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#1 shyguy87

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 11:31 PM

well i've been taking solodyn for a while now, about 9 months, and i was wondering how long i should continue taking them? am i going to be taking them for the rest of my life? any input would be nice. thanks in advance.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE(shyguy87 @ Nov 27 2006, 12:31 AM) View Post

well i've been taking solodyn for a while now, about 9 months, and i was wondering how long i should continue taking them? am i going to be taking them for the rest of my life? any input would be nice. thanks in advance.


I've been on it for 3 months. Is it working for you?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE(adb3488 @ Nov 27 2006, 05:57 PM) View Post

QUOTE(shyguy87 @ Nov 27 2006, 12:31 AM) View Post

well i've been taking solodyn for a while now, about 9 months, and i was wondering how long i should continue taking them? am i going to be taking them for the rest of my life? any input would be nice. thanks in advance.


I've been on it for 3 months. Is it working for you?


it has actually, but am is this something we'll be taking for the rest of our lives? or just until things clear up?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:46 PM

Do not take minocycline for the rest of your life, trust me on that. Reason being if u take it 2 long there is a strong possibility that u will experience skin discolorations somewhere like your face, leg, arm, body. I wouldn't recommend taking it over a year. Closely monitor any skin tone changes, if u see something that looks like a bruise type color then immediately stop.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 01:52 PM

QUOTE(AcneNinja @ Nov 28 2006, 10:46 PM) View Post

Do not take minocycline for the rest of your life, trust me on that. Reason being if u take it 2 long there is a strong possibility that u will experience skin discolorations somewhere like your face, leg, arm, body. I wouldn't recommend taking it over a year. Closely monitor any skin tone changes, if u see something that looks like a bruise type color then immediately stop.


is this from personal experience? but i am planning on not taking anymore minocycline after i finish this last prescription.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 06:50 AM

QUOTE(AcneNinja @ Nov 29 2006, 04:46 AM) View Post
Do not take minocycline for the rest of your life, trust me on that. Reason being if u take it 2 long there is a strong possibility that u will experience skin discolorations somewhere like your face, leg, arm, body. I wouldn't recommend taking it over a year. Closely monitor any skin tone changes, if u see something that looks like a bruise type color then immediately stop.

Does it just look like a bruise? Or does it feel like one too. Im interested in this...

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(shyguy87 @ Nov 26 2006, 10:31 PM) View Post
well i've been taking solodyn for a while now, about 9 months, and i was wondering how long i should continue taking them? am i going to be taking them for the rest of my life? any input would be nice. thanks in advance.


How is it working for you? Excellent? Good? OK? NOt satisfied?

IF it's not working Excellent, it never will. Actually, 2 months is about all the time you should give it if it isn't working really well.

If it's working, chances are you'll have to take it for a long time. The only way you can tell if you don't need it any more is to gradually wean yourself of of it - reducing the dose about 6 weeks at a time to see if the acne comes back. Sometimes it takes 4-6 weeks at the lower dose for the acne to come back, so you have to do it gradually.

I'd much rather take a 4-6 month course of accutane than years of antibiotics. I think it's much safer and healthier.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:32 PM

Some people have been on it for years. It didn't work for me and I'm somewhat glad because it isn't a good idea to take it for long periods of time from what I have read from multiple sources (including here).
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:47 AM

i took doxycycline for like 6 months +. i asked how my derm. how long am i supposed to take this. she didn't give me a good answer, she said some people take it for the rest of their lives. well, it cleared me up after 3-4 months, then i still got a few pimples. i figured i got immune to the stuff [and i got tired of paying for it] so i stopped. my skin has been fine for like 5 months. i think if your skin is looking good you should slowly get off the stuff.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:53 AM

im going to take one every other day for two weeks then one every third day for a month.... im on my last bottle