Today is Day 5. Absolutely ZERO side effects. I have still been using my Neutrogena acne face wash, and I think I will continue to use it until the end of Week 1 or Week 2 (until I see any excessive dryness). I moisturize my whole body at least once, sometimes twice a day. I have always been obsessed with Vaseline, so that has not been a problem to just coat that on (or Aquaphor) every hour or so. I also moisturize my face two times a day, after I cleanse, with Neutrogena oil free moisturizer, although once that runs over I think I'm going to try the CeraVe AM and PM Moisturizers which I bought before Accutane.
I think the bumps underneath my chin are definitely spreading. I have seen more bumps spreading, but no huge actives yet. I also picked at an active coming up, and it kind of bled (I plopped some aquaphor on there to help it heal). I HAVE TO STOP PICKING! Still about 7-10 bad red marks spread out around my face (and by red, I mean 3-4 are dark purple from cysts which sucks!). I am really really really nervous about the IB. I just kind of want all the under the skin bumps to just disappear without coming up! I don't think I'll be so lucky.
I'm seeing my derm on Monday. She wants to see me pretty often, because I have struggled with depression (completely as a result of my recent outbreak of acne!). So far, I'm fine though, and I don't believe this medication contributes to depression at all.
I am going to try and update every 5 days. I think I'm going to try and start limiting my time on acne.org, because I am just too obsessed with acne. I need to stop thinking about it so much and just live my life. So tonight will be my last visit to acne.org for at least 5 days. In 5 days, I will be done with my first blister pack too, so hopefully I won't have had a huge eruption of acne either!
See you soon!