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#61 feebedel

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:52 PM

I mean I just got a refill about two weeks ago... we'll see. Maybe it'll help but I doubt it.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:54 PM

Alright folks, I'm on Spiro and Doxy now to see if I can clear up this weird white head situation. I don't really get cysts a lot, but I have like normal hormonal mild acne. I just wish I wasn't on all this crap!
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

Alright folks, I'm on Spiro and Doxy now to see if I can clear up this weird white head situation. I don't really get cysts a lot, but I have like normal hormonal mild acne. I just wish I wasn't on all this crap!


Don't give up. Hormonal issues are nasty buggers. Look into low progesterone / estrogen dominance if spiro just doesn't work for you.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

I can't take anything with estrogen, apparently, since I have auras, I'm like 19 times more likely to have a stroke. BUT my face is really doing well. I actually dropped to 100 mg of spiro and 100mg of doxy and things are going well!
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

Still nothing to update since my last posting. I've been on Spiro since August 2011 and it's still working well for me. I think my dose was too high and my periods are more regular now which is good. But yeah, I have mild to no acne. My skin is smooth and I just have have a little scaring but nothing bad. I hope it stays this way!

 

I hope this log helps people. So far I'm a success story, but its an ongoing journey.

 

Also, ask me anything. 

Good luck :)


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

Yah! So glad you kicked acne but!
I would like to ask you if your periods became regular?
My daughter is still spotting and having periods every two weeks. Hopefully this will work itself out cause I don't like the idea of adding birth control along with the spiro.
Thanks and congratulations!

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

My periods are not regular, but they never were before Spiro either. I did have the period every two weeks when my dose was higher, now it's more of a normal cycle, flow and duration. 



Also, still clear. The end of this month marks 2 years! How time flies!


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:20 AM

Three years on Spiro... Still works fairly well Still have flair ups, but no crazy cystic acne. I haven't posted in a year, but I'm looking to ween myself off the medication. I may start to reblog should I start doing this.  


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Hey Feebedel,

 

Thank you for sharing your journey. I am currently on day 50 of taking Spiro along with 120mg of doxy (I take 100mg Spiro), and I am so depressed. I seem to still have cysts all along my jawline and neck! I can't believe that it spread to my neck. Chin as well, with some flare-ups on my forehead and cheeks as well. It is so defeating, I am struggling trying to keep hope. Reading this helped--thank you. I hope that things are still going well for you! 






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