So I forgot to post Week 2's entry due to the fact I have been so busy with work and that I ...Got engaged!!! Yes my sweetie of 3 years proposed to me! So that is my exciting news!
Well so far so good on my accutane journey. My overly oily skin just seems normal now! It feels so weird not having to blot 3-4 times a day with clean n clear sheets! I noticed the black heads all rising on my nose - it lookls like a bunch of black dots ! Soo gross! But I know they are going to be gone soon so i just cover with makeup and go about my day. Also, I noticed some whiteheads popping up. They are very small and will never come to a head. Thank god for makeup!
Side effects I am currently experiencing: very dry lips, the inside of my nose is very dry and gets bloody! I haven't had a full blown bloody nose, but when i clean out my nose, there is always blood spots on my tissue (sorry to be gross) and my lower back hurts .
My appt is next week for my second blood draw and I will be bumped up to 60 mg from 40mg daily.
Hope all is well with everyone! Talk to you next week!
So week one is finished and I'm not noticing any major changes except for dry lips and a breakout on my lower left chin. I am hoping to get drier soon as I am still very oily! Even though I am still oily, I think today is the first day I dont feel AS oily (today is the 9th day, actually).
I also am on my second week of birth control- Loestrin 24. No crazy side effects except I get a headache every day pretty much after I take it!
So far so good. I will keep you all posted with weekly updates
Clarus- 40mg once a day
Using: Body Shops Vitamin E Oil, Cerave Moisturizing Face Wash and Moisturizing Cream, Aquophor for lips (waiting for my Dr. Dan's cortibalm!)