So I am coming to the end of my second week of Spironolactone. I was on 25mg for the first week, and 50mg for this week. I start 75mg tomorrow for the third week.
So far I have noticed a decrease in the oil! Instead of my whole face becoming an oil slick throughout the day and needing to blot several times, I notice my nose the oiliest and I barely use up one blotting paper in the evenings. Its amazing! I was using 4 to blot my face before (one for each section of my face).
In terms of the acne, I feel like it is improving, but I can't be too sure. Its only been two weeks, and as I said in my previous post, I feel like I had a really bad breakout before I started and my skin had small bumps all over. Now my forehead still has tiny pimples/bumps but my cheeks are starting to smooth out. I had a few big cysts come out on my chin/jawline over the last week but none in the last 2 days. I feel like the decrease in oil is shrinking my pores as some blackheads have been coming out on their own on my cheek/nose area. Im hoping I don't get a breakout with the increase in dose tomorrow but we'll see!
Also, can someone let me know about checking potassium levels? I brought it up with my gynaecologist when she started me on it and I asked her about hyperkalemia and she said its not a problem to worry about. Although to my knowledge everyone should be getting their levels checked, especially in the long run as it takes a while for your potassium to rise on this medication. Please let me know about your experiences!
Until next week! Fingers crossed x