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Day 16 - "the Hangover"



So I woke up this morning with a very familiar headache...then hangover headache. The best part about it is that I didn't drink a drop of alcohol last night! How exciting... I get the worst hangover symptom without the added bonus of drinking! This is miserable!! I'm not a huge drinker but it would be nice to have a Blue Moon or glass of wine every so often.

I'm trying to keep my body as healthy as possible, so I am not drinking the entire course of this medication. Nor am I going to take any tylenol or pain relievers.

Another hurdle while on this medication is no sugar for me!! I have two relatives that took Accutane, and one has full blown Type I Diabetes and uses an insulin pump for the rest of his life. His Diabetes happened a few years after he took the medication as a result of Pancreatitis. The other was taken off the medication due to high triglycerides. Therefore, I have a proven medical history of blood sugar issues with Accutane. I have cheated a little here and there, but for the most part I am trying to give up refined sugar as much as possible.

Let me tell you how hard it is to not eat sweets..I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth. This time of year is always the best for me too...the pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin beer (notice a pattern). As I pulled into Panera this morning to grab my breakfast I wanted so badley to order the pumpkin cookie they had displayed along with some new cupcake thing...ahhhh! Instead I went for the sugar free vanilla skinny latte along with a power sandwich, not as much fun :(

Quick face update: Still peeling and having these weird little red itchy bumps on my face. My ears and scalp are still peeling. Still shiny at the end of the day, but not as bad as it used to be. I get these white heads that show at the beginning of the day and just peel off at the end of the day. I had a small cyst that wasn't terrible near my lip that is now just a big scab and is taking forever to heal. I am so grateful for make-up!

Today I am headed to a winery for a surprise b-day party. So I will lather on the sunscreen and go put on my drinking pants...just kidding...it will be strictly sober leggings for me today!


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