A little bit after my 20th birthday, my skin took a turn for the worst...every week I would find anywhere from 1-3 cystic breakouts near my chin or nose. The texture of my skin was also extremely bumpy all over! My poor complexion was starting to affect my social life, and I knew it was time for a change.
I went to my derm and asked what I could do or take to help my skin condition. He recommended adding minocycline to my topical BenzaClin treatment. I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a shot.
I had the worst side effects the first two weeks. I was fatigued, felt dizzy, lost my appetite, and suffered from nausea. I told myself that I'd keep taking it if my side effects disappeared after the first two weeks, and thankfully they did.
It took a little over two months for my skin to improve dramatically. I'm so glad that I was patient and persevered with the treatment! Four months to the date, I have no cystic breakouts and my skin texture has improved dramatically. I can finally go outside without makeup without feeling like I look disgusting.
I know that everyone reacts differently to medications, but if you give it a try, STICK WITH IT!