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Day 40 On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, in Spironolactone 01 December 2012 · 750 views
Definitely improved since my last post... The spot on my chin barely amounted to anything and is totally flat today. I don't have any "active" breakouts right now, at all, in fact. Just a LOT of hyper-pigmentation and some scarring. Seems like the spiro is doing its job! I have been able to go 2 days without washing my hair (which would...

Day 35 On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, 26 November 2012 · 1,082 views
spironolactone, tretinoin and 1 more...
I guess it's 2 steps forward, 1 step back. I've been taking the spironolactone (in combination with doxy and tretinoin cream, both of which I've been using for 1+ year) for over a month now and I've seen improvements... but still not 100% clear. Overall, I feel like my skin is producing less oil and my makeup seems to stay in place for much...

Day 28 On Spironolactone - Best Skin So Far!

Posted by JennyLG, 19 November 2012 · 896 views
Finally! I'm 28 days into my 100mg daily spironolactone treatment and am seeing awesome results. It was a little iffy for a few weeks -- I cleared up, then broke out, then cleared up, then broke out (first time was right after I started spiro, second time was right after I upped my dose from 50mg to 100mg) -- so I think I've finally moved into...

Day 21 On Spironolactone - Seeing Great Results!

Posted by JennyLG, 12 November 2012 · 788 views
spironolactone, doxycycline
Definitely improved!! The areas on my chin that were starting to get irritated have basically vanished. They were annoying for about 4 days, and I was really worried they would grow into large cysts like they used to, but by this morning they were flat and just a little red. It's finally making sense to me that topical medications are not going...

Day 18 On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, 09 November 2012 · 441 views
No real change in the last 2 days. Still have 2 areas on my chin that are swollen... they haven't grown too much, but they also aren't budging, so I'm really nervous they are going to keep swelling and become stubborn like all the others I used to deal with. Blah. I'm taking 100mg/day now, 50mg in the am and 50mg at night. Also sticking with...

Day 16 On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, 07 November 2012 · 483 views
Still improved, but not 100% great. Yesterday I had 3 areas on my chin start to become a little irritated. Two of them are gone by now, but one has grown into a small(ish) cyst under the skin. It doesn't seem to be as aggressive as before the spiro, so I'm hoping it stays "calm" and just slowly diminishes. Hmm. Feeling a little bummed...

Day 14 On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, 05 November 2012 · 1,632 views
This is probably going to sound dramatic, but there's no other way to put it... My skin is freaking AMAZING since I started taking the daily 50mg of spiro!!! It's literally unbelievable. I keep waking up thinking "where is that huge cyst going to pop up?" and each day my face just looks better and better!! I even...

Day 11 On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, 02 November 2012 · 1,338 views
I feel awesome!! Last night I noticed the hair on my arms was super soft and almost blond. I'm Italian and olive-skinned and have had dark(er) hair all my life. Not the reason I started spiro - I had cystic acne - but all of a sudden I noticed that the skin all over my body is softer and smoother. Bonus! My mood is great too, I feel like my...

Day 10 On Spironolactone -- Update On Birth Control Hormones

Posted by JennyLG, in Spironolactone 01 November 2012 · 5,085 views
spironolactone, doxycycline and 4 more...
Quick update! Woke up feeling great this morning. Drank a ton of water last night and finally stopped feeling dehydrated. My skin is ehh... I have 4 cysts that will be injected with cortisone later this morning at the derm office, and about 5 other active, smaller pimples (more like clogged pores) around my chin and mouth. It's definitely more than...

Days 1-10 On Spironolactone

Posted by JennyLG, 31 October 2012 · 4,107 views
tretinoin cream, birth control and 4 more...
Hello! The purpose of this blog is to document my struggle and (hopefully!) my acne cure. I've had acne-prone skin since I was about 15 years old, and am currently 28. Here's a quick recap (you can skip this part if you don't want the long version :) ) ---
From 15 - 18: struggled with various breakouts that would get better with...

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