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Hey all! I'm on Month 3 of my (hopefully) 5 month treatment of Accuatne (Claravis to be specific). Just have a few questions for those of you who are on it as well as those who have finished.

First, the backs of my heels are very sore every morning... my doctor said he doesnt think this is an Accutane side effect... which doesn't make sense to me since this has never happened to me before so I'm wondering... has anyone else experienced this? Did it stop once you finished your course?

Also, my pores seem to be getting WAY bigger. They were never really big in the first place but now they're huge and super noticeable. Is it normal for them to get bigger while on it? Do they shrink again once you're off the 'tane?

My skin is slowly but surely clearing but I still have a lot of redness. Does the redness eventually fade or will I need to do something else for the redness once I'm finished?

Also, like most people, my lips and hair are crazy dry. How soon after I stop Accutane will the moisture come back?

Thanks in advance guys!!


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Hey all! I'm on Month 3 of my (hopefully) 5 month treatment of Accuatne (Claravis to be specific). Just have a few questions for those of you who are on it as well as those who have finished.

First, the backs of my heels are very sore every morning... my doctor said he doesnt think this is an Accutane side effect... which doesn't make sense to me since this has never happened to me before so I'm wondering... has anyone else experienced this? Did it stop once you finished your course?

Also, my pores seem to be getting WAY bigger. They were never really big in the first place but now they're huge and super noticeable. Is it normal for them to get bigger while on it? Do they shrink again once you're off the 'tane?

My skin is slowly but surely clearing but I still have a lot of redness. Does the redness eventually fade or will I need to do something else for the redness once I'm finished?

Also, like most people, my lips and hair are crazy dry. How soon after I stop Accutane will the moisture come back?

Thanks in advance guys!!


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My pores are huge on this medicine. It's frightening. I don't know if that goes away, but I sure hope so.

My dermatologist told me the redness will fade after we're done.

Have you investigated if it's your shoes?? Try wearing sandals or backless shoes to let your feet breath. Otherwise, wear comfy exercise shoes when you're out walking or something. Then use a heavier duty cream on your heels, like a hand or foot cream. You could even try Aquaphor. I use that stuff for nearly everything that's chapped or acting weird on my body. :)


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Started Claravis May 16, 2012

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

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My pores are huge on this medicine. It's frightening. I don't know if that goes away, but I sure hope so.

My dermatologist told me the redness will fade after we're done.

Have you investigated if it's your shoes?? Try wearing sandals or backless shoes to let your feet breath. Otherwise, wear comfy exercise shoes when you're out walking or something. Then use a heavier duty cream on your heels, like a hand or foot cream. You could even try Aquaphor. I use that stuff for nearly everything that's chapped or acting weird on my body. smile.png


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My pores are huge on this medicine. It's frightening. I don't know if that goes away, but I sure hope so.

My dermatologist told me the redness will fade after we're done.

Have you investigated if it's your shoes?? Try wearing sandals or backless shoes to let your feet breath. Otherwise, wear comfy exercise shoes when you're out walking or something. Then use a heavier duty cream on your heels, like a hand or foot cream. You could even try Aquaphor. I use that stuff for nearly everything that's chapped or acting weird on my body. smile.png


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So interesting to hear about your heels. Mine are also so sore in the morning. Walking from my bed to the bathroom in the morning is always painful, almost startlingly so. I don't know if it's from the Accutane, or the fact that I'm now running 3 miles 5 days a week. I'm almost two months in, and hoping it goes away eventually. It's not difficult to live with but it would be nice if it weren't permanent! Hope the rest of your treatment is going well.

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