The Effects of taking Antibiotics

4 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
1 Post
Apr 29, 2014 3:39pm
via Android

I'm 25. In 2009, I was 125 pounds. Now I'm 170. I've been working out but only seem to gain weight.
Figured out that since then my dermatologist has had me on five different antibiotics to clear up my skin. As of last Tuesday, I've taken the last of 75mg Monodox (2 at night). I no longer want to take pills but don't want breakouts.

Anyone have the same issue of gaining weight while taking antibiotics?

Image_thumb
1041 Posts
Apr 29, 2014 4:47pm
via Android

I havent really noticed it tbh. Im on 2 antibiotics for over 2 months now. And i dont think they make me really gain

384065_106034442846421_245264834_n_thumb
20 Posts
Apr 30, 2014 4:56am
via Android

I was on Monodox for almost 6 months.  I did have some weight gain but I was eating more so my stomach could handle the pills.

I ultimately quit taking Monodox because I had to triple my food consumption for lunch and dinner.

There are many alternatives for controlling acne that you can do at home.

I had great success with calcium bentonite clay mixed with tea tree oil. I also do my own salicylic peels at home which my dermatologist charges 200$.

I also increased my water in take.  I drink almost 2 gallons of distilled water daily.

Hope that helps :)

Image_thumb
8 Posts
Apr 30, 2014 12:58pm
via Android

Hey! I have heard that retin a (prescription ccream) works for acne and as a bonus it keeps your skin looking young. Make sure you use a scrub once a week and that you are not drying your face out which produces more oil. Best of luck to you.

Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,196 topics, 38,212 posts

Motivation & Support

8,527 topics, 41,799 posts

App Updates

6 topics, 34 posts

Ask the Pros

706 topics, 1,796 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,881 topics, 12,168 posts

Trainer Tools

3 topics, 15 posts

Featured Training Programs

Weight Loss 2

Weight Loss 2

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
At-Home Bootcamp

At-Home Bootcamp

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Weight Loss 1

Weight Loss 1

Casual Time 4 Weeks
Kettlebell: Stabilize

Kettlebell: Stabilize

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Cross Training with Yoga

Cross Training with Yoga

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Big Booty, Tight Belly

Big Booty, Tight Belly

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 11 mins  
Lower Body  
Full Body Beatdown

Full Body Beatdown

Casual Ic_time_32x32 17 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Chair
Hella Planks

Hella Planks

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 12 mins  
Core  
Max Cardio

Max Cardio

Intense Ic_time_32x32 22 mins  
Lower Body  
Max Cardio

Max Cardio

Intense Ic_time_32x32 22 mins  
Lower Body  
Desk Break

Desk Break

Casual Ic_time_32x32 6 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Chair