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need expert help concerning acne meds and b5

My situation-
I've been taking Minocycline (200mg/day) for about 3 years now, with 1 break. My doctor never told me I needed to take breaks (so I never did.)
I really believe that it does nothing for me anymore because I am immune to it, but I still take it in fear that I will have major breakouts.
I tried taking B5, but my hair began to thin so much that i could see my scalp on the sides of my head where I never could have before, and my hairline moved back at least an inch. 5mg a day really helped my acne, but in my opinion, i'd rather have acne and not lost my hair since I am only 19... -_-

I was just prescribed Doxycycline from my doctor in order to see if there would be a difference from Minocycline. How long should I stop taking minocycline before I start Doxycycline? How should I cycle off minocycline?

Any advice/trolls who provide good advice would be greatly appreciated
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Hi there!

I am surprised by the fact that you have been prescribed minocycline continuously for 3 years!!! Antibiotics are meant for short-moderate term use, as and when considered absolutely necessary. Taking any antibiotic for more than the advised time limit, when not required or without prescription is not advised. Continuous use makes that bacteria resistant and these would not be effective when required. Hence the cause of your “immunity”. Anyhow I would suggest discontinuing the antibiotic and seeking immediate help of a licensed dermatologist for appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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