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#3365865 Will I Break Out If I Stop Taking Doxycycline?

Posted by xabier94 on 12 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

3 months have passed since i stopped the doxy. I havent had a pimple in 2 months or something like that, so im pretty happy with my skin obviously, though red marks are still there.


I've been in spain for the last couple of weeks, very hot, lots of sun, bad diet (due to the fact that im eating in restaurants and etc), yet my skin stays perfect.


The only thing im doing is using topical erythromycin one day on - one day off.

#3359406 Weight Gainers

Posted by xabier94 on 19 June 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hey, take it from a guy who has been doing this his whole life. I am naturally tall and thin, and my football and baseball coaches wanted me to put on muscle to have more power. It's hard to do, but with a good diet and workout routine I've gone from 6'1'' and 160lbs to 185lbs, while still staying under 10% bodyfat.

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Okay, so first of all there is one type of whey protein. It is not "raw" or anything like that, it is just called whey protein. It is great for you, and if you plan to work out I highly recommend it.

If you want to buy a ready made weight gaining powder, those are good but they can be expensive. They are entirely not necessary though; I've never liked them.

If you want to gain weight through diet, these foods are the best way to do it
-whole grain breads and pastas
-brown rice
-kidney and black beans
-whole milk
-whole, uncut (old fashioned) oatmeal

When you are trying to gain weight, it's a simple calories in vs out calculation. If you take in more than you burn, you will have a calorie surplus and gain weight. Like another poster said, you should also stop at a fast food place 2-3 times a week and grab a few sandwiches off the dollar menu, sticking to burgers and chicken sandwiches (wraps or fish won't do much for you).

To gain that much weight though requires a solid lifting routine, otherwise you'll put on fat. Focus on compound exercises, with medium-heavy weight, and a moderate rep scheme. If you workout four times a week, try to keep it under an hour each time; if three times a week (this is what I do), keep it under 1.5 hours.

If you need suggestions on exercises, supplement recommedations, or anything else just post it here. I've been fighting my ultra fast metabolism for years in sports so I know quite a bit about this LOL.

And unfortunately, anytime you up your caloric intake you have a slight risk in getting some new acne. The effect is usually minimal, and it usually clears up once your body has become acclimated to your new routine.


Thanks for your advice. I guess as you said that in order to gain muscle i'll have to have a little fuck-it attitude with the diet and the acne, but somehow being clear is more important to me than adding pounds. I may only try to gain 10 pounds instead of 20 if thats better to my skin.


Thanks also for the information about exercises, the coaching staff and the people at the gym already told me what to do, but if i have any question i'll post it here, it seems like you are experienced in gaining weight and sports and such

#3357177 Will I Break Out If I Stop Taking Doxycycline?

Posted by xabier94 on 12 June 2013 - 06:11 AM

Well, it's been 2 months since i stopped taking doxy, and i just wanted to let you know that my skin remains clear. In fact, it's better than it was when i was taking doxy.


I've been eating foods which are considered to worsen the acne (lots of pasta, rice, bread...), and i've been a lil bit stressed because of the exams (i study 2 careers), yet i haven't had any pimples since a month ago or so.


Hyperpigmentation is still there, but at 19 and being a basketball college player it's almost impossible to have perfect skin, so im trying not to care too much about red marks.


Overall, im quite happy about my skin. No outbreaks, no more worrying about the acne, my self-confidence is back, etc.


Good luck to everybody who is out there battling acne, and thanks for reading this post.

#3348162 Will I Break Out If I Stop Taking Doxycycline?

Posted by xabier94 on 13 May 2013 - 09:08 AM

Well it's been a month since i stopped taking doxy and im still clear, i havent had any pimples for 3 weeks or something like that, so im very happy with the results.

Now im even shaving everyday, something i couldnt even think of when my acne was at its worst.


Now im willing to work on the red marks left from acne, but im quite afraid of acne coming back if i start using a cream for the marks :S. 


I think i may leave the red marks fade on their own instead of start applying creams, but if anyone knows of something that could help with the hyperpigmentation and not cause me to break out, please tell me.