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Perimenopausal cystic acne


Hello thanks for reading, I'm 48 and struggling with bad acne round chin and jaw line. Tried most tabs on Lymecycline now how long should I give it, I'm getting really down. Any help appreciated

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Hi there,

I'm sorry you're having a rough time with your skin. In my experience it usually takes around 3 months for you to tell if the antibiotic tablets are helping. They work wonders for some and not so much for others. If after 3 months you don't see much change, then I would go back to your GP. I really hope you see some success with it.


Hiya, how are you getting on with it? x

Hi, I have exactly the same symptoms and my GP has prescribed Lymecycline capsules. I am a bit nervous to start taking the antibiotic. Today, I was offered either try antibiotics or hormones to treat my acne. Please, let me know if Lymecyclin helped you

Kind Regards


Mollybroc in reply to Natpak

Hi Natpak,

I have struggled with acne since I was a young teenager and am 26 now, the docs have put me on lymecycline on and off for a long while and I have found it to be very effective at clearing my acne. After a few months it clears up almost for good and I stop taking them until I next need to. I would give them ago and see if you notice any difference after a few weeks. I wish you all the best, I know the pain acne can cause!

thank you for your reply. My GP gave me two options: lymeclyn or dianette. I am going to take menopause test and then decide which one to choose. A part of me says: lymeclyn and the other one dianette.

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