the uphill battle

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  • Birthday 11/30/1985

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  1. Need Help

    Are you still taking the Spiro? For me, it took about 9 months to kick in. I had several bad breakouts before then, but it was definitely worth it in the end. Hang in there!
  2. Please Help! Went From Clear Skin To Acne!

    Can we trade skin?
  3. I would kill for your skin! It's the texture you're most concerned about?
  4. Feeling A Little Defeated

    Thanks for the reply, Athe. I'm hanging in there! Appreciate the support.
  5. Help Help Help

    Have you tried Spironolactone?
  6. How Freaking Stupid Are We?

    So.. what sort of diet is recommended? I just saw that carbs are the enemy.
  7. 2013 08 06 07.13.28

    You are my acne twin! I get the same type of acne in the same spot.
  8. F Normal People....rant.

    I totally agree that everything you listed is unfair. I've been trying to focus on the positive, though... I tell myself I am worthy, beautiful and that I still have something to offer the world (and you do too!) - I've noticed that as soon as I think something like "it's not that bad" or "it's getting better" I feel instant relief, like I can take a deep breath and be okay. I've been trying to do this everyday. It's not easy though, the downward spiral of negativity is much more natural for me. Just know you're not alone. We're all here trying to cope and survive this.
  9. Seriously Depressed About My Acne

    Hi, Just wanted to reassure you that you're not alone. I really wanted to call in sick to work today, but I've been pushing through and trying to stay positive. I know all too well the doom and gloom feelings that come with acne, especially as an adult. If you'd like some support, feel free to PM me. Acne is such a lonely disorder.
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    Just wanted to say I think you're really beautiful!
  11. Anyone ever get a pimple right below their eye? I have one under each eye right now which makes me look like I take up boxing in my spare time. My skin was looking good until these two.. well, the others were easy to conceal. These make the bags under my eyes puffy and it's just depressing. With acne it always seems I take one step forward and two steps back, it's hard to stay positive. I'm a therapist and I know all day I'll have to keep re-directing my thoughts to my client and not what my skin looks like under my florescent office lights... Thanks for listening.
  12. Hi, Just wanted to say hang in there! Even though I haven't personally taken Accutane, I have known people who have and had AMAZING results. Keep your eye on the prize! If I were you, I would go on Youtube and watch videos of folks who are currently in your shoes going through the process as well as videos of people who have completed treatment and have beautiful skin. It might be helpful in keeping a positive attitude and get you excited for what's to come. Hold on just a little longer! Take care xoxo