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Is anyone here taking Minocycline?

Taking antibiotics for RA

I read a bit on Minocycline (a tetracycline) is a standard oral antibiotic prescribed for RA though it is not approved by the FDA for that use and I haven't heard one doctor I've been working with mention anything but DMARCs (I think that's how it's spelled) and prednisone as effective. I am curious about it and will push for the minocycline because I recently had unrelated knee surgery (a meniscus tear) and was given an antibiotic during surgery. I felt GREAT the day after surgery, and while I was pain medication free for 12-20 hours (due due to a side effect). I could use my hands freely, did sewing for the first time in many weeks, no dizziness, it was amazing. But I would like to know if there are others out there who have successfully taken Minocycline, for how long and how much dosage. Thanks!

  1. Hi warriorwoman! While you wait for other community members to chime in with their personal experiences, I wanted to share this article on Minocycline with you: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/antibiotics-for-ra/ I hope this helps a bit! - Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

    1. I tried it but it did not work

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