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#121 brima1

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:53 PM

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HI,

Been on Tetralysal 300g for about 2 months now. It has made no difference at all to be honest. Maybe i just need to stick out the 6months?

I have tried soooooo many different treatments/creams i cant even count how many. None have worked.

Had acne since 13 and now 21.

Im also using Duac gel at the same time.


Hi,

to be honest, you might need ask your doctor to try some different one. I've seen improvements on my skin after 48h from taking first pill (that was when I started with Tetralysal). However, now it takes about week to kick in. As I explained in my posts above, very important is to to set probable diagnosis. I tried for myself in posts above, you might need to do something similar for yourself to identify problem and talk about it with your doctor. Doctors these days don't really look into cause, rather than just prescribing workaround to the issue but not solution itself.


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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

I'm on this stuff at the moment. Day 5 and I am definitely experiencing an IB :'(

I have been given these pills, plus Differin 0.1% and have been told to use BP in the morning. I really hope that they start working soon because my skin looks awful at the moment.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:51 AM

Hi, I've just begun a course of 408mg a day and I have a couple of questions: firstly, does it matter at what time of the day you take it? It says on my information leaflet 'preferably morning' but I'd rather take it before I go to sleep. Secondly, what's the average course length? My doctor didn't specify how long I should take it for. I've also taken mino, so I don't want to take limecycline for too long. Thanks!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:06 AM

Hi, I've just begun a course of 408mg a day and I have a couple of questions: firstly, does it matter at what time of the day you take it? It says on my information leaflet 'preferably morning' but I'd rather take it before I go to sleep. Secondly, what's the average course length? My doctor didn't specify how long I should take it for. I've also taken mino, so I don't want to take limecycline for too long. Thanks!


Hi, as with every drug or food, your digestion system slows down or stops during your sleep. Therefore distribution of effective drug in your pills is limited during this time. It resumes when you wake up, but I'd recommend to take it morning or during a day to maximize effect of the drug taken.

Course length is one of puzzles doctors giving us. They say this drug is OK to take for year or two with short breaks. I can't imagine how some drug which is antibiotics and directly affecting your proteins (look at my schema on previous page) could be good for taking so long. You should treat your body with respect and limit use of any drugs just to necessary amount. That's why I refused taking Tetralysal after 1 year and started to look for different/real solution.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:52 AM

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:38 PM

Quick question, has anyone experinced like depression while been on these tablets, or feeling more emotional than normal?

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:31 AM

Quick question, has anyone experinced like depression while been on these tablets, or feeling more emotional than normal?



I haven't..

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:51 AM

Quick question, has anyone experinced like depression while been on these tablets, or feeling more emotional than normal?


I remember feeling pretty down when I first took Doxycycline and those feelings passed once I spoke to my doctor about it and stopped taking the drug. I'm currently taking it a second time and I haven't had those feelings as a direct result of the drug so I can only assume it's because I'm now older.

I never experienced that on Lymecycline but it's certainly not beyond the realms of possibility that these drugs can change our moods and the way we feel so if if it's prolonged and becoming something of an issue, I'd suggest speaking to your doctor to see if you can establish a connection.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

Ah thanks for the info. Its not constant but seem to be bit more sensitive than normal lately. Dont really want to stop the tablets though as they are working so well and have only been on them 4 weeks so far :D i'll bare with it for now.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

I've been taken off lymecycline today after about four months, it does seem to be working to me though so I am a little worried but apparently I don't have acne just something that looks like it so we shall see.

Anyway my original doctor said that you need to take it for at least two months to see any improvement, so some of the posts on this topic need to be patient.

The specialist I saw today said that the best way to use these sort of antibiotics is in cycles, three months on one month off or similar. Otherwise the acne bugs build up resistance and that's why they stop working.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:53 PM

I have been on Tetralysal 300, one a day, for the past 8 months. They have definitely worked for me, cleared up my chin acne perfectly...until this morning! I woke up and my chin was inflamed with red patches and under the skin spots!
I am now going to stop taking them to see how it goes, perhaps they have become ineffective because I've been taking them for so long!

I was wondering if anyone has suffered from dry skin patches/irritated skin/eczema as a side effect of the medication? I have extremely irritated dry skin on my forehead. The doctor has prescribed me Diprobase to help the dry skin which does help but it makes my forehead very oily. I have also noticed that after splashing my face with water I break out in small red spots on my forehead and cheeks, this happens whether the water is hot or cold. Any suggestions to what this might be? Has anyone suffered from this before?

I have also felt depressed and irritated recently, I put it down to stress but after reading some of the replies on this forum perhaps it had something to do with the medication.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

just started tetralysal about 2 weeks ago with a Differin 0.1% regime from my derm.

had a pretty bizzare breakout this morning, counted around 25 whiteheads all around my chin (thats the only place i get acne).

i was pretty disheartened because i was getting some very nice results, and my face was looking its clearest its ever been since i was around 12 (I'm 19).

has anyone else had a similar breakout?


im guessing its a one step back, two steps forward approach with the tetralysal? i'll keep at it anyway and hopefully it will clear up again.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:54 AM

I just stopped taking Tetralysal after 7-8 months. I still got pimples while on the medication so I want to see how my body will react without it.
Have been two weeks now, and nothing crazy... just some normal whiteheads, which sucks but nothing really bad.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

I've been taking it over a year now. For six or seven months I was clear, or almost. Now, my skin's gradually stopped reacting to the antibiotic, and my teeth are stained brown in places Posted Image

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:15 PM

Hi,

I've had some form of follicitus (sp.?) decalvans for a little over a year. It tends to clump the hair together like a doll, and makes the scalp red and results in little scabs forming all over it.

Just recently, I've been prescribed some Tetralysal to take as Flucloxacillin didn't really make much of a difference. I'm very wary of taking it however, as I've had a kidney transplant. Despite the dermatologist and my renal consultant having spoken about it (funnily enough, there's no evidence on my notes of any great dialogue between them), I'm worried about what effect it will have on me. I've been asked to have a blood test every 3-4 weeks to make sure that my kidney/liver aren't packing up, which I have to organise myself (further complete lack of communication).

This is all in conjunction with the fact that I'm moving from the south coast of the UK to Reading in a week to begin a job where a professional, clean appearance is necessary. At the time of writing, I'm sitting with a bandage on my head after a skin biopsy which has resulted in an open wound which apparently is also infected. I feel very, very let down by the medical 'professionals' dealing with this case and wondered if anybody had any experience with this antibiotic being used on immunosupressed bodies/transplants?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:51 AM

ive been taking Lymecycline for about 2 months now and have seen no improvement, it's really getting me down, I have spots all over my neck and on my face! I really hoped it was going to work, My doctor put me on them for 3 months soo I'm hoping this final month I'll see some improvement, if they haven't mad a difference what should I do any advise??

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:23 PM

I've used lymecycline (x1 a day)and zineryt for a few months last year. They worked really well and my skin was spotless (see what I did there? )

I was on differin 0.1% for two months after I stopped using Tetralysal and Zineryt which really has F**KED UP my skin (I have scars that weren't visible before). This is my first month on Zineryt and my second month on Tetralysal and my skin looks better than it did when I was on Differin. Going to stay on these antibiotics for two more months (maximum)

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

i was taking the tetralysal 300 for 3 months, my skin was so clear like wonderful but when i stopped, my acne returned :(

i think it stops acne but only temporarily 



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:35 AM

I may have been on the product longer than anyone here I've been on that Tetralysal 300 stuff for 3 years on was off taking 6 months out of the 3 years break due to not being able to get the product.

 

This product can't be that dangerous as I can get repeat prescritptions without a doctors consent, but I don't know for sure. One of my toe nails has fungal in it or underneath it, it became yellow over 2 years of taking the antibiotic Tetralysal 300 red/yellow capsules. The side effects I personally got in all the years of using it were on occasion sometimes for almost a day fatigue/shortness of breath/dizziness/tight chest/ feeling of tightness somewhere inside my body it can be a little painful to moderate at times, my teeth aren't as yellow as I thought because I use whitening toothpaste Janina sometimes BlanX stain remover all the time, they seem to work with the IBP Sonic rechargeable toothbrush I got off Amazon, its a great combo works for me.

 

I used to take it every night before bed I didn't eat anything 1 hour before and since I'm in bed 1 hour after also clear always with plenty of water like a full glass and on an empty stomach they said. I drink 2x the size of a typical whiskey glass but obviously water in it.

 

My Acne used to be pretty severe but in the week to a month of taking it and lasting about 3 years It cleaned it all up completely, there is faint residue of scarring but thats unavoidable I wish this antibiotic existed when I was 11 I would not have scars now :(  still puts a huge dent in getting a girlfriend and the dent just gets bigger the more acne you have.

 

I notice when I stopped taking it after 3 years my face was clean for about between 2 weeks to a month, then it came back with a serious vengeance. my face covered with acne some big some small especially near and around the nose where the pores are, some forehead and little on chin too. I realize this tetralysal is not a cure but it is a relief for a time however long you want to take the product, the only downside are the side effects and the possible but extremely rare blood dissorder from taking it plus you could get fungal infection like i did lucky it was only 1 singlular toe nail that was the hue of Yellow and extremely dry nail breaking off. The pain wasn't bad I hardly felt anything odd just its the fact its kinda yellow that looked and felt freakish. Even with fungal infection they are treatable and can heal you back to where you were before.

 

I started back on it again because my body is immune to Duac and Zynaryt however you spell that, well that and because Its depressing I cant leave the house and do anything with acne on my face.  without this antibiotic It takes 6 months to slightly clear up my skin with face products and thats slightly, not worth the time it takes to clear up thus I went back on the Tetralysal 300 I just hope science research in this evolves quickly before I end up taking it for 10 years straight or In case I end up worst off has anyone taken this product more than 3 years straight the long term effects of the antibiotic?

 

I did a full blood recently nothing came up bad, so even 3 years of taking it didn't effect me much. After starting it back again I'm going to try taking it in the morning 1 hour before breakfast see how that goes as at night I can always use a face product while I sleep keeping it 98.0% Acne free maybe more.

 

I can say one thing for sure Tetralysal 300 worked for me on some people it can take more time to work. I think I remember my Dr saying your supposed to be taking Tetralysal 300 for longer like a year was it without stopping. Didn't really get that since I've been taking it for 3 years and when stopping Acne just comes back. There's no stopping it, In each of us is the genes that can prevent it or encourage it and the balance in between, Taking it for me means side effects and rare disorders vs clear skin almost 100% of the time  I think Its worth the risk being alone and depressed can be one of the worst things in life.

 

Good luck guys.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:02 AM

Started taking these about 3 months ago.  Have had a virtually spot free summer (first time in years - I'm 43!).

 

Can't recommend them highly enough.  Will take for two more months and then stop.   For people worried about the antibiotics countering their natural gut bacteria.  It's worth investing in these:- http://www.amazon.co...ywords=bio-kult

 

 






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