Soo, just had my halfway point derm appt.
Everything is going really really well. My face is looking amazing!
My lips are still very very dry, but I try to keep on top of that as much as possible with chapstick.
The only serious problem i'm dealing with is my cholesterol... it has more than doubles since I've started the medication, and my derm is very concerned, but doesn't want to stop or lower dosage because of how well my acne is clearing up, so we're monitoring it very closely. I have severely changed my diet, and am trying to eat cholesterol free as much as possible, and incorporate foods that lower as well.
All in all, I still feel very optimistic and am on my way to an acne free life.