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Esme17 is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey. Hope you are doing okay?

I completely understand what you mean about feeling low mainly at night. like you said, It is probably because you have nothing else you need to be doing then and so have more time to think. Is there anything you could do that makes you feel slightly happier during this time (watch a film, read etc..)?

Do you know what is making you feel this way? I know you mentioned losing your nan which must have been really hard for you and Iím very sorry to hear that!

Iím not too sure what would be best for you to do in the situation but i would say it would be best to speak to someone like your gp because they could tell you for sure if it does need looking into more and even if it didnít, it would put your mind at rest a bit? I know how hard it can be seeing someone though so just make sure you do what feels right for you.

Remember you can also always come to the board to get support and to chats as well.

Let us know how things go? Iím sorry if this didnít help at all, I think I rambled a bit but I tried...

Esme x"
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Support Circles on Sundays

We're going to be running support circles once a month on a Sunday! At the moment they run on Tuesdays, but for one of those Tuesdays, each month they will be running on a Sunday instead.

This next Sunday support circle will be on the 17th of December. If you'd like to come along, feel free to sign-up closer to the time (when we post the thread for it).
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  • Any tips for getting rid of red spots quickly?

    A huge red spot has emerged on my face due to stress lately.

    It needs to be gone by Monday!

    Any tips of getting rid of it quickly?

  • #2
    toothpaste -.o

    it works for me

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    • #3
      yep a little bit of toothpaste before you go to bed and in the morning, but check that it has not left a white mark before you go out, if it has just rise off.
      Good things come to those who wait....God it must be my turn now??!

      There is always light at the end of the tunnel its just the length of the tunnel that changes.

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      • #4
        surgical spirit. You can get little bottles of it from superdrug or boots for under a quid. It dries spots out almost overnight usually for me or a couple of days max if its a big one. Its pretty harsh on the skin though so dont use it all the time but for an emergency its fabulous. Just dab it on with cotton wool as often as you like.

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        • #5
          Ahhhh thanks guys. I think I shall buy a bottle of this tomorrow when I'm in town. I will use the toothpaste trick overnight although when I've done it before it hasn't really worked. I have to get rid of this for Monday! Gah. I always come out in spots when I'm stressed.

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          • #6
            Dont bother with the toothpaste, i did that and it dried my skin out and i ended up with a huge red scaly peeling patch which looked worse than the original spot

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            • #7
              Use a cream/gel with 2% salaic (whatever) acid during the day and at bed (when nobody is around put an antibiotic cream on it and cover it with a bandaid.
              Don't pick/pop at it and risk a scabbing though.
              Last edited by my name; 29-03-2006, 07:10 PM.
              Of all the mistakes you've made, the best are yet to come.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blah
                Dont bother with the toothpaste, i did that and it dried my skin out and i ended up with a huge red scaly peeling patch which looked worse than the original spot
                This happened to me too. just leave it be or pop it. always seem to go within a day or two for me and thats all i do...

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                • #9
                  Well I've taken a risk. I've put toothpaste on my face *giggles* We'll see if it goes down eh?

                  If not, I'm going to buy some surgical spirit tomorrow.

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                  • #10
                    I'd pop it, but that's just me (and I'm a bad example).

                    Perfume (or yes, any alcohol-based product) will dry it out and I've done that before with fair success. Fair warning, it stings like a bitch.

                    I'd also recommend a product Boots and a lot of other folks do...Boots' used to be called ACT spot reducing agent or similar, but Tesco do an own brand too iirc. It's this gel that you plop on the offending spot (overnight is best, I reckon) and it's decent, though I haven't used it for a while. Hope it still exists!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by briggi
                      I'd pop it, but that's just me (and I'm a bad example).

                      Is it just me or does anyone else have a weird fascination with popping spots?

                      Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ButtonMoon
                        Is it just me or does anyone else have a weird fascination with popping spots?

                        Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it
                        arghghhgh. My mother. And since she doesn't have any of her own she tends to try and attack mine..
                        If you've lost your faith in love and music, oh the end won't be too long..

                        The tea and coffee making facilities left alot to be desired..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ButtonMoon
                          Is it just me or does anyone else have a weird fascination with popping spots?

                          Sounds disgusting but the satisfaction you get from it
                          If popping spots is weird then I wouldn't want to be normal.

                          I'm a menace if someone's got a big shiny spot that's ripe for a squeezing, I must make so many people feel like shit...I just can't tear my eyes away..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by briggi
                            If popping spots is weird then I wouldn't want to be normal.

                            I'm a menace if someone's got a big shiny spot that's ripe for a squeezing, I must make so many people feel like shit...I just can't tear my eyes away..
                            people like you make me sad

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                            • #15
                              I can't pop it. Its one of those red ones.

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