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man, i feel exactly like this. I have what i call a controlled depression where in social gatherings, i appear happy, but when i am alone, i am severely depressed. I have no idea what to do myself.

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Give this a try-take both 2x a day (One in morning and one in evening)

-Vitamin A - assists in hormone signaling to regrow new skin

-Biotin- (Probiotics) Should aid if leaky gut syndrome is your issue- will aid in good bacterial growth, and overtake bad bacteria that could be the source of your skin issue

-Vitamin E - anti-oxidant (breaks up toxins from cell metabolism)

-L-glutamine- (aids in muscle growth and scar healing)

-Turmeric- ( Naturally Occurring Anti-Inflammatory- will reduce redness of skin)

This won't cure everyone, but it helps most and cured me- GOOD luck

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another problem with my skin is that I get really oily and fat in my skin after a couple of hours, and I feel so nasty. as soon as I rinse it of I get somewhat dry sometimes.

also, I have some cracks around my lips, didn't have this problem before my accutane. but its been almost 6 months since I stoped accutane. I sometimes get pimples around my mounths and just by the side of the lip and I am really dry.

i hate my life...

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I'm a guy who have suffered from acne two years now. Started when I turned 18 and still ongoing as I write, at the age of 20. I used to be a very positiv guy, always smiling, having a blast, easy to hang out basically. I always had acne during my teens, but it was very little and my skin was most oily. So it was basically nothing. But then all of a sudden it hit me. My mom had acne but not after she her pregnancy.

Right now, even though I should be happy, I can't. Anything that happens is indifferent to me. I do not care, about anything, anymore. The acne is driving me crazy. I can still put on a smile when I'm at a party, and none of my friends, not even my girlfriend knows how I feel. My parents have just touched the tip of the iceblock. They do not know how hard I'm struggeling. I can't stop thinking about my skin and I am serious when I say, that there is not one, not one minute without me thinking about my skin.

I would almost say I'm depressed but to a degree where I can "control" when socialising. I've almost given up on life and believe me, I have thought about why I even exist...and this comes from a guy like me, who really used to love life and smile.

I'm not thinking about suiciding, but I just wish I did not exist so I wouldn't have to live with this.

Sorry for my little emotional rant, but this is tough for me, a moutain I'm not sure I can climb. I do not want who reads this to feel pitty for me, I just needed to get this out of my heart.

I have tried almost everything topical and oraly. I first started with BP, wash and spot treatment. Little sucess since I was breaking out bad. I've been through these two years using, salical acid (spelling?) Aberela, Skinoren, Duac. I've taken antibiotics two different times, nothing. I 've had one cure of accutane, 6 months, which did help me, really cleared my face. However, it was 6 months since I finished, and my skin is still the same as just after the treatment. Which means, it is a lot better then 1 year ago, but it is still not where I want it to be. I still get acne, and I have red marks. So, I've done it all. Right now Im just washing my face with water and applying skinoren once a day.

I have controled my diet, I avoid milk products, I eat a lot of vegetables and fruit, I even take vitamin pills and drink a lot of water. Nothing has had a great impact on me. I do not know what to do. I am lost, and I have little hope.

I am seriously considering laser options, since I have money. ND: YAG laser and ER:YAG are available at the clinic in my city of Sweden. ND:YAG is more of treating the acne, if I understood it right and ER:YAG is reparing the skin, which I could use to since I have small scarring.

However, laser is not a safe option, since it's relatively new.

I do have an appointment at my dermatologist 15th of september, where she will write out accutane for me, but I do not know if I can handle another cure. It is a great medicine, but I worry about the side effects and the intial breakout. Before that I need to step it up and go to this clinic, and perhaps schedule a meeting with a doctor. But I do not know anything about laser and if it will have any positiv effects on me?

Laser feels like my last shot though...

I am so lost...my parents asked the other day if I hate them, which I don't, it's just that I am so sad, and mad when I am at home, I always wanna be left alone, which was not the case before my acne. If I ever bring up my acne issue with my close friends, they just sigh and tell me I barely have any acne...

Is laser a solution for me...but I've heard about the errors. Pigmentation, further scarring and acne breakouts.

What should I do? I am fumbeling...I've tried everything there is (?) but I can't get rid of my acne.

Sorry for spelling misstakes, wierd sentences, but I am Swedish -.- and I'm so confused and upset...

Hey Swede...

As far as acne related depression and isolation, so many ppl can relate to that. I personally found myself in a rut not too long ago, and linked it to my own self pity. I get horrible breakouts all along my jawline, but there was nothing that could help me.

I found this site, and I took a little from column A and a little from column B, and decided to be completely dedicated and religious with the Regimen routine. I know you said that you used BP wash, but have you ever considered doing the Regimen? After a week on it, I have self confidence I only read about in books. I am not completely clear, but it does show improvement, and that gives me hope. Reading success stories and seeing the pictures to prove it give me hope. Having people to talk to in the same situation really REALLY gives me hope. I hope this helped, and please know you are not alone in this. (but I'm sure you know that, right)

ALSO...

Maybe you should open up to the girlfriend? she may surprise you! :)

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The regime, is that the regime this guy at the front of acne.org talks about? Havn't really looked inot but I am very skeptic, BP isnt that good for you. I am tired of BP, it makes me dry and red. If the regime is so good, then people here wouldn't have accutane logs etc. BP is for mild acne IMO.

no way Im telling my girlfriend how I feel, don't want her to be part of my issue.

I feel hopeless. My skin is now, since its afternoon in Sweden, very fat, and oily. I feel so dirty and nasty. My lips are soar, dry and I am bothered by the sides of my lips which are dry / cracks etc.

i hate my life right now, despite my face being at it's almost best in 2 years. I so down, I just want normal skin. What is wrong with my body, why do I have acne...

my nightmare is that I will find myself sitting her in the next 5 years, still have acne. If that is the case, there is absolutely no point in living. too bad I care too much about my family, friends and scared shitless of dying, otherwise it be a no brainer for me...

if this laser clinic isn't the right thing for me....then I basically out of options,....or last exit, accutane, again....

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Well that is what mostly all of us suffered once in our lifetime .. feel pity about yourself. But that is life, you can't buy happiness, millions of people suffered some illness or problems, others are lonely, etc .. so that is your life, find the best way to deal with it and be happy is the goal. Research and find a regimen, acne is not an easy problem but you can control it.

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I'm a guy who have suffered from acne two years now. Started when I turned 18 and still ongoing as I write, at the age of 20. I used to be a very positiv guy, always smiling, having a blast, easy to hang out basically. I always had acne during my teens, but it was very little and my skin was most oily. So it was basically nothing. But then all of a sudden it hit me. My mom had acne but not after she her pregnancy.

I would almost say I'm depressed but to a degree where I can "control" when socialising. I've almost given up on life and believe me, I have thought about why I even exist...and this comes from a guy like me, who really used to love life and smile.

I'm not thinking about suiciding, but I just wish I did not exist so I wouldn't have to live with this.

Sorry for my little emotional rant, but this is tough for me, a moutain I'm not sure I can climb. I do not want who reads this to feel pitty for me, I just needed to get this out of my heart.

I have tried almost everything topical and oraly.

I have controled my diet, I avoid milk products, I eat a lot of vegetables and fruit, I even take vitamin pills and drink a lot of water. Nothing has had a great impact on me. I do not know what to do. I am lost, and I have little hope.

I've cropped your original message to the bits I feel I can answer.

First things first, never stop smiling. I expect mostly everyone here understands what it's like to feel low on the inside but have to appear fine, I used to think I was the world's best actor, my closest friends don't know how much acne has affected my life. Some friends think I'm a loner cause whenever we'd go to the beach I'd go off on my own cause I wouldn't take my top off in public.

Only advice I can offer, and it's 100% factual in my case, is that you are quite correct in believing topicals and oral drugs aren't working for you. Only thing that has helped me is a strict Paleo diet, without fruit. I was at such a low point over Christmas 09 I didn't go out, but now I'm grateful everyday that I began the diet...sure it takes time, your guts heal slowly, here I am 6 months later and do you know what, I went to a stag do in Spain earlier this month and spent the entire time with my top off basking in the sun, never done it before, was so proud of my achievement.

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Appears you have severe acne (cystic). If so, you need to go back on accutane. This time though they should up the dosage. At this point, I would not worry about the side effects as it already appears the acne controls your life. Go for the tane again. I apparantely dont have severe acne so no derm would prescribe it to me. I have been on Dan's regime for years and it does control it - not eliminate it. Good luck - just get some tane and it should turn things around.

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I do not have any real cyst. I have red mark, very little scaring and I get pimples. Not any real cysts and no acne that can cause skindamage. But I so tired of having stuff in my face. My forehead is oily, not smooth at all with red acne. I feel nasty.

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Please check out my thread on sulfur. Sulfur's really good at drying up oil and clearing acne. Hope it helps!

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could be worth trying. I believe sulfur is svavel in swedish :)

anyways, my skin is oily and red, and I have pimples, no cyst.

I do not know where to get hold of this, does shop sell it as a treatment for acne or is it your random way of using it?

WHen you mix it with lotion, do you do that at the same time or do you put the lotion on after applying the sulfur? Want lotions are good, here in sweden Propyless is recommended. It only contains little fat and propylenglykol ( propylene glycol )

go on and explain, but I have no clue where to get hold of sulfur. never seen it in our pharmacies.

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just gona add to this discussion that I have VERY oily skin. Could that be the main cause to my acne, since people with oily skin are more prone to acne. How do I control this? I normaly wash my face twice a day, but I've cut down to once a day, during morning so I do not irritate the skin. I have also started using BP again, followed by skinoren. Until yesterday I would only use water and then skinoren.

I've had oily skin since I was 16. I feel nasty by the end of the day. However, washing my face twice a day hasn't really changed anything. I've also tried using face washes that are really kind to the skin, that contains no soap or alcohol. Just made for sensitive skin. No change.

At work I sit most of my time facing a computer, does that cause more oil?

I eat healthy, not a lot of greasy food.

The only time my skin was not oily was during accutane ofc.

Any tips??

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i know how you feel man.my mom doesn't want to understand how it feels. hey but at least you have a girlfriend.

im going to tell you something tho you should really try the regimen the one in the front page.

it really does work.if you do try it tho dont expect miracles.it took me over 4 months to get clear.

if you really feel like there is no other options than try the regimen please

right now my life still sucks because even tho i m clear i was left with shit load of marks.

i have a post where i show before and after pictures of me perhaps you should go check them out

peace

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i know how you feel man.my mom doesn't want to understand how it feels. hey but at least you have a girlfriend.

im going to tell you something tho you should really try the regimen the one in the front page.

it really does work.if you do try it tho dont expect miracles.it took me over 4 months to get clear.

if you really feel like there is no other options than try the regimen please

right now my life still sucks because even tho i m clear i was left with shit load of marks.

i have a post where i show before and after pictures of me perhaps you should go check them out

peace

Thanks man.

Could you link to the post where you have your photos?

I have 5% BP at home, duno where to find less strong, when I lived in the U.S it wasy easy, but in Sweden I have never seen BP lower than 5%. COuld you also give me some tips what to do and think about when under the regime?

I really like my girlfriend but its rather hard for me to like another person when I can't even like myself.

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i know how you feel man.my mom doesn't want to understand how it feels. hey but at least you have a girlfriend.

im going to tell you something tho you should really try the regimen the one in the front page.

it really does work.if you do try it tho dont expect miracles.it took me over 4 months to get clear.

if you really feel like there is no other options than try the regimen please

right now my life still sucks because even tho i m clear i was left with shit load of marks.

i have a post where i show before and after pictures of me perhaps you should go check them out

peace

Thanks man.

Could you link to the post where you have your photos?

I have 5% BP at home, duno where to find less strong, when I lived in the U.S it wasy easy, but in Sweden I have never seen BP lower than 5%. COuld you also give me some tips what to do and think about when under the regime?

I really like my girlfriend but its rather hard for me to like another person when I can't even like myself.

well i dont know how to link you.but you can just go to my topics and find the one that says regimen before and after.there is two so make sure you check wich one it is.

no you have to use 2.5 bp im pretty sure they have to have it somewhere.is there any way you can order it online? as for tips do it how the guy tells you to do it. don t a add anything else to it.and most important have patience,there will be times when you will want to give up.but dont keep going.my first weeks went pretty good however by the time i hit one month i got the purging face.it was the worst breakout i had experienced in my life .it was cystic too.however once i passed that face .i started to get better and enventually get clear

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I'm also sick of people telling me it doesnt matter or my acne arent that bad... what you've said is exactly what i have been thinking this two weeks and im seriously depressed for the first time.. the truth is i have always had myself when dealing with everything, but i dont now. i just hate this 'new' me. thats why im depressed. i feel you so i guess i could be your friend ;)

umm since you said you only got pimples and you got money, you should try the blue/red light therapy which is some kind of LED to get rid of them. you can find the info on this forum. i dont know the bp though as i dont have experince using it.

regarding oily skin, have you moisturized at night? you should coz maybe your skin is dehydrated underneath. using a light moisturizer is okay. some people here say jojoba oil can help control oil production. just add few drops to the moisturizer. to me, it doesnt help much but you can try!

hopefully, we and others who are depressed now will get better over time, so as our freaking acne!

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thanks lameleah!

acnevsme I really liked the improvements. We have simular acne, but I might be alittle more red than you.

Until I find 2.5% which must be impossible in fucking Sweden cant I go on using 5%, I will still apply moisturizer.

Also, are you suppose to leave the BP on the skin without rinsing off? or rinse of and then apply the moisturizer?

do you use his products or similar stuff? Cause I will use for example Propyless as moisturizer,

In that case, until I get 2.5% I will use: (ignore the swedish and scroll down to what it contains, since its in english)

http://www.aconordic.se/products/category/...sgel_oparf.aspx - face wash, contains no perfume or soap.

http://www.aconordic.se/products/category/...sgel_oparf.aspx - Basiron AC wash 5%

http://huden.nu/produkter/propyless/ - moisturizer

Could this work. I do not know really if I should start now, I have been using skinoren for 4 weeks now, duno if I should just stop and go ahead with this?

Also, how often do you wash your face with the regime, once or twice a day?

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The instructions for how to do The Regimen are available here. You may also want to read through the FAQs and the Biggest Mistakes page.

You can use a 5% BP for The Regimen; just keep in mind that it will be more drying than a 2.5% BP would be, so you'll probably need to moisturize more, and take things extra slow, so that your skin can adjust.

The 5% BP you linked to is a wash, though, and that won't work. You'll need to find a leave-on treatment (in either cream or gel form).

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thanks lameleah!

acnevsme I really liked the improvements. We have simular acne, but I might be alittle more red than you.

Until I find 2.5% which must be impossible in fucking Sweden cant I go on using 5%, I will still apply moisturizer.

Also, are you suppose to leave the BP on the skin without rinsing off? or rinse of and then apply the moisturizer?

do you use his products or similar stuff? Cause I will use for example Propyless as moisturizer,

In that case, until I get 2.5% I will use: (ignore the swedish and scroll down to what it contains, since its in english)

http://www.aconordic.se/products/category/...sgel_oparf.aspx - face wash, contains no perfume or soap.

http://www.aconordic.se/products/category/...sgel_oparf.aspx - Basiron AC wash 5%

http://huden.nu/produkter/propyless/ - moisturizer

Could this work. I do not know really if I should start now, I have been using skinoren for 4 weeks now, duno if I should just stop and go ahead with this?

Also, how often do you wash your face with the regime, once or twice a day?

well th regimen says to use 2.5 percent it is really important to use this percentage.i dont know if it will work out right if you use 5 percent

yes you will have the bp on your face than you will wait 5 to 15 minutes to apply the moisuriser for the whole time until the next time you do the regimen.

they have the instructions in the front page where it says step by step follow those excatly how outlined

i really recommend you use recommended products. i use dans bp and cetaphil cleanser and moustiriser.those are recommended

if you have more questions let me know

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shipping is expensive...around $40. No way I am paying that, with stuff Im not sure even works.

Well duno what to do. Perhaps I'm just gona go ahead using water or BP and skinoren. And wait til monday when I contact the laser clinic to perhaps schedule a time.

man...

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shipping is expensive...around $40. No way I am paying that, with stuff Im not sure even works.

Well duno what to do. Perhaps I'm just gona go ahead using water or BP and skinoren. And wait til monday when I contact the laser clinic to perhaps schedule a time.

man...

i guess man.i really cant help you there.

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well if Im still gona use skinoren I might as well ask for help.WHat should I use to wash my face before applying? Should I use BP, but I reckon that is too strong, should I rather just use:

http://www.aconordic.se/products/category/...sgel_oparf.aspx

Also, what to do prevent my skin becoming so oily? Could it be smart applying a moisturizer after the skinoren or would that just mess things up?

anyone here familiuar with skinoren?

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as for now I only wash my face with water (shower) and then apply skinoren 10 minutes later - this is all done in the morning

during evening I do not wash or anything since I'm affraid of irritating the skin. Normaly I would wash my face with water and or bp.

Skinoren can be applied twice a day, not sure I want to tho.

Just washing face one a day a bad idea?

Should I perhaps use BP at night and then use a moisturizer and in the morning just shower and then apply skinoren? ( i like skinoren during the day since it tends to fade out some of my mark spots and acne)

never really used a moisturizer before, exception of when on accutane. So I do not really know how to do it. WHat should I think about, isn't there a risk of getting more acne when applying ?(the one Im gona use is recommended a lot of sweden since it contain little fat and is easily absorbed by the skin) lots of people on accutane uses it)

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update:

use BP, moisturizer and skinoren once in the morning, and do not wash my face until the very next morning.

My skin feels a lot better, since I do not get as greasy and stuff.

However, I scheduled an appointment at a private clinic with one of the top dermatologist in my city. Its gona cost but I hope it will be worth while.

I gotten more skeptic to accutane but I know if he suggest it, I'll do it. However I came across that there are different types of antibiotics to treat acne. I was on tetra-antibiotics and it didnt do anything for me. However there is also minocycline and doxycycline. I plan to ask him about this, but meantime, can you guys answer whats up with these two. They any "better" than the one I was taking. Could it be worth using, together with BP wash and skinoren?

I do not have cyst, I have red pimples in my skin (they do not stick out, its just look inflammtory) and I have like one or two whiteheads sticking out from the skin.

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