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Hey Mino users...
For those who have had success with Minocycline (regardless if your acne eventually came back) how CLEAR were you?? I have been on Mino. now for almost 13 weeks and for the last 3-4 weeks I have seen the best results. I have been mostly clear and feeling way better about myself... however there still seems to be a few new pimples popping up a few days a week. Should the Mino. be completely clearing my face so that I have ZERO zits?? Or should I expect to be less than 100% clear? What have been your experiences?
by the way, I also use Benzaclin and will be starting Differin this week, I hope the Diff. keeps all the pimples away..

thanks!
Hey April, I'm in the same boat as you right now I think. I've been using it for about 2 months and the last month has been the best so far. I've been rating my acne from 0-5, 5 being the worst, 0 being completely clear. I'd say my skin has been between a 1 and 2 for the last month (up to a 3 durring my cycle), but I've yet to have a completely clear day. I'm also using Claron in the morning and benzaclin in the evening. I'm not sure if I should ever expect completely clear skin? Also, I've noticed that I'm soooo tired lately. Wondering if this is a side effect to the Mino or if maybe it's just the change of seasons? I just can't seem to catch up on my sleep lately. Also, I've had a metallic taste about 30 mins or so after taking the Mino? Anyone else had this happen? My Dermo says he's never head of it, but didn't seem too concerned by it either.

Quote from aprilnichole:
Hey Mino users...
For those who have had success with Minocycline (regardless if your acne eventually came back) how CLEAR were you?? I have been on Mino. now for almost 13 weeks and for the last 3-4 weeks I have seen the best results. I have been mostly clear and feeling way better about myself... however there still seems to be a few new pimples popping up a few days a week. Should the Mino. be completely clearing my face so that I have ZERO zits?? Or should I expect to be less than 100% clear? What have been your experiences?
by the way, I also use Benzaclin and will be starting Differin this week, I hope the Diff. keeps all the pimples away..

thanks!
BE CAREFULE WITH THE ACCUTANE BENCHPOWER. I HAVEN'T USED IT, BUT READING ABOUT IT SCARES THE HECK OUT OF ME. I HAVE BEEN ON BENZACLIN FOR ABOUT A YEAR. LIKE ANYTHING IT WORKS WELL SOME DAYS AND NOT SO WELL OTHER DAYS.

I JUST STARTED USING THE BELOW PRODUCTS AND SO FAR LIKE THE TULSI-NEEM AND CHANDRIKA. I USE THE BENZACLIN ON AND OFF. I HATE USING IT. I HATE HAVING MY FACE RELY ON TOPICAL CRAP OF ANY TYPE! I HAVE USED THE BELOW SO FAR SO GOOD. NO NEW ZITS IN FOUR DAYS. I AM MIXING UP THE USE AND SEEING WHICH WORKS BEST AT WHAT TIME OF DAY. I LIKE THE CHANDRIKA THE BEST SO FAR. AM, AFTERNOON AND PM. KEEPS MY SKIN DRY FOR ABOUT 8 HOURS. T-ZONE GETS A LITTLE OILY, BUT NOT BAD. STOP TAKING ALL THE CRAP, RELY ON A GOOD DIET AND TRY THE BELOW PRODUCTS. I AM 32 GOING ON 33 AND HAVE BEEN BATTLING ACNE SINCE I WAS 21. I MAY HAVE FINALLY FOUND A SOLUTION TO ALL OF MY ACNE PROBLEMS. FIVE DAYS INTO USING JUST THE SOAPS AND THINGS ARE LOOKING MUCH BETTER. EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS, [email][email protected][/email]. I'D BE GLAD TO HELP.

MARK