I think you need some encouragement. Spiro works slowly, but it eventually worked for me. Here's a close up of my skin after 3 years on Spiro (and Yasmin.) http://i268.photobuc...may2011_2-1.png
That tiny spot on my chin is all I ever get, and I only take 50mg a day for maintenance. If I take 100mg a day, it looks twice as good. I'm not wearing any makeup on my skin, either. I wish I had before pictures, but my acne was so bad I wouldn't allow people to photograph me. My acne was worse than yours. I took two courses of Accutane before trying Spiro. I really hope it works as well for you. It takes time.
Day 34 (17.7.11)
Skin has been very bad the last 2 days, several large & sore/scabby spots, especially on the cheeks, plus loads of smaller ones plus several whiteheads & red marks. Probably over did it last night as i put on tea tree gel, then later put abit of retin a on, then as my spots were looking very inflamed i dolloped on some sudocrem on top thinking it might calm it down! Nevermind. This is Day 3 of 100mg, & I came on my second period of this month yesterday (they are pretty sporadic anyway).
I have noticed today that my lips seem a little dryer which I read somewhere is a side effect? Not majorly dry though by any means. Havent had any other side effects, despite eating alot of fruit (high in potassium), & caning it in the gym without feeling faint or crampy, which is good.
Meowbowwow - Wow your skin looks amazing - inspiringly so! How old are you & how severe was your acne? Also how long did it take for 1) your skin to start improving/clearing & 2) to get completely clear?
PS I have been without makeup ALOT as Ive been off work for afew weeks revising for an exam at home, so have mostly got away with the occasional splodge here & there of concealer. It has kind of got past the stage of even attempting to cover it up, since its lumpy & dry so makeup doesnt sit properly. Often ive just had to go out with my head held high with acne in full show & pretend it doesnt bother me, just hate it when people get close up & look at it!
Robii - I am probably tolerating the dryness a little better, but the number of spots is just as many if now more, & they are incredibly sore & more lumps everywhere including my forehead which was clear before! Not sure whether to keep persisting with it or what! persist persist persist! where are we...nearly 6 weeks of everynight use. No sign of improvement! bah humbug
Edited by Fedupofadultacne, 17 July 2011 - 06:47 PM.