Three weeks of Accuatne under my belt!
This time last week, I had about a dozen cystic pimples! Most were about a dime's width and pretty red. After doing my Proactiv sulfur treatment as a spot mask for 3 consecutive days, most of these giant pimples disappeared and/or decreased in size. They were painful! I've also begun an antibiotic course (on Day 3 now) which has really helped to zap the buggers. I'll keep up the antibiotics for a week and HOPEFULLY this horrible cystic initial breakout will have subsided by then!
Other than these cystic, underground, unpoppable monsters, I've also been getting tons of CLOSED COMEDONES!!! After all I've been through, I feel silly whining about whiteheads.. but, really?? Hopefully this part of an IB or purging process.
I haven't had any side effects to speak of. Just very minor lip dryness and mild backache. No wild psychotic thoughts, no hair loss, no weight loss, nada! I have had virtually no plain olf inflammatory pimples like I'm used to getting. I really feel like the Accutane is doing its thing. Hopefully after these antibiotics my IB will be over and I'll be in the clear!
I'm going on a 10-day vacation at the end of this week, and will post pics when I get back. I hope to return with good skin-related news