Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:06 PM
New to the forums here. I'm a 20 year old male.
I've been struggling with moderate/sometimes severe acne for about a year and a half now.
It was essentially obsolete in high school..never anything to be concerned about.
Then I started working out/taking supplements and I think my horomores are now out of whack.
Anyways I've seen two different derms and a skin specialist.
I've been on doxycycline for 7 weeks and seen no results.
I wash my face a minimum of twice a day, and apply azelaic acid (fiancea gel) twice, sometimes 3 times a day. My cheeks and chin are always red (Irish skin) and my face also has a lot of freckles on it, which gets really sloppy when pimples try to form on/near a freckle.
How long should I run the antibiotic if I don't see any results? My skin seems to have almost gotten worse since being on it, but I am just hoping that the doxy is just flushing out everything, like an initial breakout.
I would love to hear what anyone has to say.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:44 AM
What supplements are you still taking, if any? Antibiotics can take two or even three months to start having an effect on acne sometimes. You might need to try a few different ones before you find one that works for you.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:44 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:44 AM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:42 AM
I started taking Minocycline [100mg twice daily] two weeks ago and have seen immediate results. All my acne cleared and I'm left with the odd pimple here and there. I also started Spironolactone a week after the antibiotics, but I feel the Minocycline did the heavy lifting because I saw most of my results during week 1.
Based on what I've read here on acne.org, it usually takes a few months to see results with antibiotics, so I may be a fluke.
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