*newbie Here*- Minocycline And Joint Pain
Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:14 PM
My question is, I see joint pain as a side effect, but I have also seen posts on this symptom going away after a bit. My knees throb while sitting. Not too sure if this is the medicine or just my knees being buggers again. I LOVE the results I am seeing, and don't want to jinx a good thing, but would love any feedback from others users of this med. I am on 100mg once daily for 6 weeks, then back to Dr, to see how things are. Just finally having that no ashamed feling about my skin!
Thanks in advance.
Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:27 AM
Hi there! I was on Minocycline about 2 years ago, and although I too saw amazing results, I'm sorry to report I also faced an extremely troubling experience. I started when I was 18; suffered from cystic acne. My derm started me off with 105mg a day, and then after several months was moved up to 115mg. Everything was going perfectly for about a year, until suddenly I developed pseudotumor cerebri. I did some reading and it seems that Minocycline has been known to cause this. This isn't to say that you will for sure be affected, especially because I was on a high dosage for my weight, but if you ever experience blurred vision and severe headaches I highly suggest you stop and talk to your doctor!
Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:44 PM
My knees are the only issue I have been having with the meds, and it seems to come and go. I was not good this morning, better at lunch, and then back to crappy tonight. I have not changed any activities to make them feel worse.
It is not fun having to be on meds for adult acne, but on the other hand, I do want a clear face. My self esteem has risen so much since not having any breakouts....and I am scared that I will have to go off. Always pros and cons...but hard to take the cons.
Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:45 PM
Is there anyone out there that has switched to another med after trying this for nodular acne? Any info appreciated! Off to bed as I cannot tolerate this horrible feeling!
Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:45 PM
I'm so sorry the pills didn't end up working for you
After I got off Mino I was put on Azithromycin, and in about two month my acne came back worse than ever. I was put on Bactrim after that and have been taking it for almost 4 months. It took about 2 months to see any results, but I'm so glad I stuck with it.
I hope you feel better!
Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:04 PM
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