How long does it take for minocycline to work

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Avatar m tn Hi nick, The most likely answer for the minocycline to stop working is that the bacteria bacame resistant to it, this can happen when you take an antibiotic for a long time. The bacteria find a way to 'evolve' and build a resistance so that particular antibiotic can no longer effect them. The Bactrim DS you have been prescribed contains 2 types of antibiotic and the DS on your medication stands for Double Strength.
Avatar n tn Wrap the ice in a paper towel or plastic baggie and hold it on the pimple for a few minutes, then take it off for a few minutes, and then put it back on again for a few minutes. You can do that 2-3 times a day. It may help with inflamation and redness. Hopefully your derm will have another solution for you! Like I mentioned before, there are other antibiotics you can try.
Avatar n tn She recommended that I try Accutane but since there is blood work involved and constant monitoring which I don't have time for I decided to settle for Minocycline. How long will it be before I will start noticing improvement in my skin? How long can I stay on Minocycline? Getting off the topic, will it clear up the dark spots (hyperpigmentation) on my face and back? What will work for that? Hydroquinone comes to mind but is there anything stronger than hydroquinone 4% cream.
Avatar m tn Or is there some amount of time that should/must pass, before I can return to the MINOCYCLINE? And if so, how long? I thank everyone for reading this, and I appreciate any and all feedback and knowledge you may have on the subject. It is most helpful.
5248641 tn?1367590847 In my heart of hearts, I know those other doctors aren't right, I know that I've had positive Lyme bands, I know that all the symptoms point that way, but I don't want to tell myself that I am going to have to feel this way for another year... even another week longer. It is tough to face, to FEEL, to treat... I know you've been there and possibly went through this phase as well and like an angel are here to encourage us to get through it. Bear with me while I walk the fence.
Avatar f tn How long will it take for Minocycline to work? Does using it before change how this antibiotics will work on me this time? Is it normal to have cystic acne that is painful on this medication? How long will it take for the pimples to come to head or go away?
Avatar f tn I still think it's weird that I didn't respond much, if at all, to the first three herbals I took for it. I guess it is very true that different people respond to different meds.
Avatar m tn You should have been provided with an axial-traction device, and been taking anti-inflammatories (starting with prednisone and ibuprufin, then going to only ibuprufin) while recieving short sessions of axial traction for ten to fifteen minutes with a two hour break and then another treatment all day long. Prednisone is commonly started at 60 mg for four daya, then cut to 40 for three days, then to twenty for a week and then fifteen for a month, then ten, and finally five.
Avatar m tn Also Jackie, I have seen that you had lyme and successfully treated it. How long did you have symptoms? And were any neurological? I seem to be having physical and neuro symptoms.
867582 tn?1311630997 My new LLMD took tests for co-infections. it. Ask you doctor to send your blood work to Igenix Labs in California. They KNOW how to test for Lymes!! And they also swab the blood and put it under a microscope. Now I know what shape may parasites are. AWFUL!! Other labs will probably come out negative while this CA lab would show positive. Let us know.
Avatar m tn We don't want to take it long term, but why should have to? If the charcoal absorbs toxins etc. What is it absorbing that alleviates our symptoms? If we stop taking the charcoal for just one night, the next day the symptoms are all back full force and sometimes worse! PLEASE GOD HELP US ...
Avatar m tn I mean it can go on forever. It is up to each of us to take charge of our own health and be informed as much as possible. How many times have you caught mistakes I know I have. You mentioned the Lupus Foundation, well a biopsy is a lab test. As a microbiologist I worked in the department of pathology and the when there was an odd parasite for example that you want to have someone look at besides your supervisor you can walk over to the pathologist and ask them. We work together.
Avatar f tn I was able to see my heart rate and take steps to calm myself or rest to get it back down. I recommend one for people with tachycardia.
220917 tn?1309788081 I'm sorry to hear you take on this tone, because it might cause you to lose your audience. I had to force myself to read the rest of your post, some of which was very good. An example of autoimmunity which is not Lyme Disease, but is totally understood. The interior of the eye is completely hidden from the immune system. If a person suffers a penetrating puncture of one eyeball, suddenly the protein-rich vitreous is exposed to the blood stream and the immune system.
4939681 tn?1361302899 ) Also, got my prescription for LDN and it will be at my doorstep tomorrow! I'm calling my LLMD tomorrow morning to make sure it's ok with her to take it, but curiously looked on the Internet (I know, I said I wasn't going to do that anymore) to see if LDN could be taken with plaquenil (just to educate myself before I get docs ok. Don't worry doc will make the final call).
Avatar m tn For those of you who are still waiting for an accurate diagnosis or who have symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease, but your physician refuses to treat you.... there is an option that is available to you and one that has been working for me. I switched from an antibiotic protocol to Dr. Jernigan's natural formulas and I was surprised because I am having herxing symptoms on Jernigan's treatment.... even the yeast formula !
Avatar f tn All I can comment on medically is what I know from my own personal experiences and studies in cirrhosis, hepatitis C, liver cancer and liver transplantation over the last 8 years. I also have many friends who are livr transplant recipients and volunteer at my transplant center were I have met over 500 people who have had liver transplants. So I know of others experiences with advanced liver disease as well as my own.
280418 tn?1306329510 So, I am going to go through some OT treatments he wants me to do next month and give a good college try, just to rule it out. I would love for the OT to work - but I'd bet $ that it absolutely will not. I haven't had time to even sit down and write you guys....sorry about that. I am traveling alot lately and working my behind off, so I will try to keep in touch. I haven't even had time to fill the minocycline until today! It will be interesting to see how I feel on the abx!
Avatar f tn The derm resident saw the tiny white pus-filled bumps and seemed convinced now that the rash was Herpes, he scraped it and sent it off for a culture. He gave me some Zovirax which I decided to take after finding out the results of the culture (since I'm preg, I hate to take unecessary meds). The culture came back negative after two weeks but the Dr still wanted me to take the Zorirax???
Avatar n tn They are recurring and it seems to be hidradenitis suppirativa and if you are dealing with this disease then I urge you to try and find treatment ASAP because you will need it. And sometimes it takes a long time to find a doctor that has experience with this disease. Sometimes it can take years to diagnose because it is not widely known and there is not a lot of research being done. Sometimes it can get really bad by the time you find someone that knows what it is.
Avatar f tn The problem with Clonazepam, though, is that it will stop working, so you have to take a small dose and taper off it when you don't need it so that it will work when you have another "seizure" episode. I, too, am trying to find out what can better help. Sleeping well and avoiding lots of sensory stimulation (I wear earplugs a lot) helps.
Avatar f tn I think of herbs as Mother Nature's pharmacy, and over time have become more open to the whole concept. My LLMD was an all-antibiotics-all-the-time kind of doc, and it worked for to me -- to a point. I had babesia (like malaria) for which antibiotics seem to work well.
280418 tn?1306329510 It is an allergic reaction to minocycline, right? I haven't taken it in seven days, and every evening, I break out in hives somewhere on my body. Tonight, it is my thighs. Itching like crazy and bumps all over, red as fire. What is this? Shouldn't the minocycline be out of my system by now? Getting no answers or even treatment from my doc and very frustrated. This stinks. Sorry guys, quite annoyed this evening. Take care all.
Avatar f tn What treatment did he receive and how long did it take for him to get this far? Is he fully recovered now? In regards to cord testing if it comes back positive what is my next move? An nhs doctor may not understand treatment of lyme ? And especially children? The other side is if negative do I just wait and watch? Or do I get him tests regularly to see if anything shows?
1128565 tn?1316724743 I have not had one panic attack since RAI on 2008 when the radioactive iodine killed off the thyroid (Graves and HYPER). It does take a while to balance the meds and levels and this is where you have to learn to 'recognise your symptoms". Keep a journal...logging everyday, your dose, your symptoms etc. I used this many time to look back at the pattern. Hope this helps.
7002065 tn?1443077214 (i*m extremely careful since IFN), so the drug is in PHASE III for tumors, how long does it take until it hits markets?
4939681 tn?1361302899 I have heard from many latley that Mepron isn't working, for me it didn't work either. I took Malarone, Rifampin and minocycline (which is in the same family as doxy but helps barts and lyme). Is this all from your new LLMD? Of course I would check with your LLMD but that list of medications sounds like too many. My Babesia (knock on wood) was gone within 6 months. The Barts is still hanging in there.
Avatar f tn by using dat i gets disappering but when i stop dat it again appears... some on suggested me to take laser treatement... and some one told me dat it again comes after laser treatement pls suggest me for permanent treatement for dis...
507935 tn?1217363054 If all goes well I'll be off by November but still on the imuran. Have you been on prednisone and gotten off of it? How long does it usually take for the side effects to go away? Is constant fatigue apart of the drugs or the disease? Do you know anything about imuran that I may need to worry about?