How ya feelin' about your acne today?

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On 23/2/2016 at 10:30 PM, Gunner23 said:

I feel horrible whenever I look in the mirror I think that I want to die seriously what is the point of living when you have 1000 fucking zits in your face? And I will probably gets some ugly scars I hate my life my acne makes me fell so depressed I'm thinking of committing suicide 

That'e exactly how I feel

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On 20/2/2016 at 4:10 PM, leelowe1 said:

The frustration when progress is not linear is aggravating.  Im coming up on 6 months on spiro (1 months @ 50 mg 4 months @ 100mg) and i'm still breaking out very often.  Some days are better than others but there is always some blemishes on my skin.  The days before, during and after my period are the worse.  And as fate would have it, i am smack dab in the middle of a nasty breakout  and i am day 2 into my period. How do people deal with the up and down of acne treatment?  Emotionally, i am dealing with it much better but in all honesty my nerves are frayed.  The day to day of not knowing what to expect of my face is ___________ (fill in the blank).

I wish for the days when i first took accutane and i was crysatl clear.

I really do feel you!! It's so stressfull to deal with the ups and downs I seriously can't take it anymore.. I don't see an ending tho this :( Obviously I'm not the right person to give you any advice but I hope you feel better knowing that you're not the only one dealing with this at all

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On 17/3/2016 at 3:29 AM, madeupdreams said:

I saw my dermatologist a couple days ago and she thought my skin looked a lot better, and I hadn't had a breakout in a few days so I got really excited and happy thinking that I had finally turned a corner and was on my way to clear skin...and of course I got hit with a new breakout today. 5 new zits, just like that. Sigh. I don't know why I even get my hopes up anymore. I guess my skin is still doing better overall but consistently clear skin seems so completely out of reach for me. I'm just so sick of never being able to relax and actually make plans to go out and socialize because it's impossible to predict how my skin is going to look. 

That's exactly how I feel you're reading my mind!! It's taking over my life I keep calcelling plans :\

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I have acne all over my back, shoulders, chest, neck, and face. I hate my life. I can't leave the house without feeling ashamed of my appearance. At night when I'm alone and I look in the mirror I'm disgusted with my reflection. Then start picking at my skin and I can't stop. I try but I can't stand seeing it all. I end up a bloody crying mess because of how ugly i am and how embarrassing it is. Why me? I do everything for everybody and I have to deal with this horrible acne. I feel so ugly  I hate taking my clothes off because I'm afraid I'm gonna get made in of. I fucking hate my life

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Not great, I am still keeping up with my regimen and I was doing well but now I'm bad again. It's the same roller coaster as ten years ago. To top off my frustration I'm the healthiest I've ever been, eating well, just about only water, exercise and my acne is still there - so I'll always be skeptical of what causes it because I've done it all [almost].


"...But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see..."


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Which ones have you tried? I really like plain old jojoba or sea buckthorn oil. Both are cheaper online.

OK well glad I found this....I am a32 year old lady and I feel shityy that I still have acne! This was supposed to end by age 20...my skin did not get the memo.
In general my life isn't going great, I'm unemployed and I'm having health issues but I swear they all come down to my hormones. I don't even wanna be seen and I feel ashamed to go anywhere. I used to be pretty, I used to feel positive. How can I show up for a job interview if I don't even respect myself?
On the good side...I'm seeing a derm Monday. I'm gonna ask for Spiro and minocycline.they better not give me any crap. Lol.

On 5/17/2016 at 9:17 PM, Geeking said:

Not great, I am still keeping up with my regimen and I was doing well but now I'm bad again. It's the same roller coaster as ten years ago. To top off my frustration I'm the healthiest I've ever been, eating well, just about only water, exercise and my acne is still there - so I'll always be skeptical of what causes it because I've done it all [almost].

Hormones?OK well glad I found this....I am a32 year old lady and I feel shityy that I still have acne! This was supposed to end by age 20...my skin did not get the memo.
In general my life isn't going great, I'm unemployed and I'm having health issues but I swear they all come down to my hormones. I don't even wanna be seen and I feel ashamed to go anywhere. I used to be pretty, I used to feel positive. How can I show up for a job interview if I don't even respect myself?
On the good side...I'm seeing a derm Monday. I'm gonna ask for Spiro and minocycline.they better not give me any crap. Lol.
Hormones?

On 5/15/2016 at 11:27 PM, FelineQueen said:

I have acne all over my back, shoulders, chest, neck, and face. I hate my life. I can't leave the house without feeling ashamed of my appearance. At night when I'm alone and I look in the mirror I'm disgusted with my reflection. Then start picking at my skin and I can't stop. I try but I can't stand seeing it all. I end up a bloody crying mess because of how ugly i am and how embarrassing it is. Why me? I do everything for everybody and I have to deal with this horrible acne. I feel so ugly  I hate taking my clothes off because I'm afraid I'm gonna get made in of. I fucking hate my life

Im sorry. You're not alone. I can't believe I'm 32 and still have acne. 
Its held me back my entire life and I know I would have done so much more if I had no acne. Sometimes I swear, when I die the first thing I'm gonna ask God is" why give me such crappy skin?!" Lol.

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My favorite part of the day is right when I wake up- before I look in the mirror and before any of the pain from my cysts kicks in. I dread doing my makeup because I hate having to look at my face. 

I still feel hopeful today though that these new treatments will help. My skin looks worse than it did a week ago, but I am getting less breakouts every day, so that is good... a lot of old ones are healing up nicely. 

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