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Stop looking for a cure (advice from a veteran)

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On 11/21/2015 at 7:41 PM, De Rerum Natura said:

unfortunately accutane is the only thing we have today that can be a acne solution but the possible longterm side effects sometimes arent worth it since your acne can comeback and you will need another course with new side effects.
There is no cure for acne in the horizon and i do think maybe acne scars in some point will have a cure but acne itself wont because its a hormonal thing and our science is very far to manage something like acne through our hormones safely. Actually we should have to thank the fact that we atleast have accutane to fight acne. Without isotretinoin alot of people would be rly FUCKED right now thats includes me
i made 2x accutane courses got bad sides effects in both including long term side effects but i dont regret a bit, acne destroyed part of my life and accutane saved the rest of it.

Accutane I'd often a temporary fix. This site is filled with people who had two or three courses...and are still here.  If you're willing to take the risks that's fine but some of us are not.

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Well I have been on Accutane. Low dose (10-20 mg for 7 months). I am now 2.5 years post I believe? However, I had an eating disorder that I fixed, I do no longer use makeup and use only Vaseline/Jojoba on my face. I did not get that kind of acne back. Yep I do get zits, but they don't grow like they used to. They are very small. I did get a couple a few months ago but they went away in a week or so. Mostly I get some acne if I pick.

So yes, sometimes you need help. Accutane did really help with that. However, it might have given me scarring. 

The thing is, in a way we are lucky we will always attract real people because acne/scarring will filter out all the shallow ones. I'm actually quite sure I'll be fine. Yep when someone gets really close they might react, but oh well, not sure what I am suppose to do about that? I'll go get some treatments and that is that I suppose.

The only thing I have a hard time with is the fact that in the mornings/noon my scarring doesn't show so a lot of people hit on me and then when they start to show you see them change attitude. I had one guy I lived with that would do this everyday! Everyday! Whenever it looked bad he would ignore me. It was mentally challenging for sure. Haha. There are some real assholes out there. This is why I problems dating, I look differently every day, how am I suppose to date with that? Pretty day time, less so at night time. Urgh, oh well. I suppose it is nice to look nice half of the day at least. If I go to sleep for 3+ hours I can get the effect again but I mean who has time for that? Oh I really need to go home early so I can sleep for three hours before my date so he won't see my scarring? Haha can you imagine? 

 

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11 hours ago, il90 said:

Well I have been on Accutane. Low dose (10-20 mg for 7 months). I am now 2.5 years post I believe? However, I had an eating disorder that I fixed, I do no longer use makeup and use only Vaseline/Jojoba on my face. I did not get that kind of acne back. Yep I do get zits, but they don't grow like they used to. They are very small. I did get a couple a few months ago but they went away in a week or so. Mostly I get some acne if I pick.

So yes, sometimes you need help. Accutane did really help with that. However, it might have given me scarring. 

The thing is, in a way we are lucky we will always attract real people because acne/scarring will filter out all the shallow ones. I'm actually quite sure I'll be fine. Yep when someone gets really close they might react, but oh well, not sure what I am suppose to do about that? I'll go get some treatments and that is that I suppose.

The only thing I have a hard time with is the fact that in the mornings/noon my scarring doesn't show so a lot of people hit on me and then when they start to show you see them change attitude. I had one guy I lived with that would do this everyday! Everyday! Whenever it looked bad he would ignore me. It was mentally challenging for sure. Haha. There are some real assholes out there. This is why I problems dating, I look differently every day, how am I suppose to date with that? Pretty day time, less so at night time. Urgh, oh well. I suppose it is nice to look nice half of the day at least. If I go to sleep for 3+ hours I can get the effect again but I mean who has time for that? Oh I really need to go home early so I can sleep for three hours before my date so he won't see my scarring? Haha can you imagine? 

 

Do you have some success though?

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11 hours ago, AlexanderJ86 said:
22 hours ago, il90 said:

Well I have been on Accutane. Low dose (10-20 mg for 7 months). I am now 2.5 years post I believe? However, I had an eating disorder that I fixed, I do no longer use makeup and use only Vaseline/Jojoba on my face. I did not get that kind of acne back. Yep I do get zits, but they don't grow like they used to. They are very small. I did get a couple a few months ago but they went away in a week or so. Mostly I get some acne if I pick.

So yes, sometimes you need help. Accutane did really help with that. However, it might have given me scarring. 

The thing is, in a way we are lucky we will always attract real people because acne/scarring will filter out all the shallow ones. I'm actually quite sure I'll be fine. Yep when someone gets really close they might react, but oh well, not sure what I am suppose to do about that? I'll go get some treatments and that is that I suppose.

The only thing I have a hard time with is the fact that in the mornings/noon my scarring doesn't show so a lot of people hit on me and then when they start to show you see them change attitude. I had one guy I lived with that would do this everyday! Everyday! Whenever it looked bad he would ignore me. It was mentally challenging for sure. Haha. There are some real assholes out there. This is why I problems dating, I look differently every day, how am I suppose to date with that? Pretty day time, less so at night time. Urgh, oh well. I suppose it is nice to look nice half of the day at least. If I go to sleep for 3+ hours I can get the effect again but I mean who has time for that? Oh I really need to go home early so I can sleep for three hours before my date so he won't see my scarring? Haha can you imagine? 

 

Do you have some success though?

A little I suppose. You can't see it in every lighting and not from further than 1 meter away. But, it'll never be perfect though. It might have been easier to just accept. But, it is nice to know that you can achieve improvements. 

However, as OP said, you are pretty damaged though by this stuff. Even if it all went away I could never go back to my old life. But, some good things come of it too. I appreciate life more and I am more empathetic towards other people. I am smarter too because I've spent so much time studying instead of partying haha. 

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You're all idiots. All any of us will be remembered for is 'the one with the spots'. I would rather die than spend the rest of my life with acne. I'm in my 30's and it's not going anywhere. If I could swap places with a terminal cancer patient I would. I literally can't wait for the only escape any of us will get from acne......death.

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8 hours ago, Tyuchaf84 said:

You're all idiots. All any of us will be remembered for is 'the one with the spots'. I would rather die than spend the rest of my life with acne. I'm in my 30's and it's not going anywhere. If I could swap places with a terminal cancer patient I would. I literally can't wait for the only escape any of us will get from acne......death.

I am not gay, but I have to say that you look very attractive in that picture.

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On 9/5/2016 at 5:22 AM, Tyuchaf84 said:

You're all idiots. All any of us will be remembered for is 'the one with the spots'. I would rather die than spend the rest of my life with acne. I'm in my 30's and it's not going anywhere. If I could swap places with a terminal cancer patient I would. I literally can't wait for the only escape any of us will get from acne......death.

You are the only idiot here. If you think that you will be remembered for that, what have you been achieving in your life? Yes pimples wow people get them, but what will you do? Just die? Or will you actually change what you think you're remembered for? In your age, you should know better than to think like a teenager

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On 11/20/2015 at 10:46 PM, clive17 said:

.... I have no choice but to slowly start to accept myself, even love myself as I am..... I'm sure I'll fail a bunch of times, hell, i have a bad breakout right now and it's funny..... 20 years ago I was a kid, sitting in my moms car, crying because i had to go to school with cysts all over my face...... 20 years later, i'm just a bigger kid, sitting in my own place, crying because I have to go to work tomorrow..... it all just repeats. But, there's at least some hope in healing your inner-self..... the true road to recovery lies in the mental, not the physical.

 

Well said sir...well said. I had tears reading your post. TY for your raw honesty, I send u my brotherly love.

Thought I'd revive this thread for newbies or even veterans of the forum. Funny, I had a talk with a friend about being adults. He has family now with 5 little kids (last two are twins), but we agreed that being an adult is BS. We're just kids who are older.

Be kind to your soul no matter what life brings.

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