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  1. JA046 added a topic in Prescription acne medications   

    Birth Control Pills And Stopping Doxycycline

    I'm currently taking doxycycline and I've now been taking Zarah (generic for Yasmin) for a little over three weeks. I'm using Zarah for acne and contraceptive purposes, but my doctor didn't want me to stop taking the doxy right as I started the pill because he thought that my acne might flare up. So, I've been erm... abstinent for the past few weeks because I know that antibiotics can hinder the effectiveness of the pill. I'm supposed to stop taking the doxy after my first month of Zarah, but I'm worried that since my skin isn't where I want it to be, that it still might flare up. I like the progress I've been making while using both, so I'm thinking about refilling my last prescription and continuing the doxy for an additional month, just to see if my progress continues.

    Has anyone else stopped taking doxycycline while on birth control, and what was your experience? Did you have flare ups? Were they temporary, or did they last longer than the suggested 3 months that your body is supposed to adjust to the birth control for?

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  2. JA046 added a post in a topic Things Only People With Acne Will Understand!   

    I love reading this thread and knowing that I'm not the only one to deal with these things! I have a few to add...

    - When people tell me I wear too much makeup; especially when they follow it up with, "I don't wear any makeup at all." Yeah, that's great, thanks.

    - When people point out my acne on a day that I think is a good skin day.

    - I hate that my face is always so red! May be from the topicals that I use, but even the spots without acne look sunburned.

    - Changing my outfit because the color of my shirt makes my face look even more red.

    - Not wanting to go underwater in fear that my makeup will wash off.

    - Taking special care to make sure everything, even my hair, does not touch my face.

    - People who sleep with their makeup on and wake up with clear skin like it's nothing.

    - Hating people who don't take care of their skin, and it's still perfect.

    - Telling people that I'm too tired to hang out when it's really only because I've already taken off my makeup and don't want to be seen.

    UGH. It feels good to get that off of my chest. Maybe I'll add more later.
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