DAY 22: yesterday was really hard guys. i had an emotional break down and freaked the f out on my boyfriend (bless his heart) my skin looks terrible.. its really putting me into an emotional state that is really distracting. the appearance of my face just looks unhealthy.. all my pores are the size of hubcaps filled with either white nastiness or black nastiness. i have that stupid cyst by my eye still that is so angry.. its literally so big, that its obstructing my right eyes vision! the cysts on my chin and cheeks that exploded the other day are still raised and look like there not done making my life a living hell. all kinds of new bumps are rising from the dungeons of acne land. i guess this is the IB that i was hoping i would surpass. im going to call my dermatologist to see if she can prescribe me something that will help tame the initial break out.
also, the other day.. i thought i had cracked my lip, but it turns out a cold sore was forming. i immediately treated the area with cold sore medication and it went away. thank the universe! im prone to cold sores and i heard that accutane weakens your immune system, which, in some cases, causes people to have an outbreak, if susceptible to cold sores. im keeping a close eye on those things, because those are the worst, especially when one has acne! (i apologize for all the grammar errors and run on sentences)
i also changed my diet to help with my energy levels. im now eating a paleo diet, which is basically lean meats, veggies, and some fruits and nuts. of course ill have my cheat meals on the weekends, because i love my ice cream and hot cheetos!!! anyway, i think i have noticed a slight difference, then again, its only been a week! if anyone you fellow accutaners have experienced paleo while on the drug, please let me know your thoughts!!! too much vitamin A in sweet potatoes, kale, and spinach?!
in a nut shell, my side effects have been:
chapped lips (premature cold sore)
super dry scalp (itchiness treated with anti itch head and shoulder)
itchy patches on arms (no rashes yet)
initial break out
minor back and shoulder pain
emotional and unreasonable
thats all i can think of right now! it feels so good to type out my thoughts and concerns regarding this journey. no one understands except for my virtual accutane buddies. i love you guys and thank you all for the support.