Doryx 150 mg at night
Both are doxycycline just different forms
Finacea gel 15%
Also on Prozac 20 mg for anxiety/ depression
Use aveno ultra calming foaming cleanser
Diet is healthy. I don't eat much due to my anxiety, but it's mostly water, coconut milk, a green protein shake with no dairy or soy is all All vegan. Chicken, fish, sushi, some grains, no chocolate, sugary foods.
I also drink cultured coconut milk which has 10 live active cultures to replace the good bacteria that is killed with the doxycycline. I don't want to end up with any gut issues from this medication.
Diagnosed with a combo of adult acne/rosacea. I'm a 23 yo male living in NYC. Skin was clear for 16 months and broke out in February. Been a nightmare of the past 6 months.
Day 1 I started in the afternoon. I took both the doryx and Monodox at the same time which isn't bad but was told to do the doryx at night. I got out of the shower and waited 20 min to apply the Finacea. Within 10 min it began to burn and sting and itch. I pushed through it. I went on with my day. Skin looked worse later that night. Washed my face and applied finacea again. Waited 30 min and applied emu oil. Fell asleep even through the burning and itching.
Day 2. I woke up and my face was more red. New tiny spots formed. Tiny tiny pimples. I'm not applying it this morning. I was told to do it twice a day, but I'm reading to start slow to reduce irritation. My forehead is virtually clear minus a few small blackheads and 1 tiny whitehead. Left side cheek is clear minus a few red marks and red cheeks. Left chin is red with a few flat red spots. Right side is a whole nother ball game. Red, inflamed, pimples. It sucks. Right chin is the same. I have a big active pimple on my right cheek. Not sure what's going to happen with it.
I'm the type that once a pimple turns into a whitehead, I pop it. So well see what happens.
I took the Monodox this morning and I'll take the doryx at night when I apply the finacea. I see my family for the first time in 3 months this weekend and I jus hope my skin calms down a bit. If not, oh well. They know what's going on. I have read a lot of success stories with finacea so I'm sticking with it until I see the derm again in a month.
Edited by Murph89, 13 July 2012 - 11:31 AM.