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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:53 PM

Hi, I've been on mino 100mg for about 11 months. Never cleared me completely, but did very good.

My doctor wants me off them. I think im already beginning to become resistant to it.

My question is, how can i tell? Does the acne come back very slowly, or rapidly? also, is it possible that some areas may remain clear? I never use my topical(that i got with the mino) on my forehead, and it's fine. I use tons on my cheeks, and yet acne always was popping up, even when the mino was in full swing.

Would it be smart to use a retinoid now in place of mino, as BP was never strong enough alone...

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:00 PM

I'm getting off Tetrex, what would be the best way of avoiding a breakout as best i can.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:26 AM

holy shit . I was doing amazing on 75 mg twice a day. First time ive ever been clear. then my doctor sees im clear and lowers me. 50 mg twice a day. but now my skin is horrible. i hate this woman with a passion, claiming its normal to be lowered is fine. But everytime i get in a good position like with accutane she takes it away.. always with excuses . i feel like i was just deprived of something that was going right. this lady needs up me ASAP. what should i do? will she understand or tell me i have to stay on a lower dose. my face looks so much worse now. the difference has to be the lower dosage. anyone else int his position reply back. Thanks doubt.gif

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE(The_X @ Nov 12 2005, 10:11 AM) View Post

I've got a question--I was first prescribed tetracycline by my dermatologist about 8-9 months ago. I did a first course of 2 250mg tablets a day for 30 days. This helped my acne hugely, but at the end of the course, it was still there. I talked to the dermatologist, and he said to just take another course for 60 days, 1 tablet a day. Once again, skin was much clearer, but not completely cleared up! Whenever I got off tetracycline for any period of time, the acne would return. I ended up taking yet another 60 day course, which I just completed. My skin is pretty good, but I'm already seeing the acne returning a bit. Would you guys recommend using tetracycline more? Or should I move on? And what are some possibilities for more permanent results?

BTW, my dermatologist-prescribed regimen also includes Brevoxyl-4 in the morning and Duac gel, plus tetracycline, at night.


I have been using Minocycline, a form of tetracycline for almost 12 years now. I take 100mg a day and this seems to keep the acne somewhat under control. As far as I know there is no "permanet result" or cure.
I still have breakouts at times but they are much less severe and shorter in duration when I am using minocycline. When I go off or run out of the drug it is only a matter of time before my skin begins to breakout. I would love to find a permanet cure for this but so far nothing has worked for me as well as mimocycline. Its a pain in the ass to go back to the dermatoligist every 3 month to get refills, not to mention the doctor bill. This probably does not really answer your question and I don't thing there really is an answer out there. I have been searching the net for years trying to find an alternative and so far there isn't one. There seem to be plenty of claims about how to cure acne but most are scams. There is no "cure" only drug treatments that work only as long as you take them. That is my opinion anyway..... sad.gif

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE(Aaron1975 @ Feb 10 2006, 07:24 PM) View Post

As far as I know there is no "permanet result" or cure.


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Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:54 PM

okay so what will drinking alcohol to me on dynacin cus i already feel like something happened when i went drinking last week . it was either that or the hookah that reacted with the antibiotics. but in general does drinking alcohol while on dynacin do anything harmful.. what about weed/cigarettes

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 11:51 PM

How about Erythromycin? I was on that for a year in 2005. Havent took it much in 6 months. Is it pointless to take it this point? Will I already be reistant to it?

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 10:21 PM

I have a question -
My acne has become resistant to minocycline. It worked really well for about 2 yars.. but now doesnt work anymore.
Do u think I should give doxycycline a try? My question is - that if acne is resistant to mino , does that make it resistant to doxy as well?
Or do u think I sould try accutane?
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Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:09 PM

QUOTE(CollegeGir87 @ Mar 10 2006, 11:21 PM) View Post

I have a question -
My acne has become resistant to minocycline. It worked really well for about 2 yars.. but now doesnt work anymore.
Do u think I should give doxycycline a try? My question is - that if acne is resistant to mino , does that make it resistant to doxy as well?
Or do u think I sould try accutane?


The problem with me is that I knew mino will do good but not clear my face. And also knew about building resistant to mino and other antibiotics. I said let me take this accutane stuff for 5 months and get cleared.

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 02:51 PM

I've been on so many pills. Yikes.

I don't remember, but one of them kept me clear for a year. I think it was the Tetra.
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:43 PM

I'm in the same situatuion, on doxy now but i think it stopped working so i have to go on mino or sumthin....

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 04:49 PM

Minocycline is the best acne medication other than accutane being the first.
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:14 PM

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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Posted 05 June 2006 - 04:57 AM

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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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:00 AM

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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Posted 06 July 2006 - 03:39 PM

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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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:38 PM

do anyone know if you can take vitamin B5 at same time as any sort of tetracyklin medicine?? thanx
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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:51 PM

me too. i wanna know if u can take b5 on this stuff


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Posted 01 August 2006 - 07:57 AM

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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Posted 04 August 2006 - 10:05 AM

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