Hello, I've never posted on an acne forum but I really need some advice.
Back in 2009 I started taking tetralysal for my acne and in a few months it cleared up. I stopped taking it after about 8 months because I felt I no longer needed it and my doctor said I could just stop taking it. Plus it was upsetting my stomach and I was worried what the antibiotic was doing to it. I still used the cream they gave me though. I had a great 6 or so months with no acne and then it returned. I started taking tetralysal again, hoping it would have the same wonderful effects it had the first time. But it's not really been doing much, I've been on it about 8 months now and I haven't noticed a change in my skin. To be honest, I think the creams I've been using - Benzoyl Proxide Acnecide at first and more recently Duac have been the most effective. Obviously I'm not a doctor but I just feel as though the creams have been doing most of the work. My acne hasn't really be going away and I keep getting new spots every so often.
I went to see a dermatologist a few weeks ago, I didn't find her very helpful at all. She didn't seem to be very interested in my problem. She suggested I try a new antibiotic called Oxytetracycline. You have to take 2 twice a day on an empty stomach. Would you guys suggest I switch to it? I do feel as though I have become resistant to tetralysal but I've heard bad things about Oxytetracycline. My parents don't think I should switch, but I just want this acne gone and to see the same results I saw when I first took antibiotics back in 2009. Oh and I'm 22 and show no signs of "growing out" of acne.
Thanks for reading! Any advice would be much appreciated.