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kimmyloz

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  1. i know how frustrated you must feel but relax, you're with friends...LOL! yeah, i went to a primary care physician and got on anti's and differin which helped a little, until i could FINALLYYYY get to the derm. it's ridiculous how long you have to wait for those appts, and then when you finally get to see them they spend all of five minutes with you, if you're lucky! good luck to you. and proactiv is bull for people with moderate to sever. i think it promoted my cystic acne so screw that! i wish
  2. ugh easier in usa? are you kidding? it took a week to see my physician, then three months to see a derm and i even called crying my eyes out begging to get in sooner cuz there was scarring and i was severly depressed!!! our medical system is one of the owrst if you ask me. my insurance runs out in less than a year and then i will be forced to either buy my own which will cost a fortune, or pay for all my doc and derm visits and my meds as i go. which two of my meds are fifty bucks a piece and th
  3. bottom line, everyone's acne can be caused by different things and sometimes it's not just one cause, it's a combination of several! whatever works, great! and who's to say you know or dont know what's causing someone else's acne? the doctors cant even figure out what causes most of our acne, or how to treat it properly without accutane, which doesn't even work for everyone. honestly, everyone's situation is different and noone is more right or wrong than the next. that's why there are so many d
  4. i dont use anything by proavtiv but their sulfur refinging mask and i'm looking for something comparible to it that i can purchase when it runs out.
  5. i really wish you all the best! please let me know how it goes with spiro...unfortunately i cant take birth control because it make me sick, but i'm wondering about the spiro myself! good luck!
  6. i'm sorry i'm an optimist. i find ways to turn disappointment into humor to ease the stress of my situation. there's no sense in it to think negatively. this is what i've learned and i'm happy with myself for the first time in months! i dated a guy a while back BEFORE i ever had acne, i barely ever even had a pimple, that had really bad acne, compared to what i have. and it never bothered me. i loved him for who he was and his whit and charm and heart! like i said, it's all in the eye of the beh
  7. i apply all over. i was just applying to the trouble spots, but i started breaking out in new areas, so now i use it all over to try to prevent acne from coming about! LOL! but yeah, it's never good when it recurs in the same spot over and over. talk about MAD scarring!
  8. well in my opinion, coming from a lady, i think charm is the first way to catch a girls' attention. i always fall for a guys personality over his looks anyways. it's not always about looks, it's how you carry yourself! acne is not forever. i think confidence goes a long way, i mean i suffer from self esteem issues myself, but come thursday night i'm going out with my crew just like i always did even before i ever had acne(i got it when i was 23, and i'm now 24!). i'm not saying there's not days
  9. well you're still a hottie!! LOL! so i really wouldn't worry about it! but yeah i agree, totally. just when i think things are improving BAM! i'm back to where i started and headed for another two weeks til i'm feeling good again! dont let a few zits stop you from gettin' your groove on with a girl! just charm your way into her heart! that's what i do with guys! well that and flirt a little. aahhhahahahaa! have a good night boys...
  10. hey guys....well tonight i'm wondering about this scar that i have on my jawline that's huge. i once got a really itchy big cyst there and it was HUGE! ever since then i keep getting cysts in the same area. i can be clear almost everywhere else, but right where that scar is and just next to it i seem to get more cysts. when one heals, another pops up right next to it. meds keep it under control and the inflammation down. anyone know what it is? and what can i do about seriously itchy flaky skin
  11. did you guys ever pick at your face or touch it alot? i remember i used to do that all the time, a now i cant even touch it without breaking out in the spot i touched!! crazy!
  12. i am sooooooooo glad that i'm not the only one!! ok, so here's my story. i had the most beautiful skin ever, never really even had pimples that often. tight pores, no oil. then we moved fifteen miles down the road and me and my ex-boyfriend had a traumatic breakup and BOOM! it started with one, then two, then six, then i started getting cysts! i'll tell ya what, there's something going on and i'm not alone dammit! it really sux because you know you weren't like this most of your life, ya know? i
  13. so if i start taking B5 can i still take my antibiotics and use benzaclin? just curious. figure i'd give anything a shot just to rule everything out before accutane. i'm desperate and ready for some improvement! i mean my acne is somewhat "CONTROLLED" but it's only reduced to moderate, and i want it GONE! words of wisdom anyone? before i spend money on something that probably wont even work.....
  14. had a similar situation as you blossom. maybe there's something to it. i mean i was acne free my whole life as a teen and young adult. didn't get it til i was 23. i'm 24 now and still struggling to understand why i have it.....who knows. i got it when i moved into a new house. brand spankin new. so are we smarter than all the doctors or what cuz there has to be something to it....idk. i'm gunna try B5
  15. you guys are all super amazing! i cant tell you how glad i am to have found this site either! i wanna know more about that b5 stuff you're talking about. and thanks for the compliment, i used to be the most optimistic person out there, always smiling for no good reason. but when acne happens it seems to change everything about you from the inside out. i dont really even have a life anymore because i'm so consumed with this crap! literally i come home everyday and go on this page before i even go
  16. I just started Accutane 4 days ago, my skin used to be beautiful, and will be again-finally! i've tried everything, dermabrasion, 100 different products(including proactive, and other numerous guaranteed acne products), antibiotics, hollistic stuff through my allergist. i know how frustrating it is, i've been considering accutane for a year and i finally decided since i've tried everything it's worth a shot! i wish you luck with whatever you try, keep in touch-if you want, ill let you know how t
  17. i'm so sick of feeling like crap and like everyone is staring at my skin! i have cystic acne and i'm just sick of coming home every night and washing my face and taking pills that dont freakin' work! even my dad was asking my mom what happened to my skin cuz it used to be so nice...yeah that hurt. i just wanna know the experiences of some folks cuz the side effects list for that stuff goes on and on....and so do the scars on my face i'm just soooo frustrated and i wanna feel like a normal perso
  18. yeah, for sure like they all said. make sure you wash your face before you apply the stuff to your face. i wash my face with warm-hot water to open my pores so when i put the meds on it absorbs well into my skin. doxy will probably work for you but dont stop taking it if your acne gets better cuz it will come back with a vengence! LOL. good luck to you sweetie!
  19. honestly i took doxy and like you i cleared up good so i reduced my dosage. but it never really kicked back in for me. i started getting cysts again and more frequent so i went to the derm and got on solodyn and benzaclin. so far it's ehh, but you know i just started so we'll see how it goes. i'm considering accutane but the thought of losing hair is scary!
  20. thankyou thankyou thankyou! yes i will be putting ice on it tonight before bed! it's not that i cant take pills, but anything with ibuprofen affects my stomach because i suffer from acid reflux and had ulcers in the past. it's just a safeguard. but thanks again for the help. i will try it. do you also suffer cystic acne?
  21. have you gone to a derm yet? my advice is that you see a dr before it gets worse or outta control. take it from someone who knows cuz i let mine get outta control and ended up with cystic acne!
  22. i have a cyst forming under my skin right now as we speak and it really hurts. the meds i'm taking have helped the size of it but it really hurts and i cant really take any pills! and why do cysts not have a head? grose i know but i'm curious as to why they remain under the skin and never really come up to where you can pop them.....LOL!
  23. yeah doxy is like the mildest when it comes to mixing it with alcohol! i'm not taking that stuff anymore but yeah, for sure it should be fine dude! ~KIMMY~
  24. so i'm taking solodyn and using benzaclin because i have cystic acne that just recently developed about 10 months ago. i'm curious if there's anyone who was clear during their youth then also developed this shit! it's weird and i know something must have happened to spark this, and i've been researching it and nothing seems to relate. also wondering about accutane as a last result to get once and for all clear skin! i feel so alone and depressed about the condition of my skin and face and i no l
  25. well let me be someone to tell you a little secret. i've been feeling this exact same way, for a while now. i've had perfect skin my whole life. i'm talkin' maybe three small pimples a year. then i went through some seriously traumatic shit dealing with a breakup and at age 23 i had my first major breakout. it started off mild, then over the course of several months i developed severe cystic acne. just like that i went from beautiful to hideous and hated looking at myself in the mirror. i look a
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