I've been on spiro for only a week, 100mg/ day (50mg AM and 50mg PM) for mild acne (and yeah it's getting to the severe level now) and extremely OILY skin. I have the worst oily skin in the world I can say. The oiliness started when I hit 19 (5 years ago), but it got better when I used mattifier cream (Mary Kay). However, the oily skin suddenly gotten worse and worse since February 2012. Before I only have an oily face, now my hair is covered with oil, my chest, back, and neck are extremely oily. I broke out really bad on my back (all cysts). I can't wear makeup because it will melt down 1 hour Iater after I put it on. If I accidentally touch my neck, my hand will be cover with shine from the oil. My hair gets greasy just 2 hours after I shower, and 4 hours after that, I look like I haven't washed my hair for months. I can even smell the oil from my face. I feel myself so nasty and even have suicidal thoughts recently.
I read so many spiro's users' posts that said they notice the oil goes away very quickly after starting the pill (like 3 days to a week at most). I'm not getting impatient, however I'm just basically losing hope. I haven't seen even a slight reduction of oil at all. In stead, I 've been getting a lot oilier since I started taking spiro. Also my period has not come yet, it's been 10 days late (dont know if i can attribute it to spiro).
So, please tell me your experience of oiliness with spiro. Replies would be greatly appreciated.
1/ What dosage are you taking?
2/. When did you start noticing the first sign of oil reduction?
3/. Did the oil reduction get better over time?
Thank you very much.
I cried myself to sleep last night. Everyday I wake up, I feel myself like a monster.
Edited by dreamcatcher88, 20 July 2012 - 09:07 AM.