Weight gain from acne drug? Is this possible?
Thank you "Babe", you're very kind to include advice! I'm actually stopping the pills because of the fact that I've gott probably 3x MORE acne than before and I was using this product so I could advance to a stronger one, so it was a stepping stone of some sort.
Asked by Maribeth Limbach 4 months ago.
Around 3 month ago I started taking Doxycycline Hyclate for acne after many trial and error tests with creams. In the past I've maintained a low weight (98 pounds and I'm 5'4" and a teenager) with little to no excersize. I started excersizing about an hour for track (around a month before getting my medication) and lost weight. Recently I'd noticed my jeans feeling snugger and developing a fleshy stomach, and I thought I'd maybe gotten bloating (from my insane salt intake and my period), but it didn't go away! I weighed myself today and have gained 15 pounds. I am becoming depressed by the minute. I have been eating maybe 200 calories more, but I've been running even more for PE, so I thought it wouldn't do anything. Sorry about the long story! But is it possible that the drug is making gain weight? The fat I've noticed feels like water weight but I've been this way for a month. I saw this on a site about this drug: Doxy cleared up my infection almost immediately. Negative side effects I am experiencing are: - weight gain (stomach bloating) no amount of exercise is helping - sleep irregularity - nausea - stomach/heart burn - lethargic muscle movement - trouble concentrating - light headedness overall the drug is working and I'll hang on until the course finishes. Symptoms are tolerable I suppose, except the weight gain. Answered by Kathey Burris 4 months ago.
It looks like you have answered your own question. YES! Doxy will cause weight gain. Cut back on your calories; maintain your running schedule. You might also add to the run with a little weight resistance work out to tone up your muscles. Cut your salt intake and increase your salads and vegetables. Drink your eight glasses of water to stay hydrated and flushed. Keep up the water and diet changes after your course of Doxy is completed. Perhaps you won't ever need it again. Babe Edit: Contact your doctor and let him/her know you are having these side effects and plan to quit taking it. It is possible that there is a better medication than the Doxy. Answered by Chanell Kaplowitz 4 months ago.
Right now my skin is perfectly clear, for the first time in 3 years. It's been about 9 weeks and all my acne is gone. It is such a great feeling to wake up with clear skin. Holistic Acne Treatment Guide? Answered by Kendall Latimer 4 months ago.
Are Doryx and Doxycycline The Same Acne Drug?
My sister has Doryx and she said it cleared her skin right up, I've been on Doxycycline for 4 days and I have a couple of new pimples. But they have the same instructions and warnings. Mine is a capsule and hers is a pill. Anyone knowledgeable about these Antibiotics for Acne?
Asked by Karan Leyland 4 months ago.
Doxycyline hyclate is an antibiotic and not just used to treat acne, which is an infection. Doryx is one of the brand names for doxycycline hyclate Other brand names are Doxy 100, Doxy 200, Periostat, Vibramycin and Vibra-Tabs. Answered by Noelle Argenal 4 months ago.
Is it possible to get rid of acne by avoiding foods with fat?
Asked by Lenny Fiedtkou 4 months ago.
YES, BUT TO SOME EXTENT,, RATHER YOU SHOULD FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE MEDICATION .You can use Erythromycin ointment, and take medicine Doxicycline 200 mg ( that is two tablets of doxy 100 mg at a time) on firstday after food and a 100 mg tablet daily for next four days after food. Avoid latenight activities, clean your face with a moisteriser soap after a day's work, Avoid frequent and excessive makeup, take plenty of green vegetables , fruits/ juice, water. Use sunscreen lotion on face during day time outings. Answered by Aron Preslar 4 months ago.
Dry and/or greasy skin due to poor oil composition of the skin. Thick greasy oils clog pores, lack of oil leads to dryness and irritation. You need thin oils to moisturize while dissolving and clearing gunk in your poors. Try fish oil or seafood. 2 tsp fish oil a day or 4 servings of seafood a week. Stick it out for at least 2 months; it will take a long time to replace all your oil. Any effect after 1-2 days is temporary or random; so even if it makes you break out a little at first, you haven't given it a full try yet. In the short term you can wash and moisturize well, but that will only go so far. Plus excessive washing can be drying and excessive moisturizing can be clogging. Use a small amount of a light moisturizer, made with oil not jelly or grease. Often that means soybean oil or mineral oil. Mineral oil means mined from the ground. So soybean oil is usually better, though mineral oil won't cause too much harm. Clean with soap and water, not a harsh acne cleanser. Even then they only work so well. So you really need the seafood. Antibiotics aren't really good for bacteria long term, they'll come back in force after. Short term they may help. After you get off them find some kefir with acidophilus listed first or 2nd to replace the friendly bacteria they destroyed. Studies show less illness when you have these bacteria, even outside the stomach in places such as the lungs and elsewhere. You want friendly bacteria to fill the void when the antibiotics stop, not harmful ones. In the short term you might also try 100,000+ iu retinol vitamin A (a megadose, and too much for normal use) or one of the acne drugs that is similar to retinol vitamin A. It's some minor harm to your organs, but it helps against bacteria on your skin. At least it doesn't have the other long term drawbacks to your skin that antibiotics and many scrubs do. If you would like to learn how to treat your acne permanently and regain your health and wellbeing, without drugs, without typical acne treatments, and without any side effects, then this will be the most important letter you will ever read. Weird Trick Forces Your Body To Eliminate Your Acne Giving You Beautiful Clear Skin In 30-60 Days? Make sure your sound is turned on! Answered by Hayley Tibbs 4 months ago.
No because eating fat has very little to do with acne. If you are a teenager, keep in mind it is hormonal. You are going through puberty. Your body is changing. Unfortunately, it is part of life. Just make sure you keep your face clean by washing it with a gentle soap and warm water 2-3 times a day. Make sure you change your pillow case every 3-4 days so you don't have a build up of oil on that to irritate the acne. If you do get pimples, don't pick at them, instead get a spot treatment like one by Clean and Clear. And drink at least 64 ounces of water. Answered by Amelia Caro 4 months ago.
You should avoid foods known to cause acne, however that may not clear it up completely. Answered by Nickie Nardozzi 4 months ago.
It definitly helps. Stay away from greasy foods, avoid touching your face with your hands while eating foods (esp. greasy ones) and it will help! Answered by Donte Sarrell 4 months ago.
What are some good products or things I can do at home to get rid of blackheads on my nose ?
Asked by Andera Standke 4 months ago.
BLACK HEADS ARE A FORM OF ACNE, THESE ARE CALLED BLACKHEAD, BE'COZ THE PORE OF THE PILO-SEBACEOUS GLAND OF SKIN BECOME BLOCKED WITH THE SEBACEOUS SECRETION IN IT , MEAN WHILE , IT BECOME INFECTED AND APPEAR AS BLACK. THESE BLACK HEADS CAN BE REMOVED BY CLEANSERS, OR COSMETIC SURGERY (IF A LARGE PART OF FACE IS INVOLVED), OTHER WISE YOU CAN TRY THESE SIMPLE MEDICATION.You can use Erythromycin ointment, and take medicine Doxicycline 200 mg ( that is two tablets of doxy 100 mg at a time) on firstday after food and a 100 mg tablet daily for next four days after food. Avoid latenight activities, clean your face with a moisteriser soap after a day's work, Avoid frequent and excessive makeup, take plenty of green vegetables , fruits/ juice, water. Use sunscreen lotion on face during day time outings. Answered by Frances Vachon 4 months ago.
Since I have been using Stri Vectin on my face my black heads are almost gone Answered by Loma Norment 4 months ago.
damn i wish blackheads were my only problem. try an exfoliating facial wash. :) like that morning burst crap or whatever. lol Answered by Modesto Cade 4 months ago.
Acne and black heads usually appear on an oily skin or in teenage where body faces many hormonal changes, which reflect on the skin as acne and blackheads. Acnes are the most common skin problem, which affects everybody excepting few lucky people. In severe acne problem they can appear on the back, neck, shoulders and even on the arms. The problem is always not as bad as at the time of puberty in the boys and girls. In normal course people do get one or two acne at a time though when there is a hormonal imbalance, people get acne all over their face and get dirty deep marks. Acne problem is difficult to tackle when they start spreading all over the body. Then you need to seek a medical help with a professional dermatologist. Black heads appear on the skin when sebum gets stored in the pores of our skin and collect dirt, which makes the pores hard. People who don't do proper cleaning of the face too get ugly black heads on their skin which get deep set with time and ignorance. The tip of the pore appears black so they are called black heads. T-zone skin is more prone to get black heads as they usually appear on the nose and chin. By using some home made recipes and following a daily skin care regime one can surely prevent the problem of acne and black heads and can get a beautiful blemish free skin. The keyword for a healthy glowing skin is drinking plenty of water. Water detoxifies the skin and keeps acne and black heads at bay. Wash your face on and off with good medicated soap and lukewarm water so that no dirt and impurities are left on the skin. For blackheads, soak rice in the water in the night. Grind them and make a paste in the morning. Add a pinch of turmeric to it. Apply this paste on the face and scrub off when a little dries. It removes the black and white heads from the skin. Soak almonds in the water overnight. Peel them off in the morning and make a paste. Add honey to this paste and apply on the face. Scrub it off when dry or after 20 minutes. It removes the black heads and adds glow to the skin. Rubbing a lemon peel on the black heads too removes them and clears the skin. For better results take steam on the skin where you have black heads and then apply these scrubbers. It makes the pores loose so that the dirt comes up on the skin surface and it makes easy for the black head to come out of the skin. Soak fenugreek seeds in water for 4 hours. Make a paste of it and add a half lemon juice to it. Apply it on the face and scrub it off when dries. It helps in removing the black heads. Home made recipes for acne-some homemade packs are really helpful in preventing the acne and reducing their marks from the skin. Calamine powder is one of the best things to reduce the acne and excess oil from the skin. Take two spoonful of calamine powder and make a paste of it with rose water. Apply it on all over your face and neck. It clears the skin and reduces the marks from it. Soak orange peel in milk for at least 5 hours. Make a thick paste of it and add some camphor powder in it. Apply it on the face and rinse off with lukewarm water when dries. It prevents from getting acne and clears the complexion. You can dry orange peels in sun and then can make a powder of it. Make a paste with rose water and rinse off when dries. Sandalwood powder is extremely good in healing acne prone skin. Make a paste of it with rose water and apply on face and neck. Wash off when dries. It also makes the complexion clear and smooth. Neem leaves have extremely good healing agents for acne prone skin. You can boil neem leaves in water and can use this water to splash on the skin several times a day to reduce the acne and their marks. You can add this boiled neem water to the calamine powder or sandal wood powder to make a paste. Soak neem leaves in hot water till the leaves become soft. Now make a paste of these leaves in the same water and apply on the acne. You can leave it even overnight on the skin. It heals the acne and the scar, which comes after acne is not that dark. Skin, which comes out from the neem tree stem, is very useful in healing the acne. You can rub it on a thick surface in little water where it gives a brown paste in result. This paste if applied on the acne heals it much faster than many other established acne treating creams. Strawberry leaves if placed on the acne helps in healing the acne. Answered by Benny Schanbacher 4 months ago.
Can Lyme Disease come back after being treated?
To add, I caught it in the first stages, so it hadn't been in me more than three weeks before I began to take antibiotics to treat it. I never saw the rash or the tick that caused it.
Asked by Celia Wohlschlegel 4 months ago.
In different clinical studies, one-quarter to one half the people treated with short-term antibiotics failed treatment. Treatment was more likely to be successful the earlier it was started in the infection. Other variables include co-infections, how strong your immune system is, what strain of Lyme you were infected with. A standard dose of doxy for early Lyme would be 200-400 mg/day. Lyme can come back after you are treated, but maybe you will be lucky because you caught it early. If it does come back, you can get treated again, but you might need a Lyme specialist (because a lot of doctors don't like treating it longer). If it comes to that, you can join your online state group for help. Answered by Gregory Dewese 4 months ago.
Known symptoms of Lyme disease are; stiff neck, fever, headache, sleeping disorders, brain wave commotions, muscle aches from time to time, fatigue, and rashes/bruises. Do you face any of these problems? Anyway, you are going for the test tomorrow and even if the result is positive, you need not worry because there are treatments available and it is definitely curable. Probably, the physician will prescribe antibiotics and you may have to take them regularly for about two months. However, there is this ancient Chinese method of treating this disease which is supposed to be much more effective than the conventional medication. It is a herbal treatment where you will be administered with a mixture of six different herbs over a period of eight weeks. You can undertake the herbal treatment along with your physician’s antibiotics. Answered by Elenor Ekholm 4 months ago.
18 month lab mix heartworms?
I adopted my dog 8 months ago from a kill shelter. sadly, there is no way to know his history. he was 10 months old at the time and a heartworm test showed a low positive. I decided to do "slow kill" with doxy & ivermectin. I was misinformed about the frequency of the doxy (thought it was only every 6...
Asked by Abdul Piro 4 months ago.
I adopted my dog 8 months ago from a kill shelter. sadly, there is no way to know his history. he was 10 months old at the time and a heartworm test showed a low positive. I decided to do "slow kill" with doxy & ivermectin. I was misinformed about the frequency of the doxy (thought it was only every 6 months). I brought him to the vet the other day for another test, checkup and bordatella. the test showed he is now medium to (faintly) high positive. I'm assuming that at the time of his first test, there were other worms there which were not developed enough to show on the test. since I've been giving him the heartgard every month since adoption, I'm hoping these are the last of the worms that will "show up." He is a lab mix and has a ton of energy. one of his favorite parts of the day is going for walks. :( He is in excellent health otherwise, has no physical symptoms of heartworms, and never gets out of breath or has trouble exercising. the vet started him on 200 mg of doxy twice a day and he's scheduled to start the split dose procedure of immiticide (1 shot, 1 month break, 2 more given 24 hours apart) followed by prednisone for 30 days following each dose. the vet has prescribed him aceptomazine to help calm him down. I started him on it already to get him used to it before the shots start, at which point I'll probably double the dosage. I'm only giving him half a pill now and he seems pretty loopy (or tired at least). so I'm aware he needs to be kept as quiet as possible during recovery. I'm planning to put away all his toys he likes to play fetch with while he's at the vet getting his first shot so he's not tempted to want to play. I'm going to get him more bones during this time and puzzle treat toys so he has some mental stimulation. my main concern is with how much his activity should be restricted. is it mandatory for him to be caged this entire time? I currently live in a one bedroom apartment (maybe 800 feet?) on the first floor... to be con't... Answered by Cathy Dieterich 4 months ago.
I would do what ever you vet suggests. However, the Immiticide treatment is much safer than the old caparsolate treatment and dogs do not have as many problems. The idea behind keeping them calm is so that there heart rate doesn't get too elevated putting them at risk for a pulmonary embolism. So in general you don't want them doing things that would get their heart beating really fast, running, jumping, chasing balls or squirrels, or anything else that gets them overly excited. The dog should be ok in your apartment unless it gets very excited by things outside and runs around in the apartment. It should be ok to take the dog for walks on a leash. Acepromazine has a very variable affect depending of the dog. There is a wide dose range because the dose that may make one dog sleep will not seem to slow another dog down. You need to find the dose that helps keep you dog calm if he needs it. Answered by Logan Schau 4 months ago.
Yes the dog needs to completely calm and UNSTIMULATED as any increase in heart rate can actually cause a heart attack. Besides potty breaks the dog needs to kept as calm and still as possible meaning crated or tethered to you such as while watching tv. Answered by Lakenya Brueggeman 4 months ago.
Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg Caps for Acne/Bacteria control replacements?
Hello,So I have mild/moderate acne (19 years old), I have a prescription for 60 100mg Doxy-cycle hycl caps which I take twice a day. The pills have always costed me about $10 for a bottle per month, however, last week I went in to get another bottle, and the price rose to $200. Yes, it went from $10 to $200...
Asked by Lydia Chaddick 4 months ago.
Hello, So I have mild/moderate acne (19 years old), I have a prescription for 60 100mg Doxy-cycle hycl caps which I take twice a day. The pills have always costed me about $10 for a bottle per month, however, last week I went in to get another bottle, and the price rose to $200. Yes, it went from $10 to $200 from one month to another. I absolutely refuse to pay $200 a month for this, and I have been looking for a substitute, or a cheaper seller, perhaps out of the country. Anyways, what would some of my options be to find these pills elsewhere? I was considering buying from out of the country. Is this a good idea, or not? I found a Canadian website which sells the 60 pill bottle for $32, which is more than it was originally, but beats $200 by far. Does anybody have any suggestions, or know any good sellers? Answered by Kecia Hessey 4 months ago.
I would demand an explaination for why the price has increased like this from your insurance company and ask why you're no longer covered. If there's nothing you can do about it (and I can only assume there isn't and that's why you're on here asking) I would switch to either minocycline, which is basically Doxycycline's slightly weaker sister or some other antibiotic in the cycline family, cause they all work on acne and inflammation. You will probably get another initial breakout for a week or two but its unavoidable and nothing compared to what can happen if you go off completely that's for sure... Another thing to consider is accutane. Id say go for it if youre covered and maybe even if youre paying out of pocket considering you only need to be on accutane for like 6 months and even if it doesnt cure you it could clear you for a year or a couple (worth it imo). Believe it or not, I found that the side effects of accutane weren't all that bad when compared to antibiotics like doxycycline and minocycline...I was on minocycline for years btw and it worked great for me until I went off and all hell broke loose... Anyways cycline antibiotics can cause GI problems and drug induced lupus etc, and they thin your skin and slow your healing just like accutane (though not as much). Accutane is slower but its effect lasts far longer and if your acne does come back it'll usually not come back as bad (3 months of low dose accutane cleared me permanently of body acne btw). Anyways, its something to consider so maybe talk to your dr about it. You will have to go off cycline antibiotics the month before you do accutane anyways (I got my dr to prescribe oral clindamycin in place of mino for the IB from accutane but I didn't even end up needing it). Answered by Kit Kostyk 4 months ago.
The price increase of doxycycline was due to a large decrease in generic manufacturers. There was 10 pharmaceutical companies at one time, but it is down to only 2 remaining. It's almost as if it re-branded itself back into a name brand drug! Answered by Raymond Lemmonds 4 months ago.
try another pharmacy, simple antibiotics of this type should not be so expensive. Answered by Ozie Swist 4 months ago.