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    Old 03-15-2001, 06:59 PM   #16
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    yeah i agree but I believe they're talin about the subconcious mind...

    Now that I think of it deep down I feel reall aggravated I guess thats how i can describe it....

    Now im not sure if this is the anxiety or the accutane..

    I'll keep everyone posted once i go off...

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    Old 03-15-2001, 10:19 PM   #17
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    Well I can say that I am pretty depressed because of this acne and of other things that happened in my life that Im still not over. When I smoked everyday my acne was "ok", then when I stopped it got worse, then it seemed like when I would smoke once or twice a week it would seem like it got better in my morning. This acne crap is depressing and I wish it could just GO AWAY!!!!!!!

     
    Old 03-15-2001, 10:53 PM   #18
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    isnt that crazy???

    thats for sure stress ...People say smoking is bad for acne but I dont agree......

    I never ever had acne like this till i quit.

    Im not gonna start smoking again but I know if i did it would really help it... At least for me... Ive thought about it ...
    But i wont its been a year since i quit and since then ive basically had progressively worse acne.

    At one time and still i think to myself is it worth having a acne free and scar free face but damaged lungs .

    Or is it worth having a bad scarred face and good lungs...

    I think damn with good lungs i'll be able to live a my world of depression and misery longer...

    I honestly deep down feel that if i started smoking again all my acne problems would go away.

    I wish i would of found out about the reason its happening a long time ago...
    I would of saved myself from alot of scars..

    Im just hoping the zoloft (anti anxiety and deprssion) medicine will work just the same.

    Theyre is one prob about these damn anti anxiety/depression meds is that they basically all have the sexual side effect.
    Meaning loss of libido and delayed ejaculation ( maybe i'll be able to last 30 sec. this time ..LOL j/k <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> )

    They all have this except for wellbutrin and i believe one there med but those are only used for depression...

    Ive heard if you take zoloft for the anxiety you can also take wellbutrin to counter act those sexual side effects.....

    any feedback ? :.]

     
    Old 03-15-2001, 11:18 PM   #19
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    I just got done talkin to my psych and derm about this because i was really curious .

    They both said that smoking itself is better for acne...No joke better... It reduces stress levels like you wouldnt believe...

    They said stress is actually more harmful(especially chronic stress like i have) on the body than smoking...

    I still dont believe its good to smoke obviously !

    But i will start again if this anti anxiety med doesnt work and thats what it takes to get rid of this gorrible skin problem...

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    Old 03-15-2001, 11:49 PM   #20
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    Hi help, I myself have found to be true that depression has alot to do with my problematic skin, breakouts.
    I went to the doc for my depression and he put me on Zoloft and I have been taking it now for 3 months and my face is cleared up greatly. Along with the Zoloft, I use brevoxyl cream (benzoyle peroxide) at night.
    I am 25 year old female and I smoke also. I started smoking at age 20 and thats about the time my face began to breakout. So for me I believe smoking does relieve stress but also has to do alittle with causing acne. Now if I could only quit smoking.
    But I am feeling good again and my face is looking so much better. So I hope this helps.
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    Old 03-16-2001, 02:18 AM   #21
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    Did you have any sexual side effects???

    Im gonna ask my doc about prescribing me wellbutrin to counter act the sexual side effects form zoloft...

    Did you notice any fatigueness ??
    If so has it gone away?

    The only side effect im not gonna be able to handle is the sexual side effects...

    Sex is my only "natural" stress releaver...
    Too bad you can have sex all 24-7 ..If so I would never have a skin problem again..
    Well, maybe you can .... hehehe j/k <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

    If you did expierence sexual side effects what was it mainly consistented of...
    Loss of libido??

    They say zoloft increases seratonine so wouldnt that make you feel fatigue?

    My psych said only at the beginning for a few days then it goes away ..
    Is this true??

    any help is greatly appreciated
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    thanks

     
    Old 03-16-2001, 06:22 AM   #22
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    I have been taking Prozac for depression for the past 2 years. I went off of it for 6 months, and started to break out badly...I had severe acne. Has anyone heard of Prozac as an acne cure? Or, was it just that I went off prozac that my acne seemed worse. But, a little background...I had acne all through my teens, my skin cleared up during my prozac treatment and then worsened after. Any ideas on this one?

     
    Old 03-16-2001, 09:03 AM   #23
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    I decided to revaluate how I sleep last nite. I have such a problem with clenching my teeth. Well, I noticed that as soon as I stopped clenching, I'd tense up some where else. Which makes me wonder if I'm actually a lot more stressed than I realize. I have nothing to be stressed about, but I think that in general I'm a very stressed person. For the next week or so, I'm going to be doing some breathing excercises [taking deep, slow breaths, using mental images, etc] to see if that helps any. I'll keep you updated!

     
    Old 03-16-2001, 11:11 AM   #24
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    Well being on Zoloft I have had a few side effects, I actually wasnt fatigued, I had a really hard time getting to sleep at night, and then would sleep in pretty much half of the day. But the doc gave me Ambien to help me sleep at night, I did get headaches (which was occasional and have now gone away), and loss of sex drive (which is still going on), but I would much rather be happy and to not have acne problems than to be depressed and even more depressed because of my skin.
    I have heard wellbutrin is good, it helps you to quit smoking and is also an anti-depressant.
    I am not sure about prozac.
    You guys should check out the depression boards and maybe post something there, I am sure someone else can answer any questions that you might have. I know I posted many and everyone was so helpful and caring.
    I hope this helps.
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    Old 03-16-2001, 12:52 PM   #25
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    Re: I finally found out the reason Ive gotten acne.....

    The reaosn you probably cleared up on prozac is because from my knowledge it is used to treat depression but i feel the reaosn we have break out problems is because is also treats anxiety...

    Depression and anxiety run hand and hand..

    The way i feel is constantly worried about this...I always worry that its gonna come back...

    I honestly believe once i stop worrying aout my face it will go away but if i dont get any help for this i'll being worrying about soemthing else with myself...

    Which in turn will lead to acne returning.

    I also clench my teeth too.
    I feel frustrated inside all the time and i have the feeling of "ok enough already" from the stress... I believe i have this because im soo sick and tired of having acne ....

    I also believe i read that anxiousness is one of the side effects of accutane...

    I think ive always been this way even since i was a little kid but the accutane enhanced it more....

    Now that i think about the smoking thing with me anxiety seems like the "sure thing"

    I think you can combine wellbutrin with zoloft in order to counter act the sexual side effects that it has...

    Wellbutrin is used for depression but no for anxiety...

    It is one of the few that dont have sexual side effects....

    any feeback is greatly appreciated?
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