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#7601 leelowe1

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:03 PM

Feeling like I don't care anymore- at this point I just want the confidence to ignore it and live my life.

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.

 

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 12:24 AM

My face and body are filled with scars and active acne. If I look this shitty now during the prime years of my life it's scary to think how bad I'm going to look 10 years from now when I still have bad acne but have even more damage from this skin disease.

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 12:15 PM

Bad day for me, looked like I was making some improvement and now red marks popping up all over my jaw area and cheeks. 

My diet is clean, I live a healthy and active lifestyle, I never had this problem growing up so there must be something that can cure this. 

Literally give up with this shit. 

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

Horrible day for me. Huge cysts and pimples apperead today. I look horrible I cryed all day. I even had a fight with my father cuz he doesnt understand.

I was feeling myself pretty 4 days ago and now I look ugly with this massive breakout (time of the month). I feel alone and horrible I just want to dissapear and never wake up.... I hate acne I HATE IT!!!!

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 03:16 PM

Im feeling ok. My skin is making very slow progress. But progress nonetheless. I have finally accepted my bad skin for what it is right now. Its a battle I will be fighting for a long time and I need to accept it to grow from it and use my negative energy into trying to find my control or maybe cure! I used to have severe acne. Every cyst left a scar and insane PIH. I now have mild comedonal acne with maybe one papule at a time. Scars have faded and the only ones I still have are hidden when I wear my hair down. I have come this far (12 years) and improved it so my face isnt deformed from the HUMUNGOUS cysts so today I am proud of how far I have come with this battle. I can only continue and hope one day I can wake up, look in a mirror and say "you look good" one day... :)

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 05:00 AM

Since my cystic acne cleared up, I have been hypervigilant to any sort of growth on my face. Even the slightest bump scares me and I worry that my entire face will break out once again like it did 5 months ago when I had like a gazillion cysts. I have one new cyst on my jawline right now and even though it's just one, I find myself worrying that history is going to repeat itself all over again.

Acne is a never-ending battle. Even when it's gone, there's always this worry of it happening again. So done with this shit I just want to let go and live.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 06:43 AM

I feel like my face is finally recovering from the horrible breakout I had 2 weeks ago. But I feel pretty down, because I have to be extremely strict with my diet to achieve mediocre results. Heh. 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:11 AM

Recovered from my jaw breakout so when I put concealer over the two red marks on my right cheek I look clear..

I can never relax though! I always feel like I live one day at a time and I can't make plans.. For all I know today could be good but tomorrow I wake up with a collection of new spots!

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 01:23 PM

Like hell.  Had my acne controlled somewhat with low carb dieting, then I started getting cystic acne again.  Cut out all alcohol and smoking recently, and my face was flawless for a good 2 weeks.  Now, cystic acne seems to be coming back.  I just don't understand this disease. 

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:36 AM

Not so good.. Couple of red spots.. Im so blotchy and red ALL the time

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:01 AM

Red marks are getting me down...Trying to think positive though; they WILL fade eventually.  I just like to think of myself as a work in-progress =)

If people have a problem with me because a few PIH spots, they're not worth my time anyway! 

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:02 PM

Freaked out cause I have't had a new bump in 4 days. This must be the calm before the storm. Funny how I worry more when I have no actives than when I have a few...

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:37 AM

I'm truly fucked in this situation. I have a clean diet, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, etc. I might as well drink Mountain Dew and eat McDonalds all day and lay around doing nothing because I would have the same result either way. I haven't even fapped in over a month because some people say that it helps but it hasn't done anything for me. I'm breaking out with cystic acne all over my body again and it's spreading in places it wasn't before.

Whoever told you it gets better with time lied. It gets WORSE with time and age. There's no winning in this situation. You just have to accept your looks are fucked and you'll be overlooked during many job interviews because of how you look if you'e dealing with this because there's nothing else you can do. Also I'll be rejected romantically the rest of my life because my acne is so bad that I may as well be considered deformed. And everyone stereotypes you and treats like you have a contagious disease.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 01:45 PM

Tired of people diminishing my feelings regarding my acne. Everyone will not have the same severity of acne so why do people feel it's their God given right to tell others to stop complaining because it's not that bad? You would think having been a survivor people would be more compassionate. Let us remember that this site wasn't created for only severe acne sufferers. Just because you're clear, don't forget where you started from as its by the Grace of God you're not back there.

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.

 

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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.


#7615 ihateusernamesx

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 05:11 PM

Bad but not as bad as I usually get with breakouts. It's small and localised that I am greatful for. But still. I just wish for a week without a breakout. Like I feel it's not even that much of a big thing to ask for after going through around 500 weeks with breakouts lol.

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Posted Today, 02:35 AM

I (finally) have a derm appointment tomorrow! I've been on a waiting list for a few months now. And even though I've had acne in varying severities since I was about 13 (I'm 22 now), I've never actually been to a derm. I've just gone with the advice from my GP which was fine,  but it'll be nice to see a specialist and get their opinion / advice now. It'll be weird for me to leave the house without makeup to go the appointment, but it'll be fine.
Overall, my acne / skin doesn't get to me as much as it used to even though it's still moderate acne in my opinion. I of course still have my moments where it does get me down, but I've been managing it a lot better now. 

Hope you're all doing well. Hang in there  :comfort: 

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Posted Today, 12:24 PM

Finding my center in something more profound than my skin. This life is fleeting and we're all in transition. The lessons to be learned from this can be priceless. You learn a lot about yourself and other people. I hate going through this but I figure it could always be worse.

For everyone feeling like they're struggling, know that:

You're not alone
There's a plan for your life
You were made for so much more
You'll see people for who they really are (good and bad)
You'll learn a lot about yourself
Sometimes being down on your face means that you can finally start looking up.

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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