Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:03 PM
So the delima is my ance was generally controlled by the Minocycline and Proactive and Duac. But I have been on the Mino antibiotics for about 4 years without too much break because as soon as I stop the ance comes back and then the cysts. The Mino was causing constant yeast infections and I believe possible IBS-D symptoms I had been going through horribly for the past year or so.. When I stopped taking the Mino almost all my stomach problems cleared. Coinsiednce? Don't know for sure. Curious has anyone else had this problem from long term antibiotic use? I'm convinced its killing off all the good bacteria.
So brings me to this site my Derm and I had discussed Spiro and Accutane. She has recommended Accutane knowing my history. I'm am about 125 lbs. She suggest 5 or 6 months starting at 10mgs and increasing to 20 then ending with 30 or possible 40 if needed. Or I could maybe do 6 to 8 months on 20mgs. Her experience is the 1st well is less likely for acne to return. She wasn't too familar with prescribing Spiro. I went for a 2nd opinion just to be safe with another well respected derm and he basically said the same (his reccomendation was about 10 to 20mgs) thing although he said no harm in trying Sprio first while I decide if I wanna do Accutane and see. So I'm currently on day 3 of 50mg Spiro but being I'm already on BC I dunno if my acne is hormonal, I never get a period because I take birth control straight though to control my migraines. Every time I would get my period I would get a 3 day migraine
So if anyone has read this far.. ha Would you suggest staying on the Spiro for a while or just going for the Accutane? Low dose or just reg moderate dose?
Thanks and I wish everyone best success on their journey here
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:47 PM
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:15 PM
I am wondering if my acne is hormonal though. It recently became very bad when I was going through a lot of changes. I am thinking about trying Spiro if Accutane doesn't work (everyone has their doubts). With how bad my acne is, my derm told me birth control wouldn't clear me up. It might help a little, and she did recommend it as the icing on the cake, but she said it wouldn't do too much to help.
I do have a log if you would like to follow along.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:06 PM
BMarie that would be great! I'm new where can I find your log at? Thanks!!
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