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    Old 02-16-2003, 07:13 AM   #1
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    Post Minocycline? Benzaclin? Clearlight?

    I am 26 year old female suffering from mild but stubborn acne. Soemtimes I get large zits that never form a head but remain on my face a long time-these are the bumps that leave the horrible red marks that take so long to go away. Of course, I always have minor breakouts on my chin also and rarely have a clear complexion. My doctor just prescribed me minocylcine 100 mg day and benzaclin. I have a couple of questions.
    The Benzaclin has dryed out my face so much-it feels like sandpaper. I expected this. Will this get better with treatment or will my face continue to be red, irritated, and dry as long as I'm using the benzaclin?
    Also, did anyone experience diarrhea while on the minocycline? Also, I have a large bump on my cheek right now-it's not going away any time soon and will probably leave a red mark. I have a wedding to go to and am starting a new job-does anyone know about cortizone shots? Do they reall work? Also I say some post that said after a cortizone shots an indention in the skin can appear? Does this happen frequently? Has anyone tried the Clearlight System? I am interested in results? Sorry for all the questions but am interested...

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    Old 02-16-2003, 07:50 AM   #2
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    The minocine has given me bad side effects already (been on it 6 days) including a HORRIFIC YEAST INFECTION, diarrhea, a rash on my chest, and sensiivity to cold. (the skin on my face, especially around the eyes, burns when i go out into the cold) I discontinued use yesterday....

    Old 02-16-2003, 09:19 AM   #3
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    few years back I took minocycline and it gave me the hives NEVER AGIAN WILL I USE THAT CRAP:bang

    Old 02-16-2003, 12:06 PM   #4
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    I've been on the minocycline for 16 days. My cysts are shrinking and there is less formation of new ones. I hope I dont develop a yeast infection.......I heard taking acidopholus can help when taking any antibiotics.Right now, I am liking what I'm seeing. Everyone is different. My dosage is 75mg 2x a day......I've heard other people taking quite a bit more. Thats my 2 cents. Good luck to you!

    Old 02-16-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
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    I have been on and off of Minocycline for awhile... it does wonders. I have had diarrhea with it but still my skin is amazingly clear, this is after terrible cystic acne. For the coritzone shots YES THEY WORK but you should go asap because it seems to me the faster you catch em the better the results after the shot. If you cant get that done or it doesnt help, whatever you do, DON'T SQUEEZE i promise it just makes it worse. The best way to shrink it is to get Zinc Oxide ointment (any drug store brand like walgreens will work) with a high percentage of zinc oxide in it, cover it with that stuff at night with a band aid and it WILL shrink, I swear on my life. It won't be GONE but it will be smaller, less noticable. I have been dealing with cysts for so long and this is the only thing that remotely helps. Good luck.

    Old 02-17-2003, 07:25 AM   #6
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    i was on 200mg/day of the minocine. i have very small but constant breakouts, so i dont feel i need an antibiotic to clear my skin. the differin and benzaclin are working great. its just not worth the side effects for me. i took 2 Acidophillus capsles every day and still got the infection.

    Old 02-17-2003, 08:19 AM   #7
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    I don't think my body even knows there is a drug in there. No side effects, no results.

    Old 02-17-2003, 04:05 PM   #8
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    I take 50mg of mino a day for hormonal acne, sometimes 100mg if I feel a breakout coming. I have not had any side effects at all. My skin has really cleared and looks great.

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