Okay, now I know EXACTLY what side effects I'm getting:
-Hair falling out
-Mild joint pain
They're not too bad, really. I'm fine as long as I have eye drops, my vitamins, and aquafor.
My hair falling out is a bit depressing...but no one notices unless I brush my hair around them.
My pink face is irksome...I tried Aveeno's redness calming lotion...not a miracle, but I suppose it's a little better.
My headaches are gone! Or maybe I'm used to them...or maybe it's because I try to drink more water nowadays...
On another note...last night...I got drunk. *gasp*
I know I knooooooow I probably shouldn't have...but I tried to be as safe as I could about it. I was actually pretty freaked out at first. I only had two shots of vodka and a beer (I'm a lightweight =P), and I had about two big ass cups of water for every drink I had...then I kept drinking water after I stopped having alcohol. And I tried to pay attention to see if I ever got any sharp side pains...but nothing happened. Just good 'ol drunken fun.
And I'm not even hungover or anything! Although the massive amounts of water I drank caused me to go to the bathroom frequently.
By the way, is it also bad to smoke while on accutane?
My face feels great! I mean, it generally looks about the same as when I started...but I DON'T HAVE TO CONSTANTLY WIPE OIL OFF MY FACE! It's pretty great not having to worry about it. My face is a bit bumpy though...not acne bumpy, but more like a massive amount of blackheads bumpy. You can only really see the ones on my nose though.
Okay, this part has to do with bathroom business...so if you don't want to hear about accutane-toilet business, don't read this paragraph. So pretty soon after I started the meds, when I would wipe after a bowel movement there'd be blood. I freaked a little at first, but since I don't see any blood IN the toilet, I think it's just that my anus is dry...and ripping. Ouch. So dryness below the waist is definitely occurring.
OH, and my hair is getting a bit dryer...but still gets oily. Weird. I've always had dry-yet-oily hair...now it just seems even more dry. Weird.
Well, there's my catching-up for the past week or so
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