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Day 33 - Claravis

Posted by MargaretLeo, 08 April 2011 · 214 views

accutane/claravis
Too much information post.

What's new: Skin is still improving; looks smoother and clearer. And the one active on the jawline is becoming inactive - still a bump but very little pain.

My face: I'm feeling really good about it. One active and that's it. Lips are doing pretty well, too. I apply aquaphor every hour and they are a little peely in the AM when I get up, but other than that, they're fine. Skin isn't dry anymore. In the AM I can apply one hefty layer of Cetaphil Restoraderm lotion, and then poweder and no flaky skin. (At night I'm using the Restoraderm mixed with a dollop of Cetaphil cream.) In the AM and PM I layer the lotion on so thick that I can still see the lotion on top of my skin and I can't rub it all in. Just let it all sink in. I've also been spritzing the Avene Thermal Spring water on my face in the AM right after shower (let it dry while I brush my teeth) and in the PM after I wash my face (again let it dry while brushing). Too much information.

Everything else: No new side effects. Body feels good. I pushed myself this morning and did Jillian's 30 day shred level 2 - look out! It was so tough. But felt so good. So I'm switching off every other day b/t Jillian's workout and running 3 miles, and I've lost 7 pounds since I started the Accutane. Again, I'm looking at this 5 month long process as a chance to get my whole self in good health, so once the 5-month finish line comes, everything is in good shape. Again, TMI. Oh well.

So, now that I'm feeling good on a couple different levels, skin and working out, I'm also trying not to let it go to my head. As I need to prep myself in case I get some sort of IB since two days ago I increased my mgs from 40 a day to 60.

So it's the start of the weekend. Whether if for you, that means you have a couple days ahead to feel safe at home b/c skin isn't doing well right now, or if for you it means you'll be out in public b/c you've seen some improvements (or are improved)....I hope everyone can relax and feel good knowing we're all pretty strong for going through this.