Thanks! I wanted to check-in and write about my progress because I'm feeling pretty good about it!
I'm about halfway through my 30 days of Accutane/Isotretinoin/Claravis and I am finally feeling pretty good about my skin! Although I do have a sizable cyst on my forehead, it is currently the only pimple on my face (whereas I would usually develop a new pimple just about every day).
Also, and this is a big deal, for the first time in a long time I am not constantly oily! Holy crap. I can't believe it. For the past year or so my face has just been sooooo unbelievably oily and I don't know why. No matter how many times I would try to sop it up or wash it off, my face would continue to ooze oil throughout the day. I would wash in the morning and by the time I got to school I would see oil starting to shine out of my larger-than-life nose pores. I know this sounds disgusting but the truth sometimes is.
So now my face is not a shiny, disgusting mess all the time, and on top of that it does appear that my pores seem smaller and I am getting less (or smaller) blackheads. THIS IS A MIRACLE for me. Also my complexion looks more even and I think that some scars/red spots are clearing! According to my doctor I have rosacea and several of the red lines (arteries?) on my face are not even noticeable right now! Right now I am so fucking happy with how this is working that I just had to log on and write about it. I just hope that this continues to work and that my acne doesn't come back with a vengeance once I am done.
I don't seem to be experiencing any of the side effects of Isotretinoin, which is great! At first my skin felt kinda dry but it doesn't seem like anything right now. My lips are sometimes kind of dry but that's what chap stick is for. I feel like I can finally trim/shave around my mouth without having to worry about having a damn family of pimples showing up for a week.
Anyway, this is the best decision I have made in my whole acne riddled existence! I hope that this works for everyone because I know how awful and nerve wracking this disease is, and I don't even have it as bad as others. I am going out tonight with a small band aid over the cyst on my head, but I don't feel too bad about it. I'm going to see Dillinger Escape Plan here in Columbus, weeeeee!