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    Old 06-12-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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    Doxycycline for Post-Accutane breakouts?

    I've never posted in a forum about my skin, but I'm just so upset that I'm looking for any advice or help I can get. I finished a five month course of Accutane at the end of October 2012. I began to have minor breakouts in February, about four months later, but was able to manage with topicals. About three weeks ago I decided to try MSM cream for my acne scars and broke out terribly with cystic acne, mainly around my mouth. About 12 bumps almost overnight. It was awful. So I filled my Doxycyline prescription and took it for the first time for ten days. After ten days I was perfectly clear, but within a week of stopping it, I broke out all over my mouth and along my jawline, not really cystic acne this time but tons - like 30 - of little white bumps everywhere. So I just started Doxycycline again 4 days ago. Did I just not take it long enough? I asked my Derm about it and she recommended a Glycolic acid wash - I have used almost every topical since coming off Accutane - Clindamycin lotion, Retin-A, Benzoyl peroxide-Erythromycin lotion, and Tazorac cream. Do I need a second round of Accutane? I asked my derm but she hasn't responded yet.

    Does anyone else have experience with post-Accutane breakouts, and if so did anything work for them? SO terrified right now

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    Old 06-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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    Re: Doxycycline for Post-Accutane breakouts?

    im really sorry to hear you are in distress and even sorrier to have to tell you this, but after 2 rounds with Accutane, the month after I came off it both times, I developed cystic acne and breakouts which basically ruined my self esteem. I hated everything about accutane, from the dry skin/ eyes/ mouth to the yeast infections, to the after effects. And, yet, I tried it twice.

    Eventually I went the laser route- having IPL lasers done under the care of a dermatologist who is certified in lasers, I went to a medical spa and spent a fortune over a year to first get the acne under control and then to get the scars gone...and now, I go back once a year for a "tune up", but my skin is clear 99% of the time.

    I think accutane ruins our ability to clear up our skin. But, thats just my opinon.
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