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Minocycline was the only thing that ever worked for my moderate yet oh-so-persistant acne.

I used it along with benzoyl peroxide and Tazorac, but the antibiotic was no doubt what fixed my acne.

Unfortunately, the first week or two I was extremely dizzy and off-balance, sometimes nauseous. However that feeling faded. If you can, stick it out.

My advice: the first time you notice your skin is better, don't stop takng the antibiotic right away. Take it for a few months more after your skin is first clear. Then SLOWLY wean yourself off it.

Keep in mind, though, that DIFFERENT THINGS WORK FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE. Some people rave over Benzaclin of Differin. I thought they were useless. Others seem "immune" to the effects of an antibiotic, while I seem them as a powerful tool in the fight against acne. Just give it a try, what can you lose?
Thank you for your thoughts!
I just came back from the derm's office and had the cysts injected (hopefully this will be the last time, very expensive!...but worth it)
Along with the Minocycline I also have 2 topical creams, Differin and Clindoxyl Gel. I haven't really used the Differin because I have read that some poeple break out even more...kinda scared of it now:) But my derm said he really likes this product and it was very rare for more breakouts to happen.
Other than this VERY ANNOYING area on the right side of my chin, which only exploded last month, my skin is pretty clear. Therefore I think Accutane is just a little too much for 1 flare up during a very stressful time.
Hopefully, with a better diet and relaxation, this will pass.