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Hi, I don't even feel like going out and being seen anymore, thanks to persistant acne and scars! My derm put me on doxycycline 100 mg 1 time a day with benzaclin. it seems like my face is worse! it's been nearly 3 weeks, no results. Can anyone tell me their experience with these medications and how long I should give it. im really contemplating accutane if this stuff doesnt work soon.
i have been on benzaclin for about a year. it works well for me. not 100% by any means, but it helps quite a bit. i go on and off depending on my mood. i HATE using it because it's a pain to have to keep applying it day in and day out. i also suffer from not wanting to go out in public. it's quite embarrassing when NO ONE ELSE has ANY acne. I'm a 32 y/o male and this is ridiculous. I KNOW stress and my 10 month old baby contribute to my acne. I haven't had a solid nights sleep in 10 months! Up 2-8 times a night! And I generally get 6 hours to sleep as it is. So 6 broken hours and a lot of work stress are the main culprits. Unfortunately those are a little out of my control for now.

I JUST received several soaps that others on this board recommended. I ordered them on drugstore *** com. Auromere Ayuvedic, one with Tulsee Neem and one with Sandalwood-Turmeric with Neem. Also ordered Chandrika Soap and Olive Oil Soap. I read that you should use the Olive Oil soap in the AM, the Chandrika in the afternoon if your skin is oily and you feel the need to freshen up, then the Auromere Ayurvedic Soap in the evening before bed. The difference between the two Auromere soaps is the Sandalwood-Tumeric is for oily-normal skin types and the Tulsi-Neem is for Dry to Normal skin. Don't overdue it though. Maybe the olive oil in the a.m. and the Auromere at night. I'm going to experiment. I'll try to keep you updated.

Look into those soaps though. I also will tell you I am trying to NOT use the benzaclin. I don't want to rely on it for the rest of my life. I want to rely on good soaps, vitamins and a good diet.

Lemme know of any questions. [email][email protected][/email]

Mark
Quote from lifeonhold:
Hi, I don't even feel like going out and being seen anymore, thanks to persistant acne and scars! My derm put me on doxycycline 100 mg 1 time a day with benzaclin. it seems like my face is worse! it's been nearly 3 weeks, no results. Can anyone tell me their experience with these medications and how long I should give it. im really contemplating accutane if this stuff doesnt work soon.


i was on doxycycline 100 mg 2 times a day with benzaclin in the morning and differin at night, i got worse. im now on accutane. dont be scared of it , just go on it, ive only been on it 2 days so i dont know how its going to work out but whatever.
I've been on Doxy & Benzaclin for over a year and a 1/2 now and my face looks 95% better than it did before I started. I'm EXTREMELY happy with the results. The ONLY thing that I'm still not happy about is the scarring, which I just can't seem to get rid of (any suggestions?). I take 100 mg of Doxy a day and only use the Benzaclin (it really does help with the redness) at night. As with any medication, you have to give it some time. Try giving it a few months and see what happens; whatever happens, it's NOT going to happen overnight.

Quote from lifeonhold:
Hi, I don't even feel like going out and being seen anymore, thanks to persistant acne and scars! My derm put me on doxycycline 100 mg 1 time a day with benzaclin. it seems like my face is worse! it's been nearly 3 weeks, no results. Can anyone tell me their experience with these medications and how long I should give it. im really contemplating accutane if this stuff doesnt work soon.