It's day 5. I've been taking my pills religiously with breakfast and dinner, every day.
The first few days went without incident. I didn't expect to see very many changes in such a short period of time.
By the fourth day, yesterday, I began to notice that my scalp became extremely itchy. My nose became itchier too, and my break-outs had become a lot worse.
I was told by my doctor that my skin would get worse before it got any better, so it hasn't bothered me too much.
Today is the fifth day into my journey with Oratane.
Mentally, I'm feeling fine. Emotionally, fine. Physically, not so good, but I was prepared for this.
I'm not sure if I should be noticing changes so early on, but I seem to be.
My skin has become red on my forehead, and very sensative to the touch. I was given some very gentle face wash that I was told I could use once a day, but have really only been using it every second day.
I washed my face with it tonight, not expecting to feel anything, when suddenly my entire face began to sting.
I'd noticed earlier that my nose had become red and the skin was flaking. I didn't really think anything of it.
Now it felt as though it was on fire.
I quickly washed off the face wash, and patted my face dry with a soft towl. I applied some moisturizer and found it soothed the skin straight away.
I have a feeling I'll only be using that face wash every few days now.
I know it's early on, but I can already tell it's going to be a long time before I see any noticeable changes in my skin.