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In Topic: Roots 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel (Without Chemicals And Additives)

27 July 2013 - 06:56 PM

Double topic posting plus advertising link

I am not advertising. If you look at some of my other posts you can see pictures of me and my acne. Heck, I'm just wanting advice on products to help heal my train-wreck skin. Besides everybody else posts links all the time!

In Topic: (Picture) Red Mottled Skin Covered In Blackheads And Pimples

27 July 2013 - 09:49 AM


In Topic: (Picture) Red Mottled Skin Covered In Blackheads And Pimples

26 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

I should also say that I am on Spironolactone right now as my derm thinks this may be due to hormones. However, she said that the Spironolactone will not help with the blackheads, red marks, or inflammation. Time will tell if it gets rid of the active pimples. Also, the blackheads are extremely deep-seated and stubborn. 

In Topic: Antibiotic Dilemma: Need Advice

12 June 2013 - 09:43 AM

Thanks for your replies. Do you think my acne will get even more severe if I get off of it suddenly, especially while I could very well be in the middle of an intital breakout right now? Or should I power through it, see if it improves, and then wean off?

Also, what do you recommend for inflammation besides diet (I am already eating lots of anti-inflammatory foods.)

First thing let me tell you, I went to a derm here and he also asked me to take doryx about 3 months back. I refused. I took the holistic path. I eat as well as I can and my skin has improved by leaps and bounds. I am not clear, but much better. After antibiotics for so long I would feel you need a quality probiotic to control candida and other bad bacteria overgrowth.It helped me. I had been on antibiotics for long for other reasons, not acne and it helps. also have fermented foods.


Read the good things for acne thread and incorporate as much as you can in your daily lifestyle. Including sleeping and waking on time etc...(made a big diofference to my overall health not just acne).


Its not difficult, start it will only get better.




I have been on rounds of different antibiotics pretty consistently for 3 years. They would always keep me clear for about 4 to 6 months before the derm would have to prescribe me a new one. Early this year, I began breaking out again very badly and now I have lots of  post acne marks and hyperpigmentation as well. The antibiotics didn't seem to be helping.


After doing a lot of research, I decided I didn't want to go down the antibiotic route anymore and start supplementing with higher doses of particular vitamins. A week ago, I went to the derm to see if there were any other options besides antibiotics or accutane. He basically insisted that I needed to take a different antibiotic in order to get my acne under control first, and then I could think about weaning off.  So my derm prescribed me Doryx (time-released doxycycline) as well as the topical Tazorac. Though full of doubts and hesitation, I ended up leaving with the prescription and have been taking the Doryx for a week. It's been a week and my acne is much, much worse than it was when I saw the derm. In fact, it's the most severe I have ever had in my life. The acne has spread to places I've never had it in before and is extremely inflamed.


I want to get off the Doryx-- that I am positive of now. My question to you guys is: Should I get off of it now or should I wait until my course is finished? I wanted to ask this question in the holistic/diet section of the forum because I would like advice from a "holistic, health-conscious" point of view. I do regret listening to my derm by taking the Doryx, but now that I've been taking it for a week, would it be bad to just get off it immediately when in the middle of what might be an initial breakout? 



p.s. I also am on a colon/parasite cleanse, which I started about 3 weeks ago-- way before I started taking the Doryx.

So do you think I should completely cold-turkey the Doryx right now? (I'm actually due for my dose in about 30 minutes and contemplating if I should take it not.) Or should I keep taking it, see if the acne calms down, and then wean off? I'm just wondering if my skin will freak out and erupt even further. i don't think I could take my acne any more severe than it already is.