Last June, I began this thread (http://www.acne.org/...15#entry3257915) here on Acne.org, and have gotten some wonderful words of advice and encouragement in my journey of reducing the appearance of my acne scarring. Well, now it seems as if I have to take a small step backwards and undergo treatment of spironolactone in order to finally rid myself completely of cystic acne. I still get cystic lesions once a month, and went to my cosmetic dermatologist today for a cortizone shot for a cyst in my cheek. It was the first cyst I've had in either of my cheeks in 1 year and 5 months. I'd still been getting them in my chin area throughout that time period.
I decided that enough is enough. I need to do everything in my power to rid my face of cysts for good. I've done nearly all that I possibly can to help my body's endocrine and integumentary systems without the aid of a medication (quitting smoking---I was a two cigarette a day smoker, anyway, so it wasn't too difficult---, taking water kefir daily, adopting a Paleo-ish diet in which I still sometimes eat rice, a daily vitamin regimen) and yet I still get these gorgeous honkin' cysts. My sleep schedule and exercise routine most certainly need work, and I am slowly taking steps to improve them. However, I believe that with the craziness of this semester (I'm a medical assisting student), it's probably just the best thing for me to also take the spiro to win the battle against cystic acne.
So, here goes;
Day One- I began taking my prescription of spironolactone today after dinner. My cosmetic derm warned me of the potential side effects that can take place during pregnancy, so I already am aware of them. I'm on a 25 mg dosage, and I have to take some forms given to me in the dermatologist's office for bloodwork at my general practitioner's in two week's time.
I'll try to update this thread maybe once a week, and I'd absolutely love it if those with experience and advice would offer some input. Until a few weeks ago, I knew barely anything about spironolactone, and I am very eager to learn.
Thanks in advance to those who take the time to read my post. I really appreciate it, and can't wait to read some pointers from those with more knowledge of this medication than I have.
Edited by CherrySoda08, 24 October 2012 - 04:00 PM.