Re: Week 5 on Minocycline...
I was put on minocyline really early on about 4 years ago. It was the second thing I was prescribed, but it was the first medicine that I had success with. My acne was completely gone within a year and then I stayed on a small dosage for about 6 months after that just to make sure it didn't come back because it was pretty bad. I was clear and only had slight redness, but at the time I knew little about keeping my skin nice and healthy. I didn't use moisturizer or anything back then.
I am on doxycycline(sp?) now and it is helping me a bit. I've only been on it for a month. I wish I'd never had gone off the minocycline, but I know you basically have to for at least a short while from what I understand. I think if I had gone back to get a new prescription instead of letting my acne get out of hand again I'd not be in this situation now.