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I've been meeting some girl because I need friends.. and my skin is very clear on pictures.. but in person, my scars are visible.. none of them commented my skin, so I guess it isn't that bad... I broke out with 2-3 zits.. sucks because today I met a girl who I've been chatting with on Facebook for a while! It went well because we chatted a bit after meeting up. She's just looking for friends and so am I. But we have a lot of things in common. She does talk a lot which is good.. I let her do all the talking.. lol

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Well 3 months into b5 pills and I could say my acne is pretty much all gone it took time but little by little they started disappearing no more oily takes 12 hours to notice a bit of shine on my face. But a healthy shine :)

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F'ing zits, itchy as heck...... already picked a bit at my skin earlier and i'm beating myself up about it..............

so i'm just gonna listen to The Black Keys so the negatives would be blown right out of my mind!

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Today a woman my age looked at my scar. She just stood there looking at me with a face like she was thinking "Ew, that's just disgusting...". I found it upsetting. But not because it made me think I was unattractive or because it shattered confidence or anything like that. It was because she had the nerve to stand there like that. That is what I found upsetting.

Don't mind that woman, she is very judgemental. Good thing you didn't react on what she did, or maybe you just overthink, thinking she made a bad comment on you?

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Today a woman my age looked at my scar. She just stood there looking at me with a face like she was thinking "Ew, that's just disgusting...". I found it upsetting. But not because it made me think I was unattractive or because it shattered confidence or anything like that. It was because she had the nerve to stand there like that. That is what I found upsetting.

Don't mind that woman, she is very judgemental. Good thing you didn't react on what she did, or maybe you just overthink, thinking she made a bad comment on you?

No she just stood there thinking "Ew" whilst looking at me for a while until I looked her way after which she changed the expression on her face to a blank one and went back to work.

Looks like that don't have any negative effect on me anymore whatsoever. It's just how some people can be sometimes that I find, like I said, upsetting.

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I feel angry today. Probably because I ventured into the diet forums like an idiot and got pissed off at a few assholes in there. I swear to God, if I hear one more person tell me, the person who has avoided ALL bad foods for years, that I just need to "stop eating dairy" I'm going to KILL EVERYONE ON EARTH. And then people acting like eating a balanced, normal diet is supposed to cure you... and then being told that it didn't work for me because I'm far more messed up than everyone else... it's like wow. So all the rules don't apply to me, I guess. I'm just cursed, I guess. RIGHT? WTF! I'm not even angry at them for telling me this, I'm angry because I know it's true. I AM cursed. I do have one of the worst and most stubborn cases I have ever seen EVER. And that's pretty fucking hard to deal with.

That said, my acne is slowly healing with the regimen. Which would be great, except the side effects are pretty nasty. My face is bone dry, flaking and itching terribly. No amount of lotion seems to help. I have a lot of hope, but it sucks right now because I have all this dryness and still have cystic acne. sad.png

I know what you mean. I also know that particular know it all who made that comment - she can be mega annoying with her advice too. Take it all with a grain of salt. The fact of the matter is that while a good diet is beneficial for help and may clear some people up, for many others like you and me, we need combination therapy. People on these boards need to be more open ended with their advice.

I don't have anything against anyone in the diet forum, but there are a few people who come across kind of cold. I don't really think it's their fault, I think it's just the internet. Most of us use smilies and things like that to convey emotion/warmth and some people don't. It doesn't necessarily mean they have a cold tone, it just reads that way. Combine that with an ultra-sensitive, PMS-ridden acne sufferer and you've got a recipe for rage. I was feeling really hormonal yesterday and shouldn't have looked in the diet forum during that time. I triggered myself and it was my fault. *shrug* Oh well.

My B5 + L-Cysteine combo seems to be failing me now. I am taking a lot less of them than I was, but still. Seems weird. I think the whole thing was a placebo. So now I need a new one. I'm eating nothing but pineapple for 3 days to get rid of parasites. I'm taking it as a sign that they were on sale as soon as I walked in the door to the grocery store.

Good luck! Be careful not to destroy your teeth with all of that pineapple. It can be very acidic.

I've been meeting some girl because I need friends.. and my skin is very clear on pictures.. but in person, my scars are visible.. none of them commented my skin, so I guess it isn't that bad... I broke out with 2-3 zits.. sucks because today I met a girl who I've been chatting with on Facebook for a while! It went well because we chatted a bit after meeting up. She's just looking for friends and so am I. But we have a lot of things in common. She does talk a lot which is good.. I let her do all the talking.. lol

I'm happy you're making some new friends. :)

Skin isn't doing too bad today, but I've got a sinus infection so just sick and bleh feeling in general.

Aw, sorry. Feel better soon! I HATE sinus pain, ugggghhhh.

Well 3 months into b5 pills and I could say my acne is pretty much all gone it took time but little by little they started disappearing no more oily takes 12 hours to notice a bit of shine on my face. But a healthy shine smile.png

I don't think I've ever actually tried B5.... It seems to stop working for a lot of people after a while, so I'm interested to see how it works out for you. Keep us posted!

Me: I'm doing okay. Better than yesterday, when the hormones were surging. They are still surging pretty bad. Skin is still really itchy and a lot of bad side effects from the regimen but I'm pushing on. The city water department is turning off our water all of tomorrow (WTF) so I have to wake up at like 6am if I want to shower and do the regimen. Not excited about that at all. :(

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Just wanted to add two more things to this thread today.

1) I saw a young woman with a ton of red marks at work today and I thought she was hot. The whole red mark thing added character which just made her more hot. True story.

2) I'm done feeding ducks for a while. I was on my way home today and I saw a whole bunch of them crawling over each other. I thought they were having sex (it's spring time) but it turned out they were crawling over the corpse of a large bird which they were eating. Ducks are savages.

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I am deformed.

I've had the same nodules on my face for 6 months now. I am on accutane (4th month) and it is doing nothing. I changed my diet, it did nothing and I'm afraid of developing an eating disorder. I don't know why I was suddenly dealt this card but I believe these are now hypertrophic scars on my face. My derm says no way, very rare. Yea well nodulocystic acne is rare. I have factors for accutane relapse as well.

I went from a very outgoing funny person to someone who hides my face and cries inside everyday. I have to take sleeping pills. My anxiety is through the roof. I'm never going to be the same person again and it's not fair. I can't handle this. I have a family who loves me but I will never love myself. I can't look at facebook with all my beautiful normal friends anymore, I get depressed watching television. I just want to be normal again. I'll even take normal acne, just make these things go away.

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I am deformed.

I've had the same nodules on my face for 6 months now. I am on accutane (4th month) and it is doing nothing. I changed my diet, it did nothing and I'm afraid of developing an eating disorder. I don't know why I was suddenly dealt this card but I believe these are now hypertrophic scars on my face. My derm says no way, very rare. Yea well nodulocystic acne is rare. I have factors for accutane relapse as well.

I went from a very outgoing funny person to someone who hides my face and cries inside everyday. I have to take sleeping pills. My anxiety is through the roof. I'm never going to be the same person again and it's not fair. I can't handle this. I have a family who loves me but I will never love myself. I can't look at facebook with all my beautiful normal friends anymore, I get depressed watching television. I just want to be normal again. I'll even take normal acne, just make these things go away.

Keep your head up love. I am not going to tell you to ignore your acne and to keep living your life because that would be hypocritical of me, but i will tell you that you are not alone. The only thing you have control over is you. Let accutane do its thing and if it doesn't work, go on to the next thing.This is a TOUGH journey and none of us deserves it but it WILL make us stronger, more compassionate and appreciative people, that i can guarantee.

Not thinking about it 24/7. I stopped documenting my accutane progress or lack there of, covered up my mirrors and going about my hectic day as usual. Acne is till there but my mind is not so overall, feeling much more normal these days, even with acne.

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Yeah keeping a "progress log" is tempting, but it makes you think about your skin way more than you normally would. I've been tracking my progress privately but am only going to blog about it at monthly intervals to keep myself from obsessing too much.

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Like crying. I'm just so sick of this. My self-esteem isn't great in general and the acne just destroys me. I've been relatively clear for some months now, but now the acne is coming back with a vengeance - cystic - and it's really starting to sink in that this may never ever go away.

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Skin is a real mess lately. I tried to take a photo of it yesterday morning but my camera wouldn't focus without the flash and the flash really makes EVERY imperfection stand out. So in a way it looks worse than when just looking in the mirror but at the same time it's probably a 'truer' image - shows all the redness, all the pigmentation-scarring, all the acne. It's horrible. But I wanted to have a photo to look back on when I hopefully find improvement soon. I also started 'gluten free' yesterday (the 12th) so I want to be able to see how my skin changes (if it changes) while doing that. At the end of last year I had started taking photos to 'monitor' my skin but I don't think I'll take them that often this time... Otherwise it makes me start to obsess over my whole appearance rather than just my acne and it's just upsetting when that happens. (Edit - I just read the previous posts - so I guess this is similar to what Sasch83 and dejaclairevoyant were saying)

This is also probably the worst my skin has been in a while. I'm starting to think it might actually be my makeup - even though it hasn't broken me out before. I have been using a bit more of it lately and wearing it for longer than I used to - so that might be it... I've been applying it with a knock-off 'beauty blender' (which actually works really well) but it's latex and I have had a reaction to wearing latex gloves before... so I wonder if that could be making things worse too. Ugh soo many things to factor in....

Anyway... trying to stress-less about it all and find the little things in life to keep smiling about instead smile.png

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m crush is dating ssum1 else coz i dint ask her out for sooo long.. (year n a half).. coz of my bacne.. n seeing hr pics on fb made me sad :(
got to study and not at all think of girls.. coz at the most i can only b frnds wd them and nothing more.. :(

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m crush is dating ssum1 else coz i dint ask her out for sooo long.. (year n a half).. coz of my bacne.. n seeing hr pics on fb made me sad sad.png

got to study and not at all think of girls.. coz at the most i can only b frnds wd them and nothing more.. sad.png

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Here's your post in English:

My crush is dating someone else because I didn't ask her out for sooo long (a year and a half). Because of my bacne... And seeing her pics on Facebook made me sad. sad.png

Got to studying and not at all thinking of girls... Because at the most I can only be friends with them and nothing more. sad.png

Why does every kid nowadays feel the need to abbreviate every single thing? rolleyes.gif Anyway, that's too bad man but I'm sure you'll feel better soon, eh? comfort.gif

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I've experienced so many up and downs about my acne it's untrue.

Currently I'm feeling good, the best I've felt in a long while. I've got 2 small spots on my forehead, 2 on my cheek and a couple near my mouth. Usually I ALWAYS have red/dark marks that linger around for ages and just make my face look really dirty and disgusting. But thanks to persevering with ACV and lemon juice as a toner for a couple of weeks now, I think it's starting to look much fresher and lighter.

I went to the hairdressers today, and the mirrors there are pretty horrible for showing skin imperfections. But sitting there, I only really noticed about 3/4 spots that were obvious.

I just hope this can continue. I'm finally feeling confident to socialize a lot more than I have been recently. I can only advise everyone else to TRY and do the same (I only it's difficult, I've been there so many times before) and to stop worrying about acne :)

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m crush is dating ssum1 else coz i dint ask her out for sooo long.. (year n a half).. coz of my bacne.. n seeing hr pics on fb made me sad sad.png

got to study and not at all think of girls.. coz at the most i can only b frnds wd them and nothing more.. sad.png

I can say you have fault in this situation because you didn't take the action, what's wrong in having acne? I know you can recover, it is not the end.

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I've experienced so many up and downs about my acne it's untrue.

Currently I'm feeling good, the best I've felt in a long while. I've got 2 small spots on my forehead, 2 on my cheek and a couple near my mouth. Usually I ALWAYS have red/dark marks that linger around for ages and just make my face look really dirty and disgusting. But thanks to persevering with ACV and lemon juice as a toner for a couple of weeks now, I think it's starting to look much fresher and lighter.

I went to the hairdressers today, and the mirrors there are pretty horrible for showing skin imperfections. But sitting there, I only really noticed about 3/4 spots that were obvious.

I just hope this can continue. I'm finally feeling confident to socialize a lot more than I have been recently. I can only advise everyone else to TRY and do the same (I only it's difficult, I've been there so many times before) and to stop worrying about acne smile.png

ACV started to make my face look yellow, and it was a pain to use every night, so I stopped. Glad it's working for you though.

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I feel angry today. Probably because I ventured into the diet forums like an idiot and got pissed off at a few assholes in there. I swear to God, if I hear one more person tell me, the person who has avoided ALL bad foods for years, that I just need to "stop eating dairy" I'm going to KILL EVERYONE ON EARTH. And then people acting like eating a balanced, normal diet is supposed to cure you... and then being told that it didn't work for me because I'm far more messed up than everyone else... it's like wow. So all the rules don't apply to me, I guess. I'm just cursed, I guess. RIGHT? WTF! I'm not even angry at them for telling me this, I'm angry because I know it's true. I AM cursed. I do have one of the worst and most stubborn cases I have ever seen EVER. And that's pretty fucking hard to deal with.

That said, my acne is slowly healing with the regimen. Which would be great, except the side effects are pretty nasty. My face is bone dry, flaking and itching terribly. No amount of lotion seems to help. I have a lot of hope, but it sucks right now because I have all this dryness and still have cystic acne. sad.png

For people whose acne is temporary or age related, the acne seems too go when on balanced diet. But seriously improving the lifestyle itslef cures acne :) I talk about 5 factors in my webpage, these ones look very basic but they are not :)

Especially the powerful mind part is gold.

Have heard about Iron Shirt Chi kung? or Chi Kung for hormonal imbalances?

I an give you one example, for most people eating only certain foods 3 times a day cures acne but they return back once they body return to normal weight and their insulin shoots back up and that is a bad news :( But the GOOD NEWS is they are Chi kung excercises where you do them everyday to lower your insulin. It is pretty much hacking your body. Then your acne is cured for life but only as long you do the excercises!

Learn to know your body deeply. Or learn from someone who helped heal many people inlcuding themselves! These methods are completely hidden from public, as I say because the Mediacal pHarma industry is huge competitor.

Do you know something called healing energy that can be activated in your body?

So yeah, you are not cursed to get acne! Don't look at usual places that usual people look for cures! Extraordiary and stubborn problems needs extraordinary solution it could be eiher negative extraordinary solutions like accutane or positive extraordinary solutions like larning to control and master your body at deep levels.

Dig deeper and think and think and think and act fast and rinse and repeat :)

I hope my advice helps you. Love to you

Praveen :)

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SUMMER IS UPON US.... well here where i'm from anyway.

it's freakin' HOT. this kind of heat darkens the pigmentation that acne leaves on my skin...so most of the time i look like a dark-freckled mess!

face is always red-ish....

bleh....

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does anybody here think,

"he's probably wondering what the hell is wrong with my face?"

when people look at you?

...coz this seems to be the only thing i think of...and nothing, i mean nothing else.

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does anybody here think,

"he's probably wondering what the hell is wrong with my face?"

when people look at you?

...coz this seems to be the only thing i think of...and nothing, i mean nothing else.

You know, acne is not so uncommon nowadays and nobody's so damn surprised to see someone with this condition. People always look at each other, that's their nature and it doesn't mean that they are so preoccupied with thoughts about you. Some of them will look at you, then forget a short moment after. And those impolite pricks who dare to stare more obviously - is it really worth obsessing over their fucking opinion? Crying over some no-lifer's stare? Just mind your business, do you thing and fuck the rest. It's not hard to isolate your mind from it when you realize how insignificant those people are. They're just strangers, they know nothing and looking at each other is what they do.

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I have a lot of actives right now, but it's really close to my period. The regimen is definitely helping, but SO many flakes, ugh.

Also, a dog that was nice to everyone else growled at me and acted like it was going to rip my throat out today. I can't even count how many times otherwise sweet dogs acted like this to me and no one else. The owner even told me that she's "never like that with anyone." She was looking at me like I was a rapist about to murder her entire family. WTF. I don't get what it is about me that makes me so damn threatening to dogs, but this has happened a lot. And it always hurts my feelings. :( Dogs are supposed to be these sweet and cuddly friends to humans, so when they hate you it's really sad.

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I have a lot of actives right now, but it's really close to my period. The regimen is definitely helping, but SO many flakes, ugh.

Also, a dog that was nice to everyone else growled at me and acted like it was going to rip my throat out today. I can't even count how many times otherwise sweet dogs acted like this to me and no one else. The owner even told me that she's "never like that with anyone." She was looking at me like I was a rapist about to murder her entire family. WTF. I don't get what it is about me that makes me so damn threatening to dogs, but this has happened a lot. And it always hurts my feelings. sad.png Dogs are supposed to be these sweet and cuddly friends to humans, so when they hate you it's really sad.

Hehe, dogs used to dislike me either, until I happened to rent a room from a lady who had a little bussiness taking of people's dogs during the day. Those dogs grew to adore me quite fast and from that time all other dogs I met started liking me more :D Maybe after being around dogs we get some "friendly smell"? :D

Some people are geniuses...

I was minding my bussiness packing the grosseries in a local food store, when some woman whispered to me in Russian "Hey, young lady, over here". I'm not Russian, but I have some Polish roots and quite slavic looking face, so she assumed I speak Russian, which I do. "Yes?" I said, suprised but curious. "I you have quite bad skin, but I can tell you what could make it better. Just take a pill of aspirin, melt in a glass of water and apply to your face. All this (showing to my right cheek) will go away! Many don't know this simple trick". My reaction was "Mmm, ok, thanks". Great, all I needed was a stranger stopping me in a store and giving me an advice.

So here I am, sitting with my cheek covered in aspirin... NOT. :D

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