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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not good in a dark place skin is messed up and has set me back - same story just a different year!

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Not too many break outs recently but my skin is so dry! I can't find a good affordable moisturizer. Also I really hate all the scars. :'(

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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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Today started off with me feeling down about my acne, then I started to feel better, but now I'm back down again.

Hopefully the morning will bring improved skin.


When I'm clear, I'm on top of the world. When I have acne, I'm lost.


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12 hours ago, ben100604 said:

Today started off with me feeling down about my acne, then I started to feel better, but now I'm back down again.

Hopefully the morning will bring improved skin.

yeah me too. I'm having issues with this prescription company....!!!
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It's going to be 5 years since i've been on this site and i've been so greatful to have the support that i've had thus far.  I never would have thought that 5 years later i would still be dealing with acne but alas, i am.  I will say though that I am much wiser for it than i was 5 years ago.  Iv'e been through the ups and downs of treatment and while i am disappointed that I am not any closer to healing my skin, I have learned a lot about myself.   I pray that my battle will not last too much longer but if it does, i know I will have a line of support in this site and all it's great people

Thank You 

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It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Not great but hey ho just have to try find something in life to live for.

i wish sometimes when I wake up on a morning the first thing I do is not look at the mirror. Old habits are hard to break - even harder been you are a broken person 

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I feel a lot better. I hate being on meds for acne but they seem to work. I'm looking for a good sunscreen with SPF I can wear to the pool.

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Today, I feel decent. Only have two small spots one of which is drying up. I went to two places over the weekend ( an amusement park and a baseball game) and I didn't feel horrible . I think Spiro+ yaz is helping. I'm going to wait till my next appointment and ask to go up to 100mg. 

Its amazing not having such oily skin! That bothered me just as much as the acne.
I'm going g to visit my neice and nephews today and I'm not obsessing over my face. That's a good feeling.

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I'm feeling pretty good! My skin is a lot less oily and I can't say how awesome that is, I don't feel dirty and like I need to run home and shower all the time. My acne is mostly cleared, I have 1 red spot near my hairline but its not visible and one small, flesh coloredbump on my chin that's about dead.
Im giving in two job applications today so I don't feel that nervous cause my skin is behaving.

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I feel terrible today. In a couple of hours I'm going to work and I just picked two big pimples. They are so obvious. I hate when I have to plan ahead and when the time comes I have a face full of acne.

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Skin is a hot mess.  Breaking out pretty decently.  Diet has been a hot mess, stress has been good pretty good though.  Feeling stuck in the cycle but what else is new.


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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I have hope that the pimples are going to stop, but hope hasn't worked in the past, so good thing I have a derm appointment on Friday ;):smileys_n_people_82: giggidy! 

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14 hours ago, leelowe1 said:

Skin is a hot mess.  Breaking out pretty decently.  Diet has been a hot mess, stress has been good pretty good though.  Feeling stuck in the cycle but what else is new.

is it humid where you are? I bleeping hate the humidity. 
7 hours ago, acne scar obsession said:

I have hope that the pimples are going to stop, but hope hasn't worked in the past, so good think I have a derm appointment on Friday ;):smileys_n_people_82: giggidy! 

giggity goo

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Feeling pretty discouraged. I thought I had finally landed at the right dosage of spirinolactone (125 mg) to keep my skin clear, but the past couple of days I've starting breaking out like crazy again. I'm just at a loss. I don't understand how I can still be experiencing so much inconsistency with the state of my acne when everything else (diet, skin care routine, medication etc.) is always the same. 

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27 minutes ago, madeupdreams said:

Feeling pretty discouraged. I thought I had finally landed at the right dosage of spirinolactone (125 mg) to keep my skin clear, but the past couple of days I've starting breaking out like crazy again. I'm just at a loss. I don't understand how I can still be experiencing so much inconsistency with the state of my acne when everything else (diet, skin care routine, medication etc.) is always the same. 

thats really frustrating. Did you eat anything odd or have a lot of caffeine/ alcohol?

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1 hour ago, snarkygirl said:
1 hour ago, madeupdreams said:

Feeling pretty discouraged. I thought I had finally landed at the right dosage of spirinolactone (125 mg) to keep my skin clear, but the past couple of days I've starting breaking out like crazy again. I'm just at a loss. I don't understand how I can still be experiencing so much inconsistency with the state of my acne when everything else (diet, skin care routine, medication etc.) is always the same. 

thats really frustrating. Did you eat anything odd or have a lot of caffeine/ alcohol?
Nope :/ I've honestly never noticed a direct correlation between my diet and my breakouts though. I know a lot of people on here are adamant about there being a connection but I can't say that's ever been the case with me. I keep a healthy diet regardless because I think it's important in general but my acne doesn't seem to take notice one way or the other, heh.

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