Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:35 AM
I am 19 years old and on my second month of accutane, My acne is still pretty bad. I had plans to go out tonight with my friends, but yet again did not have the confidence to because of my acne. I have suffered for 2 years now and I am really upset that I am missing out on doing all the things my friends are doing. I have tried in the past just going out to parties and shopping but I still have a bad night and end up going home early as all I can think of is how everyone is looking at my acne. I am really struggling as a 19 year old girl, who on the inside wants to have fun but cant because of acne. Has anyone else felt this way, and got any tips and how long before the accutane starts to show a real improvement?
We have ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL felt this way. I have feeling this way for the past few days after having a great month. Its a horrible horrible feeling. If your going to stay in and not go out, do something relaxing and dont stress. Listen to music, watch a movie, do something you enjoy. At least be "happy" by staying in and not going out. You are still young. Have faith that you will clear up. You are on the right drug with Accutane. Good luck girl.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:51 PM
Long story short. I don't really have much to show for my life at this point. No experiences. Not many relationships. Not much of anything, I resisted making any contact with the world. I formed no relationships with women for the obvious reasons, thinking who could like a person like me. The few friends I do have, I barely hung out with them because I always felt embarrassed about myself. I was a good student in high school, but my self-esteem (and my grades) plummeted and continued to plummet in college.
My point is that as a look back, my approach to the situation didn't help me at all. Isolating myself from friends and the world hasn't made me any happier. Acne took away some happiness at first, but my response to it exacerbated my negativity about myself and the world. I always told myself that once my skin cleared up, I would be a different person and go out an experience that world. Well, my skin still isn't clear, and I'm tired of waiting. I have realized life is too short to wait around for life to hand something to you on a silver platter. Am I going to spend the rest of my life in isolation? Sometimes, even though it may be painful, you have to let go of your insecurities and live your life.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:54 PM
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You got this!
Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:23 AM