I was really overly emotional when I was on accutane. It was weird. I wasn't depressed or anything but I would cry over anything. I would get into a tiff with my sister and I would be crying and I would read something touching and cry like a baby it was weird, things I wouldn't normally let get to me affected me more more. Lots of people I talks to during my course had issues similar to this or being bitchy and not being able to stop even though you knew you were over reacting. Accutane is crazy medication.
Have you tried bag balm on your lips yet? It's cheap and works wonderfully. If there is one thing I could recommend during a course would be bag balm.
I'm experiencing the exact same thing, and I'm not really an emotional person. The day after my super bad day I had an argument with my sister and she when she came to make up with me I cried as she hugged me. It was crazy. I'm not worried though, as you said, I don't feel depressed just tearful and silly things.
No, I'm not sure where to buy bag balm in the UK so I think I'd have to get it online. For the moment, Burt's Bees is doing the job fairly well but if I get fed up of it then I'll look into bag balm more so thank you for your recommendation.
Had a hospital appointment this morning. I went expecting to see my derm but I saw a specialist nurse instead, who I have to say, was much more knowledgeable than the doctor I had seen previously and she was very helpful.
Turns out the rash on my hands and feet is a strange type of eczema, caused by my skin being so dry. The nurse gave me three different samples of intensive moisturisers to try and she wrote down the name of a steroid cream that would help. She said that if in a few days my rash has not improved then I should get an appointment with my GP so he can prescribe me the steroid cream. I'll let you know how I get on with the moisturisers.
My dosage has been increased from 20mg to 40mg. I had to do another pregnancy test today (even though I opted out of the pregnancy prevention plan) and you'll all be pleased to know that they gave me a marginally larger pot to aim for! Then the nurse confirmed that I am in fact not pregnant (surprise surprise...) and the other good news is that I don't have to have a blood test next month (Whoooop!).
Just a word on blood tests, if you're a wuss like me and you're worried about taking this drug because of the blood tests, don't be. They get less nerve racking every time and they're always not as bad as you think they'll be.
I strongly recommend Palmer's Cocoa Butter (I buy the original solid formula) as it is such a nice moisturiser for my face and it makes your skin feel so smooth even once you wake up in the morning and the cream's all rubbed off.
Finally, all the tiny spots that I used to get all over my forehead are gone and my skin doesn't feel as horribly rough as it did a couple of weeks ago. It's hard to tell if the rest of my skin's improved, but I think it has. I can't explain how nice it is to not have to worry about oily, shiny skin like I used to have to do aaaall daaaay long.