Hey guys! Welcome back, can you believe I’m in week 5 of my Roaccutane Diaries? Neither can I, because I’ve had a good week, believe it or not!
I’m currently booked off sick, again, after being off 2 days last week. I’ve had a week’s worth of antibiotics, which are just not doing the trick. Obviously when taking Roaccutane you really have to be careful of taking other meds because there is a strong chance they will clash. There is, in fact, a whole class of antibiotics I can’t take right now, and chances are these are the ones I probably need to kick this dreaded lurgy. I’m now on a very high dose of another kind of antibiotic, cortisone, and some very funky nasal spray. If that doesn’t work, there is a chance I’m going to have to get my sinus cavities x-rayed, because there is something else wrong, not just an infection – the doctor muttered something about blocked sinus cavities, and frankly it’s not something I wanted to hear, so I tuned him out.
In terms of symptoms, I think I’ve had an easy week – besides a runny nose that actually resembled blood more than snot, and some lip chapping I’ve had a good week. If you haven’t read my post about the products I’ve been loving, then give it a read – I can’t tell you how much I’ve benefited from a good, solid skincare regime and a very moisturising lip balm. I don’t know what I would do without both of those things. My skin has gone from flaky, itchy, and dry to manageable. It’s still dry, but by no means unbearable, and it’s not peeling. My lips still peel, but the mornings I wake up with blood on my face are fewer and further between than when I started taking roaccutane.
We’ve also started kicking the wedding planning into high gear – long distance wedding planning isn’t easy, so we’ll probably make a trip up to Gauteng over the long weekend in August, and you can keep up with my wedding here
Hugs & sloppy daxie kisses