Just a quick update...
Went to the derm 2 days ago for my first month check up. I was a bit worried because I had had a couple of days where i had rectal bleeding, and I was afraid that when i told her, it would be th end of my accutane... but she didn't seem too concernced, especially since it had only happened a couple of times. She said that constipation is a common side effect of the medication, and to just make sure I drank a lot of water and didn't strain too much so as to tear anything.
Other than that, my blood results came back pretty much perfect, other than my cholesterol and triglycerides being a bit high, which is also a side effect, but i suppose i could do a bit more to offset that a little bit.
She did prescribe me 4 weeks of prednisone to help with the inflammation, and a cream to help get rid of the rashes on my hands and arms.
My face itself is looking pretty good. If i don't have to wear makeup, i try not too, and today looks to be one of those days. I'm not fooling myself into thinking it won't get worse again, but I have hope.
Be back in a few days.
keep the faith.