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Feelings On Acne

Posted by Graciemeow, 08 March 2013 · 636 views

emotional emotional effects of acne acne
Sometimes I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place.
After buying and trying all the over the counter creams, lotions and potions under the sun, to using topical and medicated creams to having every available anti-biotic, cutting out various food groups from my diet, self esteem plumetting to an all time low, two courses of gruelling courses of roaccutane (accutane), I feel my acne slowly returning.
I am now at an endocrinologist but i feel as though i have lost all hope.
I feel like, to an extent, I should try and keep a posotive outlook on things, which I can sometimes in an "it could always be worse" sort of way.
But its hard to feel like things can get worse when you feel so low. I feel selfish feeling like this but I hate what I see when i look in the mirror.
Do I try and accept myself the way I am, or keep returning to life-ruling, gruelling medications that take toll on the rest of my looks whilst givnig me the skin i desire?
This is taking over my life and I don't know where to turn




I had a very similar thought today as I was applying my bha lotion and looking at myself in the mirror........."should i just give up, and just accept it ? ...there isnt much left to try".....and "yes ...it coud be worse".....

to be honest....this is easier said than done, and i dont think anyone is 100% able to do so....but you just have to accept yourself the way you are..., thats a sad realization, and i know it sounds harsh...but thats where i feel i am right now.

Seriously, if you have tried Amoxil aka amoxicillin and it didnt work, then I'd give up. But just a caution, it took me two years of aggressive treatment before the breakouts just stopped. The pimples just stopped coming.

I use: Amoxil, benzaclin, clindagel, keflex and retin-a.

Is Amoxil antibiotics or topcial treatment? I dont think Ive haerd of it..unless I know it by a different name? Where are you from ? Maybe the UK does different treatments.

@andres123 sometimes I feel like I need to be harsh on myself and make my self accept it. But I've been down that road before and it lead me to a bad place so thats why i tried.

@amoxilworx would you say those two years were worth it? how long have you been breakout free for?

The drug is an antibiotic. Generically referred to as amoxicillin. The brand name for the medication is amoxil. Keflex or cephalexin as its generically called. I hope you can get those in th UK because they really work. My skin is now 100% improved.The two years were definitely worth it. I have been zit free for 6-9 months. I can't recall the exact date when I stopped breaking out completely. My face is smooth now, scars are fading fast and I can smile at my reflection. La la la, enough about me. Peace to you. (btw I am from Minnesota, U.S.A.)

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