Not much new to update!
Definitely had my IB last week. All of those tiny little white bumps/closed comedones/whatever you wanna call them turned into nasty red pustules. Luckily most are flat and healing but I'm gonna have scars from all of them. awesome! I scar even when I don't pop them its so frustrating!! I was on break from school for Thanksgiving though so the timing of my IB couldn't have been better. I never had to go in public!
Had my 1 month appointment with my derm today. We are keeping my dosage at 20 mg since I am experiencing some pretty bad joint pain in my lower back and knees. She said it shouldn't be happening since I am at such a low dose but oh well. I'm happy with keeping my dosage low so I don't have any of the other bad side effects!
My skin isn't as dry/flaky anymore -- vitamin e oil and avene clean-ac moisturizer save my life. Breakouts seem to be calming down..I asked for some prednisone to keep them at bay but my derm said that prednisone clears your skin until you stop taking it then you have another flare so i should just push through these next few weeks and my skin should stable out (i hope)
that's about it for now! best of luck to everyone else going through this experience