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One Year On Spironolactone!

Posted by JennyLG, 22 October 2013 · 568 views

Hitting my one year anniversary and I couldn't be happier. My skin barely breaks out, and if it does, it's a tiny clogged pore and is gone within 2 days. I haven't had a cyst in a really really long time, I can't even remember when. Such a drastic difference from last year -- I would literally have 4-5 large painful cystic breakouts on my chin and cheeks...


8 Months On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, 09 July 2013 · 1,336 views
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It's been a while since my last post... mostly because I hardly have to worry about my skin anymore! I've been taking spiro for over 8 months and have never been happier. I'm still using tretinoin cream at night and moisturize with cerave PM. In the morning I use cerave AM. That's all! Every other day I use St. Ives apricot scrub to help clear away the de...


6 Months On Spiro And A Few Lessons Learned....

Posted by JennyLG, 01 May 2013 · 1,830 views
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Can't believe it's been 6 months! I started taking spiro back on October 23, 2012. Time flies. I've had ups and downs, and here are my latest thoughts:-- Spiro is great at keeping hormonal levels in check. In addition to a birth control pill that is low in androgens, I 100% think spiro is a great option for women who struggle with acne brought on by stres...


Day 98 On Spironolactone -- Clear For The 3 Month Mark!

Posted by JennyLG, 28 January 2013 · 2,098 views
spironolactone, tretinoin and 2 more...
Feeling GREAT about my skin... finally! My derm and my doctor both said to let the spiro work for 3 months and then reevaluate my progress once my body and hormones have been able to adjust. At this point, this is the best my skin has looked in years. I'm absolutely amazed. There's not even one spot underneath my skin -- before I would have cysts forming...


Day 88 On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, 18 January 2013 · 930 views
spironolactone, tretinoin
Almost at the 3 month mark. Still experiencing some ups and downs. Have a larger outbreak below my nose (weird spot!) that sucks, but in general the spiro seems to be helping in terms of the severity. Any cyst-like outbreak shrinks must faster and tends to not even come to a head. It will just be a big bump under my skin for a few days, become a little...


Day 73 On Spironolactone -- 2.5 Months And Bye Bye Dairy

Posted by JennyLG, 03 January 2013 · 1,450 views
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Happy New Year! 2013 didn't start out as I hoped it would. Just got back from the derm and had to get 3 more spots injected with cortisone to reduce the inflammation and swelling. What the heck happened?? Well, I was wondering that too, since I was on such an awesome path with the spiro. Like anyone who has ever struggled with acne, or any kind of...


Day 60 On Spironolactone - Month 2 Is Over! Time Flies!

Posted by JennyLG, 21 December 2012 · 1,144 views
spironolactone, cystic acne
Well that last post was quite a doozy. Thankfully my skin took a turn for the better after that.... The areas I was freaking out about on my chin are completely GONE now! I think I overreact a bit when I see something forming because of how bad my cysts were before I started spiro, and I'm so scared that it will revert back to that. But finishing...


Day 57 On Spironolactone - Ups And Downs And Working On Self-Esteem

Posted by JennyLG, 18 December 2012 · 1,011 views
spironolactone, tretinoin and 2 more...
Just shy of the 2 month mark! I've had some ups and downs, but am still feeling confident this will be a good long-term solution. Taking 100mg/day of spiro and have tried to slowly taper off the doxycycline, which I've been taking 200mg/day of since August. I didn't think it was helping, but over the last 2 weeks every time I lower my doxy...


Day 44 On Spironolactone -- Two Steps Back Today :(

Posted by JennyLG, 05 December 2012 · 622 views
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I spoke too soon yesterday :( Although this one is certainly my fault. I tried to squeeze a little spot on my chin yesterday (so so so bad, I know, ughhh I don't know why I do that!!!), and today it is completely swollen and huge and the entire left side of chin is basically inflamed. I can't blame this on the spiro or doxy though. I...


Day 43 On Spironolactone - In The Clear!

Posted by JennyLG, 04 December 2012 · 809 views
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My skin looks the best it has ever been in the last 5+ years. I have maybe 2 spots that are totally minor. No cysts at all! And I'm getting my period this week, so normally this would be the worst my skin looks throughout the month. I'm so happy and so glad I stuck with the spiro. I saw my primary care physician yesterday and she said I can stop...






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