A few months after starting with the Dalacin T lotion, I returned to the doctor with unchanged skin. This time I was prescribed lymecycline (brand name Tetralysal), which came in the form of capsules. Throughout my life I’d always had difficulties swallowing tablets – they would never go down, and just made me gag. These capsules were a lot bigger than pills as well, so, frustratingly, I never got to see if the drug actually worked as I couldn’t swallow it. I did keep trying for a while, using tricks like putting them in bananas or taking one with a teaspoon of jam. I don’t know if these ways work for you, but despite my parents’ certainty that they were foolproof, I still couldn’t swallow a capsule.
Eventually I abandoned the Tetralysal, and continued with the lotion, as I didn’t want to do nothing, and I hoped that it might work if I used it for a bit longer…which, of course, it didn’t.