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#7561 WishClean

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 10:22 AM

Does anyone else think it's strange that when someone starts a thread about a drug's negative effects, new accounts pop up to defend the drug? I hope everyone is awake when using this forum and being cautious about certain things that get posted, especially hyped reviews of meds. 
Supplements: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements, magnesium citrate [sometimes]. 

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 03:10 PM

I literally have no zits on my face. Maybe my birth control is working, but I also haven't worn make up for a month, and all those tiny clogged pores on my chin that I have been fighting for YEARS are gone. Gone gone gone. I can't believe it, but sadly my skin still looks like shit. Red marks here and there, scars here and there, big pores, broken caps. Even when my skin is clear I still hate my face. Nice. Oh, and I know I will probably break out again soon. Maybe not bad but I think I will be fighting this shit forever in some way, shape or form. I wish I could just relax and not have my shitty skin on my mind 24/7.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:50 PM

I'm feeling so messed up right now. I skipped my classes today and i need to hide from my parents to keep them from finding out that i had been absent for almost two days because of my acne. I feel like the world is against me right now. My face looked like total crap. Big marks, red pimples, blackheads, whiteheads everywhere, clogged pores and all. My acne is so bad. I mean, people nowadays are quick to judge, so i feel like i'm being watched all the time. I feel paranoid. I feel like almost every people that saw my face is whispering about me.

I hope that my face will be 100% clear. But even if i'm on Accutane for almost two months now, my acne is still bad as ever. It looked horrible than my previous breakouts.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:02 PM

Having acne that does not respond to treatment just sucks. Having acne AND eczema sucks. Being 31 with acne sucks. Breaking out from using a retinoid that you know will not work sucks. Having failed accutane sucks. Being diligent with diet and lifestyle changes and having nothing change sucks. Realizing that you're probably never going to kick this disease with the current treatments out there (both natural and man made) sucks. Having to live life knowing all of the above means I have to dig deep and find a strength I didn't know I possessed. Right now the only thing keeping me afloat is God Almighty.

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.

 

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:54 PM

Breaking out again, who woulda thunk it. Over it.

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:48 AM

Does anyone else think it's strange that when someone starts a thread about a drug's negative effects, new accounts pop up to defend the drug? I hope everyone is awake when using this forum and being cautious about certain things that get posted, especially hyped reviews of meds. 


For many people drugs work when holistic/pseudoscientific treatments fail, but there's a risk to taking them. Other people don't respond to anything at all and have to live with hideous skin permanently.
 



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 02:25 PM

It's not fair to lump those together, but whatever...ignorance is bliss.
Supplements: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements, magnesium citrate [sometimes]. 

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 11:42 PM

It's not fair to lump those together, but whatever...ignorance is bliss.


They go hand in hand. But anyone that doesn't follow unproven quack methods is ignorant, a sheep, etc, right?

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:56 AM

Feeling pretty bad today. :(
Was working on my skin for months trying to get it nice to see my LDR boyfriend. My scarring had cleared up nicely and acne wasn't too bad when I left. Now that I'm with him I suddenly break out very badly on my right cheek. Its very red and the zits are bigger than I normally get. They're right where its super noticeable as well. I foolishly put on makeup to cover it when going out, because well.. Its embarrassing! I'm meeting his friends and family for the first time and I don't want them seeing me this way. :( well, the makeup only made it get much worse. Then, this morning I thought maybe I could squeeze them out.. But that was stupid because they obviously weren't ready. Now its even more red and inflamed and Im scared to go downstairs and interact with anyone. Im so upset. I know its going to leave bad discoloration as well. I want to cry but im afraid to even do that because that will probably make it worse as well.

Ugh.

And, seriously, it sucks being paranoid about everything! I'm paranoid about kissing because his beard might irritate my skin, paranoid to dry my face with the same towel, but I can't go through his towels one after another obviously... Paranoid about what I eat, paranoid about sleeping on even slightly dirty sheets or pillowcases. For Frick's sake. I hate this. He doesn't get bad acne so I don't feel as though he really understands at all.
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Posted 24 June 2015 - 11:52 AM

I feel horrible about my acne. I tried a diy mask and it resulted in horrible breakout. My right cheek has 4 huge bumps. And my forhead is filled with small pimples.
So in a word- horrible

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

Fuck life

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:04 AM

I can't wait to be clear. Ive been on no fap( should help with hormonal cysts) + restricted diet + caveman regimen for 1 week. (This is Day 7)
As of yesterday things stopped getting worse so today I woke up with no new pimples or cyst.
I currently have 3 deep cyst on my forehead. 2 active pimples on my forehead as well.
These past two weeks have been rough, literally 6-10 new pimples each week, 2-3 a day. So you can imahinenhowbmany pimples I've killed just to still end up with some acne left over lol.
Additionally, this is my last attempt at naturally healing my acne.
I'll go back to prescription drugs if this fails, I can't keep hiding and changing plans because of this shit.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 12:05 AM

I am glad that my facial acne has been clearing up. I think it's mostly due to eliminating dairy and drastically reducing my intake of sugar. But for the first time in my life, I got cysts my jawline. Great thing is that it's under my jaw so it's not very visible. Still, it's so strange that after eating better and generally being healthier, all the acne on my face went away but suddenly I'm getting new breakouts under my jaw. I am starting to wonder now if this acne thing on me goes deeper than just a bad diet and lifestyle. Thinking about seeing a doctor to rule out any other health conditions. And kinda worried about this.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 03:31 PM

 



It's not fair to lump those together, but whatever...ignorance is bliss.

They go hand in hand. But anyone that doesn't follow unproven quack methods is ignorant, a sheep, etc, right?
 

Then stop stalking my profile and seek some like-minded friends. You will not change my mind, and I will not change yours so agree to disagree and move on. Stop calling people a cult, and stop provoking controversy. I help a lot of people through my research, and so do others, so your words are meaningless to me. But apparently, you are reading my posts, checking my threads & profile, creating threads to offend me, so I caught your attention. Move along and stop wasting your time & mine.

Edited by WishClean, 04 July 2015 - 03:39 PM.

Supplements: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements, magnesium citrate [sometimes]. 

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

 

 







It's not fair to lump those together, but whatever...ignorance is bliss.

They go hand in hand. But anyone that doesn't follow unproven quack methods is ignorant, a sheep, etc, right?
 

Then stop stalking my profile and seek some like-minded friends. You will not change my mind, and I will not change yours so agree to disagree and move on. Stop calling people a cult, and stop provoking controversy. I help a lot of people through my research, and so do others, so your words are meaningless to me. But apparently, you are reading my posts, checking my threads & profile, creating threads to offend me, so I caught your attention. Move along and stop wasting your time & mine.
 

Because looking at your profile once is "stalking", right? You should really learn what words actually mean before throwing them around, sweetie.

This is exactly what I mean about the holistic cult. "Holistic" people can't take any debate or criticism and instead resort to ad hominem attacks (calling me a "stalker"). Not to mention you have an enormous ego if you think that I created a thread specifically with you in mind. Complete narcissism at its best.

Not to mention, it's YOU who is provoking controversy. You went into a thread about how one is feeling about their acne today and went completely off topic to write an anti-medication post. What the hell did your post even have to do with this thread? You're just trying to spread your agenda in threads that have nothing to do with them. I responded to your off-topic post and since I didn't agree with you I'm now suddenly a stalker, provoking controversy, posting "specifically for you" (a completely inane and egotistical suggestion).

Edited by Lucas89, 04 July 2015 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:47 PM

Feeling pretty good! My move out of state is complete and I'm with family that I adore. My acne sucks and my skin is irritated but it's out of my control.

Happy 4th to all.

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.

 

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Posted Today, 05:46 AM

Cried over my skin today. I suppose it's normal for me to feel completely mental right now as I have recently quit my birth control and am on antibiotics (and was also on prednisone) for a bad throat infection. My mind feels gone, I feel so out of it and exhausted from my illness, and looking at my bad skin makes me feel so fucking hopeless. I keep telling myself to snap out of it but this depression has a hold of me. I need a hug. Sometimes I wish my husband had shitty skin too so we could commiserate. That's terrible of me to say but I have nobody in person to relate to. It's lonely and I feel like a freak. I just want this to get better so I can get on with my life.


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