I think I better just
it here. I feel so bad Jess, cos it just feels that I am allways being argumentative with you, I dont mean to be, honestly
Last time I went to the Derm he gave me the same combination, Minocycline & Hibiscrub. I am using the scrub, but gotta say I dont think its any better than anything else I wash with, but I am doing as I am told for once
cant do any harm I guess.
The Minocycline, is just another Tetracycline (acne medicine) altho it is a posh one, with added benefits for reducing swelling. I dont doubt that it is helping PretendPolly. When I started on Tetracyclines approx 4-5 years ago, I did see a marked improvement, though it tailed off in time. After 3 years I came off them because I was having related stomach problems.
I'm against antibiotics taken routinely, and for how long ? I keep asking, if there is no infection present in 50% of HS lesions swabbed then why take an antibiotic ? Derms continue to give us drugs for Acne, the way I see it, its just so they can be seen to be doing something. How about research and development of specific HS meds instead ?
I am always happy to hear about people getting relief from their symptoms
I hope it continues to work for Polly and gives her a long respite. I wont be taking them tho, and I will have to explain that to my Derm soon