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In Topic: A Week And A Half On Doxycycline And Acne Is Worse (Pictures)

28 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

any update man? I know how hard having acne ...im wondering if its still just as bad?


Hey man,


Haven't been on acne.org lately, so sorry for the late response.


Yes, my face is 10x better than here in the picture. I dropped Doxy a month and a half ago since it did absolutely nothing for me. I began taking Zinc Gluconate Chelated (50mg), Fish Oil 1500mg, and Vitamin D3 5000 IU each once daily, and I quit dairy products as well.


My face has only improved since that 1 month ago. It's a bit red and dry now due to the cold weather coming in, but nothing Aloe Vera gel can't fix. Overall, my face is completely smooth, the red marks *almost* completely gone, and what would be left is just patience in general. Without a doubt my skin will keep improving, but I have to maintain a healthy diet as well.


Ever since I found out my acne is hormonal imbalance and diet related, I decided to fix that, and I see great results and improvement so far.


Take it easy man!

In Topic: Using Lemon Juice To Get Rid Of Horrible Tan

29 October 2013 - 04:26 PM

Horrible idea. Try aloe vera (but extracted by yourself from the plant, NOT BOUGHT IN A BOTTLE).

In Topic: Vitamin B5 And Vitamin D3?

22 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

They're both Vitamins needed for your body. I don't see why not.

In Topic: Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Acne

21 October 2013 - 04:53 PM

To reduce the redness (which is what I see), try natural aloe vera gel, extracted straight from the plant by yourself.

In Topic: How Long Do I Have To Be Off Doxycycline To Use Zinc?

20 October 2013 - 06:40 AM

IMO you`re not approaching your treatment correctly.


1. Doxycycline at 200mg a day for 1.5 months with no results is more than enough information to tell you that it`s not working. You might`ve become resistant to the antibiotics since the last time you took them.


2. Even if the Doxycycline was working perfectly for you now, you`d have to come off of it soon anyways (within a year) since the antibiotics are bad for your health, and plus they`ll stop working in time anyways due to bacterial resistance forming. If your acne was bad enough to go on Accutane, and a first round of Accutane didn`t cure your acne, then you definitely won`t be outgrowing your acne any time soon.


3. Stop with the wishful thinking about zinc. You might see small results but there is nothing to indicate zinc will do anything substantial. Especially since you seem to have pretty persistent acne.


What you should do: your best bet is to keep going on Accutane courses until you cure yourself. Or, you could try out the strongest retinoids and see if you can keep your acne at bay that way (retinoids are actually feasible long-term treatments).


As for your question: the only reason you can`t take zinc at the moment is that zinc apparently impairs the absorption of tetracycline antibiotics. So you can start to take zinc as soon as you get off the antibiotics. You might even be able to take zinc while taking the antibiotics if you take the zinc at a time which is halfway between each antibiotic dose.


I do believe you're right. I really don't want to take Accutane again though.My initial breakout was so bad that it destroyed my psychological state of mind and killed my confidence, and even though it did clear me up, it was only for 5-6 months that my skin was "clear" (and I say that because I was full of red marks, which basically looked like acne to me). It's mostly the climate I live in (Hot and Humid) and the type of skin I have (Oily/Sensitive) that causes most of my acne. I still want to give Zinc a chance, because who knows; maybe it could be my miracle drug at least.


Thank you for your suggestion though