Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:07 PM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:03 PM
Mino can cause whats called idiopathic intracranial hypertension this is from the lack of absorption of CSF within the brain. Its a slow process, but can result in dizziness, headaches, neck pain, blurred vision. They advise to stop the medication if this happens to you. Its an adverse effect of mino that could prove fatal if left untreated although very rare.
I know this because i was on mino twice daily. While it did help i couldn't get over these "weird" sensations and feelings i had of dizziness and vertigo especially after getting off elevators. It progressed to a "different" type of headache that i had never had before. I finally did my own research and found this is a rare side effect. I stopped the mino and all has been well or even better. I feel i can think and concentrate more than when i was on it. So, this is something to watch for and you seem to describe what i had.
Doxy caused several constipation for me. Its also super expensive according to the doc i spoke to. With either med i would encourage adequate water and fiber in the diet.
Mino has a longer half life i think which is why it lasts awhile and works even after being stopped. But of course does not last forever.
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:27 PM
Posted 14 June 2014 - 06:38 PM
I just started taking doxycycline today. 100mg twice a day. I'm also using topical medications as well. However, after my 3 months, I am hoping to stay off of the antibiotics for good. I've heard of plenty relapse stories which does really suck. I am going to change my eating and exercise habits, eat more omega 3 and antioxidants...drink way more water- things that naturally help your skin. As far as facial wash, I use CeraVe Hydrating. CeraVe and Cetaphil are I believe to 2 most recommended - they are also both non-comedogenic. Good Luck!
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