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    Old 07-29-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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    doxycycline stopped working?

    I used to have terrible cystic acne that came on once a month and took forever to get rid of. I started using doxycycline and for the past year my acne completely disappeared. Now in the past month it has come back just like before. Have I built up a resistance to the medicine? I'm not sure where to go from here. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

     
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    Old 07-29-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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    Re: doxycycline stopped working?

    The same thing happened to me after ~1 year of Doxy. My derm switched me to Minocycline, which got my skin clear again within a few weeks.

     
    Old 07-29-2007, 07:10 PM   #3
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    Re: doxycycline stopped working?

    How long have you been clear with the minocycline and what is your dosage? Thanks for responding!

     
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    Re: doxycycline stopped working?

    This is exactly what happened to me when I took doxycycline. I went back in and my derm gave my another antibiotic and that has cleared me up for the past year.

     
    Old 08-10-2007, 03:17 PM   #5
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    Re: doxycycline stopped working?

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    How long have you been clear with the minocycline and what is your dosage? Thanks for responding!
    The Mino kept me clear for another year or 2, but then I started a different acne treatment (Spironolactone) which worked wonders, so I didn't need the Mino anymore.

    I took 100 mg twice daily. And IMO, it's much better than Doxy. I used to get really nauseas with Doxy, but no problems whatsoever with Mino.

    Another idea is to add in a topical antibiotic to your regimen. My derm said that a topical antibiotic (such as clindamycin) + an oral antibiotic combination works better than just the oral.

    Good luck

     
    Old 08-10-2007, 04:49 PM   #6
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    Re: doxycycline stopped working?

    I was just prescribed doxy and seen this when I got home. Should I use this and see how it works out?

     
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