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hi, my name is cathy i am 58yrs old, and i have just been diagnosed 2 day after suffering for (wait for it) 31 years. i am just so glad to be told it is not just a few boils. i have never been to a hospital to see anyone about this, and like all of you there have been days i could not even walk because of the pain. i was given another antibiotic today called TETRALYSAL (LYMECYCLINE) I have to take them for 28 days and then go back and see the doctor. has anyone been on this anti and has it helped please could you let me know, thanks cathy xx

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    Hi Cathy.

    You've had it even longer than me (23 years) but mine was diagnosed back in 1988 and I've had quite a few operations and tried all sorts of antibiotics.

    I've found that when I get an outbreak, a 2 week course of a penicillin type antibiotic (Amoxycillin etc) to zap it, followed by 3 - 6 months of Tetracycline, can keep it under control although not heal it completely.

    I hope the Lymcycline is working for you.

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    Hi Cathy- I have been on lymecycline for about six months and the results have been good. don't expect it to work straight away though-it took 4-6 weeks for me to see a difference. Then my dermatologist told me to stop taking them recently and two weeks later I am off work and in agony again! My GP has started me back on them again today and I hope they work a little faster this time. Good luck. x :roll:
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    I have been on nearly every antibiotic out there and they dont help.

    I went to an awesome surgeon today and he said they dont work at all. All it does is stop the pus forming whilst you are taking the tablets, but as you stop them the pus starts. The antibiotics cant help the actual blockage so they can only temporarily relieve the pain

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    Hello all

    I agree that antibiotics do not solve the problem. They may, for some people, offer a [b:69fa30d0f7]temporary[/b:69fa30d0f7] and [b:69fa30d0f7]limited[/b:69fa30d0f7] relief, but they are NOT A CURE.

    And I think that, compared to the damage you can do to your immune system with long-term, high-dosage antibiotics, the results are pretty


    I stay clear of antibiotics.

    love and blessings


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    i was diagniosed in Feb and was given the same antis also for 28days and touch wood, i have had 1 small lump on my leg and that was up and gone in 3days. My doc advised i'd need aleast another 28day course soon and it will be trial and error thing. Everyone is different but they have seriously help and i hope they do for you. I also used detol soap during that time which is supposed to help.

    Best wishes + luck :D

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    hi there i have been given this in the past and it never worked for me everyone is different in the way they react to them i have also been advised to take rocatane and is not given out lightly side affect of this drug is liver and kidney disease and hearing voices i have decided myself not to take this after being told it might not work i take a table spoon of vinegar and have been back at the doctors for prescriptions for dressing and iodine strips which i have not tried yet but anything is worth a go i to was relieved to find out wot this skin condition was when diagnosed last year suffered for 3 or 4 years b4 knowing wot it was wot a relief it was
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