Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:41 PM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:54 PM
When I took doxy (about 3 years ago) I took it for about 3 or 4 months and slowly started seeing the results as it got toward 3 months. I didn't have any side effects with this but maybe I was just lucky? Of course, if you start experiencing any side effects that you think may be due to doxy then I'd stop taking it.
Another important thing to be aware of is that if it does work for you and you stop taking it, you're acne probably will return. That's just how antibiotics seem to work and this is what happened for me. After I took doxy for 3 or 4 months, became pretty clear, stopped taking doxy and remained pretty clear for about a month or so before my acne came back but not as bad as before the doxy. So I guess you could say it was a good temporary fix for me.
So if you're not having any problems with doxy, you may want to continue with it for another 2 months at least to see how it works for you. Be aware acne may return once you stop taking it - I think this is the case for most people who use antibiotics for acne and then stop but maybe you could look into this and see if anyone has stayed clear after quitting antibiotics - if so then maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones
(Also I'd advise against long term antibiotic use - I just don't think it's safe).
Hope it goes well
Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:15 PM
Also, I took it for upwards of 18 months and didn't have any adverse affects, but I did taper the dosage as I went off of it and that greatly reduced the transition for my acne. It did come back but milder, and I still use topicals to this day.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:16 PM
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:14 AM
I did have a bad breakout in the month of Jan 2012. Visited a face treatment parlour in Feb. Was recommended Doxy-1.
It is basically an antobiotic that is supposed to heal the wounds and keep bacteria under check.
Question here is can Doxy do this internally and sjould one continue to use ir ...? how long?
I took it for 3 weeks and it did stop new breakouts but I also used topical solution so cannot say if Doxy did its job.
Now in the month of December I havbe started getting breakouts on the facial cheeks. I have bought a dose of Doxy but am relectant to take it everyday and take it about 3 times in a week.
Have read about using hand sanitizer as a spot treatment zapper and starteed from today. I am a male and my skin is very oily and tough i can handle dryness. I feel the continuous appearance of acne is due to bacteria and not internal atleast in my case.
I have been advised not to eat milk products like cheese etc and have stopped that but continue to have yoghurt almost 4 times in a week.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:52 PM
My PA wanted to give me something to get me through waiting for Spironolactone 150mg. twice daily to kick in as it takes a while for it to work. Cysts were still coming up with just Spiro and another PA wanted to maybe start me on Accutane, I immediately declined. So, I was started on Doxy and Tazorac as there comdones everywhere that I've been trying to get rid of forever it seems. I didn't start to get comdones until I entered my late 20's into the worst skin of my life now in my 30's. My forehead has always been broken out as soon as I entered puberty and never really cleared (sigh)......
Right now, the cysts are small and less when I do get them. I'm staying on Doxy and Spiro along with my probiotics as long as I can while clearing up as much as I possibly can. I do think that Doxy is making a difference in my horrific cysts that I would get every week it seems on the same areas on my face (cheeks and jawline). The scars are left over from my cystic battle.......thank god for great make up.