bp and minocycline treatment
Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:16 AM
would like to know if anyone is using a bp treatment of any kind along with an antibiotic. if so, how is it going?
Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:48 PM
Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:02 PM
hi. thank you for the reply. may i ask aprox. how long it took for your skin to get clear with the regimen you were using? what does the spiro do to help acne? what is benzamycin?
Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:23 AM
I've been on minocycline since I was about 15 (24 now). Minocycline has basically been the only thing I've found that has had any affect on my acne. I had from about 17-21 totally clear of acne. I thought I had outgrown my acne so I just stopped taking my meds one summer and BAM! The next summer I was having huge acne resurgances. So I got back on my meds regularly and the acne calmed down. But now, I've been on my meds consistently ever since with basically 'clear skin' all the time until November I started having outbreaks that were completely unexpected and unwarranted considering how succesful minocycline has been in the past.
I still don't know why I was/am still having outbreaks. I only have some longshot speculations about minor diet alterations that were affecting my absorption of minocycline and am now steadfastedly taking it twice a day. My doc and I both are unsure about the cause of the outbreaks and I'm gonna be on minocycline twice a day until at least March, which is when my next check-up apt with my doc is gonna be. I am praying hard that minocycline kicks in, in a big way over this month and february cause I am desperate for the clear skin I had last summer.
My conjecture about minocycline is that it's affective but it takes a long time to show any affect (like 6 weeks or more) and it's affects are very gradual. Which can make your interm period of waiting for results, like I am, very desperate and anxious.
I'll update on this in the coming weeks to tell if minocycline has been working cause I'm at about teh 6 weeks mark now for taking it twice a day and I feel like something is happening although it's a little too early to tell still I think.
How long have you been on mino?
Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:02 PM
I'm on mino and using BP twice a day. Working pretty well, breakouts getting less and less but I'm also at the end of a 3 month stretch. Wonder whether to re-new the prescription, might be on it for the rest of my life!
Posted 16 January 2008 - 01:35 PM
i've heard mino is also very hard on your liver, so you should have liver function checked regularly. the main thing that turned me off - besides ineffectiveness - was that it can cause your teeth to yellow!
i have a few small pimples right now, nothing major, but my biggest issue is with the many red marks i am left with for months and months once every blemish is healed. i've spent so much on
product but i'm going to try the baking soda and apple cider vinegar thing rec'd on here.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:38 AM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:06 PM
I finally caved and went to a dermatologist after fighting with moderate acne for 2 years. I felt like I had tried every product and combination of products you could buy over the counter and nothing worked. My derm told me to use a low % benzoyl peroxide wash in the morning, and a gentle cleanser with differin gel .1% at night, along with minocycline 100mg twice a day. He wanted to put me right on Accutane, but im not interested in going through all that.
Well, I had tried BP washes and creams in the past and NONE helped, in fact they always made my acne worse, and gave me a sort of different kind of pimples. They were deep, small, but really painful and popped up out of nowhere throughout the day. I decided that since it was what the doctor ordered I would try it again anyway and I picked up a tube of 3.5% BP facewash by neutrogena. And, as expected by day 2 my face was horribly, and painfully broken out. I then stopped using the BP wash and just use noxzema anti bacterial lathering cleaner (which I love the most out of all other facial cleansers I have tried). The crazy BP pimples are going away and I have no intention of trying the facewash again. I now wash my face twice a day with the noxzema, and at night put on the differin gel. I have not seen much improvement yet, but its only been a few days, and my face is still clearing up from the benzoyl peroxide.
Also, the mino has been making me feel nauseous, and I threw up this morning. Im hoping that goes away soon.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:20 PM
I've been on BP and minocyclin too with Retin-A. I've used the pills for about 6 months then i started growing chin hair so i stopped and my acne came back my face was finally clear. The only times i've ever in my life had clear skin was from being born to age 10 every year after that acne I'm 20 now but those 4ish months of having basically clear skin was awesome. I dont know if the pills caused the chin hair but i don't want a beard so i had to stop taking them going to see my doc soon to see what he has to say and then hopefully an actual derm to treat my acne.
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