I stopped benzoyl peroxide the day I went on Claravis accutane. I was so happy until day 8 when I started breaking out. I waited and waited and it's almost day 13 but I am still breaking out. There are just so many pustules, large and small, scabs everywhere, they pop and pus and they are so painful! My upper lip is so swollen! It's painful to eat too, just opening my mouth and feeling the pimples. Then, the pain wakes me up and keep me from sleeping. I've only slept about 10 hours for the last two days. Waking up to pain, struggling to go back to sleep. It's difficult to talk. I had to call off work and use my vacation hours for the entire week!
So, I caved. I smeared benzoyl peroxide all over my pustules. It BURNED like hell!!! I was using the cream religiously for five years and thought my skin have adapted. NOPE! IT STINGS AND BURN LIKE CRAZY!
I also ran out of food. It's amazing how empty the supermarket is at 9AM on Monday which was so good for me. I couldn't look at anyone in the eye but did notice some stares from passerby. The cashier girl wouldn't even look at me as she hand me the receipt. It sucks so bad!
My face hurts, like all the time!