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#6161 Exister

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

Skin was looking really good. Yesterday I decided to wash with soap for the first time in a while. Then today I decided to use Head & Shoulders on my face. No clue why I did either of those things. Looking horrible right now, feeling worse for being such an idiot.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:01 AM

Hey everyone I'm new to acne.org but I'm loving all the information and this website overall. So a little about myself I'm 23 and my whole life and never suffered from acne but when I turned 21 I had a serious breakout for like a couple months but it cleared then two months ago it went from little breaks out to moderate/severe acne (mainly little bumps everywhere) and lots of redness I am more self conscious than ever, my self esteem is so low, I feel ugly now because I felt my face was one of my good qualities even though that sounds conceited. I am a full time nursing student so I have to go to class and work with patients mon-fri which I dread because I feel like everyone is just staring at my acne and not into my eyes and on weekend I stay home to let my skin breathe and so I can hide from the world because I feel so ugly. So basically everyday I just hate my face, my skin, I hate looking in the mirror nowadays. Can anyone relate? I'm so depressed over this I don't know how to cope if I can chose to never go out I would. Thanks for listening have a blessed day.

Welcome.  Many, many people here are going thru the same feelings you are, myself included.  For some positive reinforcement, Id suggest scrolling thru a few pages of this part of the forum; you'll be able to find lots of helpful hints to try to deal w/ what you are going thru.  Hopefully, some will work for you.  Good luck!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:13 AM

I have so much hate for my skin today! Even with an absolute tonne of make-up on I still look and feel utterly disgusting and there's literally nothing I can do about it. Why did Mother Nature decide to curse us all with this horrible skin problem anyway?! What purpose does it serve? I don't feel like I'm learning anything constructive from the experience whatsoever. All it does is make me hate myself even more than I would do anyway.

 

Apologies for the rant. I really hope all of you out there are having a more positive feeling day than me!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hey everyone I'm new to acne.org but I'm loving all the information and this website overall. So a little about myself I'm 23 and my whole life and never suffered from acne but when I turned 21 I had a serious breakout for like a couple months but it cleared then two months ago it went from little breaks out to moderate/severe acne (mainly little bumps everywhere) and lots of redness I am more self conscious than ever, my self esteem is so low, I feel ugly now because I felt my face was one of my good qualities even though that sounds conceited. I am a full time nursing student so I have to go to class and work with patients mon-fri which I dread because I feel like everyone is just staring at my acne and not into my eyes and on weekend I stay home to let my skin breathe and so I can hide from the world because I feel so ugly. So basically everyday I just hate my face, my skin, I hate looking in the mirror nowadays. Can anyone relate? I'm so depressed over this I don't know how to cope if I can chose to never go out I would. Thanks for listening have a blessed day.

Hello! I'm 23 as well, but I've had acne since around 14. You're definitely not alone in how you feel, and we can all relate to you completely. This is the best thread to just let your feelings out about your acne. :) I actually quite like my face, like you like yours. And yes, acne can ruin the way you feel about it. But this thread, and other threads, have helped me look at my features rather than my acne. I'm feeling a lot better about myself, even during a breakout. I hope acne.org can help you, too :)



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:55 AM

Today wasn't a great skin day - really bad flaky skin around my mouth that just got worse when I smiled, spoke or ate... I have a few breakouts but it's the dry skin that has been annoying me.

 

But today was great because I was offered a job! :D I've been searching for work for a really long time so it's so great to have something now!

 

Hope you're all doing well.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:03 AM

Kind of scared. Compared with where I was a month ago, I'm much better. But I'm in my first month off birth control, and I'm afraid I can tell my skin is going to react badly. The cyst on my jaw is either draining as pustules (is this even possible?) or I'm just getting new ones right nearby.. anyway, now it's hurting like mad. 

 

School is stressing me out right now, and I've taken the step to drop a couple of classes so that I'm not too overworked. Now I need to get a job, but I'm afraid my confidence is too low. Yesterday, even though I hated myself for it, I was having a really hard time looking someone in the eye because of the lighting in the room and I thought I looked terrible. And most job interviews take place in horribly lit locations. Aghh!!!!



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:26 AM

Today wasn't a great skin day - really bad flaky skin around my mouth that just got worse when I smiled, spoke or ate... I have a few breakouts but it's the dry skin that has been annoying me.

 

But today was great because I was offered a job! biggrin.png I've been searching for work for a really long time so it's so great to have something now!

 

Hope you're all doing well.

 

That's great news about your job Lilly, well done!! :) That must be quite a relief. I hope the dryness improves for you soon because I know how frustrating that can be. 



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:35 AM

Clarisonic is working really well at getting all the makeup and dead skin off; it lets me wear makeup so that I can cover up those scars! I just wish my hair still wasn't falling out... :/

Hey everyone I'm new to acne.org but I'm loving all the information and this website overall. So a little about myself I'm 23 and my whole life and never suffered from acne but when I turned 21 I had a serious breakout for like a couple months but it cleared then two months ago it went from little breaks out to moderate/severe acne (mainly little bumps everywhere) and lots of redness I am more self conscious than ever, my self esteem is so low, I feel ugly now because I felt my face was one of my good qualities even though that sounds conceited. I am a full time nursing student so I have to go to class and work with patients mon-fri which I dread because I feel like everyone is just staring at my acne and not into my eyes and on weekend I stay home to let my skin breathe and so I can hide from the world because I feel so ugly. So basically everyday I just hate my face, my skin, I hate looking in the mirror nowadays. Can anyone relate? I'm so depressed over this I don't know how to cope if I can chose to never go out I would. Thanks for listening have a blessed day.

Welcome! I'm 21 and I've had acne since the age of 13, on and off.  We all understand how you feel. My cheeks used to be the favorite part of my face, because they were cute and just made my face. I got cystic acne there when I was 19, which cleared up after going to the dermatologist. After that, I started struggling with non-cystic acne that ironically, scarred my cheeks a lot worse than my cystic acne.  So, those pretty little cheeks that made me look youthfully radiant are gone :(  Acne is a really hard disease to cope with, because your face is what you present to people. I think few people with acne don't feel self conscious about it.  It's also so hard to feel like you can't control your own appearance, that you are literally incapable of showing your best face to the world.

 

Do try to focus on the other good things in your life/your assets. And, don't let acne stop you from living your life -- have fun on the weekends -- it will help reduce stress and help you cope with your acne, I promise!  We've all sat at home because of our skin, and it's tough, but you just can't do that. When you see how much your friends enjoy being around you, it will boost your confidence. 

 

In some ways, acne is a blessing. You learn to define yourself by things other than your appearance. You learn to ground your confidence in really substantial things. That's what I've learned from my acne. You'll have bad days, but we'll be here to support you!

 

Also, have you been to the dermatologist? Honestly, without Tazorac, my cystic acne would still be blooming. That stuff was painful. The derm can help and Dan's regimen is really effective for non-cystic acne! 



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:59 AM

feeling ehh about my skin. And I might start training as a backup cashier for the retail store I work at. I'm not nervous right now, but I might feel insecure about my skin once I'm on the register :(



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

Today wasn't a great skin day - really bad flaky skin around my mouth that just got worse when I smiled, spoke or ate... I have a few breakouts but it's the dry skin that has been annoying me.

 

But today was great because I was offered a job! biggrin.png I've been searching for work for a really long time so it's so great to have something now!

 

Hope you're all doing well.

congratulations lily!

i'm happy for you.i'll pray this good luck stays with you forever & you feel great skin wise as well.

cheers!

 

 

 

Clarisonic is working really well at getting all the makeup and dead skin off; it lets me wear makeup so that I can cover up those scars! I just wish my hair still wasn't falling out... :/

Hey everyone I'm new to acne.org but I'm loving all the information and this website overall. So a little about myself I'm 23 and my whole life and never suffered from acne but when I turned 21 I had a serious breakout for like a couple months but it cleared then two months ago it went from little breaks out to moderate/severe acne (mainly little bumps everywhere) and lots of redness I am more self conscious than ever, my self esteem is so low, I feel ugly now because I felt my face was one of my good qualities even though that sounds conceited. I am a full time nursing student so I have to go to class and work with patients mon-fri which I dread because I feel like everyone is just staring at my acne and not into my eyes and on weekend I stay home to let my skin breathe and so I can hide from the world because I feel so ugly. So basically everyday I just hate my face, my skin, I hate looking in the mirror nowadays. Can anyone relate? I'm so depressed over this I don't know how to cope if I can chose to never go out I would. Thanks for listening have a blessed day.

Welcome! I'm 21 and I've had acne since the age of 13, on and off.  We all understand how you feel. My cheeks used to be the favorite part of my face, because they were cute and just made my face. I got cystic acne there when I was 19, which cleared up after going to the dermatologist. After that, I started struggling with non-cystic acne that ironically, scarred my cheeks a lot worse than my cystic acne.  So, those pretty little cheeks that made me look youthfully radiant are gone sad.png  Acne is a really hard disease to cope with, because your face is what you present to people. I think few people with acne don't feel self conscious about it.  It's also so hard to feel like you can't control your own appearance, that you are literally incapable of showing your best face to the world.

 

Do try to focus on the other good things in your life/your assets. And, don't let acne stop you from living your life -- have fun on the weekends -- it will help reduce stress and help you cope with your acne, I promise!  We've all sat at home because of our skin, and it's tough, but you just can't do that. When you see how much your friends enjoy being around you, it will boost your confidence. 

 

In some ways, acne is a blessing. You learn to define yourself by things other than your appearance. You learn to ground your confidence in really substantial things. That's what I've learned from my acne. You'll have bad days, but we'll be here to support you!

 

Also, have you been to the dermatologist? Honestly, without Tazorac, my cystic acne would still be blooming. That stuff was painful. The derm can help and Dan's regimen is really effective for non-cystic acne! 

are you trying anything for your hair-fall?

did you figure out what the main cause is? hormonal? (i remember reading somewhere that the results you got were normal, but i'm sorry i've not been regular here so i've lost track!)

i am having bad hair-fall too(for a few weeks now) & i consulted my mum's homeopathic doctor.

he's suggested me a lotion(hair tonic) that helps, i'm unsure since i can't try one right now.(schedule!)

you can try mintop (5%), and see if that helps.

it doesn't stop hairfall for everyone but definitely helps grow new ones faster.

 

i'll talk to that doc once again for myself & put up if i find any help.

hope you find some solution soon!



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:15 PM

I feel like a totally different person... 
Only now I understood what terrible mood swings I had on Diane35 that I even turned to psychiatry to get some treatment. But everything suddenly changed this month when I switched to Yasmin...I am amazed. Suddenly I'm able to walk around without feeling that overwhelming emptiness, no need to cry for any small reason or write stupid messages to my boyfriend, who is overseas for 2 months now. However Diane35 cleared me up amazingly (though not entirely), so if it's gonna go as good on Yasmin + no mood swings, it will awesome.
Still healing from a small IB from the new pills, but otherwise - only active right now.  



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

I feel like a totally different person... 
Only now I understood what terrible mood swings I had on Diane35 that I even turned to psychiatry to get some treatment. But everything suddenly changed this month when I switched to Yasmin...I am amazed. Suddenly I'm able to walk around without feeling that overwhelming emptiness, no need to cry for any small reason or write stupid messages to my boyfriend, who is overseas for 2 months now. However Diane35 cleared me up amazingly (though not entirely), so if it's gonna go as good on Yasmin + no mood swings, it will awesome.
Still healing from a small IB from the new pills, but otherwise - only active right now.  

Oh gosh! I know the feeling! Switching from the MIrena IUD to Beyaz has lifted some sort of fog from my brain, I don't sit around sulking anymore, I don't get randomly angry and cry, and I don't notice every little sound that used to bother me. Reading your post made me smile because I know what a relief it is to finally feel like yourself. I'm happy that your IB is healing :D My semi-initial breakout from Beyaz is healing and I'm finally able to start working on my red marks.

I hope Yasmin keeps you clear like Diane35!



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:33 AM

Not doing good today. Yesterday my skin was looking pretty good but this morning I have woken to find three new massive pimples on my forehead. The worst part is I know they will leave bad HIP that will take weeks and weeks to fade :/



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 01:27 PM

Haven't felt this good about my skin in years. I haven't been wearing foundation for the past week, only a little concealer here and there. And my skin has just looked great! The oil level has definitely decreased and I can tell the Spiro is working. Unfortunately, I still get blackheads, which turn into zits after a couple of weeks. Case in point, one blackhead on my check turned into a zit yesterday and today I was able to pop it. Kinda bummed cause my skin was looking so clear, but oh well, it's only one zit. 



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:19 PM

Today I'm feeling pretty good, but the weird thing is that everytime I post about feeling good, something bad happens. 

I'm a bit nervous about my upcoming appointment with the neurologist. My doctor can't figure out why I get numbness in my hands and feet almost every night, and  after ruling out diabetes, b12 deficiency, and metal toxicity, an MRI scan is the only thing that's left to figure out why this has been going on for months now. I wish I could afford to do it sooner, but I had to go through all the other tests and insurance bureaucracy before they could refer me to a specialist.  So it's inevitable, I have to go and do this scan to see what is wrong. The doctor casually mentioned MS, which is the scariest possibility, or thrombosis (my reason for never going back on bcp), or a dislocated disk in my spine. I'm hoping it's something fixable. Ironically, I was supposed to be seen as soon as possible, but I guess even if it's an "urgent" matter they still made me wait another 2 weeks until I can actually be seen. I hate the wait. 

On top of that, I'm doing a full panel of hormonal testing again, this time saliva, to get more accurate insights on my hormonal fluctuations each week of my cycle. I'm so sick of doctors and testing, but it's the only way to figure out a regimen that's right for my body. I guess all the years of putting crap in my body and not caring about my health are finally catching up with me, and I don't think my healthy lifestyle changes will undo all that now. Wish me luck :/ 


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 08:43 PM

Great... school started and I am stressed out. I've been clear for months.. my skin looks awful. I have like 10-11 pimples.  This will never end..



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:05 AM

I hate my skin. It will never be good no matter what I do. I'll always have at least a few pimples and red marks. I put so much effort into taking care of my skin but it's starting to seem pointless. I've feeling ok for many months until I went to ENT this week and his first comment was if I've had skin problems for a long time. It made me feel really horrible.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 09:26 PM

The past few days I haven't really thought about my acne at all. It seemed like it was clearing up. The left side of my face is close to perfect. Knock on wood. And my nose and forehead are pretty clear, which is normal. But I don't know what's going on on the right side of my face. My right jawline is completely broken out :( I am honestly depressed because I feel like I was SOOO close to finally having clear skin again. 



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:12 AM

It's been awhile since I've been able to able to check the forums, but just wanted to vent a bit since I feel like this is one of the only places where anyone could understand what's it like to deal with all the emotional crap that comes along with skin issues.

 

I've been on the Regimen for several months now and it keeps my acne pretty much completely in check (still get the occasional pimple, nothing too bad though) but for whatever reason I've just been feeling so depressed these past few weeks. Even though I don't have much active acne now I feel like my skin tone looks awful, I obsess over dark circles beneath my eyes...and I just feel so unattractive when I look into a mirror at work. I try to be nice to everyone  but I find myself not really making any friends at work and even though I'm around people all the time I feel like I'm in my own little isolated bubble and I always feel alone. My reflection looks haunted...literally looks like someone who never sleeps and just looks unhealthy all the time. My old friends that still work there from when I worked there years ago all have new friends now and I always feel like an outsider...and that's my own fault because I let those friendships fade because I never wanted to be social back when my acne was at its worst.

 

I thought I was becoming good friends with a new girl that I work with but apparently she only wants to pick at me and tease me now...everyone wants to tell me that she has a "crush" on me and that's her way of flirting, but I don't like that and it just makes me feel like shit when she does that...this isn't high school and her goofing on me isn't going to make me like her. I treat everyone with kindness and expect to be treated the same way...but I guess that's just too much to ask for these days.

 

I'm just feeling so lost right now...alone and going through the motions of life but not really living. Maybe I'm just having a bad day but I at least wanted to get all this out instead of bottling it up inside. Thanks to anyone who bothered to read this, I hope everyone is doing well.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:18 AM

Its not so baddd, trying to be focused on something else,, :D
But I'm start to picking up T_____T




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