Hello! I went this week for my one month check in and since my labs looked good (triglycerides were up slightly but still on the low end) and my face is already completely dry and producing no oil, I was kept on 60 mg/ day, which I am happy about. As for the state of my skin, here's a quick rundown:
-The cyst on my jawline is still there after two weeks and one cortisone injection, but it's not sore anymore and seems to be going away very slowly. There are a few smaller pimples on my jawline, but nothing major. My two other cysts that I got last week have all but disappeared (yay!). I also have a new cyst on the end of my chin, but it feels like it won't surface (fingers crossed).
-The dryness/ redness seems like it's getting worse, so I've started using jojoba oil on my face (I let it sit on my face for 30 minutes before I wash it)
-My scalp is still super dry, but jojoba oil helps a lot (I let it soak in for a few hours before I wash my hair, which I am only doing 2 times a week)
-Most of my blackheads are gone, but for some reason my pores look very large again like they did during the first week or two on Accutane
-I'm still noticing I am more tired than usual and am having some join pain, but nothing major
-One of my eyes twitches throughout the day and has been for nearly two weeks, but after doing some research, I found out it's probably linked to the accutane, from dryness. I will increase my use of eyedrops and see if it gets better.
I guess that's it for now! I am cautiously optimistic that my initial outbreak is nearly over!