Day 27 update!
Hey everyone, it's starting to get real hot in jersey (85 today!). which means I'm looking to get sunscreen for my face, any suggestions peeps?
So basically in the past 2 weeks I would wake up and would have several white heads, usually small, while the previous white heads would heal and dry up rather fast. Now when I wake up I have maybe 1 or 2 very small white heads at the most, still forming in the same places (around the mouth and lower chin area) but overall I can tell my skin is making some noticeable progress which I'm very happy about.
I've been taking Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Fish oil, and zinc everyday and so far I haven't noticed much joint or muscle pain while working out. which i typically do about 3 times a week and I don't want to have to stop since I'm currently in the best shape of my life. my next Derm appt is coming up on thursday, I'm pretty excited for it. I'm anxious to find out if he is going to up my dose. I've decided I really do not want to go any higher than 40mg because I don't think my acne is that bad and I don't want to experience any extreme side effects. My lips continue to be chapped, I try not to apply moisturizer too often simply because I actually like when my face is really dried out, it makes me feel like the acne is drying out with it. So usually what i'll do is only apply some if I'm going to be leaving the house so that I don't look like some peely lizard freak. But I purposely don't put any on before bed, just aquafor on my lips so they aren't cracked when I wake up.
I spoke with a couple friends of mine who have been on accutane and their acne was much worse than mine. They told me that by the end of month 2 they were almost completely clear. So i'm expecting to be clear sooner than that since my acne isn't severe, just kinda moderate i'd say.
How is everyone else doing? feel free to get a discussion going on this thread! I've noticed my black heads are huge now and I've noticed that I have black heads like everywhere! can't wait for clear skin!