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25 mg of Spironolactone Journey

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So far I have not seen any significant changes. I had two periods technically though, which wasn't too abnormal. I'm due for one any time soon. My skin is less oily, kind of, and my skin is only getting about 5 pimples instead of 8. My hair doesn't appear to be falling out as much either. My body also seems to be slowing down by roughly about 10% maybe? Or it's just me? Who knows, but so far everything is the same but decently better.

This week has been rough. I am on the third week day 21 and my skin is poop. I broke out on day 18 of Spironolactone, it was just like my old hormonal days. I am worried because how could my skin be so awesome and clear then break out like a mofo right when things were finally starting to seem to work? Was it the "it gets better before it gets worse" kind of thing? Because right now I'm pretty sure my skin is completely losing that glowy appearance and going back to crap. My t-zone is also more oily than normal, and I know I'm not PMSing so I'm just confused. The only conclusion or answer to this is that this is the "initial break-out" and my skin is going to start to actually get better. I also remember reading on many different sites that it takes time for the body o adjust to the spiro, again, hence the "it gets worse before it gets better" or vice versa. I hope and pray to God that in a few days my skin starts to clear up again because I can't stand this feeling. It's as if I want to rip my skin off. I'm lucky to not have cystic acne, but to constantly have a bunch of ugly pimples and nasty oily skin 24/7 sucks butt. Maybe I need to up my dosage to 50 mg?? Oh well, patience IS key on this type of medication.

This week I finally saw noticeable differences in my skin at least. My current blemishes went away and my skin started to almost have a glow to it. I had maybe two pimples, but the overall tone was much clearer. The side effects were all gone, except the occasional trip to the bathroom. Insomnia completely stopped, and I finally felt as if there was hope to ending all of the annoying blemishes and pounds of make-up to help me appear "flawless". My skin was also less oily, and I felt like the blackheads and pores around my nose were even shrinking. I was thirsty more too, and I would be super fatigued after taking the medication.

The first week I noticed a lot of the common side effects. Hoping it would help my PCOS like symptoms such as the excessive hair and mild/moderate acne right away, however, it did not. Which I knew, I just secretly wished I would be the rare case where I all of a sudden saw improvements. I experienced excessive thirst, insomnia, not too bad but in the middle of the night I would wake up for a good two hours not being able to go back to sleep. Thankfully netflix helped me with that issue. I also actually felt extremely tired about and hour or two after taking spiro. I also experienced headaches, but that was probably because of how little water I drank. I didn't see any dramatic changes, I just went through the side effects.

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