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jenguard82 last won the day on August 13 2016

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About jenguard82

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    Getting rid of acne! Finding a cure one day.... there has to be something out there. I have been dealing with this since I was 14 or so.

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  1. I would stop picking it. You are only making it worse and it will never heal if you keep picking. Leave it alone and make an appointment to see a different dermatologist but definitely stop picking it. In time it should just heal on it's own. Good luck! I have a zit on my left cheek that was injected because I picked it and it got infected. It's still a little raised and very red. I should have left it alone. It was so tiny to begin with but like you, I am a picker. Now I am dealing with the con
  2. I finally decided to start a blog because I have been struggling with the emotional side effects acne can cause. My acne is very mild. I am sure most people on here wouldn't even consider it acne. I can count the blemishes that I have on my face with one hand but for me my acne is severe. This isn't a story about vanity or trying to achieve perfection. This is my story of coping with BDD (body dysmophia disorder) from acne. My background: I am a 33 year old female. I have had acne since the
  3. Hi Fedup, just wanted to say that I'm going through the same heartache as you are right now. I'm a 34 year old female who's been dealing with acne for 22 years now. When will it end? I only have mild acne but this acne makes me feel so alone and depressed. When my skin is clear I don't have a care in the world. It seems like no one around me is dealing with skin issues either so that makes it so much harder. This acne has made it hard for me to live my life. I'm depressed, anxious and I suffer f
  4. Thanks for the reply. I wish I could get over this funk I'm in. I'm allowing acne to control my life again. I've become shy, quiet and an entrovert over the last few months due to my acne. My friends and even clients at work are starting to notice this new Jen. This isn't the person I am nor the person I want to be but I just can't shake the fact that my acne has returned. Acne is the only thing in my way from allowing me to be truly happy and enjoy life. Hopefully I can get back on track and no
  5. I just had a cortisone shot on a small red pimple that wouldn't go away. I had the shot on Monday around 7 pm (about 48 hours ago) and while it's smaller it's not completely flat yet. I'm getting upset and discouraged. Is this normal? Should I go to my Derm and ask for another shot or am I just being impatient? I don't know how long I need to wait to see the results I was hoping for. Thanks for any thoughts or advice.
  6. Hi all, I am a 33 year old female who has been struggling with mild acne for well over 20 years. I am curious to know if anyone else ever looks around and notices that everyone else's skin seems so clear and beautiful but yet we on acne.org are plagued with clogged pores, zits and bad skin. Is it just me? Am I blind or oblivious to the fact that I am the only one dealing with skin issues? Even the teenagers I come into contact with have the most glowing, beautiful skin. It's just not fair!! Ha
  7. I agree with DeLovely. I would make a dermatologist appointment to have a cortisone shot. I had a cyst on my chin and the cortisone shot made it flatten out in a day and a half! I hope you get some relief soon!
  8. Hello all, My name is Jen. I am about to turn 34 in a few months. I have been struggling on and off with mild acne since I can remember- probably around the age of 12 or so. In my middle to late teens I also developed BDD (body dysmorhia disorder). I've been on birth control pills since around the age of 16 because my periods were irregular. I am almost positive that I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which probably explains why I still get mild acne despite being on birth control pills
  9. Your mom was very insensitive to what you're dealing with. I am so sorry that she made those comments about your skin. Did you talk to her about it and tell her how your acne makes you feel and how much her comments hurt your feelings? I think people who don't suffer from acne don't understand how depressing and upsetting it can be. Just know that we are all here to support each other. I have been dealing with acne since I was 12 years old and I am about to turn 34. Hang in there.... My skin has
  10. 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.
  11. How are you feeling today/ I hope today is a better day then Saturday! I agree with Jensweetone. Hang in there girl, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have been suffering from body dysmorphia disorder because of my acne since I was a teenager. I am now 33 years old and even though some days are harder then others I am living a normal life despite having BDD. Have you tried cognitive behavioral therapy? It's all mind over matter. We choose how we react to a situation. Acne doesn't def
  12. Hi Tigardo, I am just seeing this now. My apologies. In the past I went to see a psychologist and sociologist but I felt like I wasn't getting the help I needed. This was over 10 years ago when I was in my early 20's. My BDD was at it's worst and I was in a very deep and dark depression. The only thing that has really helped me was changing my attitude. It's so easy to be negative and unhappy but it actually takes effort to be happy and appreciate all that life has to offer. At this point, I
  13. It sounds like you may have acne dysmorphia. Google body dysmorphic disorder and you'll get a lot of information on it. I am a sufferer of BDD. I have been dealing with BDD since I was around 15 and I am 33 now. It does get easier to manage. You should seek professional help from a psychologist and also try cognitive behavioral therapy. If you want to read my story and struggle with BDD- I posted it on this website a few months back. I know how hard it is to deal with the obsessive thoughts.
  14. It looks like it might be cystic acne. Have you been to the dermatologist about it? What are you using to treat it? I would seek help if it's bothering you. In my personal opinion, I don't think your skin looks bad. Hold your head up high and remember your skin doesn't define you. If people are teasing or staring it's only because they have their own insecurities that they are dealing with. I wish you the best of luck!