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  1. According to your picture, I think you look gorgeous....what exactly am I missing here?
  2. Sadly, I blame society as well as acne for some of my misery. I hate it when people say "cheer up, its not that big of a deal" Actually it is. When people judge you,laugh at you, can't get a job, girls won't even give you a second look, etc your self esteem and confidence can only handle so much before you plummet to the ground. I also hate it when people compare problems. "People in other countries have it much worse" I understand and I have sympathy for them but at the end of the day my pr
  3. I will respond to the OP and to paul. As a 30 year old male who has acne rosacea and has social anxiety I understand where all of you are coming from. Even though things are bad for me I was able to complete my undergrad and get my bachelor of education while working. It was hell, literally hell. My anxiety made things much harder and I had some serious issues with depression and had a mental breakdown or two. HOWEVER....i still was able to accomplish my goals and it felt great. I was actual
  4. I have no clue why accutane didn't work, for some it works and for others it doesn't. Right now I'm trying sulfur and it seems to be working a bit better.
  5. I posted my sob story before but I'll just give you a fast rundown. I'm 30 year old male with acne rosacea and will have this for the rest of my life. I suffer with body dysmorphic disorder along with severe anxiety and some depression. I have had severe acne since I was 14. I feel most of my life was robbed from me. I post this because I lurk here every day and read all your post and I want to contribute in my own positive way. Nobody should have to live the life that I have had and hopefully t
  6. +1 for BDD and I'm a male Suffered with acne for close to 15 years now, I now have rosacea I' am even more depressed because I just had 3 laser surgery operations done and saw very little improvement. I have spoken to my therapist but he is not good in dealing with BDD, he just says "I don't see anything wrong" Therapists like dermatologists all vary, you need to find the one that is right for you and understands what your going through, sadly I haven't.
  7. I'm using the green tea toxic cleanser and I really like it, so far its the best cleanser I've used since it uses all natural products and is excellent for sensitive skin. It does help with the redness a bit. I can't really comment on the hibiscus serum though, I've used it once or twice, not enough to see a difference.
  8. Alright, just got back from my first treatment, I got 2 more treatments to go. Hopefully I will see results.
  9. Alright, I made my appointment for the end of the month, wish me luck.
  10. I have the exact opposite problem, my derm wants to give me nothing but pills and accutane and I don't even have cystic acne. I refused because accutane can really mess you up long term and that is something I'm not willing to risk.
  11. I've just about had it with this! I have tried everything and now I'm going to more severe options. I am getting Vbeam and was wondering if anybody here had it done, what would they recommend, results etc. Thanks!
  12. Ever since I have been diagnosed with rosacea 3 months ago my skin is really starting to look better. I have been taking monocyline for 3 months and starting taking supplements as well. I'm going to stop taking the monocyline because I don't want to take anti biotics and see if I can beat this with more natural methods.
  13. After taking 100mg minocycline a day for roughly 3 months I think I am going to stop. I haven't really noticed any change and I hear the longer you take it the harder it is to reverse the effects after its gone. I am going to go natural.
  14. Visit Website UCSD Researchers Discover Cause of Rosacea August 7, 2007 By Debra Kain Doctors can describe the symptoms of rosacea, a common inflammatory skin disease that causes facial redness and affects nearly 14 million Americans. They can tell patients what triggers can worsen their condition: spicy foods, heat, alcohol, even embarrassment. But until now, they could not explain what caused rosacea. A team of researchers, led by Richard L. Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine an