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About NJman22

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  1. I'll try to give a good background without typing too much. I started getting acne when I was about 14. All through high school it never bothered me. My confidence never took a hit because I was really broken out, although my acne never really got bad when I started washing my face consistently. My face stayed the same until I was about 20, but when I got into college I started getting the occasional cyst, so that really sucked. At 20 I would say my acne was mild/moderate but it still didn'
  2. Acne on a girl would not bother me. I don't know if I feel like this because of my experiences with acne and acne scars, but I'd like to think that I am not shallow and even without those experiences I still wouldn't mind acne on a girl. Anyway, if I get along with a girl and find her interesting, I won't give two sh*ts about some acne on her face. This is my big problem with girls, but just when it comes to me. I only have scars now, no acne because of accutane, but I pretty much assume any
  3. Acne might not make a person ugly if it is minor, but acne takes away from a person's looks. We might try and tell ourselves that people don't care or think twice about our acne, but the truth is, people might not care in the sense that they will still talk to us or be a friend, but they CARE when it comes to whether or not they will date you or not. Minor acne is one thing, but people with moderate/severe acne or scarring that indents your skin are pretty much screwed. Lets be real, if you h
  4. Well, I might not be the best person to answer this because I still have acne scars, but I am clear thanks to accutane and I'm still pretty miserable, but, like i said, I still have scars and I obsess over them.
  5. I don't know if you will, but when I started Accutane and had to stop using all the crap I was using, I loved it. You just wet your face, wash it with a gentle cleanser, dry, and you're on your way. It was awesome not having to rub all that crap on my face. Trust the Accutane. It will do its job. If you keep using the Proactive, you will just be irritating your skin and that's the last thing you want to do while taking Accutane.
  6. If acne was the only thing I was worried about passing on to my children, I definitely would still have kids. But I have social anxiety and acne/scars, so I seriously wonder if it will be smart to have children.
  7. The only positive I can take away from having acne is that I do not judge others by their appearance. I am clear now thanks to Accutane, but I still have scars. All the negatives of having acne/scars heavily outweigh any positive I can think of. So, no, I am not glad and I never will be glad to go through the curse of acne.
  8. I know exactly how you feel. Right now I'm clear of acne because of Accutane, but I still feel trapped because of the scars. It's like, yeah I'm clear, but I still have these scars to constantly remind me of what my face used to look like. Odds are that I'm going to have these scars the rest of my life unless I shell out thousands of dollars. Life is great sometimes, isn't it?
  9. I took accutane and have been off for about 6 weeks. Now that I am clear, I am definitely more confident in certain situations, but I have acne scarring, so when I am talking to someone I am still very self-conscious about that. If I did not have scarring at all, I believe my confidence would be even higher.
  10. Don't worry about it at all. Recently I've been starting to hang out with this one girl and she has some acne, but I'm really interested in her so I really don't give a sh*t that she has some pimples. It's not a big deal at all to me. If this guy likes you, he shouldn't care either.
  11. thats odd that you have never seen a grown man with acne before? at what age do you consider someone to be a grown man? I'm 23 and prior to accutane (just finished) I had pretty bad acne. I consider myself a grown man. I'm also in college and I see other guys with acne and I'm sure a good amount of them are 20+ yrs old
  12. I popped a couple in the beginning because I couldnt stop myself. Got really stressed out afterwards too, wondering if it would scar. Luckily they didnt, but I suggest to not even mess with any of your pimples. Let the accutane do its job. The last thing you want is to look back and know you caused some scarring on your face because you wanted to pop a pimple
  13. No problems with lowering your dosage as long as you reach the cumulative dosage at the end of your course
  14. I'm 23 and my acne was a lot worse during college than in high school. I think its easier having it during high school and being clear afterwards, and I don't even think it's a tough decision. As a teen, many kids go through awkward stages, but once you get into your 20s, you arent expected to be having the issues of high schoolers.
  15. I just finished my course Monday morning and I was wondering when exactly I am allowed to drink again. I missed my last derm appointment and I'm sure this would have been brought up as she stressed to me every visit not to drink while on the medicine. I did not drink any alcohol (not even a sip) while on the meds, but Thursday night I am supposed to go out with some people and I was wondering if it is ok for me to drink. I know some people drink every once in a while they were on accutane, bu