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How To Wean Off Of Doryx (Doxycycline) Also Vitamin Questions?

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#1 vituperative


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

So I started Doryx (Doxycycline) on April 9 and it's May 8 here and I want to wean myself off of it. It's been a month and I started having good results at the 2 week mark but now I have 7 active pimples on my face (happened in 2 days) and antibiotics are not a permanent solution so I want to stop taking them.


How should I go about this? Currently I take 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night. Should I start taking it just once a day for a week, or every other day or what? I don't want to drag the process forever but I also don't want to break out insanely either.


Also, I've decided to start taking zinc and Vitamind D3 tablets instead when I finish Doryx. How much of each should I take per day and how often? Would you also suggest taking them with or without food?

Thanks guys.

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Wash face with Thursday Plantation Acne Face Wash



Remove makeup with Nivea Daily Essentials Facial Cleansing Wipes (Fragrance Free)
Wash face with Thursday Plantation Acne Face Wash

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:39 PM


AHOY me log

first course 2010
week 1/2- 20mg
week 3/4 -30mg
month 2 - 30mg
month 3 - 30mg
month 4 - 40mg
month 5 - 40mg
month 6 - 40mg

second course 2012
month 1 20mg
month 2 40mg
month 3 30mg with prednisone
month 4 30mg with prednisone
month 5 40mg with prednisone

Yaz - birth control tablet
Zinc - liquid supplement
Vitex agnus castus - tablet form
Chinese Blood Tonic - twice daily

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