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One minute I was on cloud nine taking things for granted, including clear skin and the next minute...

Well, you know. A sudden burst of acne is a reality slap! Within the course of 3 weeks my acne went from light to moderate to completely noticable. I'm a decent looking girl and felt pretty good about myself up until 3 weeks ago. I'm sort of in shock. It's like my life has been placed on hold because I have to deal with this. I used to go out a lot and now I'm a fucking hermit. I keep thinking that maybe this was a "sign" of something. Like life is teaching me a lesson of some sort....

Can anyone relate?

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I was able to convince myself that I was just being taught a life lesson of some sort and that it would soon be over.

7 years later of my life being on hold, I know I was wrong, and that something was just feeling the need to make my life miserable, heh.

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One minute I was on cloud nine taking things for granted, including clear skin and the next minute...

Well, you know. A sudden burst of acne is a reality slap! Within the course of 3 weeks my acne went from light to moderate to completely noticable. I'm a decent looking girl and felt pretty good about myself up until 3 weeks ago. I'm sort of in shock. It's like my life has been placed on hold because I have to deal with this. I used to go out a lot and now I'm a fucking hermit. I keep thinking that maybe this was a "sign" of something. Like life is teaching me a lesson of some sort....

Can anyone relate?

Know what you mean, it can be a bit of a reality slap. I suppose people try to feel philosophical about it and tell themselves that there's a lesson to be learnt. I don't know what positives can be taken from it myself. I'd just like to never have to worry about it again.

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Wow I totally know how that feels... I'm 16 and I just started sotret a few weeks ago. I seriously tried everything for my acne and nothing seemed to clear it up. My face was so oily and always looked greasy and disgusting by lunch time (ick!) The past couple of years my acne has been manageable, but this year it seems especially bad. I guess the best advice I have is to try not to let it ruin your life (easier said than done)... even if that means loading your face up with makeup (ugh) Have you talked to a derm about getting prescription stuff for it?

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I agree, and was the exact same way. I thought I was a pretty good-looking chick until 8th grade when this acne struck. I didn't speak up anymore, didn't go out on Friday nights, the whole shebang.

But I do think there were some positive aspects of having experiencing it. I would be EXTREMELY cocky if I hadn't have gotten a moderate case of acne, seeing as I already have pride issues :P

I'm also a lot more healthier, and I've even decided that I'd like to be a dermatologist when I grow up (i'm 15). At the beach I got a facial and was critiquing everything my facialist was doing to my face ("no, you can't use that product on my rosacea-prone face" "you're being to abrasive" etc.)

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This one time I remember looking at a magazine in class with these other girls while I was in the eighth grade and we turned to a page where there was an ad for a spray that helped acne in hard to reach places like your back. Well when I saw it I remember saying "ew that's disgusting. I can't believe ppl have that on their backs. I can't even look at this!" I think most of us laughed at it but one girl said "well some ppl can't help it'".

Ironically enough chest and back acne is what I've been dealing with for the past 5-6 years. At first not so bad, but this past year it became so severe I'd get infections and would have to take antibiotics just for the infections to heal. It completely changed my life. I stopped going out, stopped talking to some friends, my bf broke up with me etc...it was really hard to deal with.

Now that I'm starting to get clear again thanks to accutane (I just have marks everywhere that will take a long time to heal) I'm happier and am glad that I went through it. I'm still sad I missed out on a lot of opportunities and experiences...but I can't do anything about that now. All I can do now is make up for everything I missed out on which I intend to do. So I am honestly glad I went through it all because if I hadn't well... I'd still be that superficial little bitch I was in the eighth grade!

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One minute I was on cloud nine taking things for granted, including clear skin and the next minute...

Well, you know. A sudden burst of acne is a reality slap! Within the course of 3 weeks my acne went from light to moderate to completely noticable. I'm a decent looking girl and felt pretty good about myself up until 3 weeks ago. I'm sort of in shock. It's like my life has been placed on hold because I have to deal with this. I used to go out a lot and now I'm a fucking hermit. I keep thinking that maybe this was a "sign" of something. Like life is teaching me a lesson of some sort....

Can anyone relate?

Yeah the first time I played online poker several years ago I turned $50 into over $400 in a single day. Since then I have been paying for it ever since with tremendous losses that turned into a horrible nightmare.

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I used to think I got acne cos' I would make fun of this fat kid in middle school.Then I realize acne was all in the family,and I continued to make fun of him.

He was mean first!

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I used to think I got acne cos' I would make fun of this fat kid in middle school.Then I realize acne was all in the family,and I continued to make fun of him.

He was mean first!

And you say I'm the butthole? LOL. I never have made of anyone in real life ever. I am the People's Champion. I got friends of all sizes and all skills. People that make fun of others are usually the most insecure of all people and they make me sick!

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This one time I remember looking at a magazine in class with these other girls while I was in the eighth grade and we turned to a page where there was an ad for a spray that helped acne in hard to reach places like your back. Well when I saw it I remember saying "ew that's disgusting. I can't believe ppl have that on their backs. I can't even look at this!" I think most of us laughed at it but one girl said "well some ppl can't help it'".

Ironically enough chest and back acne is what I've been dealing with for the past 5-6 years. At first not so bad, but this past year it became so severe I'd get infections and would have to take antibiotics just for the infections to heal. It completely changed my life. I stopped going out, stopped talking to some friends, my bf broke up with me etc...it was really hard to deal with.

Now that I'm starting to get clear again thanks to accutane (I just have marks everywhere that will take a long time to heal) I'm happier and am glad that I went through it. I'm still sad I missed out on a lot of opportunities and experiences...but I can't do anything about that now. All I can do now is make up for everything I missed out on which I intend to do. So I am honestly glad I went through it all because if I hadn't well... I'd still be that superficial little bitch I was in the eighth grade!

When I was in 8th grade I remember thinking people with acne just didn't take care of their face and now I'm 24 and I was forced to swallow my own words. :wall:

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I first got acne in the fifth grade and didnt understand why everyone looked so much prettier than I was. I went through a lot of stuff in 6th, and now, entering 8th, its getting worse. I wish all the popular kids in school were cursed with acne to see how it feels. :(

Then again, acne sucks, and no one deserves to suffer with it, no matter how stuck-up and snobby they are. :/

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