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Everything posted by ugly_skye

  1. I really sympathise with you, I felt like I was reading my own post. I'm 26, I have PCOS and I've been trying to get rid of my acne for 15 years. I've tried every type of birth control (but couldn't deal with the side effects), Spironolactone, Metformin, every type of fashwash and topical treatment, strict diets, antibiotics and Accutane, but absolutely nothing works because the underlying problem of PCOS is causing the acne and that cannot be fixed. I'm the only person I know who has acn
  2. I know how you feel. I resorted to Accutane after suffering with acne for 11 years. I was on Accutane for 9 months, ended up with tonnes of ongoing side effects and my acne returned two months after I finished the course. I learnt the answer to my question the hard way.
  3. Thank you, you made me smile :)

  4. Hey thanks for your supportive comments. I have decided to keep going with the Accutane, it's only been 5 months and the derm wants me on it for about 8, just hope I don't get any more scars. If I do quit though, i'll always wonder.

    Good luck with your course.

  5. I feel so depressed today, I'm completly out of hope and I don't think I'm strong enough to live with acne for the rest of my life. I have literally tried everything to treat my acne and finally decided Accutane was the last step, I started Accutane 5 months ago and today I've decided to quit. I was waiting in my derm's office, she was running really late and I was going to get a new script but instead I just decided to walk out. This drug has ruined my life, my face is literally covered in s
  6. I wish I could say it has been a positive experience but sadly it has given me heaps of ripple like scars when previously I never scarred like that. My skin is still bad as well, I don't think I have any improvement. I wish you the best of luck though, hope you have a better experience.

  7. I started getting acne at 11 and now I'm 23 and I still have it. I'm finally on Ro-Accutane so hopefully that works. I'll always have the scars to remind me though and feel very bitter about that.
  8. My guess is it's the Accutane. Your skin will probably never be as thick as it was to begin with. I'm having the same problem, pimples that never would have scarred if I picked them in the past now all scar, it's very depressing.
  9. In the past, I never dated guys with acne, not that I wouldn't, it just didn't happen. Now that I have scars, I would much prefer my boyfriend to have them as well, so at least he could emphasize with me. Of course if a guy with clear skin was interested in me, I wouldn't not date him cus his skin was nice. I do notice that I check out everyone's skin and the guys I am drawn to have scarring.
  10. Thanks guys for your posts. I've been on Accutane for 2 1/2 months, but I started on only 20mg every second day for two weeks and then 20mg every day thereafter. Although after my derm appointment yesterday she has put me back to 20mg every second day because of nasty side effects. I'm thinking It's gonna take me forever to get clear when I'm on such a low dose. She said she likes to keep her patients on it for ten months I was feeling really distraught about the whole boyfriend thing ye
  11. I did touch a couple that in my opinion were very ready (as gross as that sounds) and under normal circumstances would not have scarred. Now that I know just how delicate my skin really is I won't touch anything. It just sucks that I had to learn the hard way. I know Accutane isn't for everyone but when you have tried every single other option, it has to be an option. I can't live with acne anymore, 12 years is 12 years too long.
  12. I just had a derm appointment, she truly is the most frustrating woman alive. I complained that Ro-Accutane makes me more prone to scarring which she denied and said it improves scarring *sigh*
  13. newlife23 I think you and I can definitely relate to each other. I feel everything you say
  14. Newlife23 I've been dreaming about my scars too, I can't escape it. I would love to be able to exercise but I tried to do a tiny bit and have ended up with a knee injury (thanks tane). The joint and bone pain is pretty bad, so as much as I want to get fit and exercise, I can't see it happening while I'm on this medication. Thanks everyone for the support.
  15. I don't know what to do, I can't cope anymore. Everything just keep spiralling downwards. I've suffered from acne for 11 years. Two months ago I finally made the decision to go on Accutane. Since going on Accutane, I've got about 10 new deep scars, my body is in constant pain and I've developed tinnitus, not to mention a million other side effects. My skin is still breaking out and I just don't know if I should keep going with it. It would also seem a waste to quit now considering what I've
  16. We are all our own worst enemies, unfoturnately that's the hardest battle to overcome.
  17. I feel the same way, except I moved to a different city and its easier not to see my friends (I miss them though!). Makeup can do wonders, do you just have scarring, or active pimples? If its just scarring, try Revlon Colorstay foundation. (I'm just saying because I have a lot of scarring but not many active pimpes). I've NEVER liked liquid foundation, or ANY foundation... But I decided to try colorstay to try and hide my red marks (I had dark red marks from cysts) and colorstay does the trick a
  18. All men wear make-up in the movies and that always looks fine and unnoticable. I reacon a tinted moisturiser is probably the best way to go.
  19. Just over a year ago I hardly had any acne scarring and now I have heaps. I haven't seen a lot of friends in that time space and now it seems everyone is trying to get me to meet up with them. I keep making excuses because I am scared of being judged. I don't know how to get over this, I know that if they care or say things then they aren't worth my time but it doesn't stop it hurting. I really do think sometimes it would be better to just be alone, so at least there is no-one to let down.
  20. Sadly I am, acne ruined me!

  21. Loosing all my friends because I shut them all out and distancing myself from my family because of my embarrassment.
  22. Every time I get a new scar I completely freak out, I have an anxiety attack and convince myself that I’m not good enough for my boyfriend and he should break up with me. I send him stupid messages and turn into a depressed mess. He constantly tells me he loves and it doesn’t matter but I can’t seem to accept it. I’m really worried that I’m going to end up breaking up with him or he will break up with me because he realises that he can’t help me, or that I won’t believe what he
  23. Thank you Mortalsinner (I don't like calling you that). He only sees it as an issue because of the way it affects me, but he has never made me feel like he is embarrassed by me as other boyfriends in the past have. It's a shame you haven't had the chance to experience love, because from our conversations I think you would make an amazing boyfriend.