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the uphill battle

Member Since 23 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 30 2015 10:23 PM

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In Topic: 4 Round Accutane Complete. Acne Since Age 12. 35 Years Old

30 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

I agree with lioness.. I had to up my spiro dose to 200mg a day and take it for about 9 months before I saw real results. I think it's worth trying again if you were on a low dose or only took it for a short time.

In Topic: What Type Of Acne Scarring Is This? And Will It Fade?

18 January 2015 - 11:57 PM

Hi,

I'm sorry you're stuggling with scars. I can relate, I have my fair share. If it is just the hyperpigmentation you're concerned about then I would suggest using a topical with Hydroquinone. Products with glycolic acid have also been really effective for me as well as lactic acid chemical peels. Other than that, it takes time. I know how hard it is to see the redness everyday.. It feels like it's never going to go away. Good luck though, hope this was semi-helpful in the least!

In Topic: Moderate Acne But It's Killing Me

05 January 2015 - 10:33 PM

I totally agree! Wow, so much less stress everyday. Just wake up and go.. And not be thinking about your skin when people are taking to you or constantly analyzing the type of lighting you're in and how it makes your skin look. Ugh!

In Topic: Really Depressed About New Scars

04 January 2015 - 11:37 PM

I'm so sorry. I know that feeling of doom that sets in when you see a new scar, especially when you didn't even touch the pimple! Not fair. I scar really easily, it is pretty much guaranteed with most of the acne I get. It really, really sucks. There are so many treatments out there though, spendy, but effective. In the mean time I would dermaroll and keep your head up. Just know there's hope! And you're not alone.

In Topic: Moderate Acne But It's Killing Me

04 January 2015 - 11:33 PM

It's always challenging dating someone with perfect, photoshopped looking skin.. I know. That's been all of my boyfriends and my current husband. When my husband and I were first dating, I ALWAYS wore foundation, even to bed. It took me awhile to go without makeup and to talk openly about my skin struggles. Luckily, he suffered from acne in high school so he could relate to an extent. I think that was helpful. He, like many, just grew out of it (why not us???). But honestly, he really couldn't care less about my acne. Other boyfriends would point it out and make it clear that they noticed which made me feel so insecure. He on the other hand, acts like its so not even noticeable and acts like its crazy for me to worry about it or think it changes how attractive I am. That feels really good to hear from the person you love. If your guy is a decent, compassionate person, I'm sure he will be the same way.

I don't blame you for wanting to go on BC just to have some relief. I don't think anyone would judge you for that! And know that there are ways to lessen the severity of breakouts when you decide to quit. I was just an idiot and didn't do any research until it was too late and my skin sucked horribly. I could have weaned myself off BC slowly and taken estroblock (read so many great things about it everywhere) or saw palmetto to try to keep my hormones from going bananas. So mad at myself!