I've been put on Doxycycline and Epiduo Gel for my stubborn jawline/chin acne. I haven't started yet, but was wondering if anybody has had a lot of success with this combination? I've also read that Doxy can be quite aggravating to the stomach, and that it's best to take after food - but I've also heard that antibiotics work best on an empty stomach, because they won't have anything to counteract with. ARGH! Any experiences?
I'm also a little apprehensive about my daily vitamin intake with this antibiotic. I take B5, Evening Primrose Oil, Zinc, Vitex and probiotics. I'll continue to take the probiotics alongside the Doxy, but I'm really not sure if I should even be bothering to take the others, as they may interact with the antibiotic in certain ways. I wish my doc had elaborated on these things, but it was all just a rush and by the time I had my prescription sorted I'd forgotten to ask.
Anyway, does anybody have any experiences on this antibiotic with vitamin intake? Any success with the Epiduo combination? I've been on Roaccutane in the past but my acne has slowly been creeping back. The doctor said the Doxy should be more successful as I've been on Accutane in the past. Hoping this helps!