HOW LONG DO WE TAKE ANTIBIOTICS?

I HAVE BEEN ON AND OFF ANTI’S FOR ALMOST THREE YEARS NOW. THEY WORK IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, BUT IM WONDERING…..JUST HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? HOW LONG DO I TAKE THEM FOR?

A FRIEND OF MINE HAS CLEARED UP NICELY ON MINOCYCLINE AND PROACTIV AND HAS USED THIS REGIMEN FOR ALMOST 6 YEARS. I DONT WANT TO BE ON ANTI’S FOR EVER. THEN I WORRY IF I REALLY NEED AN ANTI FOR SOMETHING SERIOUS AND THEN TAKE IT AND IT DOESNT HELP BECAUSE MY BODY IS SO USE TO IT.

HOW LONG DO YOU THINK YOULL BE ON ANTI’S? HOW LONG HAVE SOME OF YOU BEEN ON ANTI’S? DO YOU THINK THEY ARE THE SHORT ANSWER TO CLAER SKIN?

WORRIED :POPCORN

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14 thoughts on “HOW LONG DO WE TAKE ANTIBIOTICS?

  1. I was on Minocycline for about maybe 6 or more months. And they worked until I got switched to Doxycyline then that didn’t woark as well. Then I went back on Minocycline and then my doc increased the dosage and it never worked again. But I had horrible headaches the whole time. I would have a headache for most of the day and nothing helped it. So I just stopped taking it.

  2. Antibiotics almost ruined my health and I cannot in all good conscience recommend them for acne. I was literally on them, on a rotating basis for 11 years straight and they never did much of anything.

    Obviously, they aren’t addressing the root issues of what causes acne to begin with….

  3. Yeah, I have taken Probiotics before but stoped because I thought they were about as effective as Zinc. If you could recommend a good one i could start back up again. What exactly do Probiotics do?

    Yeah, I have taken pretty much every antibiotic known to man. I feel for you love, 11 years on and off you say and they didnt do a thing for you! You’d think after awhile dr.’s would get the hint that something isnt working too well. Some of these dr.’s i dont even think care about the long term effects of anti’s.

    They just want to try and clear you quickly and take all the credit for it and when it doesnt work, they look at you like you did something. Yeah, i really want acne and to walk around with bumps all over my face. That sounds like a real picnic doesnt it! Spending tons of my hard earned money on skin care products, going through the hell of prescription drugs, and the sheer humiliation of it all as well. Oh, yeah just love having skin issues. Dont you all agree? lol

  4. Denise how the anti’s where about to ruin your health? What symptoms you had?

    I dont know but if anti’s would have worked for me I would have used them til their effect wore off, but thats just me, and I mean i would definetly approach for the natural alternatives at the same time but its just that acne is so desperating however health is something very important and if thats the price to pay nope then its not worth it.

  5. I had terrible candida overgrowth. That’s the culprit in the anti-biotic story. Probiotics don’t treat acne, they re-supply the “GOOD” bacteria you are killing off in your body. When the candida gets out of control, which can happen with ONE round of antis, then you start to have a lot of problems in your body. For me, I had a non functioning immune system. I used to get bronchitis once a year that put me in the bed for literally almost 2 weeks. I mean…..I’m talking knock me down flat flu-like bronchitis. I also had arthritis so bad by the time I was in my mid-twenties I literally couldn’t grab a doorknob with my right hand and open it. THIS IS ~NOT~ AN EXAGGERATION! I had yeast infections, sugar cravings, headaches, the whole candida symptom shebang!

    Thankfully I’ve gone on several yeast cleanses and found that once I killed the yeasty beasties, that magically I didn’t have the bronchitis anymore, yeast infections, and my arthritis just disappeared.

    Candida overgrowth makes acne way worse as well. I believe that Sweet Jade had that pretty lengthy post explaining why antis make acne worse. I always noticed that my skin got a lot oilier on antis, as well as topical antis.

    All you have to do is a word search on *candida ablicans* to understand why doctors should have a class action lawsuit to stop them from this absurd practice of keeping people on antibiotics indefinately 😡 :shock .

  6. wow denise i didnt thought anti’s could get that bad :shock You hear guys, no anti’s long term!

  7. I’ve probably spent three or fours years on antibiotics during the last decade. Tried the orals and they worked pretty much. But the flair ups would return after time.

    To minimize side effects, my last doctor put me on Erythromycin topical solution for one year and it worked well. Again the break outs after I stopped.

    I don’t have insurance to see the doctor right now, so I’m getting the solution online. Anti’s are the only thing that have worked for me, unfortunately.

    I want to find alternate treatments, diet etc. with the help of the information on this board. We can all learn from our collective resources and shared information.

    I always associated acne with adolescence, and looked forward to my clear 30’s. Ha! Is this a myth? Or are we just cursed?

    One day at a time!

  8. last year i was on antibiotics for about 7 months..this was way too long of a time period and screwed me up badly…the worst problem i had was that i would smell badly of like a bacteria smell?? cant really explain it..i smelt like the smell u get after peeling off a bandaid thats been on for a week…it was a joke i had to take a shower like every 5 hours…i did some internet searching cuz i was embarassed to go see a doctor and i came across something called “acidophilus” i guess its a kind of probiotic that resupplies my body with the good bacteria that was killed off by the antibiotics..acidophilus has done wonders for me…it comes refrigerated

  9. Yeah,

    I had my worse breakouts after Doxycycline and Amoycillin. After two weeks off Doxy i broke out everywhere and they were huge zits!!!!!! I must have had like 50 zits on my face and i would pop them and that created scars and acne marks that just made it look worse! The second time with Amoxy it took a month before i started breaking out badly. This was different though. It was small to medium bumps all over the face, scalp, neck, back, shoulders, chest, thighs, and ears. It made my body acne way were then what it was!

  10. You usually get worse or rebound acne after antis is because the yeast are releasing so many toxins and your liver cannot detoxify them properly and they go through the skin.

    That’s why I don’t believe they are effective at all, and very harmful for acne. The fact of the matter is that the bacteria that cause acne isn’t dealt with by antis. The bacteria is a result of excess oil being secreted into the pores via the sebacious glands. If you can figure out the oil problem (hormones via the foods you are eating, etc…..), then you can treat your acne pretty easily. Different things work for different people, but in all honesty…….using antis to treat acne makes about as much sense as taking pills with toxins in them…….

  11. I agree with Denise, helping the oil is what helps to treat acne the easiest thats why accutane is effective to so many. What i do wonder say my coworker she got good moderate acne but doxycline oh man cleared her completetly every time she got to them. However I dont recall her to be someone with real oily skin. Mine was very oily T-zone and acne due primarly to oil so anti’s did absolutely nothing to me.

  12. Hey Mari,

    You guys are right! Anti’s can make the situation of acne worse. But, in knowing that….why do derms still presribe them? Its one of the first things they want you to use. Also, does the topical form of antibiotics have the same effect on the skin if used for prolonged periods of time as anti’s have on the body? I always wondered that. They like to prescribe topical anti’s all the time as well.

    Also, with anti’s they work for some and not others and the same goes for accutane. I have know people to use it not once, not twice, but three times and still no luck. Its strange to me how some meds work great for others and some dont.

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