In my last post I referenced a few things that have been going on in recent times that warranted their own post(s). The big one is the fact that I’ve started Accutane again. This is for my severe acne – which is incredibly embarrassing to admit on one hand and not so much on the other.
Turns out mine is 1. hereditary combined with 2. a complication of my infertility issues which morphs into a HUGE issue. I managed to control it for several months using an acne drug that was designed to work on the hormones but in October and November
I thought about taking “before” photos but honestly I hate how I look in the mirror, I sure as shit wasn’t going to be documenting in photographic form. Even if those same photos might help me get perspective on where I was to where I am now.
Anyway, I actually just did my 2nd month blood work this morning so hopefully all will look good and I’ll start month two of six in the next day or so. I am happy about this because so far I have slow progress and next to no side effects.
I know, I’m sure y’all are just SOOOO excited to hear that right? That’s what I thought.
However, this blog post is more for me to look back in six months and see where I was to where I will be (fingers crossed) then.
I’ve still got some symptoms basically along my jaw line. I hate hate HATE it (thanks a lot genetics) because unlike most people mine isn’t easily covered up. Plus you know, I can’t just wear a t-shirt as people who get it on their arms, backs, etc can….its my face. I’d look awfully silly walking down the street with a paper bag over my head. (And don’t think that thought hasn’t crossed my mind during the worst moments.)
I’m getting my dosage upped for round 2 which should knock out the last of it and keep it gone which would make me very happy. I’d love to wear make up again.
The worst side effect so far is the dry lips but Palmers lip butter and Blistex medicated lip balm are my best friends. In fact, I use so much y’all just might want to check out their stocks as I am sure that I’m helping significantly. The only other side effect so far are a few migraines and joint pain when it’s really cold. All in all I’d say I’m doing great.
So I guess its one month down, five to go and hopefully no more acne EVER.
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