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Having Acne

Posted by kasimarie, 18 June 2013 · 448 views

I'm 18 years old going onto 19 years old. I've been battling acne since I was 14 years old and maybe a little younger than that. I've tried a lot of products including store products, proactive and even this one product over the internet. Didn't work. I've gone to a dermatologist and it still didn't clear up. Finally went to the doctor's to get on birth control, been on it for almost a month now and right now it's making my acne worse or at least I think it is, the doctor said within 3 months it should clear up, so far no improvement. I see a lady at a salon and she is an Aesthetician if you don't know what that is, just google it. But she has been doing microdermabrasion which help in the beginning but then the acne starts to show again. She gave me a cleanser, lotion, and night time cream, honestly feel like that's making my face worse too. I don't go out much right now because it's god awful right now. I mean there is big and red ones, white heads, obviously blackheads but I rarely pay attention to them because you can't seem unless up close. All around my chin/mouth and on the sides of my cheeks are covered and my forehead has a few pimples here and there. I have scars which is noticeable and I also have acne on my chest and back so I try to cover up even in summer.. I hate going swimming but I love swimming at the same time, I like being in the sun and being tan but it's impossible at this point, I was going in a tanning bed but stopped because I realize it's just super bad for you and it won't help my skin in any way. There's so many things out there that I would do if I didn't have this crap. I know I should be grateful that I don't have anything else but acne feels like a disease to me especially for all the pain it causes. I mean my face is swollen right now and the pimples are very painful. It's hard to put my face on a pillow when I sleep. I've tried icing my face but the pimples just get irritated. My skin right now I'd say is super duper irritated which stresses me out. I've learned acne is hormonal and I'm stressed all the time so you think my skin would just be use to my body being stressed, nope! I have an appointment today with that lady and I hope she sees how bad it's gotten since not seeing her in 2 weeks, I'm really scared to see her to be honest because she pops my pimples and this time I don't think I'll be able to handle it, I'll probably pass out from the pain. I'd have to say I've spent lots of money trying to fix my face and I'm too the point where I just can't afford it anymore. I really don't want to go through this anymore. I need more information though I get why acne happens I've read millions of articles on it tried natural things tried everything nothing works. I literally would like to have something else and not acne. I just can't deal with it anymore because it's emotionally draining and it's sad that out of a lot of people I'm suffering with acne that has been painful and hard to deal with. 




I'm sorry to hear that, you should look into accutane or at least ask your dr about it. Good luck.

i felt like that so many times . my skin goes from moderate to severe .. have been to 5 doctors did a laser called smoothbeam and that didn't work.. im also at the point where i have spend thousands of dollars over 12 years of having acne  .. and my skin has not cleared..  since im poor  right now and stopped going to my derm since the laser attempt did not work and left me broke . i have read about alpha lipoic acid and acidophilus supplements .. been taking  1 alpha lipoic acid 200mg and 2 acidophilus tablets a day not together .. one in the morning and the other supplement at the after noon .. i have seen some improvements on my skin. been taking it for 2 weeks . hope my skin keeps getting better . right now i don't have the money to go to another doctor i don't have insurance so each time i see on is about 120 a visit plus all the other things i must get .. prescription creams  and stuff ..

i felt like that so many times . my skin goes from moderate to severe .. have been to 5 doctors did a laser called smoothbeam and that didn't work.. im also at the point where i have spend thousands of dollars over 12 years of having acne  .. and my skin has not cleared..  since im poor  right now and stopped going to my derm since the laser attempt did not work and left me broke . i have read about alpha lipoic acid and acidophilus supplements .. been taking  1 alpha lipoic acid 200mg and 2 acidophilus tablets a day not together .. one in the morning and the other supplement at the after noon .. i have seen some improvements on my skin. been taking it for 2 weeks . hope my skin keeps getting better . right now i don't have the money to go to another doctor i don't have insurance so each time i see on is about 120 a visit plus all the other things i must get .. prescription creams  and stuff ..

everything is just too expensive now a days and it's hard to deal with acne because the generation is completely different now than how it was back then. I'm too scared to take certain type of pills because of some side effects it can have. Right now I'm stuck with what I have. But the dermatologists visits are out of the question for me. I hope the products I have now and the girl I'm seeing for my face help clears it up within a couple months, I just don't want it to get worse anymore it's killing me.

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