So today I ended day 12 on Claravis... I guess to summarize what Ive experienced is that this medicine takes a lot of patience and faith. Every day I have to force myself to keep taking it... because my instinct is to say, "Its not working so I might as well give up." But Ive perservered and Im really hoping it will pay off in the end.
So my skin is still awful and terrible! My only hope is that Im reaching the two week mark, which is when a lot of people have experinced IB's so Im telling myself that it will only go up from here.
Side effects within the last two days have been drying and cracking at the corners of my lips, and the inside of my nose. Kind of painful, but not unbearable and definitely not the worst thing. Also, some slight chest pain. (Like when I lay flat on my back and sit straight up, my chest feels tight and crampy.