touched up with my doctor my thoughts and feelings about how I can eat a pretty well sized meal and an hour or two later be starving hungry and his response was pretty much nothing, he kind of looked at me like I was really naive and dumb.
My question I put to all of you guys on this forum is this, does having pernicious anemia cause you to have low stomach acid which would possibly cause skin issues in the long run due to not absorbing key nutrients and if so what could be done about this problem?
PS: I would like to know if I am on to something here and maybe others could possibly share their skin conditions if any, if none of you have skin conditions then its back to the drawing board for me and mine.
(sorry for long post)