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Accutane And Vaginal Dryness

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Hi,

I am 21 years old and I just started my second course of Accutane. I took it for five months when I was 15 and my skin was great for a while, but, alas, it came back. Anyway, I took my first pill three days ago and it has started a shitstorm of emotions and worries. Before getting on I read that some people experienced vaginal dryness. Now, that disturbed me a lot. In fact, I almost decided against taking it. Anyway, I decided to take it and I experienced vaginal dryness almost immediately. However, I am unsure if this is the medication or my own anxiety. Whenever my boyfriend and I had sex after I started, I would start to panic that I wasn't getting wet and, sure enough, I wasn't wet. As a result, sex hurt a little bit. But I don't know if this is just because I am worried about it. I have experienced no other side effects and am wondering if it is even possible to experience side effects after only taking two pills. I hope it's all in my head but, regardless, I can't get it out. I am also very worried that this problem will persist throughout my course AND after. I don't mind simply using lube, but I don't want to lose the natural wetness that I have experienced throughout my life. If anyone can give me some advice, that'd be great.

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I'd also like to mention that I have no felt any other side effects, and I wanted to know if it's even possible that this was an actual side effect after taking 40 mg for two days

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I'm sure its all anxiety. not possible for the medication to dry you out that quickly. I could happen through your course but not this soon. I didn't have issues with that though.


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I'm sure its all anxiety. not possible for the medication to dry you out that quickly. I could happen through your course but not this soon. I didn't have issues with that though.

Thanks so much for your reply! I figured it couldn't have affected me that quickly, but once I read about that possible side effect I couldn't get it out of my mind. Now on to relaxing myself so that I can get rid of this problem!

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