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Fewer pimples on Doxycycline

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I have been on Monodox doxcycline for almost 2 months now. I will say that it really improved my back and has reduced the number of breakouts on my face. However, it seems that I have been getting more cysts on my forhead then usual. I used to get 2 or 3 a month but I have had at least one active one on my forhead for about 3 weeks. I noticed that when I was briefly on Erythromycin I didnt really get cysts but I had more pusutles. These things on my forhead really hurt and they get really red even if I dont touch them. Thinking back now, I kinda remember getting alot of these forhead things when I was taking Minocycline a few years ago. I dont know if it is just a coincidence or if there is some correlation. I know its seems backwards but could it have anything to do with the Doxcycline? Anyone else have this problem?

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hey soxfan. I recently started taking doxycycline for my pimples as well. Call me crazy, but i noitced some random scarring (in areas where there is no pimples) whilst on doxy. I dont know why i got them or if doxy was the cause.

Do u have any sideffects with doxy (i.e. diarrhea)? Also do you take probiotics?

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No and no. I have developed some stomach irritation after almost 7 years of different antibiotics but thats it. Once and awhile (like 2 or 3 times a year) I get some pretty serious stomach pain. I have to be careful to take my pills with food and not eat too much spicy food, but I can pretty much control it. My face has gotten alot better since I wrote this post. I think the cysts may have been part of an initial breakout.

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After so many yrs and switching back and forth the antibiotics can become immune to certain bacteria.

Dunno if that has anything to do w/it...just me 2 cents

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