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Do any antibotics actually work?

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I've tried every topical I can think of, so now I'm interested in antiblotics. Are there any that you don't become immune to in a few months? Because for me that's just pointless? Has anyone used them successfullly?

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they will not work if u take them long term... I have done that and it just makes things worse 4 u but if u have not taken them yet I would suggest u try them 4 a few months.... I mean having clear skin 4 a short period of time is nice 2 and after u stop ur acne might be easier to control

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I had great results on Minocyclin, but like nofx said, it's not longterm. I quit taking it because it alters my birth control pill's effectiveness; and I figured if I had to go off it in a few months anyway what was the point...and yup the acne came back about 6 weeks later. Now I'm considering Accutane. I'm not sure why my derm recommended Mino to me anyway, maybe he was hoping it wouldn't come back afterwards?? If I was going to out grow this I would have already (I'm 25), so I dunno why he chose that option for me. Anyway, that's my take smile.gif

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I've been taking tetracycline for seven to eight months, and my skin is looking pretty good.

It takes about a month or so usually for the antibiotics to even start kicking in, longer still for any noticeable improvement.

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Thanks for all the replies, I think I'm gonna go for it! I just realized I asked this in the wrong place....sorry Dan:)

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