My 10 Year Acne Journey: Tetralysal/Lymecycline

June 16, 2015 2 min read 0 Comments

By: Rachel Mazza

The first few months after I moved to London, I wasn’t using anything on my skin except a basic cleanser and water and no surprise, my skin got a lot worse. I think stopping the Zo Medical cold turkey didn’t help matters either. Larger, more painful cysts were appearing on my skin, and I was getting really worried that it would spread from my cheeks to my forehead again. My forehead was relatively clear now and the scars had faded over the course of four years since there was no new acne. However, the scars on my cheeks had little to no chance to heal because of the frequency of breakouts. I finally went to the doctor and she prescribed 300 mg of Tetralysal. I told her I experienced issues with Doxycycline and was really reluctant to take an antibiotic for acne. She explained the chemical compounds were slightly different to the Doxycycline and insisted it did in fact make a difference. I agreed to try it after reading pages of reviews and watching a lot of testimonials about the Tetralysal on YouTube. One of my friends also takes Tetralysal and it seemed to be working for him so that made me feel a lot better about it. I am prescribed to take it once a day for three months, and at the end of the three months, I am to go back to the doctor to see how we should proceed from there.

I am currently two months into the prescription and am very happy to report that it has slowed the frequency of breakouts better than anything I have ever used or taken. Instead of experiencing up to four new acne spots every other day, I may get one or two per week. Apart from the scars, I currently only have two acne spots. This is a huge improvement for me after years of struggling. My acne did not get worse upon first taking the medicine, nor did I experience any negative side effects like I did with the Doxycycline affecting my stomach. The only side effect I have noticed at all is that it makes me a bit itchy sometimes, but its nothing extreme or unbearable. I take the Tetralysal in the mornings with food and drink a small glass of water.

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Tetralysal/Lymecycline 9/10 would recommend (I was extremely pleasantly surprised by this medication).

To Be Continued...

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