Hi everyone -
I'm a 25 yr old female and I've had acne for about 13 years. I've preettty much tried everything for my skin and I've had periods of clear skin, but the acne ALWAYS comes back. I had a lot of success with retin-a, but then that stopped working. Then Bactrim cleared me for about 2 years, but then I became resistant to it. Now I'm on spironolactone (125 mg) and I've been on it for about a year and a half. I was completely clear for the first year and lately, my skins been acting up again. I keep having to raise my dose and it's gotten to the point where my dermatologist said, "let's just do the accutane and get this over with!" Needless to say, I'm half excited and half incredibly nervous. I've found a lot of information about accutane out there, but my main question is - has anyone made the transition from spiro to accutane?? I'm slightly paranoid about what the transition might bring. My derm said I can keep taking the spiro up until the day i start accutane (because it IS keeping me mostly clear), but I dont know if I should wean off the spiro or just stop cold turkey the day that I start the tane?? I guess my concerns are that my hormones will go crazy and my skin will break out horribly (even worse than a typical IB). I guess I'm just looking for experiences/advice. I've never posted on here before, so we'll see how it goes! Thanks everyone!