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doxycycline for Acne: I've been taking the medication before for less than a month, then I stopped taking it for 2 or 3 months and pimples started showing a lot more in my face! So I decided to take the medication again now. I've been taking it for like 2 or 3 weeks and I'm using with it the Cetaphil cleanser 3 times a day and Epiduo once a day. My face doesn't have that much pimples but there's a lot of pimple scars which are going away thanks to the medication. My skin is improving very well and scars are fading.
doxycycline for Acne: In my teens, I had pretty bad acne. My doctor said it would clear up by 20. I'm now older and still am dealing with it. What has worked for me for the past ten years (with about two flareups a year) is: doxycycline 100mg twice a day (my plan is $5 for three months supply), Clearasil (10% benzoyl peroxide) tinted in the morning, and Metrogel (1% metronidazole gel) & Adult Acnomel (resorcinol) tinted in the evening.
Doryx (doxycycline) for Acne: I am 17 years old, I don't have acne I just have the teenage pimples. But theses pimples control my life and make me depressed. I have taken one tablet and my face is clear, one pimple on my face. So happy.
Review by Pain in the p-whole (taken for less than 1 month):
doxycycline for Urinary Tract Infection: I was prescribed 100mg/2x a day for 7 days to treat a pelvic pain/UTI. It worked, but a couple of days later the UTI returned. The doctor prescribed a second week of 100mg/2x a day for an additional week, during that week, I experienced fever, chills, severe headache, confusion, major nausea and vomited twice. I went to Urgent Care tonight, because it feels like a pill has been stuck burning my throat for 3 days. The Urgent Care doctor acknowledged swollen glands, and raw, bright-red throat, and tested for mono and strep-both tests came back negative. So now I'm home, still in pain, without any answers, just a large medical bill. If you must take doxy, be aware of the possible side effects.
doxycycline for Urinary Tract Infection: I have a severe urinary tract infection, which has also affected my left kidney. Although this medicine makes me sick every time I take it, its in my system long enough to keep in there. It is the worst medicine to ever have to take, but I have to say it is probably doing its job! I still have 4 days of it left, wish me luck, but I would recommend this to anyone who has a serious infection. I have been on 3 other medicines before this one, ciprofloxacin included, and none of them even touched it! It's worth the sickness sometimes for a healthier life!
doxycycline for Acne: I've been using Doxycycline for 5 days now and I've had very crazy dreams from it, bad diarrhea and wake up every morning extremely thirsty, but it is helping with my acne. I just hope the side effects stop.
doxycycline for Acne: I've had horrible acne, including a ton of cystic pimples all on my cheeks and a few on my forehead. I also have chest acne and back acne. I started taking doxycycline hyclate about 2 months ago and at first I felt like giving up and stop taking it. I didn't know the pill made you feel nauseous and I took it with a full glass of water and felt sick. A friend of mine told me she was taking the same pill and her doctor said if it makes you feel sick take food with it. So I did and I still take it today along with erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide. My skin has cleared up so much and I'm not constantly breaking out anymore. My skin isn't perfect but it is much better and it is slowly getting better. I will continue to take this antibiotic, I love it.
doxycycline for Acne: Doxycycline worked pretty well clearing up my skin in the first couple months, but hasn't been very effective recently. It has slowly lost effectiveness. I have dermatitis on my hands, heart burn, esophageal discomfort, and extreme sensitivity to the sun because of this.
doxycycline for Pneumonia: I was diagnosed with Atypical pneumonia. They put me on Doxycycline, 1 pill twice a day, for nine days. I still haven't noticed a change. When I got to the tenth day, I took an amoxicillin pill that I had left over from before, and noticed a change within a few hours. Wish I had more!
doxycycline for Lyme Disease: Originally prescribed doxycycline for 14 days for Lyme Disease. There was a 2 year gap before diagnosis/prescription, which apparently makes a big difference in a bad way for long term efficacy.
The first round, I didn't have any adverse effects at all. Easy to take, no upset stomach or significant light sensitivity. After the first few doses, I could feel pains I didn't have before shooting through my arms. Was told to expect that as a Jarisch Herxheimer reaction (biotoxins due to bacterial die off).
Prescription was extended to 2 months; at 1 month, symptoms were worse to the point of not being able to walk easily or grip anything heavy. By the end of 2 months, I was 80% better (though still with lingering symptoms). Effective.
doxycycline for Bacterial Infection: It works, but gave me bad, bad nausea to the point that I threw up afterwards. I had to take it with some food because of how bad it would irritate my stomach. But other than that, it worked fine for my infection.
Oracea (doxycycline) for Rosacea: Saw an improvement shortly after I started taking Oracea. Skin was smoother and nose area was not as bumpy and less skin flareups caused lots of upset stomach. Several times tool this medicine with water and maybe 40 minutes later would throw up. Also medicine is very expensive.
doxycycline for Acne: Been on doxycycline for 2 weeks and seen great improvement. I am 37 and have suffered from moderate cystic acne, blackheads, and pustules since 18. In the past year, the acne was also on my chest, back and I had developed an embarrassing acne scar beard. Have tried everything topical (Retin A, Differin gel, Clindamax, etc.) and some things worked but caused damage to my skin or only moderate results. This antibiotic is the best thing thus far. Chest and back acne cleared completely in a week, scars even look lighter. Acne on face is reduced significantly, a tiny pimple hear and there. Taking with food and eating yogurt/probiotics midday to keep good bacteria.
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Vibramycin (doxycycline) for Urinary Tract Infection: Prescribed for both my urinary tract infection and sinus infection, at the same time. I am a vegan and am finding a bit difficult to time my dosage (2 a day) around other medicines and meals. I believe it is causing headaches and nausea. I have not vomited, but feel as if I could. In the middle of cycle of prescription- hope I can tolerate the remainder.
doxycycline for Acne: I have suffered from severely moderate cystic acne for the last 3 years and I had tried many different types of acne treatment. First Lymacycline, which I was on for 3 months, then I tried Erythromycin and Clarithromycin and both made me feel chronically sick all the time! My doctor recommended doxycycline and I was very pessimistic about it because of bad reviews on various websites. I am currently on doxycycline and the pill (Dianette) at the same time. It has only been a week using this combination but I already see a dramatic difference in my skin, the pimples on my forehead have cleared up, so have most of the ones on my cheeks and its progressively getting better each day! I would really recommend this treatment!
doxycycline for Rosacea: I have just started taking this medicine, which I have used before for anti-malaria! I had no idea it was for Rosacea. What I'm most surprised about on this discussion forum is how expensive it is. I live in France, where prescriptions are free because health care is paid through your taxes. Meaning - if a medicine costs $1 or $30, it's still free, making it accessible to everyone skin conditions.
doxycycline for Acne: I have nothing but good things to say about this product. I first started getting small pimples around my nose when I was 13 which then gradually turned in to more persistent moderate acne. I am currently 18 and have been on so many different topical products such as Differin, Dalacin T, Clindets and other topicals, which did nothing for my skin. My dermatologist was so hesitant to prescribe me oral antibiotics (which is understandable because of antibiotic resistance) and prescribed me birth control instead (Alesse 28). This caused my acne to worsen and I was not happy at all. Anyhow, I'm off that now and on Doxy and tretinoin cream. I have had no side effects so far. Happy.
doxycycline for Lyme Disease: I have been prescribed this medication two times and both times after several weeks of taking it I developed severe stomach pain resulting in vomiting. I also had severe sunburn after 15 min in the sun. Mild itching all over.
Monodox (doxycycline) for Acne: Day 3 of Monodox: my acne is starting to clear up. I'm on 75mg 1x a day. Sinus stuffiness/drainage, diahrrhea, muscle weakness, and a headache when I run too hard. I've read really good things about this medicine, that's why I opted to fill my prescription. SUPER EXPENSIVE without insurance and a discount card my Dr gave me. Hope the side effects subside.
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doxycycline for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: After being on Doxycycline for 4 days my lungs were clearing up from the upper respiratory infection, but also started getting the severe nausea and vomitting. I followed the directions to the latter. I had to call my doctor & get switched to a different medicine.
doxycycline for Acne: I am 24 years old and my terrible cystic acne has returned worse than ever. (I was on Accutane several years ago which cleared it up nicely, but do not want to go back on it because of depression and irritable bowel syndrome). My dermatologist put me on doxycycline about 3 weeks ago. I started to notice a little improvement - the pimples seemed to be smaller and less painful, but now it's that time of the month and I'm having a huge breakout again. I'm also on birth control (Tri-Nessa) and a topical cream (Epiduo). I'm hoping that the results will be much more noticeable in month 2.
Oracea (doxycycline) for Rosacea: I saw great results but unfortunately had to stop because the medication went from $300 to $480 and my insurance would not cover it, and that was also using discount card.
Review by jamesidaho (taken for less than 1 month):
doxycycline for Pneumonia: Was prescribed for pneumonia, followed directions, no missed doses, after first and second pill still felt sick, from day three on, the sick feeling was much weaker, but massively fatigued, after ten days I am more fatigued then before I started doxycycline, and still congested. Last time amoxicillin took away all symptoms in 4 days and its cheaper, with just upset stomach and nausea as symptoms.
doxycycline for Acne: I was prescribed this after about 7 years of chronic acne on my face, shoulders, chest and back since I was about 11. Every face wash and diet change did nothing to help it. I wish I'd taken doxycycline sooner, it's absolutely amazing. I started noticing less redness and bad pimples after about three days, and it obliterated the ones that were already there. After 2-3 weeks, I only had a few blackheads and even those were few and far between. Really great stuff. Been using it for 3 months so far.
I've had no nasty side effects (apart from dehydration in the morning sometimes) up until today when I forgot to take it with food (oops!) and experienced about 20 minutes of severe stomach pains afterwards.
Overall, brilliant stuff.
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Monodox (doxycycline) for Acne: I am 43 and have been taking Monodox for a few weeks. It is working great with no side effects. Solodyn also worked great for me but had so many side effects that I had to stop taking it. I am also using a topical with retinal. In my 20's I took Accutane which worked for about 10 years. Started getting cystic acne again in my late 30's. I am very pleased with this medicine.
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