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DrNeal

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  1. however you define it would be fine with me...... I would define it as no new ones or marks that are easily visable......
  2. When I was in college, I rememeber having only one perfectly clear day every 3-4 weeks and remember manically trying to get out into the world..... The most frustrating thing was not being able to drum up plans on that one glorious day of the month..... (probably because I was evading friends all the other days.....)
  3. you and I agree...., If there is a shortage of dermatologists in every town except NY and L.A., and people can't get in when treatment is not going as planned....., there will inevitably be countless treatment failures.... Imagine if you couldn't get a doctor's appointment in 3 months for other chronic conditions........like gastritis for example......, imagine how many more people would show up in the E.R. with perforated ulcers..... the system is headed for a change in this field....
  4. People still haven't realized that knowlege isn't always power when it comes to healthcare...... it actually hurts people sometimes...... kind of like in my quote below..... I said it before on here........... if everyone wants to be as knowledgeable as a doctor on acne then they will inevitably be "doctors" treating themselves....... Every real doctor knows this leads to failure.... (although, of course, I understand the tempation of replacing an $250 old man in a white coat
  5. I believe the system is going to change............. (hopefully I'll be leading the front..... I agree with everyone on this forum that waiting 2 months to see a practitioner for 5 minutes only to be sent away for another 4 months is not the way to treat a difficult condition....... Dan has done a really good thing for a lot of people who felt dismissed by the system....) I'm on these boards all the time because I'm obsessed with severe acne treatment without any oral medication..... I'll
  6. yeah.......... and a former sufferer (15 yrs...) I'm curious what everyone's views are on this topic based on what they've personally experienced or seen in their friends and family...
  7. Everyone has their own opinion on acne based on what they've seen themselves and heard from others...... was wondering....., Does anyone on here believe massive cystic acne can be completely resolved to 100% clearance and maintained without oral antibiotics or accutane.....? (I'd be curious to hear any strong opinions out there......... holistic people, veterans, moderators....?)
  8. good question...., check out brad pit's earliest movies...... his scars look great after spending a lot of time and money.....
  9. it's so powerful..... next time someone can't understand why you are upset because of it, ask them if they've ever had a real medical condition bother them every single day for 6 years without a single day's break....... not many can relate properly....
  10. nice jordan...., and nice catch on that acne video the other day...... that was crazy.... How would you rate their stress level after a game compard to the lay public's daily stress levels..........??
  11. there is....... ever look closely at a pro soccer player's face after a huge game......... the mind fully clears after extremes of exhaustion......... look closely..... Exactly, you were so stress free that week that your skin healed itself and you stopped breaking out...if only there was an easy way to get that kind of care-free mind set that doesnt involve ecstasy =P
  12. its rough..... sometimes you just need one day to take a break emotionally...... I think that's another reason this condition in particular destroys people's minds..... At least with other chronic conditions like IBS, migraines, or low back pain, you can have a couple good days or weeks in between...... acne is simply unrelenting sometimes.......
  13. was curious...., some people suffer on and off while others have had no temporary relief... anyone clear today....? anyone perfectly clear last week? , month? years? anyone over 10 years without a perfectly clear day.....?
  14. anyone else have a heavy oil reaction after a full day of sun..........? my oil tried to kick up after a long day at the beach..... you guys having any delayed oil reaction to the sun.......?? ...beach fully cleared my mind though........definitely going back next weekend regardless.....
  15. I've never had a light in my apartment that wasn't first plugged into a dimmer swtich.....(25 bones) I'm sure this desire stemmed from my skin long ago, but I've found it be a necessity for a calming environment too.... If you use full blown lights in your space and have less than perfect skin and some stress in your life......, dim it all out........... every light in the house... You'll feel great around company or even by yourself....
  16. I had the same opinion in the nineties when I was suffering badly and had no one around to agree with me... The heartache from this problem did not stem from cosmetics at all..... I remember getting a huge scratch and scab on my face from basketball and not caring that I looked all busted up..... But the relentless small bumps that were out of my control, was enought to jolt my entire wellness...... I agree that anyone, (doctor or friend), who has never struggled with chronic acne will
  17. The condition becomes a failure issue....... then the idea of failure takes over all other aspects of your life.... One way to change the failure spiral is to work on other things in your life that are easier to achieve some progress or success in....(acne is a tough one)....... (try fitness, flexibility, studies, sports, art,....etc.....) The more success you have in other realms of your world, the less your acne failure will consume you....
  18. "are some people supposed to be like this".......... I think it would be a mistake to believe that being introverted and alone is natural for anyone...... just warm it up........ you can get stronger in time......
  19. You got the right attitude.............. It's all about the practitioner / patient relationship......... with or without pills.......
  20. nice....... life's a gamble............nice to see you get in on it........
  21. go into to the mac cosmetics store and have them match you up perfectly............you'll feel like you just came out of a toystore.....
  22. that was a surprising lack of help...... your reaction was a little funny though......you gotta admit..... how long have you had the marks...... take a photo.....?
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