Today when I looked in the mirror, I noticed that there was no oiliness in my T-zone. It was kinda strange not seeing it there... I always wash my face in the morning to get rid of that, and apply a cream to keep the shine away. So this is a good thing. Also, the two active cysts that I have on my face have gone down tremendously. They're not as red either. Actually, all the redness of my blemishes has reduced somewhat, too. They're still red, but more on the pink side now.
I'm supposed to be taking two 40mg pills a day, but so far I've only been taking one pill a day to give my body a chance to adjust to the medication. I'm glad I've done that, because now that I've gotten some time off and had a chance to sleep, I do notice that it's harder to wake up in the mornings and I get sleepier earlier than normal. Oh, and yesterday night I found myself really thirsty. I've been carrying around a Nalgene bottle now because of that. I suppose that's a good thing anyway, because it forces me to drink water. I was never really good with that before.
I'm contemplating taking two pills tonight and see just how that affects my body. If I find that I get even more tired, I'll go back to taking one pill until the week is up. I'm just glad that I'm seeing positive results so soon. I'm in an even better mood because the girlfriend of the manager I work for at New Balance told me that her younger brother took Accutane for his acne (she said his face was really really bad), and his acne cleared up completely. She said that his complexion looks better than hers now, and her complexion is flawless! Seriously, her skin is so milky white that it glows. I can only aspire to have skin like that! So talking to her gave me hope that I will achieve similar results. Our conversation also reminded me of a guy I worked with at an overnight summer camp. He had acne worse than mine and he was taking Accutane while we worked together at the camp. After that summer, I didn't see him for about a year. He'd promised to meet up with me to go get belgian waffles for an IOU he owed me. When I saw him, his skin was completely clear and looked so good. I'd forgotten about that meeting until now. I will keep these two people in mind when I'm going through my 4 months. As it goes, I'm pretty excited. I can't wait to have nicer looking skin again! I'm tired of seeing myself like this all the time.
For my next entry, I will try to organize my posts a little better. I've noticed a lot of people have a way to fill out their entries that lists the specifics about their skin and I may do the same.