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Day 22 - 3 Weeks In

Megp264

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Happy Friday!! :proud:

I just wanted the check in and I promise this will be brief. I finished three weeks yesterday and am quickly approaching the end of my first month.

Acne is pretty consistent now. Nothing too bad or unsightly but it has been SUPER itchy where new ones have popped up.

Facial peeling seems to have gotten a little worse so I've started putting on the Cetaphil lotion at night before I go to bed and in the morning before I go out. It does seem to help so far.

Skin in general has been super dry. On my forearms and legs especially, you can see the area around the hair follicles start to turn white and flake a little. Using the Cetaphil cream for that now but it just seems a little too thick so I'll probably switch over to the lotion soon.

A few times in this past week I've been having some heart trouble where it either skips a beat or beats extra hard every few beats. But I'm not 100% sure if it's a side effect of the medicine or if it's just... me. It lasts for about 15-30 minutes with about 1-2 minutes between each "off" beat. This lasted for about 2 days and I haven't had anything since (that I've paid attention to).

Also!!! I go in for blood work on Tuesday for my dermatologist appointment on October 1st so we'll see how that goes.

Well that's all! I hope everyone's day is going well and I'll see you all again next week!




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You have such a great attitude. Do you wear makeup to cover up? I definitely see improvement. Anxiety does that for me (the heart skipping a beat) but if it continues, please follow up with your derm.

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@leelowe1 Thank you! I've gone through everything else so I'm just really hoping this works and staying positive is my best option :) I wear make-up on occasion (maybe once a week) but no, not specifically to cover up acne. In my past experiences, when I wore make up, I would break out kinda badly and I don't want to risk that now. The few times I have worn make up since starting, it doesn't seem to bother me all that much but I can only remove it with my facial cleanser because my make up remover dries the HECK out of my face and creates a very unsightly peel that's hard to maintain. And I will for sure talk to my derm if the heart beat thing continues but so far, so good!

 

You have such a great attitude. Do you wear makeup to cover up? I definitely see improvement. Anxiety does that for me (the heart skipping a beat) but if it continues, please follow up with your derm.

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