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About VaioChick

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  1. All of the side effects that I had did go away. It took some time for some of them, but after a few months I couldn't complain anymore The most obvious was my dry skin and lips. My redness is still fading, but most of it had to do with the dryness. I did have a few vision problems, but my eye doctor assured me they would go away after my treatment. Mine were more night vision and trouble focusing. Towards the end of my treatment my triglyceride panel was on the high side ... but that went
  2. The internet can be an awfully scary place. I wouldn't go out there searching for percentages for people afflicted with harsh side effects. Firstly, anyone can post on the internet ... so their statistics might be made-up. Secondly, doctors and Accutane manufacturers would not continue to dispense the medication if it was going to have harsh side-effects in a large percentage of patients. All medications carry the risk of side-effects, even Tylenol. I'm not trying to downplay the side-effec
  3. I'm really weird and can't stand if my lips feel "sticky" ... so I don't like aquaphor. I ordered Dr. Dan's Cortibalm and didn't like it. It left a weird residue on my lips. My ultimate favorite find was Neosporin Lip Treatment. I ended up with a tube in my desk drawer, purse, work bag, dresser, bathroom ... anywhere and everywhere I might end up. God forbid it get melty in my pocket. Can you tell I'm OCD?
  4. Number 5 will ultimately be up to you. Going on Accutane is definitely not an easy decision. I have had acne problems for 12ish years now (since puberty). I have also tried every OTC and Rx and seemed to be running out of options. In November of 2006 I was getting ready to attend my friend's wedding and I had a major nodular cyst "breakout". I went from a moderately annoying case of acne (while trying to maintain it on Rx topicals), to severe nodular cysts that after oral antibiotics, month
  5. Hmmm ... I have been complaining for 3 weeks now that I can't shake this sinus infection. It's good to know that the Accutane might be contributing to my slow recovery. I went to the doctor 3 weeks ago and had a sinus infection, strep throat and an upper respiratory infection. The doctor gave me a steroid shot. You should have seen my face 20 minutes after!!! It looked GOOD (short lived!) I also got 2 weeks of antibiotics which are gone. I have grown up with sinus infections and know mi
  6. When I read your post I seriously felt a sense of relief ... I'm not the only one! I have had the same feeling for quite some time. I talked to my dermatologist and she was concerned I may have an underlying depression problem. I have never been depressed before ... but it does run in my family. She referred me to a psychologist who gave me Zoloft. I do have OCD tendencies ... and these have improved a bit. However, I still have feelings of distance ... almost a feeling of existentialism .
  7. I have had really good luck with Neosporin Lip Therapy. I actually prefer it to Aquaphor!!! The pain with Aquaphor is that it is sold in large containers ... so if you want to slip something into your pocket or purse, it doesn't work. My doctor's office had samples which are perfectly sized ... similar to other lip treatments. I use Neosporin LP and in between applying that I use Dr. Dan's. Good luck!!!
  8. AMEN! I have a little collection of the NO PREGNANCY logo from the back off my pills ... every time I take a pill I throw the backing into a basket in my kitchen ... lol. I guess there are some people out there who do not know how to follow the system and follow all of the safety precautions! I guess our minor inconvenience is worth it so we can keep poor babies from being born without defects! But ... I hear ya!!!
  9. I would recommend DML Daily Facial Moisturizer. I was using Cetaphil before ... which was fine, but have had better luck with DML. DML is behind the pharmacy counter (don't know why?!) but you can buy it without a script. I went to my local grocery store to get it ... they didn't have it in stock but ordered it and it was available the next afternoon. It has an SPF of 25 and leaves your face feeling soft, not oily. It was about $10 for a 1.5 ounce container ... you really don't need much, s