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It's unreal to know there's so many of us suffering and when I'm out and about I feel like the only person plagued with acne. Everyone else has perfect skin and then there's me. I have tried to be positive and I've tried to not obsess about it. But the truth is I never stop thinking why does it have to keep happening and keep scarring. Like alot of you have said my social life is practically gone. Confidence and self esteem are at an all time low. The constant acne breakouts has ruined my life. But I want to claim it back im 25 these should be the best years of my life instead of hiding away! Sorry for the rant but the offload is needed

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Not good... Last week I was so happy with my face... I even rang my mum and told her...

Over the past two days I have come up in 7 spots. 4 around my chin/lips and 3 on my left cheek (an area that NEVER gets acne)

And just to make matters worse... In the past 6-7 hours or so an under-the-skin cyst has spawned on my right nostril... it has swollen it and is painful/making it hard to breathe...what did I do to deserve this? I'd honestly rather die than live my life in this constant state of anxiety/depression/fear and pain.

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2 hours ago, Lore91 said:

Not good... Last week I was so happy with my face... I even rang my mum and told her...

Over the past two days I have come up in 7 spots. 4 around my chin/lips and 3 on my left cheek (an area that NEVER gets acne)

And just to make matters worse... In the past 6-7 hours or so an under-the-skin cyst has spawned on my right nostril... it has swollen it and is painful/making it hard to breathe...what did I do to deserve this? I'd honestly rather die than live my life in this constant state of anxiety/depression/fear and pain.

I know how you are feeling.... Last week my skin was crystal clear (not a zit in site). This week I have gotten 4 new pimples including what looks like a cyst in the making on my chin. I never get zits on my chin and this is turning into a cyst. I am so depressed and on top of it I am sick but have to go on a work trip for the next 4 days. I am so embarrassed about my skin that I just want to crawl in a hole and die. This is like my worst nightmare coming true.
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I was feeling good until a so called friend mind you she is in her 40s, tried to be a smart ass.  I was actually talking about my twists in my hair and how I hate them. She goes "What are you talking about ..pimples ? You mean your best friends ?" I told I dont have any pimples..but I was so pissed that she even went there because she struggles with her skin also and she knows Im now under doctor's care.
@Nansunnan -I remember in High School some chick that worked with me was like "You got AIDS on your face ?" 

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I saw my dermatologist a couple days ago and she thought my skin looked a lot better, and I hadn't had a breakout in a few days so I got really excited and happy thinking that I had finally turned a corner and was on my way to clear skin...and of course I got hit with a new breakout today. 5 new zits, just like that. Sigh. I don't know why I even get my hopes up anymore. I guess my skin is still doing better overall but consistently clear skin seems so completely out of reach for me. I'm just so sick of never being able to relax and actually make plans to go out and socialize because it's impossible to predict how my skin is going to look. 

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My skin's been going downhill. Spots and redness everywhere ... It's exhausting me and making me so upset. I'm back to crying everyday. It just never seems to get better...

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 I have my first book signing on Saturday and wouldn't you know it, brand new cyst right beside my nose...don't you just hate it when you have some cool event coming up and then a new pimple forms just days before?

My glasses kinda/sorta cover it so trying to remain positive and not worry about it too much. I'll still make the best of things and enjoy it as much as I can.

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Been on epiduo for err .. A week tonight I believe, and so far not much progress. New spots in new places..

i just dont know what's wrong with my skin.. It's so bumpy and uneven.. Really red and patchy. I just don't know how its all happened or where to go. It's almost like scarring has appeared all over my skin in a month..

i feel like my skin is ruined, and will never be normal. I feel so so scared..

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feeling pretty hopeless, my body is sensitive and the homornal changed spiro caused in my body messed up my face real bad. closed comadones everywhere continue to become inflamed I've been off it for 2 months. tried accutane the side effects were too much (very sensitive body) after a couple months i stopped . breakouts now worse than ever, i kinda feel like I'm an alien when i look in the mirror, like I'm not the human species. 

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I'm on the up. Skin has been a lot better compared to last year since I swapped Differin out for Epiduo.

I still have red marks which I can't even explain where they come from, but it's all good for now!

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Acne is pretty well under control but the scarring and texture still really sucks. I decided to go back for more fraxel treatments, meeting my doc tomorrow morning.

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I can't do this anymore. My acne I had under pretty good control first time in a decade almost. 

I was feeling more positive, and my scars and texture seemed a bit better, 

I tried to do dermal fillers (not for scars  just to make me look like I had a fuller face) and they seemed to have 'donuted' around my scars. Or were injected in clumps.  Idk,

I also finally was able to start skin needling with a professional .

3 treatments, and either that or the fillers or both has caused my severe. Scarring. I don't mean red  marks I mean rolling scars . I never worried about my left cheek.  It was my good side . Now it has worse scarring

i can't eat anymore. I can't go to uni. I can't go out and socialise. It took me ten years to reach a point where I felt better. Then once again someone  has treated my skin and given me SCARRING I NEVER HAD

how can I make it better  when even the most basic treatments make it worse? i cant breathe i cant live and i cant go through this pain again except now i have severe scars and i havent had acne on my cheeks!! i cant live anymore i cant do this again i just cant and no one cares

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On 20/2/2016 at 4:10 PM, leelowe1 said:

The frustration when progress is not linear is aggravating.  Im coming up on 6 months on spiro (1 months @ 50 mg 4 months @ 100mg) and i'm still breaking out very often.  Some days are better than others but there is always some blemishes on my skin.  The days before, during and after my period are the worse.  And as fate would have it, i am smack dab in the middle of a nasty breakout  and i am day 2 into my period. How do people deal with the up and down of acne treatment?  Emotionally, i am dealing with it much better but in all honesty my nerves are frayed.  The day to day of not knowing what to expect of my face is ___________ (fill in the blank).

I wish for the days when i first took accutane and i was crysatl clear.

I really do feel you!! It's so stressfull to deal with the ups and downs I seriously can't take it anymore.. I don't see an ending tho this :( Obviously I'm not the right person to give you any advice but I hope you feel better knowing that you're not the only one dealing with this at all
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On 17/3/2016 at 3:29 AM, madeupdreams said:

I saw my dermatologist a couple days ago and she thought my skin looked a lot better, and I hadn't had a breakout in a few days so I got really excited and happy thinking that I had finally turned a corner and was on my way to clear skin...and of course I got hit with a new breakout today. 5 new zits, just like that. Sigh. I don't know why I even get my hopes up anymore. I guess my skin is still doing better overall but consistently clear skin seems so completely out of reach for me. I'm just so sick of never being able to relax and actually make plans to go out and socialize because it's impossible to predict how my skin is going to look. 

That's exactly how I feel you're reading my mind!! It's taking over my life I keep calcelling plans :\
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I have acne all over my back, shoulders, chest, neck, and face. I hate my life. I can't leave the house without feeling ashamed of my appearance. At night when I'm alone and I look in the mirror I'm disgusted with my reflection. Then start picking at my skin and I can't stop. I try but I can't stand seeing it all. I end up a bloody crying mess because of how ugly i am and how embarrassing it is. Why me? I do everything for everybody and I have to deal with this horrible acne. I feel so ugly  I hate taking my clothes off because I'm afraid I'm gonna get made in of. I fucking hate my life

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Not great, I am still keeping up with my regimen and I was doing well but now I'm bad again. It's the same roller coaster as ten years ago. To top off my frustration I'm the healthiest I've ever been, eating well, just about only water, exercise and my acne is still there - so I'll always be skeptical of what causes it because I've done it all [almost].

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