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    Old 07-31-2001, 03:53 PM   #1
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    How do you stop feeling ugly after this?

    You know.... now that I can control my acne finally.Hopefully it will never break out again.Once the scars are gone and my face is clear again.I believe I will still make myself believe I am ugly.I'm actually starting to wonder if the kids at school were calling me ugly because of my face or maybe is it me now I'm wondering.On the other hand there were many people I school that said I looked good and found me very attractive... so confused.Ever since acne grown on my face I've become obsessed with it..... ho do you pull yourself back together when it's clear or do you think my guess will go away...

     
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    Old 07-31-2001, 07:58 PM   #2
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    I know that crappy feeling, Daniel. Even if you do start to look better, you still feel like you have to hide, because you get so used to doing it. It's a sorry way to live a life, and I HATE it. Btw, this is my very first post on this board, even though I've been reading the stuff on it the past few months. So, hello everyone!

     
    Old 08-01-2001, 08:06 PM   #3
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    yea,i know how that feels.i had a huge breakout of acne about a year ago,everywhere.well before that i had ocassional pimples,but nothing compared to that time.well now my acne is improving,although i get pimples,its not like 10 all at once ever other day.they are mostly cysts.now i have almost clear skin ecxept for scars and an ocasional pimple or two.but even though my face has improved drastically,i feel that the more my face clears,the more paranoid and worried i get when i get any type of thing on my face.it can be the smallest thing,but i get frustrated and feel like hiding.i guess the pain and embarresment of acne stays with you forever ,even when your skin is clearing up.

     
    Old 08-01-2001, 11:17 PM   #4
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    i can't relate. WHEN i get clear skin i know i'll be the happiest person in the world. i have mild scars but treatment will have for sure.try to be ambiguous and optimistic.

     
    Old 08-02-2001, 03:07 AM   #5
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    My skin is looking pretty good now, but I still look at myself and think ****** I'm ugly. I thought, if I can get this cleared up I'll look SO much better but.... I guess I got my hopes up too high and built up this thing in my head of how I'd be pretty if I didn't have acne. Now I'm also thinking, I guess it wasn't the acne, I'm just not attractive. I'm also obsessing over every other imperfection on my face (like my lips are too small, my face is still rough looking and pale from the differin etc.) I do sometimes wonder if maybe things would be different if I NEVER had acne. Like maybe I wouldn't feel so ugly now (because I wouldn't have that thought INGRAINED into my brain from always being broken out). I guess I'm trying to say not to think all your problems will be solved by clear skin. They won't be. Also don't think that all your problems STEM from acne. You can't attribute everything bad that's ever happend to it. It is NICE to look in the mirror and not have to deal with acne anymore (or as much) but it's not like suddenly I'm a confident, happy person. The scars on the inside are still there, and it's almost a let down to realize that acne wasn't holding me back as much as I thought.

     
    Old 08-02-2001, 09:35 AM   #6
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    What is wrong with you people?!?! I can't wait when my acne is gone. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> I'll be so pretty! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif">

     
    Old 08-02-2001, 09:49 AM   #7
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    Hey, I thought when my acne cleared up I'd be the happiest person EVER. Strangely, I just got even more depressed. Chances are, if you are as obsessed as *I* was with clearing up my acne, as soon as the acne clears, you'll just find something else to obsess over. Suddenly, you need to lose weight. Your nose is too big. Your hair isn't right, your clothes aren't right. You might have slight scarring left over. SOMETHING. It was a nonstop cycle for me. My face is beautifully clear, and my friends still have to remind me of that everyday. I just find different things to beat myself up about now, that's all. Sometimes, I wish I still had the acne. It seemed so much simpler to just worry about THAT.

     
    Old 08-02-2001, 11:10 AM   #8
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    Re: How do you stop feeling ugly after this?

    The sad thing is I'm finding more faults with myself.Some days it's like I can convince myself that I am attractive and I feel so good inside.Then there are other days when I look in the mirror and say what was I thinking I am ugly.I guess after feeling like this for so long.... it actually poisons you to think you're ugly with or without acne.I can relate to everybody who posts.I guess I'll feel better when the scars clear.I just wish I can stop being so fixated on myself now.Before acne..... I didn't really gave my face a second look until the bumps came.

     
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