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About JSM1894

  • Birthday 05/26/1994

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  1. I just wanted to share a little story with all of you. I am currently a 20 yr old college student and my senior year of high school I was pretty seriously involved with a girl at my high school. She suffered from pretty severe acne even though it was non-cystic. I was considered a jock (one of the captains of the baseball team) and often heard guys make comments about her acne. Let me tell you, i was the first one to stop this. When i saw this girl i saw her for the amazing, smart, caring girl s
  2. I feel ya man, I am 20 and have avoided all of my friends over the past year. Classes start again next week and I am dreading it. But what can we do? I'm not going to tell you that people don't care about how you look, because some people do. But I know that most people will be your friend regardless of how you look. If you are a good, caring person,they will see you for who you are.
  3. I get the tough love approach but this statement is counterproductive. A little empathy goes a long way. Different issues affect people differently. Hopefully you'll never have to be on the other side of the coin I've been there and I am there -still not finding a solution for my acne. List what you have tried. Also, keep in mind that weight lifting can exasperate acne.Hang in there Well two years ago they started me off with a clindamycin gel, and later I was prescribed minocycline. Then
  4. Sometimes it just feels like it's never going to get better. Four months into accutane and I'm forced to stop because of bowel issues. My family knows I'm depressed but they fail to realize that it is strictly because of my face. They keep trying to tell me my face isn't that bad but I am not blind. I've sheltered myself from my friends, I've stopped working out. Not to mention I refuse to go out and shadow doctors which is going to result in me not getting into medical school. I wish this would
  5. Nobody understands. Finally getting off accutane next month and my face is just full of scars and red marks. Hopefully I can start scar treatment 6 months after that. I really don't see myself ever being happy again unless my skin sees noticeable improvement. Sometimes I wonder what there is to live for, or if god would forgive me if I just gave up.
  6. Beginning of month 4 and my face just keeps getting worse. Even though it's hard to say, I don't think there is hope anymore. I am not mentally strong enough to spend the next few years like this.. I sit here and pray every night hoping that it will get better.
  7. So I went to see the Dermatologist today and she says she is seeing improvement in my skin (end of month 3). Haven't had a cyst in 2 weeks but I still have some whiteheads and clogged pores. But most of all, I have tons of red marks. Was wondering how long it took for everyone's marks to fade? I'm fairly white, don't know if that makes a difference.
  8. So I'm on my third month of accutane and am starting to realize that my face is never going to be back to where it was before all of this acne crap. I'm starting my junior year of college in August and I just don't know if I can do this anymore. Sick of acting like I'm alright when inside I feel like I'm falling apart,,,,
  9. I just don't know what to do anymore. The first few weeks I was always in a good mood because I thought this was finally the end. It's about week 7 on amnesteem (80mg day) and my face is full of closed comedones and a few cysts (worse than before). Starting to feel like there is no use. My family doesn't understand what I am going through, because they all have perfect skin. My face is never going to go back to normal, and I don't even want to leave the house.
  10. I can't explain to all of you the relief I feel right now. My acne is probably the worst it's been in years but my new dermatologist just prescribed me accutane (amnesteem). For once I honestly feel like there is hope. My mother and grandmother aren't too happy, but oh well I'm 19, and its my life. can't wait to start my journey to clear skin!
  11. I truly don't see the point of trying anymore. Every time I think my face is getting better, another cyst pops up. My face is never going to the back the way it was before. With active pimples, scars, and red marks, I see no reason of getting out of bed every day. Nobody understands how I feel. Family members constanly ask me if I am eating differently or am stressed out. It's a never ending cycle. Nothing works, nothing helps, and I am to the point where I feel like I am going to spend my whole
  12. I feel the exact samen way. First night back at college and I am sitting in my room while all my friends are out. It sucks but we have to just keep hoping for the best. People care about you whether you like it or not and if you don't want to keep fighting for yourself, do it for them.
  13. How do I go about getting prescribed accutane in the US? Isn't it banned?
  14. My doctor won't prescribe it for me. She claims it should be the last resort and keeps putting me on different prescriptions that continually show no results.
  15. Well I leave for school in two days. Looks my depression is about to multiply by 100. Sometimes I just sit here and wonder why. I get on medication after medication and nothing works. My family thinks that I am letting this ruin my life, and I honestly agree with them. I can't help the way I feel. Nobody understands what I am going through. It feels like this is a never ending struggle. I'd do anything for this to end.