Acne Scarring

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by jnick, Sep 16, 2012.

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  1. jnick

    jnick Well-Known Member

    I had moderate acne scarring from my high school days and was fairly confident with myself despite them. Then my ocd kicked in and I started messing with this scar on my face that looked like it had changed. Long story short, it is three years later and i have caused new hypertrophic scarring to my face and am very suicidal. Can anyone relate, please?
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Have you talked to your doctor about seeing a skin specialist one that can minimize the scarring hun they can using laser treatments etc Hugs
  3. jnick

    jnick Well-Known Member

    Can afford it and my family has taken a massive blow from this. I have substance abuse history and they no longer want me around. I know I will end it all if I am forced onto the street, this alone is not really tolerable. Forget this plus the added stress of homelessness. I have self damaged and I cannot forgive myself or bring the old me back to life. I have been institutionalized over this and it was absolutely pointless, I tried to participate in groups etc. but all I could think of was that there was no way any of these people could understand or relate. There are not support groups for this type of thing and I dont really have any more options. This has absolutely consumed my life and ruined all relationships. I dont want to get up in the morning, I am just physically alive my personality and spirit and hope have long been dead.
    I just cannot go on any longer.
  4. Zipporah29

    Zipporah29 Member

    I know you probably won't believe when I tell you this, but there will come a time when this scarring won't matter so much to you. Similar thing happened to me - bad scarring from cystic acne as a teenager (and was bullied for that acne, too). I tried the lot - laser treatment (turned out to be a practitioner with a bad reputation who made it a bit worse!!), covering it up'with layers of makeup, fillers, etc. But somehow, somewhere along the line I stopped even worrying or thinking about it. Couldn't really care less about it now, it's just one of those things. I promise you, most people don't care or even particularly notice if you've got some scarring. And it doesn't seem to have stopped the opposite sex finding me attractive.

    Hang in there mate. If you want to talk more to me about it, I'd be happy to, just send me a pm.
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