vunja Posted June 26, 2006 Share Posted June 26, 2006 I have really bad acne and it's gotten to the point where my therapist feels that it's just adding fuel to my already low self esteem, so she told me to see a dermatologist. she even recommended one. so I went, and this is what I got. she prescribed: doryx (doxycycline hyclate) 100 mg retin-a (tretinoin) topical okay. this is what I'm taking. more in-depth than my signature because I want to be sure that whoever might be able to help me has all the information. daily in the evening, I take: prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg magnesium supplement iron supplement I don't know a lot about the magnesium or the iron. they were sort of a last ditch attempt to stop my restless legs syndrome and get my healthier. I've checked sites and drug interactions and that jazz and the stuff I'm taking now seems to work together pretty well, and the restless legs has stopped so I'm not changing anything. this is what I'm worried about: my doctor didn't tell me anything about the meds. nothing. I got everything you see here from the prescription sheet. (she spent the whole time talking about my long eyelashes and paper clip earrings.) she wrote the prescription totally offhandedly, like it was something she does all the time and it didn't merit any thought at all. this seems bad enough to me. I didn't want to waste her time so I didn't ask her anything about the meds, figuring I could find some more stuff on the internet later. I went to my favorite drug interactions site at drugdigest.org and I put in some stuff. since I'm not sure what kind of magnesium I'm taking, I just stuck all my options in and I figured I'll remember what kind it was if any red flags came up. well, the red flags came up. it looks like certain kinds of magnesium clash with the doryx. is this something I should worry about? I told the doctor that I took magnesium and she didn't say anything about itm so I'm thinking maybe I'm just finding something that doesn't exist or doesn't matter, but. I'm still worried about it, especially since the doctor told me NOTHING about these meds. (I'm realizing that I need a new dermatologist who won't get preoccupied with my earrings.) my second question is if anyone else has tried these, just personal experiences would be welcome. more info about them would be wonderful. I've googled them both and found out that doryx is for inhalational anthrax (wtf?) and so that worries me a little. any help at all would be appreciated. thank you. <3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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