Okie doke. So, i'm almost into my first full month on 40 mg of Claravis. I have my next derm appt on Wednesday, so I'll know more then... hopefully everything is on track.
What I wanted to write about today is this rash on my arms. I feel better now because I found a blog in here where a few other people had experienced EXACTLY the same thing, so I thought I would post, and maybe help someone else out if they need it.
It started with just a rash on the backs of my hands, and in the past week has spread to my arms and legs. It looked a little bit like ringworm and that worried me, so I looked it up and found out it can be common, and it doesn't seem to be ringworm. It's just really small red blotches and can kind of look like day old rug burn in some areas, haha.
So, I suppose I will continue to moisturize my arms (which I wasn't really doing before) and then just talk to my dermatologist on Wednesday.
As far as my face, not too much new on that front, still very very dry, but the pimples and cysts seem to go away as quickly as the come, drying out severely in the process. Still using Cetaphil and moisturizing as much as I can daily. And keeping myself hydrated and my lips moisturized as well. I have found that using moisturizer with SPF is very helpful.
I'm still keeping the faith that this will be well worth it in the end, and look forward to the freedom from the pain and embarassment of acne.