Current Day: Twelve.
I’m struggling. I’m struggling badly. My knees to my toes itch (weird, yes but whatever). From my chest to the top on my head itch. The drying out your entire body thing is no joke. Want to know the hardest part about it? I shouldn’t scratch. Also, my lips are drying out pretty quick too. Want to know the hardest part about that? I shouldn’t bite the skin off my lips. My face is starting to peel too; I probably shouldn’t pick at the skin but guess what? I do. I do it all, I bite the skin off my lips, I scratch my entire body, and I pick at my skin. It’s so hard not to scratch and bite especially when this feeling is new to you. My skin has been so oily and greasy that I never really had to worry about chapstick or dry skin, ever. It was all naturally moisturized. No worries, I’m working on the whole be human and do humanly beauty routines like exfoliating, moisturizing, and using chapstick on the regular. 🙄
So now besides the drying out of my skin, I’ve had weird break outs as well. Lets start with breakout number one, giant pimple on my eyebrow. You can’t really see it but it’s there and it hurts, bad. Breakout number two, a weird patch of tiny bumps on my jawline. Stayed there for about 4 days then overnight all formed whiteheads on them. Gross. Breakout number three, two big painful pimples on my back. I didn’t even know they were there until someone at work came up and gave me the whole “good job” shoulder squeeze and I almost cried. Breakout number four, in the lower corner of my nose (very sensitive area for those who don’t know) one has been forming for about a week and it hurts, bad. Other breakouts have occurred but these are the few that I have noticed and have bothered me the most.
As much as I want to complain about this drug already I know that this is only the beginning. Things get worse before they get better, right? Another reason why I can’t complain is because these side effects mean that the medication is working. In the words of a favorite teacher of mine, Mr.Everetts, “HALLELUJAH” *as I slam my hands on my bathroom counter & wake up my neighbors every morning*. 🙌🏼🙌🏼
P.s. I met a friend who started the around the same time as me so it’s kind of cool that we have each other to talk to during this process! 😊