Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:16 AM
I was on Doxycycline for two months before Accutane, which I'm taking 80 mg per day for five months. I think my face was doing as good on Doxy as it is on Accutane. I just thought Accutane would clear it on up. I am 37. Taking my 13-yr-old to derm today, too, going to request Doxy. 13-year-old teenager type superficial acne, but super bad bacne. Mine is cystic and deep. Spots don't heal for weeks. I sure haven't seen much more of an improvement than I did with the Doxy and am not going to spend 600 a month on two Accutane RXs. $300 on mine is enough. And, really, if I was super cleared like other people have been, I'd spend the money but really Doxy helped me. I suggested that I go back to it last month but they wanted me to go ahead and keep on with the Accutane. I have not really had side effects with either of them. Dry lips the first couple of months, now my eyes are kind of dry and my lips are better, but, really nothing else. Good luck. Listen to your body!!!! To start taking Accutane being a married female of child-bearing age, had to go through the two forms of birth control thing and I had a really, really bad reaction to Yaz, the pill, only took one dose, and first drug I've ever instantly clashed with. No doubt it was not for me and I knew right away and was also smart enought not to say, hey, I feel like that almost killed me, why don't I take another dose and see if it does it again? New better to try another dose. Some people can take things that do great for them and it doesn't work for others. Good luck to you.