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    I have been on doxycycline 100 mg once daily since January. My p&P's have not really improved and I am flushing like crazy. My derm just recommended upping my dose to 100mg twice daily and adding soolantra. I have tried metrocream and finacea with no success. Has anyone had good luck with upping their dosage of the doxy and it providing relief? I worry about taking the high dose and it causing issues when I try to come off this high dose (two months at least the derm said). I have tried minocycline and it seemed it caused an almost immediate flush and itch, which has kind of lingered the last few days. I took it the one day and went back on the doxy next day per derm recommendation.
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    I'm basically cured on 200mg per day. I have sub type 1&4. The problem is I cannot stay on that dose. I want to get pregnant in a year or two and am very scared to come off for nine months. Right now I take 100 mg 2-3 times per week. Maybe it will get control of it then you can kind of alter the doseage? Starting Soolantra may be a good idea too.

    Good luck!

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    Thank you, I am going to try it as I am so discouraged and getting depressed dealing with this all the time. I may wait a bit to start the soolantra to see what the doxy will do. Do you take a probiotic with it since you have been on long term?

    I appreciate your reply, good luck to you also!

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    Yeah I take high doses of probiotics and anti fungals just in case of Candida.

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    Hi Faith,

    it is amazing that you feel cured by 200mg doxy. Congratulations!!!

    You mentioned that you have subtype 1&4. How much reduction in your subtype 1 (redness) from doxy have you seen so far? What kind symptoms did you have for subtype 1 (diffused background redness; visible distinguishable telangiectasia; flushing)?

    I am very curious to know more because it is so rare that anyone with subtype 1 says doxy helps (let alone feel cured) the conditions...




    Quote Originally Posted by Faith1989 View Post
    I'm basically cured on 200mg per day. I have sub type 1&4. The problem is I cannot stay on that dose. I want to get pregnant in a year or two and am very scared to come off for nine months. Right now I take 100 mg 2-3 times per week. Maybe it will get control of it then you can kind of alter the doseage? Starting Soolantra may be a good idea too.

    Good luck!

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