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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:27 AM

Antibiotics seem to be the only treatment which actually works effectively for me, I normally have moderately severe acne but when using antibiotics I stay around 90% clear until I inevitably become resistant. So I was wandering what other antibiotics are effective for acne and which of these would you guys recommend for when/if I get resistant to Cephalexin so that I can kind of plan ahead?

 

I've been on (in order):

Lymecycline (least effective)

Doxycycline (most effective)

Erythromycin

Oxytetracycline

 

And I'm starting to get resistant to Oxytetracycline so I've decided to give Cephalexin ago asap.

 

All help is greatly appreciated!! :)

 

Ok so.. I know you don't want to hear this and trust me I hate hearing this too but antibiotics will eventually make your situation worse. And I say this because I was on Doxycycline for 8 months before it lost it's effectiveness and then Minocycline for 7 months before I became immune to it.

Now I am very very close to going on Keflex/Cephalexin but I know it is a temporary fix. Here is what you need to know - antibiotics will destroy your good bacteria in your gut. They will promote a type of  yeast infection known as Candida which will cause leaky gut syndrome. As a result you will become allergic to a lot of food (rice, bread and anything with sugar especially chocolates and any type of junk food). It will also make sure you do not grow out of acne.

Now here is the thing. You have been on probiotics ever since you started antibiotics. In my case, I did not do that. I started with probiotics after using doxy. So my gut flora and good bacteria got pretty much wiped out. But I don't know if that is your case or not. Try stopping antibiotics for 2-3 weeks and I have a strong feeling you might break out pretty bad. Antibiotics stop you from growing out of acne..trust me.

But you know what, I am as addicted to them as you are and that is why I am considering Keflex now. Or even Bactrim. Even though I do know the side effects and know that I am making my condition worse in the long run. But I have reached a point where I do not care. I am 22 and my siblings grew out of acne when they were 18. I didn't because I used antibiotics. And if you think I am a rare case, trust me, 9/10 people have their acne return worse than it was after antibiotics. 

 

So now you have a choice. To go for them and be happy temporarily (6-7 months) or to stop taking them and look for an alternative cure. Till this day I think my biggest mistake was going on antibiotics. It made my acne worse when I went off it and I wish I had the knowledge I did back then to cure myself without ingesting meds. 


I know you dont wanna hear this and i mentioned i hated hearing this too but this is the sad reality.

But to answer your question - Minocycline, Keflex, Bactrim should be your next abx. 

 

Yeah I know what you mean, I came off Lymecycline for about a week since I was pretty much clear and thought that I could simply continue to maintain the clear skin with The Regimen, but sure enough my acne came back full force- worse than before I started taking antibiotics. I know it is only a short term solution but like you, I've got to a point where I just really don't care anymore. 

 

However I have to disagree with you when you say that 'antibiotics stop you from growing out of acne' because that is definitely not the case- it must be an unfortunate coincidence that you haven't grown out of acne yet but your siblings have. I'm really sorry to hear that, but just because you have the same parents doesn't mean that you will be exactly like them; no person is the same. My older brother took antibiotics for his acne for nearly a year and he has had clear skin ever since he stopped (his was worse than mine).

 

And thanks for the suggestions by the way, still unsure whether or not to go on low dose accutane or different antibiotics :/



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:52 PM

 

Antibiotics seem to be the only treatment which actually works effectively for me, I normally have moderately severe acne but when using antibiotics I stay around 90% clear until I inevitably become resistant. So I was wandering what other antibiotics are effective for acne and which of these would you guys recommend for when/if I get resistant to Cephalexin so that I can kind of plan ahead?

 

I've been on (in order):

Lymecycline (least effective)

Doxycycline (most effective)

Erythromycin

Oxytetracycline

 

And I'm starting to get resistant to Oxytetracycline so I've decided to give Cephalexin ago asap.

 

All help is greatly appreciated!! smile.png

 

Ok so.. I know you don't want to hear this and trust me I hate hearing this too but antibiotics will eventually make your situation worse. And I say this because I was on Doxycycline for 8 months before it lost it's effectiveness and then Minocycline for 7 months before I became immune to it.

Now I am very very close to going on Keflex/Cephalexin but I know it is a temporary fix. Here is what you need to know - antibiotics will destroy your good bacteria in your gut. They will promote a type of  yeast infection known as Candida which will cause leaky gut syndrome. As a result you will become allergic to a lot of food (rice, bread and anything with sugar especially chocolates and any type of junk food). It will also make sure you do not grow out of acne.

Now here is the thing. You have been on probiotics ever since you started antibiotics. In my case, I did not do that. I started with probiotics after using doxy. So my gut flora and good bacteria got pretty much wiped out. But I don't know if that is your case or not. Try stopping antibiotics for 2-3 weeks and I have a strong feeling you might break out pretty bad. Antibiotics stop you from growing out of acne..trust me.

But you know what, I am as addicted to them as you are and that is why I am considering Keflex now. Or even Bactrim. Even though I do know the side effects and know that I am making my condition worse in the long run. But I have reached a point where I do not care. I am 22 and my siblings grew out of acne when they were 18. I didn't because I used antibiotics. And if you think I am a rare case, trust me, 9/10 people have their acne return worse than it was after antibiotics. 

 

So now you have a choice. To go for them and be happy temporarily (6-7 months) or to stop taking them and look for an alternative cure. Till this day I think my biggest mistake was going on antibiotics. It made my acne worse when I went off it and I wish I had the knowledge I did back then to cure myself without ingesting meds. 


I know you dont wanna hear this and i mentioned i hated hearing this too but this is the sad reality.

But to answer your question - Minocycline, Keflex, Bactrim should be your next abx. 

 

Yeah I know what you mean, I came off Lymecycline for about a week since I was pretty much clear and thought that I could simply continue to maintain the clear skin with The Regimen, but sure enough my acne came back full force- worse than before I started taking antibiotics. I know it is only a short term solution but like you, I've got to a point where I just really don't care anymore. 

 

However I have to disagree with you when you say that 'antibiotics stop you from growing out of acne' because that is definitely not the case- it must be an unfortunate coincidence that you haven't grown out of acne yet but your siblings have. I'm really sorry to hear that, but just because you have the same parents doesn't mean that you will be exactly like them; no person is the same. My older brother took antibiotics for his acne for nearly a year and he has had clear skin ever since he stopped (his was worse than mine).

 

And thanks for the suggestions by the way, still unsure whether or not to go on low dose accutane or different antibiotics :/

 

I dont know man, like you said, just because you have the same parents doesnt mean you will be like your siblings.  I have been on this website for the past 1 year and usually people have gotten their acne back worse. It could be that your brother got lucky with his acne. I am in no way trying to depress you but it is always better to prepare for the worse. And if you are getting pustules around your chin and mouth area then trust me, its because of the damage antibiotics have done to your gut.

 

I would say go for a different antibiotic. Because if you switch from an antibiotics to accutane, youll get a pretty bad break out and acne takes around a month to respond to accutane.. so just go for another antibiotic for 3-4 months, find a regimen that keeps your acne under control without antibiotics and when you do come off the antibiotics, switch to accutane while your new regimen keeps your acne under your control. Go for minocycline I'd say. 

I had a question for you, how long did it take you to get rsistant to each antibiotic. Can you please list down the number of months for each drug? THanks!



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

 

 

Antibiotics seem to be the only treatment which actually works effectively for me, I normally have moderately severe acne but when using antibiotics I stay around 90% clear until I inevitably become resistant. So I was wandering what other antibiotics are effective for acne and which of these would you guys recommend for when/if I get resistant to Cephalexin so that I can kind of plan ahead?

 

I've been on (in order):

Lymecycline (least effective)

Doxycycline (most effective)

Erythromycin

Oxytetracycline

 

And I'm starting to get resistant to Oxytetracycline so I've decided to give Cephalexin ago asap.

 

All help is greatly appreciated!! :)

 

Ok so.. I know you don't want to hear this and trust me I hate hearing this too but antibiotics will eventually make your situation worse. And I say this because I was on Doxycycline for 8 months before it lost it's effectiveness and then Minocycline for 7 months before I became immune to it.

Now I am very very close to going on Keflex/Cephalexin but I know it is a temporary fix. Here is what you need to know - antibiotics will destroy your good bacteria in your gut. They will promote a type of  yeast infection known as Candida which will cause leaky gut syndrome. As a result you will become allergic to a lot of food (rice, bread and anything with sugar especially chocolates and any type of junk food). It will also make sure you do not grow out of acne.

Now here is the thing. You have been on probiotics ever since you started antibiotics. In my case, I did not do that. I started with probiotics after using doxy. So my gut flora and good bacteria got pretty much wiped out. But I don't know if that is your case or not. Try stopping antibiotics for 2-3 weeks and I have a strong feeling you might break out pretty bad. Antibiotics stop you from growing out of acne..trust me.

But you know what, I am as addicted to them as you are and that is why I am considering Keflex now. Or even Bactrim. Even though I do know the side effects and know that I am making my condition worse in the long run. But I have reached a point where I do not care. I am 22 and my siblings grew out of acne when they were 18. I didn't because I used antibiotics. And if you think I am a rare case, trust me, 9/10 people have their acne return worse than it was after antibiotics. 

 

So now you have a choice. To go for them and be happy temporarily (6-7 months) or to stop taking them and look for an alternative cure. Till this day I think my biggest mistake was going on antibiotics. It made my acne worse when I went off it and I wish I had the knowledge I did back then to cure myself without ingesting meds. 


I know you dont wanna hear this and i mentioned i hated hearing this too but this is the sad reality.

But to answer your question - Minocycline, Keflex, Bactrim should be your next abx. 

 

Yeah I know what you mean, I came off Lymecycline for about a week since I was pretty much clear and thought that I could simply continue to maintain the clear skin with The Regimen, but sure enough my acne came back full force- worse than before I started taking antibiotics. I know it is only a short term solution but like you, I've got to a point where I just really don't care anymore. 

 

However I have to disagree with you when you say that 'antibiotics stop you from growing out of acne' because that is definitely not the case- it must be an unfortunate coincidence that you haven't grown out of acne yet but your siblings have. I'm really sorry to hear that, but just because you have the same parents doesn't mean that you will be exactly like them; no person is the same. My older brother took antibiotics for his acne for nearly a year and he has had clear skin ever since he stopped (his was worse than mine).

 

And thanks for the suggestions by the way, still unsure whether or not to go on low dose accutane or different antibiotics :/

 

I dont know man, like you said, just because you have the same parents doesnt mean you will be like your siblings.  I have been on this website for the past 1 year and usually people have gotten their acne back worse. It could be that your brother got lucky with his acne. I am in no way trying to depress you but it is always better to prepare for the worse. And if you are getting pustules around your chin and mouth area then trust me, its because of the damage antibiotics have done to your gut.

 

I would say go for a different antibiotic. Because if you switch from an antibiotics to accutane, youll get a pretty bad break out and acne takes around a month to respond to accutane.. so just go for another antibiotic for 3-4 months, find a regimen that keeps your acne under control without antibiotics and when you do come off the antibiotics, switch to accutane while your new regimen keeps your acne under your control. Go for minocycline I'd say. 

I had a question for you, how long did it take you to get rsistant to each antibiotic. Can you please list down the number of months for each drug? THanks!

 

Yeah I've also noticed that the majority of people on here usually get their acne back worse after quitting, but my doctor didn't tell me that when he prescribed my first course!! But please don't feel regretful for starting the antibiotics, they wouldn't have prevented you from growing out of acne I can tell you that much so I guess you just got the unlucky genes man :/ Just please don't feel like it is your fault because it really isn't!!

 

And yeah that's probably what I will do since antibiotics work so well for me, I will definitely check out minocycline, thanks for the advice :)

 

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-Lymecycline I actually didn't get resistant to even after 8 months of use, the only reason I stopped is because, as I said, I was pretty much clear so I thought that I could just come off them but nope! :( So no resistance after 8 months but you have to remember that was my first long term antibiotic so it probably takes longer to get resistant since they were completely new to my system maybe? Only reason why I'm not going back on them is because they weren't as good as the others and I've probably built some kind of resistance to them whilst I've been off them.

 

-So I took Doxycycline which lasted about 4-4.5 months

 

-Then Erythromycin which lasted about 1.5 months -_- (I used topical Zineryt in the past so my doctor said that this is probably why I became resistant so quick) I would recommend this antibiotic before Keflex I reckon as it one of the safer antibiotics and it worked really well for me- 2nd most effective after doxy

 

-And Oxytetracycline lasted about 3 months

 

So they really don't last long for me haha, but they do the job and that's all I can ask for at the moment :P


Edited by MattThomas, 03 August 2014 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:50 PM

And if you are getting pustules around your chin and mouth area then trust me, its because of the damage antibiotics have done to your gut.

 

Oh my gosh, that is exactly what I got (and still have) after I stopped the antibiotics. And it's true about the food sensitivities! I used to eat whatever I wanted without it affecting my skin. Life was good back then. !@#$%



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:22 PM

And if you are getting pustules around your chin and mouth area then trust me, its because of the damage antibiotics have done to your gut.

 

Oh my gosh, that is exactly what I got (and still have) after I stopped the antibiotics. And it's true about the food sensitivities! I used to eat whatever I wanted without it affecting my skin. Life was good back then. !@#$%

 

I'm telling you man..this stuff is bad, but it gives you temporary happiness. I read you other post too so here is what I would suggest for you from my very limited knowledge. Before you take a good antibiotic, look for a topical that might help you. I have heard about Differin helping with pustules. But it could be one of things causing your eye infection too since it is present in Epiduo. But yeah, look for a good a topical and use it simultaneously with a good antibiotic so that by the time you come off antibiotics in a few months, you will have a topical regime which keeps you clear.

If you can't find a good topical and can wait to get the next round of antibiotics(abx), then get a really strong probiotic, cut off all sugar for 3 months(you will notice a HUGE improvement in your pustules once you cut off sugar) and cut off all carbs. ONLY for 3 months and take strong probiotics! This will help repair your gut hopefully (which is what I am doing right now)! 

And you are lucky that you have only been on erythomycin so the damage can be controlled.

But if you cant stand these pustules for 3 months, then go on an abx and at the same time have stong probiotics with it every day, to make sure it abx does not damage your gut. 

Do you know anything about candida? Google candida, antibiotics, leaky gut syndrome and probiotics and you will learn a lot. message me if you have any questions.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

Have you tried topical antibiotics like Isotrexin (retinoid plus erythromycin) or Duac (benozyl peroxide plus clindamycin)? Maybe there's no need to take internally antibiotics?

 

 

I was on Clindamycin right before I went on Accutane and it worked great! If I missed a day or two the acne would reappear so I don't know that it is a long term fix. As far as antibiotics i've tried Minocycline. It didn't seem to work as well as the doxy which also only helped while I was taking it. The acne would return after I stopped taking it. 


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:14 AM

Matt other antibiotics for acne bactrim of course most side effects cephalosporins-duricef spectracef ceftin omnicef vantin ceclor cedax velosef all great for acne.many people like augmentin and the antimicrobial cipro. if u like tetracycline antibiotics declomycin is another.at least taking one of the antibiotics will buy u some time and keep skin clearer until u find a longterm treatment good luck

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:55 AM


Have you tried topical antibiotics like Isotrexin (retinoid plus erythromycin) or Duac (benozyl peroxide plus clindamycin)? Maybe there's no need to take internally antibiotics?

 
 
I was on Clindamycin right before I went on Accutane and it worked great! If I missed a day or two the acne would reappear so I don't know that it is a long term fix. As far as antibiotics i've tried Minocycline. It didn't seem to work as well as the doxy which also only helped while I was taking it. The acne would return after I stopped taking it. 
Did you use clindamycin before or after mino and doxy. I'm planning on using it but don't know if it'll work since I'm immune to doxy and mino

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:57 AM

 

Have you tried topical antibiotics like Isotrexin (retinoid plus erythromycin) or Duac (benozyl peroxide plus clindamycin)? Maybe there's no need to take internally antibiotics?


Did you use clindamycin before or after mino and doxy. I'm planning on using it but don't know if it'll work since I'm immune to doxy and mino
 
 
I was on Clindamycin right before I went on Accutane and it worked great! If I missed a day or two the acne would reappear so I don't know that it is a long term fix. As far as antibiotics i've tried Minocycline. It didn't seem to work as well as the doxy which also only helped while I was taking it. The acne would return after I stopped taking it. 

 

I used clindamycin after doxy and during and shortly after mino. Good Luck :)


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:58 AM


 


Have you tried topical antibiotics like Isotrexin (retinoid plus erythromycin) or Duac (benozyl peroxide plus clindamycin)? Maybe there's no need to take internally antibiotics?


Did you use clindamycin before or after mino and doxy. I'm planning on using it but don't know if it'll work since I'm immune to doxy and mino
 
 
I was on Clindamycin right before I went on Accutane and it worked great! If I missed a day or two the acne would reappear so I don't know that it is a long term fix. As far as antibiotics i've tried Minocycline. It didn't seem to work as well as the doxy which also only helped while I was taking it. The acne would return after I stopped taking it. 
 
I used clindamycin after doxy and during and shortly after mino. Good Luck :)

Thanks! And did doxy stop working? How long did u take it for

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:59 PM

 

 


 


Have you tried topical antibiotics like Isotrexin (retinoid plus erythromycin) or Duac (benozyl peroxide plus clindamycin)? Maybe there's no need to take internally antibiotics?


Did you use clindamycin before or after mino and doxy. I'm planning on using it but don't know if it'll work since I'm immune to doxy and mino
 
 
I was on Clindamycin right before I went on Accutane and it worked great! If I missed a day or two the acne would reappear so I don't know that it is a long term fix. As far as antibiotics i've tried Minocycline. It didn't seem to work as well as the doxy which also only helped while I was taking it. The acne would return after I stopped taking it. 
 
I used clindamycin after doxy and during and shortly after mino. Good Luck smile.png

Thanks! And did doxy stop working? How long did u take it for

 

The doxy worked but as soon as i'd stop the acne would come back and seemingly worse. I took it a couple different times each for 4-6 months at a time. I also was concerned about my teeth being affected (yellowing) so I didn't want to continue taking them. 


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:17 PM

 

And if you are getting pustules around your chin and mouth area then trust me, its because of the damage antibiotics have done to your gut.

 

Oh my gosh, that is exactly what I got (and still have) after I stopped the antibiotics. And it's true about the food sensitivities! I used to eat whatever I wanted without it affecting my skin. Life was good back then. !@#$%

 

I'm telling you man..this stuff is bad, but it gives you temporary happiness. I read you other post too so here is what I would suggest for you from my very limited knowledge. Before you take a good antibiotic, look for a topical that might help you. I have heard about Differin helping with pustules. But it could be one of things causing your eye infection too since it is present in Epiduo. But yeah, look for a good a topical and use it simultaneously with a good antibiotic so that by the time you come off antibiotics in a few months, you will have a topical regime which keeps you clear.

If you can't find a good topical and can wait to get the next round of antibiotics(abx), then get a really strong probiotic, cut off all sugar for 3 months(you will notice a HUGE improvement in your pustules once you cut off sugar) and cut off all carbs. ONLY for 3 months and take strong probiotics! This will help repair your gut hopefully (which is what I am doing right now)! 

And you are lucky that you have only been on erythomycin so the damage can be controlled.

But if you cant stand these pustules for 3 months, then go on an abx and at the same time have stong probiotics with it every day, to make sure it abx does not damage your gut. 

Do you know anything about candida? Google candida, antibiotics, leaky gut syndrome and probiotics and you will learn a lot. message me if you have any questions.

 

Thanks silverlight!

 

I was actually on trimethoprim; I hope that one isn't too too bad? It seems like one of the uncommon ones. Years ago I was on minocycline and it didn't even do this to my skin. My naturopath did just put me on a hypoallergenic diet, so no sugars or gluten, etc. Do you count fruit as a sugar? Let me know how your skin is coming along. 



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:44 PM

Just take good probiotics ,vitamin B complex and find a good topical treatment so when you finish taking antibiotics you won;t breakout and it should be fine.I still recommend something with BP and Clindamycin (Duac),because with these 2 in one formulation the bacteria won't become resistant to clindamycin.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:04 PM


 


And if you are getting pustules around your chin and mouth area then trust me, its because of the damage antibiotics have done to your gut.

 
Oh my gosh, that is exactly what I got (and still have) after I stopped the antibiotics. And it's true about the food sensitivities! I used to eat whatever I wanted without it affecting my skin. Life was good back then. !@#$%
 
I'm telling you man..this stuff is bad, but it gives you temporary happiness. I read you other post too so here is what I would suggest for you from my very limited knowledge. Before you take a good antibiotic, look for a topical that might help you. I have heard about Differin helping with pustules. But it could be one of things causing your eye infection too since it is present in Epiduo. But yeah, look for a good a topical and use it simultaneously with a good antibiotic so that by the time you come off antibiotics in a few months, you will have a topical regime which keeps you clear.
If you can't find a good topical and can wait to get the next round of antibiotics(abx), then get a really strong probiotic, cut off all sugar for 3 months(you will notice a HUGE improvement in your pustules once you cut off sugar) and cut off all carbs. ONLY for 3 months and take strong probiotics! This will help repair your gut hopefully (which is what I am doing right now)! 
And you are lucky that you have only been on erythomycin so the damage can be controlled.
But if you cant stand these pustules for 3 months, then go on an abx and at the same time have stong probiotics with it every day, to make sure it abx does not damage your gut. 
Do you know anything about candida? Google candida, antibiotics, leaky gut syndrome and probiotics and you will learn a lot. message me if you have any questions.
 
Thanks silverlight!
 
I was actually on trimethoprim; I hope that one isn't too too bad? It seems like one of the uncommon ones. Years ago I was on minocycline and it didn't even do this to my skin. My naturopath did just put me on a hypoallergenic diet, so no sugars or gluten, etc. Do you count fruit as a sugar? Let me know how your skin is coming along. 

Fruits do count as sugar but they won't break you out like chocolates sweets coffee tea or anything with refined sugars do. Cut them out for 2weeks and you'll see a great improvement in your skin.

I don't know how strong is the antibiotic you took but minocycline is pretty strong and even if it doesn't work for your skin it destroys your gut. This allows undigested food and toxins to pass out of your leaky gut and comes out in forms of allergies (pustules in our cases). So that's why we are very allergic to a bunch of food items. And then there are other reasons too but this is the main one. I believe if I hadn't destroyed my gut and good bacteria I would've been able yo grow out of acne. Now we need to look into how to heal our guts. Ask your naturopath and they'll let you know.

Take strong probiotics lots of veggies, l glutamine and anything that can heal your gut.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

Antibiotics seem to be the only treatment which actually works effectively for me, I normally have moderately severe acne but when using antibiotics I stay around 90% clear until I inevitably become resistant. So I was wandering what other antibiotics are effective for acne and which of these would you guys recommend for when/if I get resistant to Cephalexin so that I can kind of plan ahead?

 

I've been on (in order):

Lymecycline (least effective)

Doxycycline (most effective)

Erythromycin

Oxytetracycline

 

And I'm starting to get resistant to Oxytetracycline so I've decided to give Cephalexin ago asap.

 

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So did you eventually move on to a new antibiotic? did it work for you?



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:43 AM

One antibiotic that cleared me up very quickly was Z-Pak. I have been on EVERY oral antibiotic in existence and this worked beautifully. I actually had 100% clear skin for about a month. Then it came back, of course, but it was the best I'd seen so far from antibiotics.

 

It may help you to know the different categories of oral antibiotics...

 

Sulfonamides: Bactrim, Septra

Tetracyclines: Doxycycline, Tetracycline, Minocycline

Penicillins: Amoxicillin, Ampicillin

Miscellaneous Anti-Infective: Clindamyacin, Metronidazole, Rifaximin

Macrolides: Z-Pak, Erythromycin

Fluoroquinolones: Ciprofloxacin
Cephalosporins: Cephalexin
 

 

If you don't have good results from a pill in one category you would be better off trying a different category...rather than trying another pill in the same category.

 

If I were to put them in order from best to worst (for my own acne)

 

1. Macrolides

2. Sulfonamides

3. Miscellaneous Anti-Infectives

4. Fluoroquinolones

5. Tetracyclines

6. Cephalosporins

7. Penicillins


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:01 AM

One antibiotic that cleared me up very quickly was Z-Pak. I have been on EVERY oral antibiotic in existence and this worked beautifully. I actually had 100% clear skin for about a month. Then it came back, of course, but it was the best I'd seen so far from antibiotics.
 
It may help you to know the different categories of oral antibiotics...
 
Sulfonamides: Bactrim, Septra
Tetracyclines: Doxycycline, Tetracycline, Minocycline
Penicillins: Amoxicillin, Ampicillin
Miscellaneous Anti-Infective: Clindamyacin, Metronidazole, Rifaximin
Macrolides: Z-Pak, Erythromycin
Fluoroquinolones: Ciprofloxacin
Cephalosporins: Cephalexin
 
 
If you don't have good results from a pill in one category you would be better off trying a different category...rather than trying another pill in the same category.
 
If I were to put them in order from best to worst (for my own acne)
 
1. Macrolides
2. Sulfonamides
3. Miscellaneous Anti-Infectives
4. Fluoroquinolones
5. Tetracyclines
6. Cephalosporins
7. Penicillins


Thanks! Also, if I have become resistant to minocycline and doxycycline will tetracycline work for me or not? Because I know its Weaker compared to those two so just wondering..

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:23 PM

if you have tried mino and doxy i wouldnt even bother with the tetracycline. go with the keflex that stuff should work for you. i think the generic is cephalexin. also use a gentle cleanser and AHA every night. that should help as well. 



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:11 PM

if you have tried mino and doxy i wouldnt even bother with the tetracycline. go with the keflex that stuff should work for you. i think the generic is cephalexin. also use a gentle cleanser and AHA every night. that should help as well. 


I talked to my derm today and he said tetra should work for you but i seriously doubt if he's right. I have a RX for bactrim too. Im trying to decide, bactrim or keflex..what dobyou think? I think keflex is pretty strong that's why I want to go with bactrim first. Not sure though.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:58 PM

I think bactrim is a strong one too. You could try it but so many people are allergic to sulfa drugs. I liked keflex the best out of all of the antibiotics it worked fast and stopped all acne in 5 days. Literally saved my life!




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