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I was wondering if anyone here was/is taking tetracyline? and if so, how long did you take it or have been taking it? and did you get an initial breakout? and has it worked for you?

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It worked for a little while , then I became resistant. My acne stayed the same for a few weeks then cleared up totally for a month.

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Been on it 8 months, and yes, it's helped me a lot. I've found it needed to combine it with the right cleanser and a few dietary changes, but yeah, I'm pretty happy at the moment.

I've had a few 'relapse' breakouts, I can't remember if there was an initial one, but things are looking pretty good atm.

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I've been on it for 4 months and I'm pretty much clear, with a topical as well though. I don't think there was an initial breakout, but you have to be patient because I didn't clear up for a good 2 months into the course.

cynic - have you been warned about becoming resistant to it? I just wondered when this is supposed to happen...

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Yes I have been on it, and I had no initial breakout, and it stopped working for me...hope it helps you more then it did me. I think it worked for a total of 4 straight months...then no more after that, even when the dose was up'd. Good luck!

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I think it worked for a total of 4 straight months...then no more after that, even when the dose was up'd. Good luck!

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cynic - have you been warned about becoming resistant to it? I just wondered when this is supposed to happen...

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cynic - have you been warned about becoming resistant to it? I just wondered when this is supposed to happen...

Yes, many times. smile.gif

I was really worried about this - especially when I suffered from a few nasty breakouts a few months ago - thought I'd got resistant to it quickly, but that wasn't the case.

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On Thursday I will have been on it for a month and it hasn't really helped me much so far, it seemed like it was working right when I first got it but now it has seemed to stop or maybe it hasn't gone into total effect. I'm giving it a good 2 more weeks to show some more improvement and if it hasn't then I'm goig back to the doctor.

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I was on it for about a year, nothing happened, as with minocycline so now im the last antibiotic group and im sceptical that will work either. So tetracyclines werent any good for my acne

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