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Month One - Complete.



I had my dermatologist/blood test appointment on Friday. I showed him the eczema-like rash that had since moved from my hands to my arms and he prescribed Triamcinolone ointment to apply twice a day. So far so good. The rash is no longer itchy, red and angry!

The Shikai Borage Dry Skin Therapy body cream has been wonderful so far - I've noticed marked improvement. So I bought their facial cleanser and facial 24 hour moisture therapy cream too. I love it!

Other than that - not much to report. The aches have definitely been better since I started working out/stretching/doing yoga more regularly.

I've been wondering: has anyone found that any of the pharmacies listed as providers of Accutane on the iPledge website do not, in fact, provide Accutane?? On Friday when I turned in my prescription for the Triamcinolone at a nearby pharmacy listed by iPledge as a provider I asked the pharmacist if they had Accutane in stock because I'd be back to pick some up as soon as my blood test results cleared and I had taken the test on the iPledge website. The pharmacist responded, "no, we don't stock Accutane and we never have." I explained to her that they were listed on the website but she didn't seem to give two hoots. I asked if their chain had any other pharmacies near by that did stock it and the only one she knew of is AGES away (practically impossible for me to get to as I don't drive).

The first time I filled my prescription I suppose I misunderstood. I just thought that the pharmacy near me was out-of-stock and the only one that had Accutane in-stock was this one that is about a 40 minute drive away. Luckily that first time, my co-worker kindly offered to drive me out there but there's no way I can ask someone to drive me out there every month to pick up a pack of pills. I'm going to have to find somewhere else... None of this is simplified by the fact you only have that specific time-frame in which to get everything done! This will take some figuring out.

I hope everyone is having a good and relaxing weekend :)

<3 Marii03


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