My story is very typical: A 16 year old teenager, with bad acne. But the one thing that sets me apart from the rest? I have resistant cystic acne, in a moderate case. If you don't know what that means, it's simply an eight dollar way of saying that I have cysts growing on my face that just WON'T GO AWAY. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Anyways, about 3 months ago, my dermatologist decided to get me started on Accutane, a powerful Acne drug that's suppose to work about 90% of the time. My reaction, "This HAS to be a god send!" But that was three months ago. Three months of that stupid iPledge system, blood tests, and more acne breakouts. By March 7th, I was ready to start Accutane. I was so, very, very excited! Finally, my acne will be GONE! Sadly, I missed the window of time for my prescription (something about blood tests), and have to get ANOTHER blood test done, and take some stupid online iPledge quiz. But by March 18th, I was able to get the prescription. Yay. So after that brief (har, har, sarcasm) introduction, I'll share what I've encounter so far.
DAY SEVEN OF ACCUTANE:
Home sick with a cold today. Dry throat, dry lips (easily curable with the help of some Burt's Bees), and extremely dry nostrils. Woke up with some joint pain, probably caused by sleeping in a weird angle. Went away after some stretching. So far, my face is actually breaking out more around my forehead, but I guess by reading other logs, that's incredibly typical.