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johnb1987

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  1. I think it's a rare side effect that a person can't breath after taking this medication. Fingers crossed it won't happen to you.
  2. Teenage boy died after taking minocycline on the first day. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/7914649.stm Off topic - Is minocycline the 'accutane' of antibiotics/tetracyclines?
  3. I did try erythromycin. I tried it for a 1 year and 1 month. I think it didn't work, and became immune to it.
  4. The dosage would depend on the body weight though. I was speculating/thinking about 20mg too, since my acne is not servere. I just need to wait until what my derm say first, no point speculating though. I agree with you that side effects will be less frequent. Why is the side effects servere even though it's a low dosage? If acne comes back for you, topicals would be a good idea than another course of accutane.
  5. I was wondering how long should I take antibiotics for to see effects if they are working or not? 3-6 months? 1 year? More than one year? I understand that immunity would occur, which leads to the antibiotics not working against acne. If I have antibiotics for 3-6 months, do you think between that time span, would I be immune to it? What is the normal timespan for immunity?
  6. I'm in my 20's too (coming up to 22 soon). It seems like most people who have mild acne are taking 40mg (i.e. 1 tablet for the day, and 1 tablet at night). I'm still not sure if accutane will be best for me though, as mine is not 'servere'. When I get referred to a derm, I will let him decide, since he's the expert. I see that you are from Australia, where things are different in the UK. I don't know why I need to get referred. I'm sure that the amazing result will continue until
  7. It's good to hear that it is working. Looks like you are taking 1 tablet in the day time, and 1 tablet at night (each tablet is 20mg). Just out of curiosity, what are the antibiotics and topicals you have used, and for how long before going on accutane? Did the derm suggest accutane, or did you just say you want it?
  8. The GP said in order to see a derm, the GP needs to refer me to it. I would wait until the next 'review' in a few months time to see if lymecycline work. If not, I will be referred to a derm. Hopefully, lymecycline will work. There is no point arguing again why the GP won't let me try other tablets within the tetracycline family, as the GP will say the same thing. Even though, the GP let me try doxy and mino, it will not work sooner or later, as I will be immune/resistant to them. W
  9. The GP said in order to see a derm, the GP needs to refer me to it. I would wait until the next 'review' in a few months time to see if lymecycline work. If not, I will be referred to a derm. Hopefully, lymecycline will work. There is no point arguing again why the GP won't let me try other tablets within the tetracycline family, as the GP will say the same thing. Even though, the GP let me try doxy and mino, it will not work sooner or later, as I will be immune/resistant to them. W
  10. Hi guys, I hope you guys can help me here. My medical history for acne is as followed: Sept 06 - BP and Oxytetracycline tablets Sept 07 - Erythromycin tablets Sept 08 - Erythromycin lotion (Zineryt) Oct 08 - Lymecycline tablets Please note: BP was used till Sept 08 I have mild to moderate acne (to be precise scars, whiteheads, and papules). http://www.acne.org/types-of-acne.html My doctor has told me that when lymecycline doesn't work anymore, I will be referred to a dermatologist. The
  11. Hi guys, I hope you guys can help me here. My medical history for acne is as followed: Sept 06 - BP and Oxytetracycline tablets sept 07 - Erythromycin tablets Sept 08 - Erythromycin lotion (Zineryt) Oct 08 - Lymecycline tablets Please note: BP was used till Sept 08 I have mild to moderate acne (to be precise scars, whiteheads, and papules). http://www.acne.org/types-of-acne.html My doctor has told me that when lymecycline doesn't work anymore, I will be referred to a dermatologist. The
  12. I have tried the following topicals: BP Zineryt (currently using it. been on it for almost 4 weeks) I will be giving Zineryt a try for a few months. If it loses effect, I would like to try a retenoid. Is this a good idea? Which retenoid do you guys recommend me to use? I will then discuss with the doctor to see which one will be good.
  13. I was thinking of Accutane because of the scarring, which doesn't seem to fade away, and spots coming up once in a while. I haven't been referred to the derm yet though. If the derm decide to let me go on accutane, I think it will be a low dose too, probably 1 tablet in the morning and night. I read somewhere taht the dose will depend on your weight and blood tests. Also, I did research about accutane on the internet, and read the patient information leaflet online. What side effect
  14. All they do is take a little vial of your blood then get it back to the lab. Your results (or the ones that were ordered for me) will come back to tell how well your liver is functioning. For my first blood test, my doc ran a total blood panel for me to get a baseline. Then after that I have been getting a lipoprotein panel and ALT. Within your lipoportein panel will come your triglycerides which is produced in your liver. They help to store engery, which can cause fatigue if your tris drop. You
  15. Sorry for the late replies people. My replies are as follows:
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