I started taking two 100mg doses a day and saw improvement after a couple of days. But, it was short lived because my face went back to normal after about a week. Then I started to see some improvement after a month, then really great improvement after two. I still have some left over red marks, but not nearly as bad as they were 2 and a half months ago. So yeah, give it a couple months, it should work great for you people.
My experience with doxycline has been positive. I stopped breaking out almost immediately after I started using it (orthotricycline pill had made me break out really really bad - like almost two 2 cysts daily - I stopped taking it the day I started on doxycline). My face especially one side was covered with cysts. By one month most of it had cleared. I have now taken it for 21/2 months and I'm 100% clear - I have been taking 100mg a day from the beginning.
my experience is you will start to see results maybe 4 weeks after you start the drug, but you may still be breaking out except that your condition will improve. After 12 weeks you will really see the results that you truly desire, for me my acne in facts become worst initially after taking doxycycline but it gets better after, also my experience has been that once you stopped taking it, you really have to take care of your health, i was sick 2 months after i take doxycycline and the acne all come back, then i switched to some herbal and vitamin supplements which helped for 6 months except that now my lifestyle has changed so the acne is coming back, today is my fourth days on accutane
hi. i was on tetracycline right before conceiving my first baby and the doctor quickly took me off of it. Also i don't think that you can take the doxycycline while trying to conceive either. I've read you should stop about 2 weeks before but some people may say even longer. You may want to ask your doctor. When I was pregnant the only thing my doctor allowed me to use was benzamycin.
My mom says that it looks much better. My skin feels smoother. But I'm still showing these small bumps -- like 8-10 on each cheeks. I also have some pinhead, scabby pimples scattered on my forehead. Will the antibiotics take a little longer and eventually smoothen out my face? Thank God I don't have any scarring.
I wash twice a day with Dove Sensitive skin soap. I exfoliate with yogurt every few days.
Everyone who posted earlier on this, please respond. Give me some guidance. Sometimes it just gets frustrating....
i think it was doxycycline i took about 2-3 years ago and i HATED IT. for some reason the medication made me break out in cold sores, which at the time became more painful than my acne. whatever floats your boat. i had to stop taking it. i don't recall my skin clearing up that much either.