My story is this: I had relatively moderate cystic acne when I was younger, when to a dermatologist and was perscribed mincoin and benzamycin… This did wonders, I was completely clear. I was only on antibiotics for about 4-5 months. I stayed clear for about 3 years until last year when I started breaking out. I think it was around the time when I started drinking heavily and regularly (ie. every weekend or something).
I went to another doctor and i was perscribed minocin again, benzamycin again but this vitamin A acid. It didnt do anything… And this time around, I also had acne on my back. I tried this for about 6-7 months and stopped taking any medication whatsoever. I tried esthecians and facials but in my experience, they just made my condition worse. Right now, my acne is horrible… Its worse than ever.
Ive been going to a naturopath, been taking suppliments (calcium, multi and probiotic) and using vinegar. Its improving slowly but Im very impatient and acne has taken over my life. I went back to a doctor and wanted to take tetracycline and benzamycin, the things that cleared me up last time.
Currently my regimen is vinegar as toner, benzamycin topical, tetracycline antibiotic, and calcium, mutlivitamin and probitoic. Ive improved.
My question is, I know about the side effects of antibiotics but they ARE effective… I dont get any big inflammed ones when Im on them, but I am concenred about the effects on my liver and internal system. I was wondering if a probitoic, liver cleanse, chinese bitters etc etc. whatever to make my liver/intestines stronger would help while Im on antibiotics… Im really confused if I should do topicals and natural remedies and just not take any oral antibiotics.
I am also drinking lemon water. Any help is apprechiated!!