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day 35 claravis 40mg/day

Well, it's day 35, and I've been bumped up to 40 mg/day. My triglycerides were a little higher than they like to see (I think I saw her write 210 down...how bad is that??) so she put me on fish oil twice a day, and I have to go back in a week to have them check my triglycerides. I'm just crossing my fingers that they'll go down because I do NOT want to be taken off claravis. After all the shit I've been through, I just want to get it over with, and I can't imagine stopping after I've put so m

lucygoosey

lucygoosey

02/15/10

 

day 29

wow, almost done with one month. This month, being on only 20 mg/day, has been pretty smooth sailing for me. I'm continuing to use Retin A and my sulfa sulfur cream (I kind of feel guilty for some reason about doing this, since my derm said I wasn't going to be able to handle doing it all, but I'll talk to her about it on Wednesday). My skin's pretty dry, which I actually like. I just like that it feels like something's happening. Everything looks pretty smooth, I just still have red marks

lucygoosey

lucygoosey

02/08/10

 

day 22

So...when I blew my nose just now, it was all bloody. Gross. I have just started using a neti pot though, so I'm not sure, but that might be a contributing factor. Do those make you have bloody noses? It doesn't seem like they should. For those of you who don't know what a neti pot is and would like to be grossed out (or fascinated), a neti pot is something you use to pour warm salt water through your nasal passages. You stick it in one nostril, tip your head at a very precise angle, and t

lucygoosey

lucygoosey

02/01/10

 

Day 18

Wow, day 18 already. It's funny how time works - the time seems to take forever when it's actually happening, but then when you look back it doesn't seem like that long. If only the next 5 months would just fly by! My skin is still fine. No breakouts. Sorry, I can't captivate you all with any amazing/disgusting popping stories. I haven't had a zit in quite a while. The thing that's really starting to bug me are my scars. Now that all the acne is gone, I can actually see how much of

lucygoosey

lucygoosey

01/29/10

 

Day 12/13

woo! I actually forgot what day I was on and had to check! Maybe this means the time will start to go by more quickly, that would be nice. So I went out last night to the bars and had a blast, but I'm starting to get a little nervous about my amount of self control in the whole not drinking thing. I had a mixed drink, about 1/3 of a long island, then another mixed drink, then 1/2 a shot (I drunkenly made my friend take most of it cause I started freaking about about having too much, ha.) I w

lucygoosey

lucygoosey

01/23/10

 

day 8

Well, it's still pretty early, but I think I'm maybe having some side effects. I really don't want to blame everything on taking this drug though, so I'm hesitant to say that these are most definitely due to Claravis, but let's just say I feel a little different lately. First off, OW! The corners of my mouth hurt so bad! I can barely open my mouth or smile without them hurting, especially the right side. I think I put aquaphor on three times today and even though it helped, it still s

lucygoosey

lucygoosey

01/18/10

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