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Getting A Prescription For Spiro

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I've had acne for about four years now and I think it's mainly hormonal now. I almost never break out on my forehead, only my left cheek/left lower jaw. My acne would be classified as mild - sometimes moderate. I have naturally combination-oily skin.

During my last visit to the derm, I asked about Spiro but she said she doesn't "mess with hormones" so she just gave me another prescription for Doxy. I've used Doxy in the past and it worked well, but I believe I've become immune to it now. I'm taking Mino right now and it's worked somewhat but I still get pimples every few weeks. So, I still am interested in trying Spiro, but I don't know how to go about getting a prescription for it.

If I could not get Spiro, should I try for Birth Control? I'm a little scared because I believe my Tri-Sprintec birth control in the past caused a particularly bad breakout for me. Granted, I did not take it correctly--I took it sporadically, which was stupid. But I wonder if another brand of birth control would work well for me?

Any answers appreciated!!


[CURRENT REGIMEN]

AM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel (European version) + Clarisonic Mia

Apply CeraVe AM Moisturizer w/ SPF 30

Apply Aczone (dapsone)

PM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel + Clarisonic Mia
Apply CeraVe PM Moisturizer
Apply Epiduo (adapalene + benzoyl peroxide)
50 mg of Spironolactone

[CURRENT STATUS]
90% clear


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I've had acne for about four years now and I think it's mainly hormonal now. I almost never break out on my forehead, only my left cheek/left lower jaw. My acne would be classified as mild - sometimes moderate. I have naturally combination-oily skin.

During my last visit to the derm, I asked about Spiro but she said she doesn't "mess with hormones" so she just gave me another prescription for Doxy. I've used Doxy in the past and it worked well, but I believe I've become immune to it now. I'm taking Mino right now and it's worked somewhat but I still get pimples every few weeks. So, I still am interested in trying Spiro, but I don't know how to go about getting a prescription for it.

If I could not get Spiro, should I try for Birth Control? I'm a little scared because I believe my Tri-Sprintec birth control in the past caused a particularly bad breakout for me. Granted, I did not take it correctly--I took it sporadically, which was stupid. But I wonder if another brand of birth control would work well for me?

Any answers appreciated!!


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