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  1. kimberniki added a post in a topic Spironolactone Prescription- Help Please...   

    Thank you all for the replies and support! Aye Aye, thanks for moving the topic to a more appropriate forum. The Uphill Battle- thanks- you've given me hope for the cysts and body acne... DC Girl- thanks- I'll try! Green Gables- awesome idea- will do! I'M ON A MISSION ;-)
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  2. kimberniki added a topic in Prescription acne medications   

    Spironolactone Prescription- Help Please...
    Hello all!! I've been suffering with acne for quite some time... I'm a 35 year old female with 2 small kiddos. I know the basis of my acne is hormonal- it fluctuates, but never really disappears. I get cystic acne on my chin and occasionally on my cheeks and horrible back acne; which has started to spread to my shoulders and my upper arms are starting to clog up... I'm so fed up with this nonsense!! I get a reasonable amount of non-inflamed acne on my face as well. I don't have sensitive skin. I am very religious about my skin care routine and I WILL not skip it for anything- day or night... I am on an oral antibiotic and I use Dan's face wash, Paula's Choice salicylic acid, Lumiplexion 10% benzoyl peroxide, Dan's 10% alpha hydroxy acid and prescription 1% Retin-A (couple times per week). I manually exfoliate morning and night. Sounds like a lot right- well it has worked very well for the non-inflamed acne... BUT the cysts still persist and my back is another topic... The back drives me crazy- nothing works... I contacted my General Physician and my Nurse Practitioner in the Dermatology Dept at Kaiser (where I'm insured). I'm trying to get a prescription to try SPIRONOLACTONE. I've researched and have read great reviews on it for hormonal acne... But, apparently it is not FDA approved for acne- therefore, neither of them will prescribe it... Both think I should go on Accutane- for personal reasons, I really don't want to go that route at this time... side effects and birth defect issues... My question- how do people get prescribed this medication for acne???!!! If any one has some clarity on the situation, I'd greatly appreciate it...

    Thanks a bunch,
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