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Posted by Steve on November 21, 2000 at 23:48:35:

In Reply to: Re: Someone just please help me posted by Marcea on November 21, 2000 at 17:31:26:

: : Ok Ive been having this problem for about 2 1/2 years now, about when my acne came about. When I wake up in the morning, I feel totally disgusting and that I have to take a shower right away. I just feel gross. I dont like anything really touching my face or anything like that, and I have the same problem when I get home from school, or any other activity that I have to wake up in the morning for. I was wondering if anyone else out there has had that problem, and if so, is it because of the acne? Also, I have many prescriptions for my acne, but Im afraid to use any of them (about $400 worth) because Im scared they will dry my skin out EVEN MORE. It is SO frustrating, what are some good facial moisturizers for people with very dry skin. And one more question. I have been using Sulfur soap for about 3 months now, and it has kind of helped, most of the bumps are gone, but there are still some left, but what Im having a hard time with is the red dots and redness in general that is under my skin. For the most part my skin is rather smooth, except for some bumps, but those red marks just will not go away, espically this one pimple that just wouldnt leave so I did remove it myself, but you can still see what it left behind As soon as someone could help me with a moisturizer I could start taking some of the medicine I spent so much money on. Ive been battling this acne for, like I said, about 2 1/2 years, and I must say, they are the worst years of my life, being that it just flamed up right after my father died. So Im not only depressed about that, I am also severely depressed about my acne, you wouldnt believe me if I told you what I think it did to my life. I dont go to a lot of places because of it. I dont like to go to school because of how I will feel when I get home, and how I feel while in school. I feel gross and digusting like I said before, I wonder if anyone is looking at my face, I wonder that since it feels very dry, am I peeling? Can anyone see it? I dont like going because I DO like girls, and I would like to get a pretty girlfriend, but what girl wants a guy with acne? Its just so overwhelming. Now I dont really go to school, and I am thinking about joining the armed forces just to get away because now I am a high school drop out, have no job, and dont really have anything for the future. I genuinely believe this is all because of my acne, and if I could just make it go away I would just be so much happier in general. Well there it is, some of the things I go through every day. If anyone has any advice, or anything please post it, I really need some help here. Thanks for listening.

: : Steve

: Steve, I use Nutraderm (original). It can be bought in any pharmacy or food store. I have also used PURPOSE and Eucerin. All
: of them work well. As far as depression and acne I think there is a real link. Until my face cleared
: I would avoid social situations and ever the gym. I went on Celexa, a mild antidepressant in July
: and I felt better in 1 week. After taking it for a month I felt even better. I would recommend taking some
: type of antidepressant to help you thru this difficult time. Acne is a disease that can totally cripple
: your spirit and so take advantage of any help you can get.
: Marcea

Yes I have Paxil, but I also smoke pot, and it makes my heart race, and I read that thats what it does. But the pot makes me feel better, I just dont want to turn into a pot head. Anyway, thanks.

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