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Day 13

My first entry is written on the 26th of May, the 13th day I've been on Roaccutane. I only had the idea of documenting this journey today, but better late than never right? :D Oh and my dose for the first month and a half is 40mg per day.

The first week on the pills went by pretty smoothly, no significant difference in my skin except for a little bit of dry, flaky skin on my nose and chin. My lips started drying very soon too, but I bought a jug of Vaseline to carry everywhere with me, and so far it's kept the dryness under control. Around week 1 I also got really weird muscle pains, I kinda felt like someone had beat the crap out of me with a baseball bat around my ribs, but that passed in a few days.

Around day 10 I got some new cysts in the spots I usually get them (next to my ears, on my jawline), but the came to a head way faster than usual, and I made the mistake of popping them. I know, I know, shouldn't do it, but I just couldn't help myself! Now I've resolved to not pick at my skin ever again, and I'll keep a tally on my hand of days gone without picking. God, the joys of being a neurotic bitch... Today is day one of that, so far so good. The cysts didn't fill back up after popping, however, which I'm very very happy about. I got two new cysts on my back around this time as well, but refrained from touching them thankfully.

Soon after those cysts passed (leaving behind some awful red marks) I broke out on the right side of my face on the jawline and on my neck right under my ear/jaw. That breakout is at it's worst so far today. I'm hoping this is my initial breakout, and once it subsides, I'll be on my way to healing. My chest is almost clear and I was coming into Accutane from a fairly bad breakout of small pimples on my chest. Back is okay too, no new lesions, cysts are still hanging around under my skin. My back has a lot of scarring and redness, but hopefully that'll fade over time. 

The only new side effect I've had is my face feeling quite hot today. The dryness is bearable, and I've drank a shitload of water lately to keep it at bay. Hopefully that'll help my liver too.

Overall so far it hasn't been so bad, I'm just praying to the gods of Accutane that this is in fact my IB and it'll get better from here. I can cover this fairly well with my hair and makeup, but I don't feel confident or pretty. Also hurts like a bitch.  I'm fully prepared to skip some school or work if it gets worse and just stay home without makeup to let it pass. 

Anyway, I'll get back here tomorrow to update you on the state of my current breakout. I hope it'll be better tomorrow already, as I have a party to go to on both Friday and Saturday... Bye for now!


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