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Really Limiting My Life

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Maybe it's because I'm so self-conscious, but acne is really ruining my life. I've missed countless days of school and work, I don't leave the house for periods of time, I've turned down numerous boyfriends because I'm too embarassed, I'm obsessed with make-up..

Am I the only one?

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Maybe it's because I'm so self-conscious, but acne is really ruining my life. I've missed countless days of school and work, I don't leave the house for periods of time, I've turned down numerous boyfriends because I'm too embarassed, I'm obsessed with make-up..

Am I the only one?

No. There are many people just like you, I am one of them. I've missed lots of school and work days because I just felt like shit about my face. Sometimes I think I'm gonna ruin my relationship with my fiance' because of how "obsessed" I've become with trying to fix my face. :/ But..I'm learning to be patient and this message board has helped SO much. Good luck to you.

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ive turned down opporunities with girls many times because of my face. and ive ruined some relationships i did have because of it. i sometimes feel im not good enough because my skin is shitty, and im waiting till i fix it. but im never gonna be perfect. mehh. whatever.

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I think most of us feel somewhat ashamed and embarrased by our acne. I, like others, struggle to face the outside world on somedays, I often wonder whether that is because of the physical appearance of acne, or whether it is all in my head, I suspect its a combination.

Lately though I have been trying to get a new outlook on life and not let acne affect me and go to all of my classes and not worry about what people think. It helps, I dont fell as depressed anymore, but I would e lying if I said im not still really paranoid about it all

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i feel exactly the same...i'm only 16 and i feel like i'm missing out on life (i've had acne for a few years) i also missed a lot of school days and i act aloof and avoid hanging out w/ friends. i also try to avoid getting closer to guys because i feel uncomfortable w/ my skin (i'm happy about the way i look i just hate my acne/scars) and i think they might think it's ugly and gross. but everytime i complain about my acne i just think to myself that there are people who are deformed or disabled an just be grateful that my acne isn't as bad as others :)

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I can most def relate 2 u I've even quit my last job b/c one of my managers made a comment about my acne scars. Thank god I'm not in school anymore but I used 2 miss school all the time if my skin was broken out. I used 2 b a mirror whore but now I've found that if I don't look in the mirror it makes it a lot easier 2 deal with.

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<---im like that.....this acnes almost gone...cant wait to have my life bak...and my gf...wich puts out every time i see her.

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I am also one. Back in high school, I had really pretty skin and guys usually pay more attention. But when I went to college, my skin turned bad. I became shy and turned down many guys.

Now, i am on accutane, it's making my skin good again.

And I regret missing so many good opportunities. Now, i am out of college, I would never get that many dating opportunities anymore.

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