Today is nearly the 30 day mark. I just had the dermatologist inject cortisone into three jawline breakouts from the last week, then came home to find a new, possibly cystic breakout developing on my cheekbone. So, I'm not feeling so encouraged that the regimen is working.
I am forcing myself to give it two months, possibly three. It's very frustrating to be dealing with these deep zits that seem to lurk and be painful but never come to the surface. I thought the BP was helping my breakouts to be more surface-level. Perhaps sometime in the next month the cystic stuff will cease. I'm still hopeful. I hear good things about the results people are getting in two months.
I'm considering the possibility that my breakouts of the past week were caused by chocolate or junk food. For the next week I'm going to try eating healthier and drinking only water. Hopefully I'll see some results.
My plan for now is to do BP and Celexa for two months, then consider going off the Celexa and attempting to get pregnant. I probably won't stop the BP until I'm actually pregnant, which is a whole other set of anxieties.
I need to be OK emotionally, even if my skin gets worse than it is now. Not happy necessarily, but OK. I will still keep hoping and working for clear skin, but I need to function in the meantime. I need to know that I can do this, even without the Celexa.
Days on Regimen: 29 (Date Started: May 12)
Day in Cycle: 24 (could that explain the breakouts?)