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I feel accepting. I haven't been on here for a long time because with the help of birth control pills, oil cleansing, and the Regimen's BP and AHA, I have accepted that acne is something I'll always have to manage but I can manage it.

There are days where I still wish I didn't have to take chemicals to control my hormones or put chemicals on my skin to control oil and clogged pores. But I'm okay with managing it. I don't expect it to be perfect.

I'm grateful I found Dan's Regimen and that my own version of it and BCPs have cleared up my face, back, and the cysts in my scalp to the point where I feel comfortable with my body again.

Hang in there, everyone. I'm pulling for you to find what works for you. We're all different.

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Feeling very down about the state of my skin. Can't believe the rapid deterioration in 3 months. I can barely look myself in the mirror and worst yet is that they hurt are inflammed and there are dozens of them. There is no light at the end of this tunnel.

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Feeling very down about the state of my skin. Can't believe the rapid deterioration in 3 months. I can barely look myself in the mirror and worst yet is that they hurt are inflammed and there are dozens of them. There is no light at the end of this tunnel.

Don't give up please,keep fighting.

There are always hope.

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Feeling very down about the state of my skin. Can't believe the rapid deterioration in 3 months. I can barely look myself in the mirror and worst yet is that they hurt are inflammed and there are dozens of them. There is no light at the end of this tunnel.

Don't give up please,keep fighting.

There are always hope.

For this - there is none. I've been trying for the pat 16 years

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Completely lost and hopeless. Not a day goes by without some sort of breakdown, or fit of anger, followed by long bouts of depression. It's becoming difficult to leave the house. None of the help or advice out there seems to help.

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Hi, I've been visiting this thread for a while now, but this is my first post. My acne problems started when I was about 14 in high school where I was easily one of the worst five acne sufferers in the whole school. It was really depressing as you all would understand and I felt really helpless. I didn't get much support from my parents and my father was convinced that I have acne because I don't wash my face properly. He was actually ashamed of me at social events which did wonders for my self-esteem. They never took me to see a dermatologist. I started off treating myself with over the counter BP and then started to use Erythromycin topical solution which helped dry out acne faster but they did nothing to prevent new ones from popping up. It was like playing whack-a-mole. (I am in a developing country where you can buy almost any medication without a prescription)
Then I moved on to college and there was no sign of improvement. My high school was all boys, but college had girls which made me more self-conscious about my acne.
After I graduated and got a job, the problem definitely became less severe, but it never went away. I am in my 40's now and I still have acne. It any given time there are at least 3-4 small zits on my face, but I don't let them bother me anymore. What really gets me is that once every month or so, I get a real whopper. A bit fat cystic zit on my cheek that takes weeks to heal and months for the hyperpigmentation to fade. I frequently have to talk in front of a group of people at work in a nicely lit boardroom and these zits makes me feel horrible. I've been struggling with this for more than 25 years now. I'm tired.
I've never tried Accutane or oral antibiotics and I don't want to. But over the years, here are some things I have figured out about my acne:
1) Taking multivitamins everyday with extra zinc helps a LOT!!!
2) Heat and humidity makes it worse (more sweat?)
3) Eating a healthy diet helps a little
4) Any kind of face cream or moisturizer makes it worse
5) Stress levels seem to have little or no effect
6) I almost never get a new zit overnight. They always appear during the day.
The internet is a great resource. I wish I had this when I was a teenager. My best wishes to all. I will continue to visit this thread and will try to post regularly.
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After a visit to the derm..... I look like a monster basically...

He murdered my zits coz a lot of them are really big and infected... Like i i know those have pus inside but somehow they are not coming out... Cystic in nature..... Acne creams and lotions however in the long run i would like to wean off of them.....

He did not do anything about my chest and back acne but told me i can use a soap containing benzoyl peroxide...

Good thing i am on leave for 2 weeks so my face can calm down... God i hope so!!!!!

Will start hormonal treatment/bcp come september under my OBGYN......

I don't have any clue as to what prognosis lies ahead for my acne!

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I think that I finally have no choice but to face my fears of being seen without makeup. I've hidden my acne and scars behind makeup for over 10 years. Not even my family has seen me without it in a decade. Due to financial reasons, I'm forced to have to have to stop living on my own and rent a room in a house with 5 other people. I can't possibly keep up the facade for long. Eventually my roommates will have to see me without makeup...unless I plan on doing weird things like making a fast dash for my bedroom after washing my face for the night in the shared bathroom sink in hopes no-one will see me. I'm so scared be seen without makeup...like really really afraid....

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My oily skin drives me mad as ever, but spot wise I've got none. Well, no noticeable ones. Maybe some tiny red dots, but that's it. Feeling good! For now!

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Completely lost and hopeless. Not a day goes by without some sort of breakdown, or fit of anger, followed by long bouts of depression. It's becoming difficult to leave the house. None of the help or advice out there seems to help.

I know the feeling Jamie. Keep your head up - it doesn't rain everyday.

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The very last pimples I had that I popped (stupidly) on my chin are taking their sweet times completing scabbing, throwing vitamins and herbs at it. Is this the rest of my life? Will I always be a slave to my skin, whether maintaining it or being distressed by acne on it?

Also, I really, really miss the person that acne kept me from seeing all summer, and made me act cold and strange toward. I hung around acne.org instead. I guess It wasn't meant to be, but acne takes and takes and takes. It's really a curse.

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i just cant take it anymore.

i feel so screwed up so badly.

the chances to repair all this fucking damage and everythings thats wrong just begining to seem unreal to me.

looking in mirror becomes even more painful.

bt i keep dreaming about my good looks even more and worse!

i want it more than ever now!



and acne just wont stop just yet

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1 month on low-carb diet!

The worst is dealing with sugar cravings, especially when you work a lot and your body is begging for that cheap kick of energy. I found some fruity bars that are supposed to be a healthier alternative, but there is a bit of sugar in it and it feels like cheating. So I went on Raw Chocolate and Company and ordered some of their delicious chocolates, sweetened with xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar, but it doesn't have the same impact on your blood's glucose levels and is absorbed slowly.
Anyone out there, struggling with chocolate craving, check it out! The chocolates aren't too expensive.

Discovered an awesome oil for moisturizing my face, which I would like to share, if anyone reads the posts here. It is Neroli oil, not only it moisturizes, but also fades scars, blemishes and is antiseptic, so it fight acne! Will try and see if it keeps its word, but the reviews are very good on this one.

Good luck everyone!

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It hit me the other day that I'm starting to finally see my face for what it is. Since this is the best my skin has looked in 13 or so years. I am finally starting to see what I look like without angry red bumps and whiteheads galore. I do still have some redness from the treatment but overall I'm fairly clear it's weird, I kind of don't feel like I look like myself sometimes?? - which in a sense is true, because my face wants to have acne, that's what it's meant to look like =\

~ sending good vibes to everyone ~

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Acne is especially inflamed today. Large red bumps in the usual hot spots. Went ahead and made an appt to see a chinese herbalist as my body is telling me accutane is no bueno

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I know the feeling Jamie. Keep your head up - it doesn't rain everyday

No that is true. It rains most days, downpours the rest.

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oh cool the day after that post I have 2 new pimples.

focus on the good things, any good things, even just one thing going on in your life is acne is getting to much of a heavy burden.

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hmmm. i feel okay! starting 3rd month of accutane, and i'm really starting to clear up. acne is mentally/emotionally painful, but it can also be physically painful - it hurts less and less to wash my face. i'm also thinking about not wearing makeup anymore, but that's such a big step. very few people have ever seen me without makeup. maybe someday soon.

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Seriously thinking that this condition is going to be the death of me. Solving my acne is complicated with my other health issues and I feel like i should give up. All the advice given has failed. Natural routes have failed. Chemical routes have failed. Accutane had failed. The condition of my skin and state of my health is not the norm. Maybe i am a part of that failure rate of people who's acne cannot be controlled.

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It's strange to be almost clear again, and spending time looking at my whole face in the mirror instead of just seeing the flaws and zeroing in on those. I'm taking time putting on sexy eye and lip makeup instead of just trying to get the foundation to look passable.

Realized I'd been neglecting my physical activity with all this nutrition and herbs, but a few extra pounds suits me. Acne had sapped my appetite and I was underweight at the darkest, most hopeless part of this horrible breakout.

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