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does lymecycline actually help with acne just been prescribed it but i heard horror stories of side effects and there seems to be a long list of things you cannot do whilst taking it
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It helps a lot of people, yeah. Not everyone though. Worth a shot.
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does lymecycline actually help with acne just been prescribed it but i heard horror stories of side effects and there seems to be a long list of things you cannot do whilst taking it
Been taking lymecycline for past few months and has really helped my skin, takes a while to work but worth it and I had no side effects. I am on a lot of other medications so can't drink and stuff anyway so hasn't felt it has limited me from doing anything I would normally do.
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Been taking lymecycline for past few months and has really helped my skin, takes a while to work but worth it and I had no side effects. I am on a lot of other medications so can't drink and stuff anyway so hasn't felt it has limited me from doing anything I would normally do.
how long would u s ay until it started to work? I've just done 4 weeks and feel like it cleared up quite a bit but then just broke out on one side again. GP recommenced to do 3 months to see an improvement.
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how long would u s ay until it started to work? I've just done 4 weeks and feel like it cleared up quite a bit but then just broke out on one side again. GP recommenced to do 3 months to see an improvement.
Definitely took a few months before mine completely cleared up but defo stay with it as it’s amazing
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Definitely took a few months before mine completely cleared up but defo stay with it as it’s amazing
oh okay thanks im trying to be patient aaaa did u break out still?
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oh okay thanks im trying to be patient aaaa did u break out still?
Not really definitely nothing like before just the occasional spot which isn’t really noticeable
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Not really definitely nothing like before just the occasional spot which isn’t really noticeable
oh I see, did you breakout badly at all during the first month or second?
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oh I see, did you breakout badly at all during the first month or second?
yea i think i did just takes some time to work
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I've been on Lymecycline for over a year and my doctor told me I'd likely have to be on medication long term to keep my acne at bay (my only real alternative is Roaccutane but that's the one with the real horror stories so I'm avoiding if I can). Lymecycline took 4 months to start clearing my acne, and I did break out quite a bit to start with. So it does take a while (I think they usually say 2 months but I guess it varies between people) but it's mild enough to not have to worry about side effects whilst still being effective in the long run. I'd recommend it! Also if you're female you'll probably still get a spot or few round that time of the month which is infuriating but totally normal
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(Original post by pinkbluex)
how long would u s ay until it started to work? I've just done 4 weeks and feel like it cleared up quite a bit but then just broke out on one side again. GP recommenced to do 3 months to see an improvement.
Lymecycline did nothing for me - it works for some people but not for others. It was only when I went on Roaccutane that my skin cleared, and it's still completely clear five years later.
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(Original post by PollyParrot23)
I've been on Lymecycline for over a year and my doctor told me I'd likely have to be on medication long term to keep my acne at bay (my only real alternative is Roaccutane but that's the one with the real horror stories so I'm avoiding if I can). Lymecycline took 4 months to start clearing my acne, and I did break out quite a bit to start with. So it does take a while (I think they usually say 2 months but I guess it varies between people) but it's mild enough to not have to worry about side effects whilst still being effective in the long run. I'd recommend it! Also if you're female you'll probably still get a spot or few round that time of the month which is infuriating but totally normal
im currently on lymecyline, only done a week but just had a huge breakout on my right cheek which is knocking my confidence, it really started to work for the first 2 weeks so its weird. yeah I haven't had any side effects, just really mild ones for the first 2 weeks!
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I would 100% recommend lymecycline. I’ve been on it for about 4 months (give or take) and when I tell you my skin has completely cleared up, I’m not exaggerating. It might just be my skin type (oily and sensitive) so I can’t guarantee it would work for everyone but if it does impact your confidence I would really encourage you to give it a try. My only concern is when I finish my dosage will the spots come back? If anyone has any experience AFTER lymecycline dosages please let me know so I can prepare!
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I would 100% recommend lymecycline. I’ve been on it for about 4 months (give or take) and when I tell you my skin has completely cleared up, I’m not exaggerating. It might just be my skin type (oily and sensitive) so I can’t guarantee it would work for everyone but if it does impact your confidence I would really encourage you to give it a try. My only concern is when I finish my dosage will the spots come back? If anyone has any experience AFTER lymecycline dosages please let me know so I can prepare!
hey im on them, its been around 3 months too and I have like no spots!!!! I have plenty of marks/scars though which is so triggering, do you recommend anything? also how long are you staying on them for?
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For around 2-3 months at the beginning of my dosage, I used a cream called benzoyl peroxide alongside the pills, BUT it is extremely reactive! Recently I have had to stop using it because it made my face all red, puffy and scratchy but I think it could’ve also contributed to healing marks and scars on my skin. Definitely ask your doctor or pharmacist before getting it though, this is just my experience. A part from that I’ve just been using a very gentle face wash and drinking lots of water! I have around a month and a half worth of pills left until my dosage is finished. Hope this helps!
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For around 2-3 months at the beginning of my dosage, I used a cream called benzoyl peroxide alongside the pills, BUT it is extremely reactive! Recently I have had to stop using it because it made my face all red, puffy and scratchy but I think it could’ve also contributed to healing marks and scars on my skin. Definitely ask your doctor or pharmacist before getting it though, this is just my experience. A part from that I’ve just been using a very gentle face wash and drinking lots of water! I have around a month and a half worth of pills left until my dosage is finished. Hope this helps!
thanks! and yeah I do use benzoyl peroxide in a cream called Epiduo, I see improvement but is quite slow. also, how long you been on the pills for?
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I’ve been on the pills since the end (ish) of October. Just a quick update- I have recently been receiving an increase in acne again even though I’m still on my lymecycline dosage (with around 4 weeks to go). Perhaps it’s because of the recent global news that could very well be stressing me out, but the acne is definitely coming back. Especially in the neck, chin and cheek area. It could also be lack of water recently (I should b drinking a LOT more) but I could do updates in the future if you would like- see what works and doesn’t work maybe? (Anything to get my mind of lockdown ahaha)
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The side effects are much worse than the positive
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I have been on lymecycline x2 and i can say from my course it was completely a waste of time and money however, i have been on 4 antibiotics for acne and none have worked, lymecycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, minocycline and none have done anything for me and all its left me with is permanent sensitivity to bright lights..like now its sunny on my street but i cant look down my street as it just super hurts my eyes which is still happening even months after stopping antibiotics, no joke i have been passed by police officers in my town and asked if i'm on drugs because of how bad it effects my eyes and it gets worse on antibiotics but once i stop it still stays.

My advice would be to finish lymecycline and if it doesn't work try doxy but in my opinion doxy is much worse for side effects and is more effective for acne than lymecycline...just whatever you do don't allow your GPs to hand antibiotics out like candy as it will mess you up and remember antibiotics are just a short term fix and hope, its super rare acne will stay away after you finish your course and thats if the antibiotics even do anything.

I'm currently on erythromycin on my final month and the first month is cleared up a little then second month it just went back to like it was before and final month even worse...i have spent over £100 on just antibiotic courses and wasted over 12 months trying them, is your acne bad? i'm just going back when i can and asking for a specialist to go on accutane as i'd rather have 50 side effects but at the end get actual results than to keep doing antibiotics courses getting sides and inside damage just for no improvement at all.

I'm currently on benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin and i would say that BP has improved my skin more than all 4 antibiotics and multiple courses of each has done...the problem with acne is that people don't really see the effects it has on you and like GPs they're not really taught about the effects of acne and are basically just told to hand out antibiotics and creams and send you on your way so i would recommend a specialist but to get one you'll need to of done atleast two antibiotics and three creams that haven't worked, this is why you should finish lymecycline and then ask for doxy and so on.

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21 years old
Had acne 7 years
Spent over £460 on treatments
Been on 4 antibiotics & had 2 courses for most
Been on 12 creams from GP and like 4 from over the counter

Safe to say i have been through it all too

Good luck!
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