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  1. Originally I didn't believe that this could happen, ie around antibiotics and acne returning,but I am currently dealing with my disbelief. I had recently been on doxy for about 4 months and never saw any of the results I had really hoped for, so about 3 weeks ago I took 1 last pill and stopped. I thought I was doing fine. My skin was very clear. The clearest it's been in a long time and I finally started eating the things that I liked in moderation, except dairy and fried foods. Well I'm payin
  2. I have been using against for the past 5 months once a day in the evening in conjunction with acanya in the morning and the combo has been pretty good. I've yet to be absolutely clear, but I like it. My acne is predominantly inflammatory so it helps in the healing process. It does take about 6 to 12 week before you notice a difference so be patient.
  3. I don't know what to do. I've been off of doxcycline for 2 weeks and my skin was relatively clear, but going into my 3rd week, my skin is going downhill. I have a bunch of tiny whiteheads that are erupting on my forehead and my cheeks. Should I go back on the doxy? It wasn't really helping before, but I'm worried my face is going to start back at square 1. Any advice would help at this point.
  4. I broke out bad when I was on dorxy for about 3 months and I broke out the endtire time I was on it which was 3 months and then switched to doxycycline for about 1/2 a month, then I weened myself off the antibiotics altogether.
  5. is .3% differin too strong to start off with as a first time retinoid user? I'm at my wits end because nothing is working.
  6. I've been on this diet since late December. Now i'm trying to reintroduce things into my diet because I can't pinpoint one thing that is causing my acne. But the battle continues.
  7. I know I'm going to get a lot of flack from posting this but I finally have come to the conclusion that I am done with all the acne diets. I am one of the most healthiest people I know. I workout 3-5 days a week, drink plenty of water, don't eat gluten, soy, low carbs, no tomatoes, bananas, oranges, and no refined sugars or processed foods. Oh and absolutely no dairy. I also limit my intake of coffee, eat plenty of fish, chicken, and turkey and little red meat. And guess what, through all of
  8. I've been on doxy for the past 3 months and it really hasn't done anything for my skin. My skin wasn't that bad to begin with, but once I started doxy, I feel that it began bringing things to the surface so I have dark brown marks left. And still to this day i still break out. I am planning on weening myself off of doxy or going to the derm to ask for another antibiotic. Does anyone have any suggestions. Oh yeah my regimen is as follows: AM 1 Doxy 100mg Aqua glycolic facial cleanser Acanya
  9. It sounds to me that you may be overdoing it with putting differin and acanya on your face at night. Differin is already pretty harsh on the skin and in conjunction with BP at the same time. I would stick with applying acanya in the AM and Differin in the PM. If you are still wanting to apply another topical to your face during the course of the day, use another BP in the afternoon as a spot treatment. In regards to a cleanser you could use a gentle one like cetaphil or purpose. If you're l
  10. You're situation sounds very similar to mine. I am a 27 year old male. My struggle with acne really just began about 4 months ago. As a teenager and through my 20's I never had issues with my skin that I was not able to handle with over the counter products. However, 1 month after my 27th birthday my skin just began going out of control. I was breaking out every other day and over the counter meds were not working so I went to a dermatologist. My derm first prescribed me Dorxy (150 mg) whi
  11. I have been using aczone in the pm and acanya gel in the AM for the past 3 months along with Dorxy (150 mg) and I have to say, aczone has been great about stopping my zits from becoming larger, but for me it has not been a good preventative solution for my acne. It is nice because it is gentle enough to put on your entire face, and if you use it at night, it is nice to wake up and see a spot decrease in size. But overall, I do not think it was drying up my acne as well as I would have hoped.
  12. My diet is pretty good (well outside of the last couple of days due to Mardi Gras) but otherwise I eat extremely healthy. I do not at dairy, gluten, processed foods. I eat a variety of meats, fish, and poultry, lots of veggies, plenty of water, and I exercise 3-4 times a week. So I am hoping that all these factors will help to decrease my IB and help me clear up and remain clear.
  13. Well I am a 27 year old male. My skin has never been an issue for me. As a teenager I would break out occasionally with a zit or two, nothing serious. Into my 20's it was the same pattern. I would break out every so often with 1 to 2 pimples that I would pop and go on. During these times I was using OTC treatments for my skin and they worked beautifully. I never had any concerns with the products. It wasn't until about a month after my 27th birthday that I started having real issues with
  14. I have been on antibiotics for the past 3 months (started using Dorxy 150mg and got switched to Doxy 100mg, due to insurance coverage and such). I can honestly say that in the past 3 months I have struggled more with my acne than before I began seeing a derm. During my 3 months on antibiotics I broke out persistently in large inflammed pimples. and now i have a ton of dark marks on my face that i'm desperately trying to quickly fade. But anyway, I keep hearing how people have had great succe
  15. A few weeks ago I went back to see my dermatologist because I had been on antibiotics (doxy) for 3 months and really wasn't seeing the results that I thought I would. I was still breaking out pretty regularly and also getting hard bumps on my face which sometimes would have a head and sometimes not. My derm wanted to put me on 'tane, but I told her that I would give the antibiotics another month. In addition she provided me with a slew of samples of different retinoids (differin, atralin, taz