Hope you're all hanging in there. My face went so downhill..... ))))): It was all clear but then my chin broke out and now the rest of my face decided it would be fun to break out as well!! Oh well -____- I have almost been on this for a month!! Im getting so mad because I was so excited and optimistic because my skin has been nice for this last week, but right when I was getting high on this new skin, it gets terrible again!
I give up. ): I hope this month is the worst and month 2 will be better! Going to the derm on the 25th.
Sorry its been so long since I've written! Work is consuming all my time these days but its the end of my three week mark and I needed to report!
My skin is still holding pretty clear! I mean, its not completely perfect but its clearer than ive ever seen it and that is enough for me. I'm not asking for perfection, just some relief! But I'm so happy and excited, and I feel a huge pressure come off my shoulders... I so so so hope some of you are having success also!
My lips on the other hand look like a monster! They are 150 percent cracked and scanning and nothing is working even though I sleep with aquaphor globbed on them.. any suggestions?
So its 5 in the morning and Im not sure who all reads this anymore, but I HAVE GOOD NEWS! My face is.... clear! I have one healing scab on my nose but that is literally it! HOLY CRAP ASFHKL!
I dont know how long this will last... and if your a guy you may not like this part.... because I always break out for like the week before I get my period and I got it today and magically Im clear! That normally happens but then I always break out again, but still. Im very excited.
I wasnt gonna post until tomorrow but I figured that its been a while since Ive posted a happy post on here, so heres to optimism guys!!! Love you!
So I finished my first pack, whoo! Skin is STILL sucking, but its better than yesterday so Im trying to find hope in that!
The drying is unbelievable.. had to use some aquaphor on my face and mouth. Lips are very dry, I kind of look like a monster! But Im perservering. Ill keep it to that! Also found out yesterday that I might have diabetes... bad news... going to the doctor soon!
So today I ended day 12 on Claravis... I guess to summarize what Ive experienced is that this medicine takes a lot of patience and faith. Every day I have to force myself to keep taking it... because my instinct is to say, "Its not working so I might as well give up." But Ive perservered and Im really hoping it will pay off in the end.
So my skin is still awful and terrible! My only hope is that Im reaching the two week mark, which is when a lot of people have experinced IB's so Im telling myself that it will only go up from here.
Side effects within the last two days have been drying and cracking at the corners of my lips, and the inside of my nose. Kind of painful, but not unbearable and definitely not the worst thing. Also, some slight chest pain. (Like when I lay flat on my back and sit straight up, my chest feels tight and crampy.
Sorry about not doing one last night... unexpected babysitting sleepover happened and I didnt have a computer! So basically... I wasnt even going to log on tonight because I just worked 10 hours at my job and my skin is literally the WORST it has been in a LONG time. All over. You know how I said that only my chin was broken out? Ya.. not anymore. I seriously want to cry/crawl into bed and refuse to ever get out/give up but reading the encouraging posts on this site has helped me some. I wont write much, but I just thought I owed it to you guys to give an update. Anybody giving out online hugs is appreciated-______-
I dont honestly have any idea if you guys find this blog helpful, but I figure I ll keep doing it just in case Im helping anybody figure out what results they might get and how fast or whatever.
Im kind of stuck in this rut with my chin still being broken out. I dont know what to do about it! I think my skin is taking forever to heal. The rest of my face is clear.. which is good! But Im not buying that its gonna stay that way haha.... I highly doubt that.
As far as side effects go.... I almost broke into tears today at work because of being irratated and frustrated, which Ive never felt before. Ive just been pissed off about little things and kind of emotionally fragile.
Hey guys!!! So Ive finally taken the big leap of faith... accutane! Well actually Claravis... but.. same thing lol. So Im on day 3, and so far I havent noticed anything different about my skin... except for that its still sucking if not getting worse possibly than before! Im hoping that this is my IB and that it goes upwards from here. Im worrying though because most people say they get their IB 2 weeks after starting so maybe the medicine hasnt even kicked in yet. AHHH!
Im optimistic though, I have to keep the end in sight and not forget that all this struggle will one day only be a memory!
As far as side effects, Ive only noticed nausea the first day when I didnt take my pill with food, and some irratability at things that normally wouldnt bug me.
Keep your fingers crossed Ill keep posting!
Ahhh, okay so day 4. Ive noticed that although my skin is still bad, it has started peeling so the drying has started!! Im going to have to buy a moisturizer really soon!! Im hoping that this is a sign that its starting to work. Besides that, nothing to new to report.
OH, also noticed that I get really exhausted if I dont drink enough liquids.
Hi you guys((:
So day 5.. today was a frustrating day for me.. My skin is still breaking out, and the old ones seem to be taking eternities to heal!! I also have lots of flaky, dry skin.... so overall.... I look like a hot mess!! Im not loving this!
But I spent a ton of time on this site today, and Im planning on utilizing it a lot...
Well.... My top half of my face is starting to clear up... My chin is still a disaster but Im feeling a bit better than yesterday because Im happy about my middle of face and forehead! I have no clue whether this is just the natural cycle of my skin ( it normally just cycles through awful, to bad, to clear for like 2 days, then back to...
same as yesterday!! top of face is still staying relatively clear, not completely, but pretty clear.. but the bottom of my face is not good at all. just like yesterday. I did notice however, that Im seeing a change in the actual QUALITY of the skin that is clear. I feel like it is less oily than normal. Maybe Im seeing things! And I hope you guys dont mind that i condensed all my posts into a "week" post. (: