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I'm almost positive my acne is hormonal. it is mainly around my chin and mouth.

My acne began almost 2 months ago, when I first got my period back after being underweight and non-menstruating for over a year. I truly think my hormones are out-of-whack and that's what's causing the acne. Before I lost my period, I did not have acne. During the time I wasn't having it, I was not having any acne. Now that I have it back, I am.

What kinds of things can I do to stop this and regulate out my hormones?? Will Spiro help at all? If not, what else can I do? please help, thanks!

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My concern if youre underweight you wouldnt want to go on spiro. Spiro tends to cause weight loss. Ive lost about three pounds the last time I checked.


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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My concern if youre underweight you wouldnt want to go on spiro. Spiro tends to cause weight loss. Ive lost about three pounds the last time I checked.

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In that case, try spiro :D It hasnt really worked for me yet, but Ive only been on it for a short duration, since November 8th. Also if you go on spiro, make sure you get a topical medication from your derm to prevent an inital breakout.


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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In that case, try spiro :D It hasnt really worked for me yet, but Ive only been on it for a short duration, since November 8th. Also if you go on spiro, make sure you get a topical medication from your derm to prevent an inital breakout.

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In that case, try spiro :D It hasnt really worked for me yet, but Ive only been on it for a short duration, since November 8th. Also if you go on spiro, make sure you get a topical medication from your derm to prevent an inital breakout.

OK, do you think my age will play a factor? Because I read somewhere that Spiro is "most useful on women over 30"...why so?


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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If you really think your acne is hormonal, I would first try birth control pills. At 15, I would be hesitant to take spiro. Have you seen a gynocologist? You may also want to rule out PCOS. good luck!

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If you really think your acne is hormonal, I would first try birth control pills. At 15, I would be hesitant to take spiro. Have you seen a gynocologist? You may also want to rule out PCOS. good luck!

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If you really think your acne is hormonal, I would first try birth control pills. At 15, I would be hesitant to take spiro. Have you seen a gynocologist? You may also want to rule out PCOS. good luck!

Would a gyno be able to prescribe me spiro; do they know anything about skin problems and hormones and stuff? also, I don't know if BC pills are right for me...i mean, I heard much more consistant and better reviews about spiro.


My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen

Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash

Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles

Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen

Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls

starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only

Apply Differin to face and chest

Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream

Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream

Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder

Anyone who has a problem zit thats having a hard time healing, try this and let me know if it helped you. Mix one tablespoon of sea salt with three tablespoons of warm water, apply to a cotton ball or a paper towel. Apply to the zit for ten to fifteen minutes, and then wash it off.


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In that case, try spiro :D It hasnt really worked for me yet, but Ive only been on it for a short duration, since November 8th. Also if you go on spiro, make sure you get a topical medication from your derm to prevent an inital breakout.

OK, do you think my age will play a factor? Because I read somewhere that Spiro is "most useful on women over 30"...why so?

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I'm almost positive my acne is hormonal. it is mainly around my chin and mouth.

My acne began almost 2 months ago, when I first got my period back after being underweight and non-menstruating for over a year. I truly think my hormones are out-of-whack and that's what's causing the acne. Before I lost my period, I did not have acne. During the time I wasn't having it, I was not having any acne. Now that I have it back, I am.

What kinds of things can I do to stop this and regulate out my hormones?? Will Spiro help at all? If not, what else can I do? please help, thanks!

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I'm almost positive my acne is hormonal. it is mainly around my chin and mouth.

My acne began almost 2 months ago, when I first got my period back after being underweight and non-menstruating for over a year. I truly think my hormones are out-of-whack and that's what's causing the acne. Before I lost my period, I did not have acne. During the time I wasn't having it, I was not having any acne. Now that I have it back, I am.

What kinds of things can I do to stop this and regulate out my hormones?? Will Spiro help at all? If not, what else can I do? please help, thanks!

I agree that all acne is hormonal. It's not so much that your hormones are out of whack, it's just the androgen receptors in your skin are sensitive to testosterone and that is what is aggravating the breakouts. Spironolactone blocks testosterones effect on your skin. You might want to visit www.hormonehelpny.com. That is where I started when I was doing research on spiro. Have you talked to your parents about this? I wanted to put my daughter on spiro when she was your age because she had already been on anti-biotics since the age of 12. I was talked out of it because not as much was known about spiro then as is now. It would have saved her alot of grief to have just gone on it then. She has been clear and her skin has been even-toned for a year now since going on Yasmin and 50 mgs. of spiro.


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I'm almost positive my acne is hormonal. it is mainly around my chin and mouth.

My acne began almost 2 months ago, when I first got my period back after being underweight and non-menstruating for over a year. I truly think my hormones are out-of-whack and that's what's causing the acne. Before I lost my period, I did not have acne. During the time I wasn't having it, I was not having any acne. Now that I have it back, I am.

What kinds of things can I do to stop this and regulate out my hormones?? Will Spiro help at all? If not, what else can I do? please help, thanks!

I agree that all acne is hormonal. It's not so much that your hormones are out of whack, it's just the androgen receptors in your skin are sensitive to testosterone and that is what is aggravating the breakouts. Spironolactone blocks testosterones effect on your skin. You might want to visit www.hormonehelpny.com. That is where I started when I was doing research on spiro. Have you talked to your parents about this? I wanted to put my daughter on spiro when she was your age because she had already been on anti-biotics since the age of 12. I was talked out of it because not as much was known about spiro then as is now. It would have saved her alot of grief to have just gone on it then. She has been clear and her skin has been even-toned for a year now since going on Yasmin and 50 mgs. of spiro.

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I'm almost positive my acne is hormonal. it is mainly around my chin and mouth.

My acne began almost 2 months ago, when I first got my period back after being underweight and non-menstruating for over a year. I truly think my hormones are out-of-whack and that's what's causing the acne. Before I lost my period, I did not have acne. During the time I wasn't having it, I was not having any acne. Now that I have it back, I am.

What kinds of things can I do to stop this and regulate out my hormones?? Will Spiro help at all? If not, what else can I do? please help, thanks!

I agree that all acne is hormonal. It's not so much that your hormones are out of whack, it's just the androgen receptors in your skin are sensitive to testosterone and that is what is aggravating the breakouts. Spironolactone blocks testosterones effect on your skin. You might want to visit www.hormonehelpny.com. That is where I started when I was doing research on spiro. Have you talked to your parents about this? I wanted to put my daughter on spiro when she was your age because she had already been on anti-biotics since the age of 12. I was talked out of it because not as much was known about spiro then as is now. It would have saved her alot of grief to have just gone on it then. She has been clear and her skin has been even-toned for a year now since going on Yasmin and 50 mgs. of spiro.

yeah i agree that it's hormonal. I've heard a lot of threories, that it's your body detoxing, that it's bad digestion, this that the other. but my question was always, why does it generally start around the teenage years, and leave? (obviously those of us on the board still have acne, so we would be outside of that norm). If it's detoxing or digestion as opposed to namely hormones, logically children and the elderly , and well, everyone should be effected with the same relative frequency. I tried this detox, that detox, other detoxes (all i got was very sick), have been extremely scrupulous about what i put in or on my body, and eat well. And the acne got worse and worse... whereas in high school when i was completely clear i wasn't conscious about either. the only thing seeming to put it in the other direction is spiro. Granted that's my personal expereince... and while i think it's good to be openminded to various possibiliies, this seems to have the most evidence.


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so basically...you think it might be OK? or would birth control maybe be better? GAH im so confused I just wanna be on Accutane and have it over with.

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I guess I'm responding here because I feel like I have no one else to talk to. I just started spironolactone yesterday. I am 24 and my acne is consistent with the symptoms of hormonal acne, that being that it is very deep, and only on my cheeks and lower face. I am also using a topical that the dermatologist prescribed. I feel so depressed about my acne, and it seems hopeless. I am afraid that months will go by and there will be no improvement. If anybody could let me know how long it takes to start seeing results that would be great.

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Months will go by with no improvement. Just gotta stick it out. If your acne is really bad, make sure that you're on a dose of at least 100mg.

It took me 4 months on 100mg to see any improvement. As in, my skin didn't change at all. Believe me I was pretty depressed. Then it was like a switch went off and things started clearing.


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