Brandon311

Doryx Question

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I've been taking doryx for three weeks so far with atralin and benzoyl peroxide body wash. I havent seen a huge improvement but my main concern is that I've read that many people that have taking doryx and for an extended amount of time and stop using it Their acne returns and its much worse. I was wondering if i stop taking doryx and continue with artalin and the benzoyl peroxide body wash can that cause any harm to my acne improvement. Thanks for the help.

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So Doryx is absorbed through your intestines, not your stomach so it might take a tad longer to see its affects. When I was on it, it helped somewhat, but eventually my acne over came the antibiotics and now I am on accutane...

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yeah same thing as above. I was on Doryx 150mg once a day for 3 months by the end of the third month, i literally had 100% clear skin. It was fucking awesome. I started going on dates, playing sports, going to parties. After month 4, the drug had gotten more expensive and my mom couldn't afford it, so I stopped. I'd take 1 pill every 2 days or every 3 days. Then it aaaall come back. I was put on generic doxycycline for 6 months and nothing happened.

Im going on accutane next month because i'd rather die than not being able to do something as simple as seeing my reflexion in a mirror

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Its hard to say, as each person is different. It is a strong possibility once you stop the antibiotic that they acne will return. Thats the problem with the antibiotics, you have to continue to take them to kill off the bacteria. None of those ever worked for me which is why I am now on a accuatne course. Much higher chance of killing off the acne. Higher risk of side effects on the other hand. Its somewhat a trade off. Deal with the risks and the side effects and get results. I hope for your sake you can stop the antibiotics and stay clear!

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You shouldn't worry. First of all, the people who break out after stopping doxycycline are probably just "returning to baseline". You never left baseline, you saw no benefits (yet), so you have nothing to lose. Second, 3 weeks may not be long enough to see an effect. Review papers generally recommend waiting 6 weeks or more to judge whether an oral antibiotic was effective for acne.

I recommend you continue all of your treatments until a reputable doctor tells you to do otherwise. Patience, my friend. And if you do stop the doxycycline, definitely continue the topical treatments.

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I want to add in, with the person above, that if you do stop taking doxy, do so gradually. I took 100mg of doxy twice a day for 18 months (yes, a long time and while I had no adverse side effects I do not recommend due to becoming resistant), and I slowly tapered my dosage and took probiotics. By the time I was completely off the antibiotics, my skin had broken out slightly but nothing major. In fact, the topicals I used I continued to use and they kept me pretty clear for quite a long time.

Do what you feel is right with the doxy, but I caution that antibiotics are usually temporary solutions and it is best to find a topical combination that can clear your acne. Only once every avenue has been explored should you consider Accutane. I say that not as a scare tactic, I know people that Accutane has helped IMMENSELY and no other solution would've been feasible, but I also want to remind you of all the products out there before you skip to that.


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I took Doryx once a day for 3 months. If you don't have insurance it's $15 a pill, luckily I have good insurance :) It kinda cleared me up but my face eventually got worse. I am now currently taking accutane so that tells you how "well" it works.

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