I just started on 100 mg of spironolactone today.
I have had acne of some form since I was around 13, but back then it was very mild, a few small pimples on my chin periodically that would come and go. However, when I graduated high school and started college, my acne became cystic and painful. It started along my lower jaw line and spread up to my cheeks and forehead. I have dealt with cystic acne now for about three years.
You can take a look at my spironolactone gallery to see pictures of what my skin looks like today.
I'm just getting over a bad breakout in those pics. I always break out right before my period which tells me my acne is most likely hormonal. I have very fair skin, so whenever I get a new cyst it takes FOREVER to heal, therefore I have many red marks all over my face
I have tried many medications, topicals, etc. from almost every antibiotic my derm could give me, benzoyl peroxide, retin a, clindamycin, epiduo, and several other things. I've tried everything but birth control and accutane as I am scared of the side effects of both of those (I'm even anxious to take spironolactone, I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to taking medications)
Hopefully spironolactone will work for me! I'll keep updating as I progress.