So day 2 and it's not a good day. I woke up feeling great, then my pms decided to come and torment me again. Feeling wretched, ugly and in a bad place...so bad I went out for the first time without my 'bandage' (a piece of sterile gauze held over my chin area with sterile surgical tape).
I haven't been out much in the last couple of months but when I have no choice I go out with the safety net of my bandage. I had to go out today so going out without it today was a very big deal for me. I just thought 'you know what, sod what people think'. I took my daughter out with me in her pushchair and kept my eyes down avoiding eye contact with anyone even when I was being served at the PO and in the supermarket. I began to regret my decision and felt a mini panic attack coming on but I took deep breaths and carried on.
As for the treatment i'm on at the minute, the epiduo cream I applied last night felt very strange! I know it's supposed to cause irritation at first so i'm not worried about it, i'm following orders and building up slowly.
I also washed my hair in the shampoo I was prescribed and it dried my hair out, I couldn't even drag a brush through it!
So that's how it's going today, i'll update when I next see my dermatologist on Thursday.