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#1 P1nky

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 06:54 AM

So lovely people I need some of your support that I have seen you give to other posters (not sure that's the right term) on here. I have been struggling on and off with mild hormonal acne since the age of 17, with periods of clear skin and periods of horrid skin. The only time my skin was fine for more than a few weeks was when I was pregnant with my son, it was perfect. For the last year and a half my skin has been getting worse ( not what you want at the age if 32) and I am coping with it less and less, so much so I was diagnosed with clinical depression and eventually body dysmorphia as my reaction to my skin is so severe. It's ruining my life, I generally only get 4 or 5 spots at a time but they are always inflamed and red and seem like beacons on my face. They are definitely hormonal as the come around my period and they are so debilitating that I find it hard to leave the house, go to work, pick my son up from school. It's effecting my friendships and my marriage and I just don't know what to do! I need your help as clear skinned people and doctors just don't get it! What do you guys do to help you feel better and stay strong? I'm literally at the end of my tether and feel so down about it

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:53 AM

1.hope for a treatment. seems that a lot of people find some sort of solution that makes life manageble.(i'm also doing pretty well latelly with stuff that i try)

2. improve spiritually, you and the people u deal with(but this is tricky), or change them. seems a lot of people here identify themselves with their bodies, and not with the spirit (the consciousness)

3.expect solutions from different view angles of the same object.

4.hope daft punk continues making hits. eventually those cool helmets will catch on.

5.never doubt Human power (or "nature 2.0" as i sometimes call it).



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

take DIM supplements or i3c for hormonal acne does the job



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:17 AM

first know that you are NOT alone. i am a 30 yr old mother of two. i am also struggling with acne and depression. the depression only hits when i am going through a major breakout! other then that i'm happy most of the time. at the moment I'm recovering from two cystic breakouts. they were so bad i called into work all last week. i work at a family business so i can do that but i don't like to. i know that is not an option for a lot of people. i've lost three jobs before because i would call in when my breakouts were to severe. i didn't want anyone to see me. i'm sure it would be a lot more lost jobs if it weren't for me working at a family business. i'm not strong enough to tell my husband that my depression is coming from my breakouts. i try and hide it. all he knows is that i get anxiety and depressed and when he asks why? all i say is, i don't know! i should be able to tell him but i'm to scared of him judging me. i don't think he will because i know he loves me. he is an amazing man but it's my own insecurities that won't allow me to open up to him about this. instead i come here to vent and share. its hard to stay positive and so many times I've prayed to not wake in the morning but i know that is selfish of me. i have kids to think about. i think you just have to remind yourself that no one is perfect. everyone suffers from different things. and even those that seem to have a perfect life really don't. know that your children love you no matter what. now to trying to clear your acne, have to tried the regimen? i am currently on it. have been for over a year and while it has helped i still get breakouts but not as much. my issue is the skin picking. i pick and make it so much worse. this whole week I've been trying to stop. i'm getting better but i have to remind myself not to because i KNOW that is what is making it worse. good luck and know that we are here to talk and help in anyway we can.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

Thanks for your replies everybody. I am currently using isotrex gel ( think it's meant to be like retin a) and have been put on bcp. I have been using these for about 4 months with varying sucess. I def think it's calmed things down but nothing seems to stop these pmt breakouts. Can I ask what is DIM? I am in two minds about my treatment as I want another child so maybe I should try the regimen? I know it's silly to care so much about how you look but I can't help it. Luckily my husband is very supportive and has really helped me when talking to doctors, sometimes they really don't get how depressed acne can make you




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