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Week 5 Of Spiro

Posted by Tash14, 13 April 2014 · 134 views

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Hey guys so this hasn't been a good week for me! I've been under a lot of stress, have a major exam coming up in a few days and a whole lot else going on. And I feel like it is taking a toll on my skin. I've broken out quite a bit in the last week and a half.
 
My skin has really dried out, but I feel like its dried out too much and my body is reacting by producing oil. So it looks slightly flaky but shiny. I'm still trying to figure out how to work around this. 
 
My forehead was clearing up those little bumps I had going on, but the last week It just broke out again. I used some salicylic acid for 2 nights and its cleared most of it up though. 
 
These last 5 days I've been breaking out on my cheeks and along my hairline. I recently have started getting deep pimples right in front of my ear and I have 2 massive ones right now. And a few blackheads that never come out have turned into nice red bumps :/
 
Im hoping this is just part of the clearing process from the inside out.
 
I'm still on Spironolactone 100mg/Day for the next 2 months until I see my gynaecologist again. I went to my GPs yesterday and asked him about the blood tests and he was surprised I hadn't been told to get them done. So I had them done yesterday and fingers crossed all is well and I can continue on the medication! 
 
I don't think my gynaecologist was planning on bumping me up any further than 100mg, but I have read around about how the bump from 100 to 150 or 200 made all the difference. What do you guys think? Have you been told what your max dosage is?
 
Oh also as an update for the side effects, I have been getting headaches frequently, and I do get some head congestion every couple days and a Tylenol easily takes care of it. I did tell my GP and he is looking into it for me. I have noticed the frequent peeing has stopped, or maybe I've just gotten used to using public bathrooms!
 
Good luck to you all! 




I am on 100mg spiro and I know of doses as high as 600mg for transgender women. I want the max dose but I don't think my dermatologist will allow it. I may ask her after about a month about a bump up to 150mg and up from there. :) Peace

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