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Dealing With My Depression As A Result Of Acne/ Skin Damage

So I have to say I never thought I would have been a skin picker. As selfish as it probably sounds I just HATE my skin and if it were an option I'd get a face transplant, because the damage and red marks from acne and my bad habit have just made my self esteem about as low as it gets. Its not even just the marks, its the hassle of trying to cover them, them drying up, then peeling/ flaking off and or bleeding entirely. I am exhausted and I just want to learn to love myself despite this but don't

ambchick

ambchick

01/14/12

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01/18/12

 

Month 2 Accutane Update

So I hate to be the bearer of bad news but my skin SUCKS. I have red marks on my ENTIRE face and pretty much hate myself at the moment... also am pretty downed at having to wear 3 layers of makeup and still look like crap. I am currently on 60 mg a day and it isnt doing anything besides drying my face out beyond belief.. plus I picked at a spot and now it looks 20 times worse than it did to begin with.. I hope this gets better? For people who have been where I have in this treatment.. does it ge

ambchick

ambchick

01/06/12

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01/11/12

 

Day 18 Accutane

Ok so heres the deal, most of my skin has already improved tremendously... However I havent been using moisturizer so I should probably go get some... these peeling red marks are AWFUL in certain places... I'm hoping with time and in a few more months of treatment they'll go away? bc the skin is healing funny like wrinkly and then peeling off and being red again... does that make sense? I also still have alot of closed comedones but hopefully in time the meds will purge those too? overall textu

ambchick

ambchick

12/03/11

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12/04/11

 

Day 3 Accutane

Well as you probably predicted, nothing new has happend! Besides I have one pimple on the side of my face, I think from the meds. Is it sad that I am excited for the Initial Breakout to happen full force? Just so everything inside of my faces gets out for good and the real healing begins. Once again as a reminder, I am on 40 mg. I am not sure if my dosage will change as the months go on, we shall see. I have been using cetaphil gentle face wash, and havent yet needed the aquaphor for my lips. My

ambchick

ambchick

11/18/11

 

Expenses

700$ per month for my accutane. Great. 4,200 less in my bank account coming right up

ambchick

ambchick

11/10/11

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11/18/11

 

:*( So Mad At Myself

Today was going suprisingly well. I my face wasnt even that bad. and then , I picked. Just a little while ago. It wasnt even that bad but i am so mad at myself i cant believe i let this happen again, it is by far the worst vicious cycle ever. I thought I was going to have an excellent week, i even got my nails done today, and now this! So much for feeling good about myself... tonight sucks :*(

ambchick

ambchick

11/06/11

 

Every Day Is A New Chance To Start Over

Have you ever had those days where you have just gone through so much, that you let all the anger and sadness go, and have trouble remembering what ever made you mad in the first place? 11 days til accutane can't wait... excited to know that one day I will have it all back together again Life is hard, but its the struggles that make us stronger. I've also found that being more confident with myself, i will no longer feel the need to define myself by other people. I won't have to rely on people

ambchick

ambchick

11/04/11

 

Done Feeling Sorry For Myself?

So I've found that wearing coverup on my acne makes me feel a little bit better. I have had about 3 meltdowns this week over various things regarding my skin, and I am stopping myself right now for a matter of reasons.I have been looking back on old photgraphs on my skin a few years ago, right before I went on accutane,and right after. The results were fabulous, and therefore I am forcing myself to believe that they will be just as good when I'm done accutane my second time, especially because I

ambchick

ambchick

11/03/11

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11/04/11

 

My Acne Dysmorphia

I have the worst time with this condition, any spots on my face that I get at all completley lead me to believe that my face is abnormal disgusting, and ugly. I always see myself in the worst possible way. I am tired of it

ambchick

ambchick

11/03/11

 

Today Was A Little Better

You know those moments when you simply forget all the pain and sadness you have harbored because of your skin? It's kind of nice. These next 2 weeks are dragging by so painfully slowly. If I could have 3 things in my life happen right now I would just stay home the next 6 months, sleep, eat and take my accutane, recover and emerge as a new version of myself. That would be wonderful. I wish I could just pause life to fix myself and blend in with it more.

ambchick

ambchick

11/02/11

 

Today Was A Little Better

You know those moments when you simply forget all the pain and sadness you have harbored because of your skin? It's kind of nice. These next 2 weeks are dragging by so painfully slowly. If I could have things in my life happen right now I would just stay home the next 6 months, sleep, eat and take my accutane, recover and emerge as a new version of myself. That would be wonderful. I wish I could just pause life to fix myself and blend in with it more.

ambchick

ambchick

11/02/11

 

Meltdown.. Any Other Perfectionists Out There?

I swear I am bipolar. This is just not my day to win... To begin with, I am miserable because I picked a teeny bit on a spot at my face and it oozed a little, It made me so upset that I burst into tears... Pathetic, I know. Ya know when you cry and you just the whole time worry about how much worse your skin is getting as the tears are running down you're face? I hate it, I hate this misery. I just splashed some cold water on it and then put on a bit of concelear and powder so I can pretend my f

ambchick

ambchick

11/01/11

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11/02/11

 

15 Days Left To Wait

I picked at a few blemishes on my face today Grr So mad at myself. I can't wait to have the sweet satisfaction of knowing I am on a medicine that will fix my unhappiness. I'm tired of being sad and a bother to those around me,at least at home. I have to give myself credit though because I can always force a smile to a stranger. I want to be remembered as the girl who could always brighten up your day even if I couldn't brighten up my own, thats just how I operate. Failed a math test today. Yep,

ambchick

ambchick

11/01/11

 

Acne And I Have A Bipolar Relationship, Strive For Perfection?

I guess you could say one minute my skin and I are getting along smoothly and the next It makes me so aggrivated that I just wanted to scream! I think I get more aggrivated when I pick at my skin because I know I'm the reason for all of my own unhappiness and damage. It's funny to think that although none of us believe it, no one is perfect and we are all suffering from something whether it be on the inside or the outside.. I have been making an effort to realize that even though I will have min

ambchick

ambchick

10/30/11

 

Acne And I Have A Bipolar Relationship, Strive For Perfection?

I guess you could say one minute my skin and I are getting along smoothly and the next It makes me so aggrivated that I just wanted to scream! I think I get more aggrivated when I pick at my skin because I know I'm the reason for all of my own unhappiness and damage. It's funny to think that although none of us believe it, no one is perfect and we are all suffering from something whether it be on the inside or the outside.. I have been making an effort to realize that even though I will have min

ambchick

ambchick

10/30/11

 

Having Faith

Hello everyone, so I am very excited to inform that there is only t minus 17 days til I pop my first accutane pill... I am so very excited and deciding not to be miserable because it helped my skin last time. I mean it healed EVERYTHING. INCLUDING OLD PIMPLES, IMPETIGO SYMPTOMS, ACNE, RED MARKS, CUTS YOU NAME IT! SO I'm gonna stay positive and not listen to a single negative thing people tell me about it, because if it worked on what was there before it will work again. And I AM SO FRIGGIN READY

ambchick

ambchick

10/30/11

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10/30/11

 

So Upset Need Advice

So I don't know about everyone else out there.. but for those of you who are waiting to start accutane, how do you cope? i'm literally doing everything I can just to get by right now and it's the hardest thing I've ever dealt with. I cried my eyes out last night because after washing my face it got all blistery and oily and I just got so mad. I'm the kind of girl who is always making everyone else happy so its just hard to keep my game face on for another 3 weeks. So my question is this, how did

ambchick

ambchick

10/22/11

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10/23/11

 

Question About Redmarks & Mild Acne

It's been awhile since I've been on accutane, but I notice that my skin takes a long time to heal red marks. Does Accutane help with this? they arent active pimples, and they are smooth. All feedback is greatly appreciated!

ambchick

ambchick

10/18/11

 

From: Starting Accutane ( For The Second Time)

I am an 18 year old female, who will be starting accutane for the second time next month. I am very excited but also nervous. Now before everyone asks, my acne is mild but very persistent. Half the problem is my issues with messing with my skin. I overwash, pick, etc. It's horrible. Thats probably how my acne came back anyway. The first time I went on it (2 years ago) my entire face purged itself of everything in it and within a 6 month course of 10, 20, then 30 mg I had completley clear skin (

ambchick

ambchick

10/18/11

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