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*Frequently Asked Questions* for Tetracycine users

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Minocycline is the best acne medication other than accutane being the first.


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I took minocycline & those fucken pills before and it did more harm than good..

I got absolutely no side effects but it almost ruined my life my acne became much worst..

Please if you are considering on getting any of those 3 think about it twice it's almost a complete waste of time and pain.

Odds are those crappy pills like Minocycline , Doxy or whatever won't ever cure your acne. It might only get worse than before like me when I took them months ago.

Best thing to do with those pills throw them at the garbache you will thank me later.

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Just to share my experience - it sucks to be discouraged, i know, but eh.

I went on Lymecycline, having made my skin go from mild to moderate through changing regimens way too often and obsessing. Lymecycline did nothing in the first few weeks, then i had a supposed 'initial breakout'. But it sure as hell didn't look like just an initial breakout. It made my skin feel grainy as hell, and I had tiny spots EVERYWHERE. before i only suffered in the T zone [nose, chin, forehead] but it gave me spots all over the cheeks and jawline. Heck, even earlobe!

Luckily most of those spots stayed tiny and went away. However, reaching the third month I am now battling with the horrid redmarks it gave me on my cheeks, and the fact that I still get yellow spots, one every few days. The red marks make my acne seem much worse.

Overall, i'd say Lymecycline was not worth it. It made it much worse, then returned me to my pre-drug state. Considering tetracyclines are very similar, i'm gonna say bollocks to the antibiotics from now on.

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This is all pretty depressing as I just started taking minocycline this past week. I am still breaking out though. With as long as folks have had to take it, and as many pills as people have been on...what where the natural remedies that you have tried? I am not that far into the pills...so I can put them down if I find something that will be effective with my skin.

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i was put on doxycycline ofr 3 months and it did wonders,,,no acne for 8 months...after that they astarted appearing again..went to the derm...he didnt prescribed any medicine just gave me a lotion and told me that possibly i wud outgrow acne.

After a year againg went to a derm...has been prescribed oxytetracycline 250mg X 2. Well theer was noa cne for 1 months but suddenly in the seconf month they started showing up , infact i had 3 pimpleas at the same spot and has made that place quite dark.

Really in a dilemma what to do and what not to......i started using even BP 5% at night at night.

Any cure how to get rid of dark spots??

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do anyone know if you can take vitamin B5 at same time as any sort of tetracyklin medicine?? thanx


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Hi guys!! Yay I finally got into my doc and he's put me on 250mg Tetracycline twice a day (which seems pretty strong because even i consider myself to have mild acne since its usually only before my monthly period that I break out) and I'm starting Diane-35 after this last pack of Ortho Tri Cyclen (which did NOTHING for me and possibly made things worse). So my question is...my doc says to take the tetracycline for 1 week (even though he gave me a 30 day perscrip. with 2 refills) and then start my diane and come back in three months...is this normal? Is this tetracycline stuff that strong that it'll start working in 1 week? Thanks for any help you can offer!

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Ok so I've been taking this Tetracyclene for 4 days now (250mg 2x/day) and it seems like my face is getting worse. Is it common to have an initial breakout with this stuff? I think I'm worse than I've ever been...4 cysts..and more in the making

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.. but since minocycline makes your immune system weaker, it's probably not that good of an idea. However, it may make your recovery longer once you get off antibiotics.

Since minocycline makes your immune system weaker, is there anything you can do to keep your immune system strong?

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Ok so I've been taking this Tetracyclene for 4 days now (250mg 2x/day) and it seems like my face is getting worse. Is it common to have an initial breakout with this stuff? I think I'm worse than I've ever been...4 cysts..and more in the making

I'm far from being an expert on this stuff. However, I do remember my derm telling me it would get worse before it gets better. I saw something to this effect on the FAQ that opens this thread.

Are you using any topicals? When I was on doxy last year my doctor prescribed Retin-A and Duac. I had an IB from the retin-A . . . . lots of tiny dots on my forehead. I'd never had anything on my forehead before! Eventually, my skin got better. I stopped the doxy. Now its all coming back.

I was just prescribed spiro. I decided to start it today. I'm also starting the doxy again, since I still have some left from last time and it isn't expired.

Stick with the doxy for at least 6 weeks before you give up. That should give your skin enough time to push out all the yucky stuff that was lurking underneath.

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I am gonna stop taking tetracycline because it is giving me stomach problems :(

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Hi

I'm about to go on mino 100 ug. Should i be worried about my acne getting worse?

Also what do you guys do after u're done the prescription to maintain the results if they are good?

Also, i am using Benzac W wash 10%. My doctor didn't say anything about the face wash, should i continue it along with the antibiotic?

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Ok so I've been taking this Tetracyclene for 4 days now (250mg 2x/day) and it seems like my face is getting worse. Is it common to have an initial breakout with this stuff? I think I'm worse than I've ever been...4 cysts..and more in the making

i've been on tetracyklin for about 1½ months now, 1g a day and the first 2weeks was hell also... it's an initial breakout but it got better after 3weeks and now its really really good! i don't even use makeup! im taking vitamin b5 at the same time, i figure that will keep it under control after i stop taking the tetra... i hope...

just hang in there and it will most likely clear up in a week or two!


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doesn't calcium carbonate (at least the ones found in rolaids [an antiacid]) effect how well tetracycins work?

im on the tertracyline one and im taking 500mg 4 times a day. thats like 2g a day. isnt that to much ?

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Hi

I'm about to go on mino 100 ug. Should i be worried about my acne getting worse?

Also what do you guys do after u're done the prescription to maintain the results if they are good?

Also, i am using Benzac W wash 10%. My doctor didn't say anything about the face wash, should i continue it along with the antibiotic?

BP wasH? yeah, go ahead, just remember your skin will be extra sensitive to sunlight...use sunscreen or you'll burn very easily!

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Hey everyone, I have been on 100 mg minocycline for about 2.5 months now. It had been working fairly well up to now. All of a sudden I got a bunch of little bumps on my forehead and my cheeks got really red, even though there werent many pimples on them. I've heard that it has to get worse before it gets better, but it was already better...so Im starting to worry its losing its effectiveness. It's been bad for about a week now, what do you guys think I should do?

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ive read from a number of sources that bacteria cannot become immune to minocyclin and thats why it is the superior tertrecyclin to use. after hereing all the people on here claim to become resistant i asked my derm, he said that acne cannot become immune to mino, most likely scenario is that peoples acne just got worse naturally and mino wasnt a strong enough drug to do fight the bacteria anymore.

whats your opinion on this

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ive read from a number of sources that bacteria cannot become immune to minocyclin and thats why it is the superior tertrecyclin to use. after hereing all the people on here claim to become resistant i asked my derm, he said that acne cannot become immune to mino, most likely scenario is that peoples acne just got worse naturally and mino wasnt a strong enough drug to do fight the bacteria anymore.

whats your opinion on this

i would also like to know if this is correct i was on mino for 4 yrs and it worked came off it 2 yrs ago everything was fine until now i'm on tetralysal300 2x a day is minocin better should i ask to use it again

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ive been using minomycin for 3 months...although there was this one time when my prescription was finished...i didnt take minomycin for about a month....as a result my acne returned much worster than b4....i guess if you stop taking this antibiotics...it will eventually return...in other words, it will help youre skin clear up (temporarily)...although it will resist to come back...effinf bastards!!

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im uncertain if this was asked, and i checked in the section about conflicts in medications, but is salicyclic acid facial washes ok to use during tetracycline use? its not ingested, but i wish to get rid of the redness on my face.

ive been using this antibiotic for two weeks now and i find its really helping! but i just need something to get rid of the redness, and since i have Reversion (antimicrobial wash with salicyclic acid medication), i was just hoping it's ok to take with it.

thanks a bunch in advance

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