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How Did You Do It?

Joe moz

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I previously said I would post only once, but what the hell, i need to vent.

People who overcame acne: please help.

Today I met with a girl I hooked with some months ago, back before my breakout. I know this girl keeps having an interest in me even though I am now waaaay uglier, so I figured l would just pretend I did not have acne and talk to her. It is just impossible. Every day I try it out, pretending I'm actually getting better, trying to rebuild confidence, but acne wins in the end, every day.

The thing is, I am pretty sure someday, whenever that is, it will all be ok again, maybe never the same as before, but I have faith one day my face will clear up. But then, every day i have to struggle with the present and I collapse. I stress out, I cry, I have lost my old self, even with my faith in a better future, because the here and now is just unbearable.

How did you do it? How did you feel? Please tell me about your struggle and tell me how did you get by when you seemed to be stuck in acne. What did you say to yourself, what did you think? How do I make my wait for the better days a less hard experience?



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i overcame acne. I had severe acne for three years after a job loss/ hence loss of health insurance. After losing my job I started my own law practice specializing in Chapter 7 bankruptcy and civil rights. During those three years I had crusty pus filled sores all over my chin. Like 8 at a time. Never was clear. Not even one single day passed without new acne. Between all the hideous scabs and green and yellow pus, I felt horrible when I looked in the mirror or touched my face. A few more things happened and I got State subsidized health care, went immediately to a dermatologist and started amoxicillin. Within a week, the new pimples stopped coming. I also got on tretinoin and benzaclin. My face started really clearing up. Scars were deep though from three years of no dermatological care. Another 2 years passed and I started Birth control pills and spironolactone (as I 'm sure you know-Females only club). After that, zero acne for months at a time. Approximately every 3 months I would get ONE pimple which would heal up after a few days. Before I started taking BCP and Spiro I used to take like 15 500mg amoxicillin capsules per day- supplemented with Keflex 500 mg capsules. I like to believe I was killing off the hive of bacteria that had colonized my pores. For severe acne you may need to just get as much Amoxicillin or Keflex into your system as you can. Even if your insurance will only pay for a 30 day supply each month, amoxicillin is so cheap you can just pay for it yourself. $8-$10 Max. Peace!;)

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I learned to laugh at myself, at my acne….i was looking worse than the girl from 'exorcist'…. You just learn to appreciate yourself for other things than how you look…. each person has something special to give and share with this world….it is not what we look like that matters but what we do and how we do it…. we all have some obstacles in our lives: some people have acne, some people have problems with parents, children, money, job, other health issues…you name it! It is how we overcome these problems and what we make ourselves despite these obstacle that make us who we are and that is what matters. We have to have negative to push against towards positive:) I have gone though multiple treatments including accutane. The only thing that works for me now is dan's regimen. Do not despair, search and try different things, something will work. And even then, when you find it and make yourself handsome and all, it is not what you look like that matters……. with best;)

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I learned to laugh at myself, at my acne….i was looking worse than the girl from 'exorcist'…. You just learn to appreciate yourself for other things than how you look…. each person has something special to give and share with this world….it is not what we look like that matters but what we do and how we do it…. we all have some obstacles in our lives: some people have acne, some people have problems with parents, children, money, job, other health issues…you name it! It is how we overcome these problems and what we make ourselves despite these obstacle that make us who we are and that is what matters. We have to have negative to push against towards positive:) I have gone though multiple treatments including accutane. The only thing that works for me now is dan's regimen. Do not despair, search and try different things, something will work. And even then, when you find it and make yourself handsome and all, it is not what you look like that matters……. with best;)

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