Day 60 - week 8 - 50mg -- Holy Bajeesus
my skin looks good today. I am overwhelmed about it, mostly underneath my eye area on both sides is CLEAR and my cheeks are looking good. Even though I can still feel bumps on my cheeks, like maybe 6/7 on the right and 12/13 on left it looooks good. I have a redness/rosy tinge actually, maybe Im flustered? Maybe its the fact I have my period? I don't know. All I know my skin doesn't look bad at all, I guess its a good day with it today, I mean its faaar from perfect but it doesn't look as inflamed or anything you know?
Although I do have a bit more SMALL underskin bumps around my jaw area than I normally do. I also have a cyst at the corner of my mouth which is taking agessss to heal.
Just a quick update there to say that really AND also let you know that my date last night went well. He was a nice guy, we chatted and got on really well, made each other laugh etc...but I can't see us being anything more than friends. So Im still on the hunt for a man, and one that would accept all my flaws, especially my skin
I'm SOOOOO happy for you Stacey! Woohoo!!! Soak it in and enjoy the freedom. You absolutely deserve it.
I just read the comment above from breakthehabit8 and I love what she said: "The thing I've noticed about Spiro is that it's a roller coaster healing process for sure... but fortunately, the overall trend is up!" I think this is so true. At least it's been the case for me.
Is there anything in particular you think is starting to make the difference in your skin? The higher dose of spiro? Just being on it for a longer period of time? How many weeks has it been now?
I also love that you're going on dates and looking for someone who will accept you just as you are. Having such bad acne has really helped me see that my friends, family and boyfriend genuinely love me no matter what I look like or how depressed and antisocial I may be. It's been a real blessing in that department.
It's been a while since I gave you an update but my skin is looking UH-MAZING! Okay, amazing for someone who is still covered in acne scars...but still! I can't believe it. I barely have any pimples and the ones that exist are small. I haven't had a cystic pimple in a week. Not ONE! I knew going in to this process that spiro takes time to do its magic, but somewhere along the line I lost faith. My initial breakout was so horrendous and LONG I was having doubts. Well, my faith is renewed!
One thing I notice is that even though my skin is improving dramatically, I am still in the mindset of someone that is covered in pimples. I get nervous about wearing makeup and eating things that will break me out. I still don't go out as much as I want to because I'm worried about my skin. I still avoid mirrors somewhat and look for shadows to stand in when I'm in public or hanging out with friends. It's strange... I compare it to someone who just lost a lot of weight but still sees themselves as that overweight person.
Anyway, I'm planning on doing photos every four weeks so I'll post new ones next week when I'll have been on spiro a full 16 weeks. I'm actually excited to take them this time
Again, I'm so happy for you Stacey. Stay optimistic and trust that things are looking up!
Edited by skindeepstory, 14 April 2013 - 04:33 PM.