Hi, I went to my doctor a couple of years ago now, and he prescribed me doxycycline for spots. It wasn't all over acne, but I had lots of spots, blackheads and greasy skin. Anyway, it worked like a dream for two years - not a spot in sight. Could eat what I wanted, or put whatever on my skin and I would never get a spot. However, over the last several months its effect has worn off and I'm back to how I was. I also put on benzoyl peroxide (called Duac) at night. Well, last week, he I went back and he prescribed something stronger - Erythromycin. I haven't seen much difference since taking this twice a day, other than my skin has become incredibly dry.
I use dermalogica products which have worked perfectly, but since taking this the moisturiser doesn't seem to work as well, and my skin is left incredibly dry. So much so that when I wash my face and pat it dry (dermalogica cleanser) my skin is so dry and tight it is painful to talk or smile. I've also noticed that around my eyes have become a little red and irritated looking, and when I apply moisturiser and eye cream my skin is now burning.
Does anyone know what is causing this or what to do? I'd appreciate any advice.