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acne is worse than ever... least of my problems

so ive been really ill lately.. started with lightheadedness, like I was going to faint.. after excessive yawning and fatigue.. no oxygen to brain.. I thought it was because of the pinched nerve in my neck and then came to realize that I was bleeding internally for a week.. I had lost alot of blood.. I roughed it out, having no insurance, and waited for a general practitioner. Doc confirmed blood in stools, but I had started getting better.. only because I was barely eating.. he recommended a gastro specialist.. and ER if bleeding got worse.... then I began eating just soft foods and am still bleeding.. not too bad though because I'm not eating much.. I thought it was an ulcer, and was hoping it was an ulcer, but the ulcer medication has done nothing but possibly made it worse. Due to my other symptoms, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, blood in stools, and thin stools, I am led to believe I may have a tumor in my colon. I am seeing a doctor tomorrow and will most likely be scheduling a colonoscopy.

I am a 22 year old male who has let acne run my life for the past 4 years. I have not lived. I know everyone has their problems, and when I thought acne was my biggest problem, I wouldn't have learned from a post like this, but right now I could care less about my acne, which is the worst its been in a long time.. I am just scared and hope that I will be okay.. I am not looking for attention.. I don't need words of encouragement or anyone to feel sorry for me.. and I know that I do not know what is wrong with me at this time, and it could be an ulcer or many other minor things.. . but even when I just thought it was an ulcer, the pain and worrying about whether I am bleeding or not is horrible and I did not care about my acne then..

So please.. realize that in the whole big picture... it could be SO MUCH WORSE.. I have learned this lesson, and it will change me forever..

We are who we are.. and if we don't have that, we have nothing. .

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it's highly unlikely its a tumor. I would say internal hemmoroids are the cause of the blood in stool and the other stuff could just be stress, u might have torn the lining in your stomach or something like that.

but yeah, there are indeed more important things in life than acne. But when acne affects all aspects of ones life then its pretty big to the one suffering too.

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it's highly unlikely its a tumor. I would say internal hemmoroids are the cause of the blood in stool and the other stuff could just be stress, u might have torn the lining in your stomach or something like that.

but yeah, there are indeed more important things in life than acne. But when acne affects all aspects of ones life then its pretty big to the one suffering too.

barely any pain in stomache, so torn lining in unlikely.. .. I would like to agree, highly unlikely a tumor.. especially with my age adn all.. There is definately some sort of blockage occuring. But elimination problems have been occuring for a while, except for the blood in stools and thin stools, which point to colon cancer.. Definately not stress.

and i did mention how before this I would not understand the original post... acne was my #1 problem and it was the worst thing I coudl think of. So i agree with you.

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it sounds like something that was minor but turned bigger b/c you didnt go to the doctor and treated it pretty much yourself (which many of us do, i don't go to the doctor unless i have too, and its free too) and now it got worse bc it wasn't treated eary enough, but i still don't think its a tumor.

Try to relax and take deep breaths until you see the doctor again.

peace

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so ive been really ill lately.. started with lightheadedness, like I was going to faint.. after excessive yawning and fatigue.. no oxygen to brain.. I thought it was because of the pinched nerve in my neck and then came to realize that I was bleeding internally for a week.. I had lost alot of blood.. I roughed it out, having no insurance, and waited for a general practitioner. Doc confirmed blood in stools, but I had started getting better.. only because I was barely eating.. he recommended a gastro specialist.. and ER if bleeding got worse.... then I began eating just soft foods and am still bleeding.. not too bad though because I'm not eating much.. I thought it was an ulcer, and was hoping it was an ulcer, but the ulcer medication has done nothing but possibly made it worse. Due to my other symptoms, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, blood in stools, and thin stools, I am led to believe I may have a tumor in my colon. I am seeing a doctor tomorrow and will most likely be scheduling a colonoscopy.

I am a 22 year old male who has let acne run my life for the past 4 years. I have not lived. I know everyone has their problems, and when I thought acne was my biggest problem, I wouldn't have learned from a post like this, but right now I could care less about my acne, which is the worst its been in a long time.. I am just scared and hope that I will be okay.. I am not looking for attention.. I don't need words of encouragement or anyone to feel sorry for me.. and I know that I do not know what is wrong with me at this time, and it could be an ulcer or many other minor things.. . but even when I just thought it was an ulcer, the pain and worrying about whether I am bleeding or not is horrible and I did not care about my acne then..

So please.. realize that in the whole big picture... it could be SO MUCH WORSE.. I have learned this lesson, and it will change me forever..

We are who we are.. and if we don't have that, we have nothing. .

it sounds like chron's disease. be careful!! but have hope theres always a light.

i had your symptoms a year ago and i'm much better today, a diet change helped actaully increasing the fat and protein and not just fruits and veggies!

perhaps you should talk to a dietician?

i'm not saying this to pity you, i'm going into medicine so i like to help.

also i should mention chron's is often triggered by medication or stress. many more males are affected than females.

check it out and talk to your doctor about it.

http://www.ccfa.org/info/?LMI=3

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I'm sorry for that and hope everything will be ok soon.

I understand when you say look at the big picture because it could be worst and there are worse things than acne, but it's not easy when all you can think about is acne... It's very true what you say, but unfortunately you come to realise that only when a bigger problem/illness comes...

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I'm sorry for that and hope everything will be ok soon.

I understand when you say look at the big picture because it could be worst and there are worse things than acne, but it's not easy when all you can think about is acne... It's very true what you say, but unfortunately you come to realise that only when a bigger problem/illness comes...

couldn't agree more.. its not like you can say.. well i have acne, but at least I'm not mentally retarded.

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