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Old 01-12-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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why wont they just go away

Hi, i have had very bad acne for 3 yrs now. Before i went to a skin specialist i was only using creams like clearasil and cheap creams from Avon which clearly do not work. So finally after being teased i couldn't take it anymore so i had to go see a skin specialist. He gave me tablets called 'Bactrim' to help. The first time i went on bactrim i was amazed. It helped. My face was almost clear and my back was completely clear. Then after 1 yr of using bactrim they all came back. So i went on Bactrim again. This time my doctor gave me a cream. Stevia-A cream and a moisturiser. With the hope that Stevia-A cream would work i used it everynight. But every morning i would wake up with redness and peeling. Of course Stevia-A did not work. So then i used Face washers and toners. They also did nothing. I went back to my doctor and he gave me Benzac AC 2% benzoyl peroxide. This helped a little bit. After i finished Benzac AC 2% i got 5% which is stronger. This hasn't worked. I used Clean & Clear face cleanser which seemed to be working and then stopped working. For the last 3 yrs i have been through hell and back. Being teased and laughed at. Everytime i go to my doctor he just says other people have worse acne then mine, but that never makes me feel better to know what others are going through. I feel like i am going to have acne forever. It feels like thats how long it has been. I am thinking about taking the 'pill' which my doctor said will definetely help alot. I am worried that all these tablets can cause health problems later in life. I am sick and tired of crying myself to sleep everynight. I am sick of hoping they will go. I want to hold my head up high with confidence, but my acne is giving me no self asteem. When i talk to people i dont even look at them. I just hide behind my fringe. I dont know how long i can take it. It is ruining my life, and destroying every bit of confidence i have in me. I cant even go to the pools or beach and wear bathes because i have acne all over my back. I have to wear t-shirts that cover most of my arms. If you know any ways to really help acne, please tell me, you dont know how much i would appreciate it. Thank-you

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Old 01-12-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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Re: why wont they just go away

I understand what you are saying, It's really rough and kinda takes over your life eventually. Have you talked to your doc bout a stonger treatment like accutane or anything like that?

Old 01-12-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: why wont they just go away

Before you try accutane you should try to cleanse your body first with some detoxifiers. Accutane can extremely damage your liver. That's why they tell you to avoid alcohol and other things that can damage the liver more than accutane is already doing or you can die(while on accutane). The liver is one of the most important things in regulating your hormones and actually clearing up your acne. Take your essential fatty acids and vitamins and see if that helps first before you damage your body with these drugs.

Old 01-12-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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Re: why wont they just go away

hey myaro, are you a girl? I am taking Diane 35 for 3 months now and it has helped me alot. I noticed it in 1-2 weeks of taking it. I still get couple pimples everyonce in awhile but i think it is from washing my face too much (don't do that). Now I am trying to manage my pigmentation and some small scars but I'm confused again on how to get rid of it. Right now I wash my skin w/ Auromere Soap and spot treat w/ BP and I spot my scars w/ Herbal Logix. I am really impatient too. I've had acne for over a year now and it has been a torture for me and still now I'm battling w/ marks. I hope you find something that helps you. GoodLuck.

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