My doctor prescribed me Bactrim DS 800-160 for 10 days and then minocycline 50mg everyday... Anyone know if taking minocycline everyday will make it less effective/resistant say in a few months? Also what health issues are there associated with 6 - 12 months of antibiotic every day? I heard there's like teeth decay or something?
Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:25 PM
I never had any side effects from antibiotics the only this is they usually stop working after a year or so. So people are not a fan of them but if they work for you I see no harm.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:36 PM
Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:57 PM
Antibiotics can cause serious harm. Not always, but it is possible. You are on a very low dose, so this may not be a problem, and also so because the tetracycline family is more potent than mino. That being said, your intestinal tract contains 100 trillion "bacteria" that are beneficial to your health. They are responsible for proper digestion, and the synthesis of certain vitamins, mainly the B family. The problem with antibiotics, is they don't discriminate. They will start methodically killing these beneficial bacteria, leading to future problems that could potentially worsen your situation later. I'm not surprised your dermatoligist failed to mention this.
I'll leave the research upto you, but sill give you a few things to look up, and you will find that for many, antibiotics were the main culprit.
Dysbiosis, candida, seborrheic dermatitis, IBS, IBD, SIBO just to name a few.
I beg you do your own research, and weigh the risks vs the benefits, like I said, alot of people turn out fine, except for the fact that most often, I believe it was stated at about, 80% of people relapse after.coming off antibiotics, often enough to be significant it comes.back worse.
It is my firm belief that acne is caused from the gut anyways. When you hit puberty your liver is seriously taxed with all the extra hormones it wasn't dealing with, and takes time to adjust. This is added by the hormones we.add.to food, which taxes the liver, kidneys, thyroid, gallbladder and lymphatic systems. All of which also have a relationship to your "microbiome" or gut flora "those bacterial good guys that help you in so many ways"
My advice would be to go against it.personally, but I'm no doctor, and can't substitute my advice for.your doctors. Just food for thought.
Do some research and decide for yourself. I'll post some usefull links if you'd like.
Wishing you good health (that antibiotics cannot give you)
Rarrrgh, you would be smart to refuse them when you say you will, I'd get off them now, they may temporarily give you clear skin, but your knowledgeable to understand that they are without a doubt, no one can argue this, detrimental to your overall health.
Also, tooth decay does happen, and not to sound like a broken record, but your digestion starts in your mouth, and as such yiu have beneficial protective bacteria in there, that are again, destroyed by antibiotics, losing there protective benefits.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:42 PM
Heres to clear skin!! We can all beat this! But like i said before...even if my skin does not clear up in 30 days..im still getting off the minocycline and i suggest you do the same, or at least do some extensive research on how to keep your gut healthy during antibiotic courses.
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