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Everything posted by kfdjkjsdf

  1. I've had this problem since my teen years, when I developed a few on my chest. I don't remember exactly how things originated back then, but over the years, I've had several of them form on my chest, shoulders, and upper back, and the ones I remember that developed within the last several years seemed to come absent any trauma. They're not keloids (they don't grow). They form within the span of a day, there's no pain or irritation involved, and then they just sit there. Forever. Eventually
  2. Other than injection-type crap, I mean. I'm not doing that. I had gotten around a total of 2-4 hours of sleep over a 6 day span, and was awake 48+ hours at a time more than once. During this time, I noticed these lines appearing under my lower eyelids, but I thought they would go away if I was able to resume sleeping. Well, since I was able to start sleeping again, they haven't gone anywhere.
  3. I don't buy it. These scars - in my case, and I believe in other people's as well - are appearing literally overnight. Sometimes in the span of an hour or so during the day. I'll look in the mirror in the morning and nothing new is going on. Return an hour later..."WTF is that?" And "that' turns out to be a new, linear, indented scar.
  4. A lot of people on this forum have reported it, and I think the best bet we have of figuring out what the hell is causing this is to pool our acne treatment histories and diet/other possibly related choices. A lot of people on this forum have brought up "AMVC," which is supposedly "rare." Whatever it is, I think it's pretty clearly linked to acne sufferers somehow, considering the prevalence of the complaint on here (and some other acne forums as well). I'm 33 and have had acne since I w
  5. Curious: Those linear indentations you have there: Can you trace those to having actually had acne in the area, or did they seem to emerge spontaneously?
  6. Because I think that's what happened with my skin. There were areas of my face where I rarely got acne, but because of how annoying it was on the occasions where I got a breakout there, I started applying benzoyl peroxide liberally to those areas daily. In past years, I would every now and then get the urge to stop using benzoyl peroxide and see what happened. And in those times, my acne would eventually become absolutely unbearable. For instance, I used to only occasionally get acne aro
  7. You know, I think you may be right. I'm guessing that the really dry air here for the cold winter (I also wake up with a shitload of painful boogers every morning, lol) is causing my collagen to rip apart somehow. The reason I say this is the recent arrangement of the newest ones...where they seem almost vertically aligned in a way, almost like stretch marks.
  8. Yeah, I would think the same thing...but something utterly bizarre is happening. Again, I suspect an autoimmune disease like lupus is responsible. I have other symptoms I haven't even mentioned: I also have faint brown macules appearing - sometimes within an hour - around my nose/eyes. In the last few months, I have had an outbreak of what look like sebaceous hyperplasia on my forehand (and a few on my cheeks/temples, and possibly my nose). I'm only 33, so too young to get those. And ba
  9. Nope. Nope. I guess I have to make peace with the fact that I'm going to look like a burn victim soon. I'm probably going to die soon as well.
  10. Over the last few days, I have seen the, appearing out of nowhere in the span of literally under an hour. Today, I went to the supermarket, returned, and had SEVERAL on one of my cheeks, arranged sort of in a row vertically, almost like stretch marks. It's like the collagen is just magically disappearing into thin air on parts of my face. WTF is this crap? I have searched all over and can't find squat. I was thinking it's an autoimmune disease that's flaring up, but I would think even that wo
  11. I'd recommend having it looked at by a dermatologist if you haven't already. I had a weird red lesion on my back that I thought was either from an acne cyst or a bug bite, but then a few years later the thought, "what is this? Could this be a melanoma based on the whole 'ugly ducking' method they talk about" hit me and sent me into a panic I haven't recovered from. I'm terrified to get it checked out. Had I gone in right away, I would have probably been fine either way.
  12. Over the years, I've mostly scoffed at all the various "X causes acne" claims....but this one is too clear for me to ignore. I have noticed in recent years that when I go long periods of time without eating anything that was microwaved, my acne is far more mild. And then when I resume eating microwaved food, it flares up. Has anyone else ever noticed a link?
  13. Why? If it's melanoma I'm dead anyway. Besides, I wouldn't need to see a skin expert unless it's cancer. If it wasn't cancer, there would be no reason I'd need to do anything. Benign lesions don't need anything.
  14. If I end up dying of amelanotic melanoma, acne will have played a key role. That's right, in my case, acne can literally be a life-threatening condition. I first started worrying about this lesion last year when I started thinking about melanoma and the concept of the "ugly duckling." I didn't know what this was and why it wasn't going away, but I knew I had had some acne cysts develop on my back before and thought it might be related to that. I'd ignored it for many months/a couple years, and
  15. I'm curious as to whether or not anyone else here has red marks that have lasted multiple years, rather than just several months.
  16. What thread is that? Visiting the link to the profile provided above by Green Gables, I only find one topic ever by that person. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/314527-does-sebum-help-moisturize-the-skin/#entry3235534 Citing a paper saying that 'no correlation was found between sebaceous gland activity and the presence or severity of dry skin.' I do recall he frequently joined in those 'Caveman' regimen threads saying that nothing you do topically affects sebum production,. While
  17. I remember considering skipping classes a couple of times on really bad acne days. I also remember one of my instructors in an advertising class I took used acne products as an example for certain concepts a few times, and I was thinking to myself, "stare straight ahead...vacant stare. Whatever you do, don't call attention to yourself."
  18. I think it just ties into natural selection. People with serious acne oftentimes won't reproduce because they won't find a mate. No need to kill us off. Sucks that Bryan's gone, though, as he was one of the few around here who would stand up to the anti-dairy folks. His thread debunking the "feedback theory" with sebaceous glands should be pinned to the top of one of the forums here.
  19. Untrue. Little is 'all genetic' except basic traits like your eye color. They've mapped our genome and discovered there is no where near enough genes to account for everything that happens in your body. Enzyme switches turn on and off and what makes them do that is the environment and the things you do to yourself, i.e. your diet. It's called your phenotype & your epigenome. Google those words and stop believing & spouting last century's theories that have been disproven. I don't
  20. that diet and nutritional supplements probably don't do much good. This was a guy who did a countless amount of research on diet and nutrition (and other health-related issues) through pubmed literature and the like, and he died at just 63 years of age from a series of mini-strokes. He was a big advocate for using BHT to protect unsaturated fats from oxidation damage and for chewing nutritional supplements to make sure the body absorbs them. He also advocated focusing on having a diet that takes
  21. Wow...no mention of the fact that women are obsessed with money as much as men are obsessed with sex? Think about it...Donald Trump is sleeping with supermodels. The late Anna Nicole Smith was pleasuring herself with fried chicken during her weight gain period. Personally, I find the obsession with material possessions more shallow than one with sex. After all, sex IS the link to our main objective as a species in the first place (reproduction).
  22. As much as I oppose censorship, sometimes I can't help but wonder if some would go a long way in making the world a better place. Because unfortunately, as long as we have a completely "free exchange of ideas," there will be thousands of idiots out there creating websites about how giving yourself a "coffee enema" and eating a bunch of fruits and vegetables will cure cancer...or how acne is caused by a "leaky gut" and "poor liver function" and can be CURED *NATURALLY!!!!111* by taking some *NA
  23. If this were true, it would have leaked by now.
  24. Well, I've been masturbating since I was 4 and didn't get acne until I was 14-15, so...
  25. My first two and a half years of college mostly sucked (before I transferred)...the acne didn't help, but most of what made me miserable was the college experience itself. It rewards the drunken imbeciles and punishes most intelligent life forms.