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maggieoscar

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  1. Hi KK and Kscheers4U: I did make it to the wedding and of course everyone commented on my "sunburn"!! My skin was still feeling tight as well but I made it through the night. My reddish-pink skin peeled again over the following two days, but nowhere near as much as the first time! This time my skin peeled as if I had had a sunburn. At this point, I am very relieved that I got through what was an extremely traumatic experience - at least in my case, as I was not expecting this type of reacti
  2. KK and Kscheers4U: Thanks KK for your encouragement to get out of the house. I'm starting to go crazy indoors! My skin is still quite pinkish-red, but tomorrow I'll try a little makeup and see how it feels. Ks, I'm so glad you're coming through this too. I think, like Kitty Kat, that this will be a process of healing that will take several months. MostExtreme: I'm so sorry you also had to go through this trauma. I also felt just like Freddy Krueger! It sounds like you at least got you
  3. Hi KK and Kscheers4U - I'm doing a little better today and think I've finally reached the turning point. Day 6 August 6: After avoiding the mirror all day yesterday, I decided to be brave and look at my face. The right side saw an improvement from a pinkish red colour to just pinkish. My forehead is more of a pinkish white colour. The left side of my face improved by morning in that a good deal of the dark red maroon coloured skin had sloughed / peeled off, but not all of it. My skin stil
  4. Hi KK - I absolutely agree - I felt her response was a cop-out, actually bordering on incompetence. I won't be able to see her again after this episode because she has lost my trust. Anyway, after the ordeal at the doctor's this morning, I decided to take my husband's advice and do and think about anything other than my face. So, having to stay inside anyway, I did lots of mundane househould tasks that I've put off for the last few days - cleaning and laundry. I didn't look at my face in the
  5. Hi KK - I absolutely agree - I felt her response was a cop-out, actually bordering on incompetence. I won't be able to see her again after this episode because she has lost my trust. Anyway, after the ordeal at the doctor's this morning, I decided to take my husband's advice and do and think about anything other than my face. So, having to stay inside anyway, I did lots of mundane househould tasks that I've put off for the last few days - cleaning and laundry. I didn't look at my face in t
  6. Kscheers4U - how are you doing? Please add an update here. I'm worried for you too and hope you are okay.
  7. Day 5 - please refer to the forum string, "My Experience with Levulon" by Kitty Kat where I will continue my log.
  8. Day-by-Day Log of My Reaction to Levulon / Blu U Light Like Kitty Kat's experience, I have had a very unexpected reaction to a Levulon / Blu U Treatment. I've been so freaked out by my experience that I spent the last couple of days all over the internet looking for others who had tried this treatment and found this community. I thought I would also share my experience. Background: Like most of you, I have suffered from acne almost my entire life, including that painful, cystic acne type that
  9. KK - Just read your message and feel so much better. I so appreciate the time you've taken to hold my hand through this devastating experience. Last night I took gravol just to sleep; the anxiety and worry had been keeping me sleepless these last few days. I can't even imagine how you made it through Christmas while going through this! I'm trying to stay in a dark room and I still am very uncomfortable about anyone, other than my family, seeing me. I even hate for my family to see me like t
  10. Kitty Kat: It's 9 pm right now where I live and I'm absolutely exhausted, but can't get to sleep. The anxiety and worry is overwhelming me. I guess the most important question I could possibly ask is: How did you mentally get through this ordeal? Did you have anxiety and worry, bordering on depression like me? When it comes down to it, I'm still very, very scared. Please give me some advice on how to deal with the psychological component. My husband, mom and dad, and even my 6 year old h
  11. Day 4 August 4 con't: It is now 8:30 pm EST and I have been slathering my skin with pure vitamin E liquid all day. It has help tremendously with the pain and swelling. At this point, a good deal of the dead skin has sloughed off of the right side of my face and most of my chin due to the process of gently applying the vitamin e liquid. The dead skin just balled up and came off. The new skin is pinkish red in colour. The left side of my face is still red brown in colour and has barely peele
  12. The vitamin E liquid has been wonderful in controlling the pain. It seems that most of my skin from the right side (my right) of my face has peeled off, or I should say sloughed off, as every time I put on the vitamin e liquid, little balls of skin sloughed off, leaving a big patch of pinkish-red skin. Could you please tell me if this is normal or should I being seeing white skin underneath? There are still pieces of skin left on my forehead, nose and above my lip. The odd thing is that th
  13. Thanks so much for your quick reply, Kitty Kat. There is another young lady going through this too and I referred her to your posts since you know EXACTLY what we are going through. Looking through the other posts on this forum, it seems that some patients are told exactly what to expect, and others like us are not. Believe me, I would have NEVER done this if I had known. I do realize that there are people for whom this might be worth it due to extreme acne, cysts, etc. but that wasn't my ca
  14. Thank you so much for sharing your experience! You and I are in the exact same situation and it is just awful. I too had the swollen face effect, and yesterday my right eye became very swollen, but has since gone down. I was not told that I couldn't use a computer - in fact, I was not told that I couldn't go outside! That's how incompetent they were about all of this. This community is the only thing that has gotten me through this ordeal so far. Another young man on the site, Matthewver
  15. It's so good to hear from you! I have had the exact same experience as you and thought I was alone. I just cried for the first three days. I've always taken such good care of my skin and now I feel like I might be scarred for life. I am so happy that you made a full recovery because that gives me hope. I've been using pure vitamin E liquid today and it has made a huge difference. My skin is starting to slough off but underneath it is still so pink and tender. It is still a very dark red br
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