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Going back on Minocycline... will it take long to work again?

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:confused: I recently stopped using Minocycline and Retin a because i started to use a glycolic wash and moisturizer, just over a week later a ton of small red pimples all over my face accumulated within days (I went cold turky on the antibiotics).

Put myself back on antibiotics (200mg until pimples die out, then 100mg), and retin a micro (every other day), and I'll use a gentle cleanser. With glycolic moisturizer in daytime, and every other night.

If I was on Minocycline for 4 months before (it worked, didn't stop working), went about a week without it, will my pimples probably take weeks to disappear, or should my body remember Minocycline? (I know there's no guarantee).

I have mild acne. (though the withdrawal caused a moderate outbreak)

Edited by awakeodin

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Well, in case anyone's curious, it took about a week for my acne to settle down back on Minocycline (after a two week withdrawal).

I have not gone back on Retin A, and am using glycolic products that soften my skin, as apposed to Retin A completely drying it out while causing excess oil.

I'll soon try to ease off the antibiotics slowly, so that I hopefully don't suffer from a drastic rebound.

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