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determinedtowin

Member Since 25 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 18 2014 07:23 AM

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In Topic: Acne Scars - Post Roaccutane & Mild Depression

07 September 2014 - 08:14 AM

Believe me I've been there. I can't say I really ever thought suicide was an option but around 18 to 20 years old I was certainly at that obsessive point where I was constantly looking at mirrors and feeling horrible about myself. Laying in bed at night with that wretched feeling. It was really bad at times.
 
I first came here over a decade ago and you can probably look back through my posts and see a 22 year old kid who was on this site everyday, researching, trying many different scar revision techniques. Driving over 900 miles to have needling done,flying out to San Diego for Exoderm, enduring smoothbeam as it stung my face to hell, mederma, silicone microdroplet(my favorite). Saving money. Getting procedures done. etc etc.
 
I don't know what happened but gradually along the way I just really stopped caring and obsessing about it. In the past 10 years I've went out on dates and had relationships with incredible women. Met awesome friends and have just really enjoyed life WITH a few acne scars here and there.
 
Was there times when I got turned down because my skin was not 100% perfect. Maybe. But so what, at the end of the day most people really don't even care. We are 100X our worst critics when compared to other people.
 
I write that to you and alot of the younger people on here to say that as bad as it seems now for many of you a few years from now it will be a fraction of an issue.
 
Keep your head up Sneakers, you still have alot of good moments in life to live.


Great post

In Topic: Is Running A Low Dose Of Accutane To Prevent Acne Harmful?

03 September 2014 - 07:20 AM

I take 20mg every Monday and it really prevents breakouts. I still get dry skin etc. but it definitely helps. I had my bloods done a while back for something else and they were all normal.


In Topic: Acne Scars - Post Roaccutane & Mild Depression

03 September 2014 - 06:55 AM

Hey
This might not be much at all, but I know exactly what you're going through. The low self-esteem, the depression, feeling like harming yourself...
I've been going through the same type of thing for the last two years. I'm finally going to see my GP on Friday though, and I'm hoping they can help.

 

The NHS won't give you much of a plan of action as most treatments are only available through private care, but do what I'm going to do: Tell them how this is affecting your mental health and your ability to live your life. Make it clear to them how you feel suicidal. You may have to go to multiple different Doctors before you're heard, but don't take no for an answer! Get yourself to doctors, and by taking action PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN RESCUE!

You're right about having to go to multiple doctors but the NHS DO offer scar treatment. I was offered laser treatment but had to really push for it. In the end I didn't think it was worth the risk for my scarring 


In Topic: Man With Deep Scars Gets Very Attractive Women

02 September 2014 - 04:18 PM


I see a girl everyday when I'm on my dinner who has quite severe acne scars and I fancy her like mad smile.png

 
hey pix mayb?
I've never even spoke to the girl and I think it would be a bit weird to ask for a picture :)

In Topic: Co2 Laser Benefits

02 September 2014 - 11:13 AM

I will try to get some that show my scars as they are. I thought laser was excellent for mild scars?!