Resistance to Doxycycline?
Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:14 PM
I really cleared up about a month ago, to the point where i'd have only one or two minor zits on my face at a time. I decided to try and wean myself off the doxy at that point because i had heard about the possibility of resistance. So I started taking it less regularly (every other day, then every two days). Last week, I got a few pimples that were slightly inflamed, but not too large and so I began taking the doxy again every night until today (prob. about 4 days). This morning I washed my face and saw that the 4 zits i had been concerned w/ were pretty much gone. I was about to put duac on one, but i touched the area and could feel a large lump under the skin (not really visible *yet*).
I'm kind of scared right now, because I was just starting to feel really good about myself and how clear my skin was and I don't want to go through the acne crap again. I don't think I've ever had a lump like this before. Other than that lump, I'm not aware of my acne getting worse...
I was thinking that maybe I tried to wean myself off too quickly and then starting it again might have caused a breakout and this is the doxy getting the bacteria out? because the more that i think about it, the less likely resistance seems (wouldn't I have become resistant while taking it more consistently rather than after beginning to wean myself off of it?) Any insight would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:54 PM
Posted 29 September 2008 - 02:45 AM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:32 PM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 11:43 PM
Makeitmakesense: i've been thinking that i should probably take some kind of probiotic thing. too bad i don't like yogurt, or i could just eat that...oh well.
jokerj: definitely keep taking it, and i promise your acne will clear up beautifully! I am soo happy with my skin now, i can't even tell you. soo worth it! it basically doesn't even look like i ever had skin issues now, which i thought pretty much impossible. good luck!
Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:02 AM
Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:14 PM
Am I just being paranoid?