Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:41 PM
Hey everyone! So it seems fitting that on day 100 I should update. This should be shorter than my typical novellas because I don't have a TON to say. Skin wise, things have been going alright. I've had a total of two SMALL SMALL SMALL things crop up in the last week and a half, and I'm not even sure I can call them zits as much as little clogged pore bumpy things that I scratch at and pop and leave big red marks (not BIG red marks. Skin is monumentally better than it was. No complaining here, just hoping it lasts). I've also been under TREMENDOUS stress with a new city, new job, new commute from HELL! I'm really happy it hasn't been worse skin wise.
Now for side effects: joint pains got really bad lately. I think this is a combination of factors. I've been running in an area with a lot more hills than I am used to, and that causes problems. I did 10 miles yesterday and about an hour afterwords, my hips were just dead. For a second I thought I wouldn't be able to get out of the car. Logic would say, "just don't run as far" but running is important to me, so this side effect sucks. Dehydration is pretty bad too. I've got to get better about drinking water but I haven't been so good. I feel like I sweat like crazy. Mostly facial sweating but any form of exertion seems to really get me going, which sucks trying to get into work in DC in August. Additionally, I have dry eyes (one is sort of perpetually red) and very dry lips (they sort of always have this burning sensation). I also get inflamed red bumps on my skin on my body. They almost look like zits, but they aren't poppable. They are just bright red bumps. I'm
Assuming it's eczema or something, but it isn't concentrated into a rash or anything. Kind of just looks like chicken pox. Very weird.
Overall, loving the accutane results, hoping side effects aren't permanent, and ready to be done with this stuff. I think it may be having an effect on my mood too, but I could just have a short fuse from stress and lack of sleep. Time to start getting things in order for my next derm appointment. Can't believe 100 days are done!