I'm in the process of weaning off doxy and will share my progress in case anyone is interested. I've taken 40 mg of doxy for over two years now without a problem. I'd taken Oracea before this but it was too expensive and so switched to low dose doxy (anti-inflamatory versus antibiotic dose). When I took Oracea it really didn't do much of anything and I'm not sure the doxy has either. I'm on a complex tx regime (see below) so who knows for sure what is doing what. I stated one week ago slowly weaning off doxy to see what happens. My ultimate goal is to only use topicals. Getting off of doxy (even an anti-inflammatory dose) I think is healthier for my body longterm.
I've been clear for a long time, especially after my derm started the BP cleanser (Panoxyl) + topical antibiotic (Cleocin-T) + monthly microdermabrasions combo. Even on this regime I can sometimes get really tiny flat lesions, only a couple at a time...that sometimes have pus, sometimes not. They seem to come up after eating rosacea triggers so I think they must be rosacea (I also have been diagnosed with acne). Avoiding added oils also really helped clear up my skin.
So that brings me to weaning off the doxy. I'm one week into it and my skin seems about the same. I'm down to 20 mg doxy once a day. Then I will take one less doxy a week until totally weaned (7 weeks). Have to admit I'm a bit nervous about tinkering with things...but here goes!