Re: how to quit Minocycline?
Well, I was on amoxicillian for quite a few years. About 6 months ago I got completely fed up with the side effects and what it was doing to my body, so I decided to stop taking it one day and see what happened. I didn't wean myself off of it, just stopped completely.
For 2-3 months, my face was still great, then I would get little pimples and one or two cysts a bit before my period. However, my skin is nothing like it used to be before I went on the amox. I had cysts on my cheeks, forehead, chin, etc, as well as whiteheads. Now, I'll get a tiny whitehead, some blackheads (that's new for me!), and like I said a cyst or two, on my chin, before my period each month.
I've tried a lot (seems like salycilic acid or glycolic acid combined with bpo works the best for my skin) in the months since. I think that during the time I was on amox, my body changed from teenage acne to adult acne. Being on an antibiotic definitely helped during high school... but I'd never go back on one again.