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OK, so I am new here. Recently I have severely depressed because of my acne. I have gone to a dermatologist who has prescribed several antibiotics and medications that would hopefully clear my skin, but they haven't. I am now on "the last medication that might clear" my skn, according to my doctor. I cannot take accutane because of genetic reasons. I just have lost all hope. I feel helpless. I don't know what to do. I have been missing school and not leaving my house becuase my self-esteem and self-confidence are at an all time low, and my depression is at an all time high. I don't know what to do. I am just completely lost.

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OK, so I am new here. Recently I have severely depressed because of my acne. I have gone to a dermatologist who has prescribed several antibiotics and medications that would hopefully clear my skin, but they haven't. I am now on "the last medication that might clear" my skn, according to my doctor. I cannot take accutane because of genetic reasons. I just have lost all hope. I feel helpless. I don't know what to do. I have been missing school and not leaving my house becuase my self-esteem and self-confidence are at an all time low, and my depression is at an all time high. I don't know what to do. I am just completely lost.

Just hang in there. I notice you are still in school so your acne will probably clear up once you finish. I had bad acne when i was in high school you just need to live through it. As i turned 19 it started to clear but not complete. Enough to be confident to socialise with ppl. I must tell you that life after high school is so much better :)

Keep visiting this forum, because thousands of people are here are on the same boat as you and we can all help you out.

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YEA you are most defenetly not alone, we've all experienced this type of situation at some point and we all pretty much know how bad acne gets to us, you just gotta have hope and think that this will one day be something you'll smile back at, yeea it gets to me badly too especially since i been dealing with it for 8 years, im 21 now i i still brake out :( and aside from that i got very bad scarring, i finished school at 20 because like you, i wouldnt dare go and show my face at school with a face full of acne, and it held me back so many times but i managed to get through it :( it was hell but if i did it so can you , dont let it stop you from getting an education, and yea life will be so much better after high school, you'll no longer be around so many cruel kids :) just hang in there buddy we'll all be supporting you

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You aren't alone its rough and I'm sorry you feel that way, trust me I was there MANY TIMES!! I used to break out really bad and have to go to work and face patients in a Dr's office all day. Yeah I felt like my face was on display.

Have you tried just dropping the topicals period and just simplifying your methods. I'm not trying to make you jump on some new this will work train but when I was in high school and breaking out my mom recommended Purpose soap since she used to use it and it worked great for me and still is a go to for a bad break out. I also dropped all milk products for a while to see how I reacted.

You have to realize you will get past this, it really hurts and sucks right now but soon and I know iT feels like it won't happen, you will actually be clear. I still go through it alot with dealing with problems with my skin but I make myself stop staring in the mirror and trying to do things I enjoy.

I personally love playing game consoles so I would use that to escape for a while, it was better than brooding and I felt like I gave myself a break mentally. I'm not saying use it all of the time but try to use something you enjoy to keep yourself from dwelling on what's upsetting you.

I really hope you feel better!! :-)

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OK, so I am new here. Recently I have severely depressed because of my acne. I have gone to a dermatologist who has prescribed several antibiotics and medications that would hopefully clear my skin, but they haven't. I am now on "the last medication that might clear" my skn, according to my doctor. I cannot take accutane because of genetic reasons. I just have lost all hope. I feel helpless. I don't know what to do. I have been missing school and not leaving my house becuase my self-esteem and self-confidence are at an all time low, and my depression is at an all time high. I don't know what to do. I am just completely lost.

Just hang in there. I notice you are still in school so your acne will probably clear up once you finish. I had bad acne when i was in high school you just need to live through it. As i turned 19 it started to clear but not complete. Enough to be confident to socialise with ppl. I must tell you that life after high school is so much better :)

Keep visiting this forum, because thousands of people are here are on the same boat as you and we can all help you out.

I feel the exact same way, Its just on and off and on and off for me The people with acne will clear up!!

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