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My journey with spironolactone.

9 Month Update (W/ Pics).

Posted by merrittbarrow, 29 May 2014 · 341 views

Initially I thought I'd lost this blog, but I found it! I am going to repost what I wrote as a topic in the general forum. As you can tell from the post, I am SO HAPPY with the results of Spiro. I got my life back. Yay!
I finally have some time on my hands to sit down and write this post. I was keeping a blog on here, but I hadn't updated it in a w...

2 Months On Spiro. Yes, It Works.

Posted by merrittbarrow, 31 October 2013 · 463 views

I just read my previous posts back to myself, and I can honestly say the last few months have been the worst months of my life. I stopped going outside, stopped going to lunch with coworkers, stopped all my hobbies and extra curricular activities because I didn't want to be seen. I remember standing in my bathroom a few months ago, looking in the mirror,...

Hit The 1 Month Mark!

Posted by merrittbarrow, 02 October 2013 · 340 views
So I have been on spiro a little over a month. 50 mgs for the first three weeks, and for the past week and a half, I've been on 100mgs a day. 
Before I started spiro, my acne was not under control at all, yet it was not all over my face or anything. It was just stubborn. When I started taking doxycycline, I thought it would help, but I kept ge...

3 Weeks

Posted by merrittbarrow, 21 September 2013 · 241 views

I have been on 50mg spiro for three weeks now. My face is so broken out. I thought I was getting less oily, but now I'm not so sure. My hair is less oily for sure, but my face, I can't really tell anymore. The breakouts I am having are huge, disgusting whiteheads. Really sucks. All over my face except my forehead. It has gotten a little better in the past...

Day 7?

Posted by merrittbarrow, 05 September 2013 · 530 views

I'm not really keeping up with the days, I think yesterday was a week on spironolactone, but this is only my third or fourth day taking the full 50mg. The good news is, I'm not experiencing any major side effects. I did start feeling a little weird a few hours after I took my morning dose the other day. I had a weird dizzy spell that lasted a split second...

Background/days 1-3

Posted by merrittbarrow, 01 September 2013 · 583 views
Hi everyone!
I am 28 years old and have started having all sorts of issues. Cystic acne (moderately severe, on right side of face and chin), hirsutism and my hair is falling out like crazy. I don't mean, "Oh, I think my hair might be falling out." I mean, I wake up, it's all over my pillow, it falls out on my desk at work, and in clumps in the show...

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