Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:44 PM
The cold is likely just a cold, considering you were using accutane for only a couple of days before you started having symptoms (and it's winter-time!), but eye problems are a *possible* side effect (like decreased night vision, etc.). Unfortunately, eye issues are one of those side effects that *might* be permanent. If you notice double vision along with dizziness and nausea - you should let your doctor know right away (this could be a sign of something more serious). However, if the double vision is not accompanied with any other alarming side effects (specifically dizzyness or nausea, headaches are quite common with accutane use) it may not be a reason to stop the accutane, but it would be a good idea to let your derm know if it persists.
What sort of eye drops are you using? Some of the more common types of "eye- drops" are for reducing redness for cosmetic reasons, rather than lubricating or helping with dryness. Using the kind meant for occasional eye-redness may actually dry out your eyes more in the long run. Be sure that you are using a brand meant specifically for preventing/eliminating dryness and irritation of the eyes (and an extra-strength kind, at that). Does it get worse throughout the day, or do you wake up with it? If it gets worse throughout the day, eye-strain might be a possible culprit.
Edited by megtree, 13 January 2014 - 12:44 PM.
My Accutane log (with pictures): Holy Isotretinoin Batman It's another Accutane Log!26 y/o female- approx. 54kg
Absorica -40 mg, 1 daily, December 26, 2013 - February, 25, 2014
Absorica - 60 mg, 1 daily. February 26, 2014 - July 6th
Probiotic - 1 daily
Fish oil supplement w/ vit D - 1 daily
Food Grade Rose water - Toner
La Roche Posay Mineral Water Spray
Vichy 50+ Capital Soleil Cream for Sensitive Skin
Food grade Rose Water - Toner
Ziana (tretinoin/clinda combo) August, 2014 - Current
La Roche Posay Mineral Water Spray Aveeno Positively Radiant intensive night cream
Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion- PM
Avene Cicalfate (as needed)