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In Topic: Doxycycline , Clindamycin

12 December 2014 - 07:19 PM

I was prescribed it once daily, but usually twice daily means ~ 12 hours apart.

In Topic: Got Cortisone Shot And Now I'm Depressed

12 December 2014 - 01:35 PM

I've had a cortisone injection once for a coalescent nodule on my cheekbone. It flattened it out in about 3 days, although the redness persisted for maybe a week to week and a half.

In Topic: Doxycycline , Clindamycin

12 December 2014 - 01:28 PM

I've taken doxycycline before (with topical clindamycin). I felt it worked decently, reducing the inflammation and severity of breakouts, but things were never perfect...


About the calcium, just avoid taking it within 2 hours or so of taking calcium supplements and/or dairy.


Apparently it's also better to take it on an empty stomach, but it made me kind of nauseous when I did that. I asked the pharmacist and they said the better absorption on an empty stomach thing was more theoretical than scientifically proven, so she said it was fine to take with meals (so long as they weren't dairy heavy).

In Topic: Best Prescription Topical Cream For Moderate To Severe Nodular, Cystic Acne O...

10 December 2014 - 08:33 AM

Agree with what's been said previously that nodular-cystic acne is really difficult to treat with topicals alone. That being said, my dermatologist prescribed Aczone and a compound of clindamycin in a hypoallergenic/sensitive skin/oil-free moisturizer, which along with oral antibiotics have worked well for me. My story is a bit complicated though by the fact that I got a severe contact dermatitis (which destroyed my skin) from using Epiduo, which precluded the use of any topicals for a good 6 months afterwards... I've just been started on Tazorac as well, which my dermatologist says should help heal the redness left over from the contact dermatitis.

In Topic: Leaving Us To Canada, Should I See Dermatologist Now Or Wait Cystic Acne?

20 June 2013 - 08:42 PM

It might be difficult to get an appointment with a dermatologist in Canada. Most will only see you if you are referred to them by your family doc... although it might be different for somebody who is paying out of pocket (vs. Medicare).