well i didnt just use protopic, i used lip blams like burts bee, & blistex. I didnt change my diet and i took some multivitamin pill after my lips looked like that in the picture but it didn't do anything. No i stopped using protopic i think around 8-9 months ago. No my lips didnt get worst when i stopped using protopic, i think after i stopped using protopic my lips slowly got a little bit better like my lip became less red and the skin didnt peel as often as before. Well i think the picture was considered a bad day because i been letting the skin build up and i didnt peel them when they got wet, i just let them dry. i havnt peeled the skin for a few days in the picture and the skin were able to peel, when my lips get dry and starts to crack they can be peeled but i just put some lip balm on them to stop the dryness and cracking.