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Member Since 21 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2014 10:48 PM

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In Topic: Will Doxycycline Get Rid Of My Severe Acne?

14 December 2014 - 10:39 PM

I was on an antibiotic before, I think doxy and broke out really bad straight away - probably varies for people. Give any treatment 3-4 months to see final results :)
Your breakouts will likely subside unless you've unknowingly introduced something to exacerbate your acne.

In Topic: Anxiety And Stress Making My Skin Worse...

01 December 2014 - 01:21 AM

Stress is really difficult to manage. I have anxiety and that doesn't help me out, so I haven't found a fool proof way to destress.
Though I do like to listen to meditations, or audios that say y'know 'breath in.. think about ___ .. you're floating on a river..' that kind of hokey stuff, actually does calm me down.

Stay hydrated, esp since you work out - working out they say helps people decompress. Focus on your upcoming time off!

In Topic: Have I Been Lied To By My Dermatologist? Should I Stop Using Accutane?

01 December 2014 - 01:13 AM

If you're feeling like you may take drastic measures because of your suicidal thoughts, talk to your derm or anyone you can really!
How bad are your ibs symptoms? if they are also making everyday life difficult, also talk to your doctor.

You don't seem very sure about taking accutane at the moment and seem to have made a decision about abandoning it. Either way, talk to your derm definitely, your concerns are valid - a medication such as accutane shouldn't be taken lightly. Best of luck.


In Topic: Painful Acne (Emotional And Physical)

25 November 2014 - 06:56 PM

When my acne was at it's worst I had a breakdown, I found myself crying most everyday and going to class felt like it wasn't an option. Always trying to cover or hide my face. It was hell and I never want to go back - yet sometimes when I have a new breakout or zit I feel those feelings may return. You've gotta find solace in the little things, good things. Focus on the future, what goals you want to achieve, no matter how small - anything to keep you motivated and from falling into the spiral of acne related depression. Immerse yourself in things that make you happy - new music, books, sports, tv, friends, anything!

As for your acne, I was on bcps for quite a while for my acne [when it was as bad as ever] and I saw improvement - wasn't a cure though (just putting that there), have you spoken with an obgyn or gp?

Remember your acne doesn't determine your value whatsoever!

In Topic: Acne Diet

25 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

My 2 cents when it comes to your routine: exfoliating daily can cause major irritation, I would put that aside. And drinking mostly, if not only, water definitely helps.