Hey gang, I never thought that I would see the day...but I feel like something has finally helped the recurrent and hideous looking cystic acne on my face, chest and back. I've started taking antibiotics -- cephalexin, 500 mgs, twice a day. I tried tetracyclin years ago, and it did nothing, so I was not expecting much. But after six weeks on these stronger antibiotics, my skin looks amazing. I've never been able to go around w/o make-up and now I can -- it's truly miraculous to me!! My skin is flawless. But the problem -- even though the dermo prescribes these drugs, it just doesn't seem safe to me (taking antibiotics forever). Will I become tolerant of them so that they won't cure the plague or pneumonia or some kind of horrible infection? Anybody been on long-term antibiotics for acne?? And lived?? lol. Seriously though -- thoughts?