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Spironolactone Issues

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5 months ago I was taking 25mg of spiro, and upped the dose to 50 on my 3rd month. I started getting decently clear. All the cysts went away, all I had were a few white heads.

After 41/2 months, I upped it to 75mg, to see what would happen. After 3 1/2 weeks of 75mg, I noticed I started breaking out with cysts again...and then one day, I almost fainted on my way to school. So I reduced it back to 50mg, hoping it would go back to the way it was.

Unfortunately, I'm still getting cysts..Not as painful as before, but are reoccurring around my jawline.

What should I do? Up the dose back to 75mg? Or stick with this?

I just really don't want the acne to come back? Has my skin resisted spiro?

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Are you changing your regimen on your own or at the advice of a physician? I wouldn't mess with it without a doctor's consent. To cure cystic acne along my chin, I've been taking 50 mg of spiro in conjunction with topical treatments and washes for like 9 or 10 months. I cleared up almost completely around my 6th or 7th month. My derm allowed me to cut down to 25 mg and I started breaking out around my chin and mouth a week or two after the drop. On her advice, I bumped the daily dosage back up to 50 mg for a month and have been slowly clearing back up. I just got engaged (so I'm visiting with a lot of friends and family, will be taking pictures soon), and am terrified of cutting back down when the month is over. I guess the spiro had more of an effect on my acne than I thought; I had assumed the topicals were doing all of the work.

My advice to you would be to 1) consult your prescribing physician! And that 2) sometimes less is more. I've heard people have good results with spiro at the 25mg - 50mg range. It may take awhile, (it took me 6-7 months) but you will clear up. Good luck to you!

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Are you changing your regimen on your own or at the advice of a physician? I wouldn't mess with it without a doctor's consent. To cure cystic acne along my chin, I've been taking 50 mg of spiro in conjunction with topical treatments and washes for like 9 or 10 months. I cleared up almost completely around my 6th or 7th month. My derm allowed me to cut down to 25 mg and I started breaking out around my chin and mouth a week or two after the drop. On her advice, I bumped the daily dosage back up to 50 mg for a month and have been slowly clearing back up. I just got engaged (so I'm visiting with a lot of friends and family, will be taking pictures soon), and am terrified of cutting back down when the month is over. I guess the spiro had more of an effect on my acne than I thought; I had assumed the topicals were doing all of the work.

My advice to you would be to 1) consult your prescribing physician! And that 2) sometimes less is more. I've heard people have good results with spiro at the 25mg - 50mg range. It may take awhile, (it took me 6-7 months) but you will clear up. Good luck to you!

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Are you changing your regimen on your own or at the advice of a physician? I wouldn't mess with it without a doctor's consent. To cure cystic acne along my chin, I've been taking 50 mg of spiro in conjunction with topical treatments and washes for like 9 or 10 months. I cleared up almost completely around my 6th or 7th month. My derm allowed me to cut down to 25 mg and I started breaking out around my chin and mouth a week or two after the drop. On her advice, I bumped the daily dosage back up to 50 mg for a month and have been slowly clearing back up. I just got engaged (so I'm visiting with a lot of friends and family, will be taking pictures soon), and am terrified of cutting back down when the month is over. I guess the spiro had more of an effect on my acne than I thought; I had assumed the topicals were doing all of the work.

My advice to you would be to 1) consult your prescribing physician! And that 2) sometimes less is more. I've heard people have good results with spiro at the 25mg - 50mg range. It may take awhile, (it took me 6-7 months) but you will clear up. Good luck to you!

Okay, I'll def call my physician. I would like less to be more, but I'm scared my body isn't responding the the lesser amount "50mg" as its used to...

And topicals actually never help me haha. It's actually been the spiro all this time.

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Are you changing your regimen on your own or at the advice of a physician? I wouldn't mess with it without a doctor's consent. To cure cystic acne along my chin, I've been taking 50 mg of spiro in conjunction with topical treatments and washes for like 9 or 10 months. I cleared up almost completely around my 6th or 7th month. My derm allowed me to cut down to 25 mg and I started breaking out around my chin and mouth a week or two after the drop. On her advice, I bumped the daily dosage back up to 50 mg for a month and have been slowly clearing back up. I just got engaged (so I'm visiting with a lot of friends and family, will be taking pictures soon), and am terrified of cutting back down when the month is over. I guess the spiro had more of an effect on my acne than I thought; I had assumed the topicals were doing all of the work.

My advice to you would be to 1) consult your prescribing physician! And that 2) sometimes less is more. I've heard people have good results with spiro at the 25mg - 50mg range. It may take awhile, (it took me 6-7 months) but you will clear up. Good luck to you!

Okay, I'll def call my physician. I would like less to be more, but I'm scared my body isn't responding the the lesser amount "50mg" as its used to...

And topicals actually never help me haha. It's actually been the spiro all this time.

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Are you changing your regimen on your own or at the advice of a physician? I wouldn't mess with it without a doctor's consent. To cure cystic acne along my chin, I've been taking 50 mg of spiro in conjunction with topical treatments and washes for like 9 or 10 months. I cleared up almost completely around my 6th or 7th month. My derm allowed me to cut down to 25 mg and I started breaking out around my chin and mouth a week or two after the drop. On her advice, I bumped the daily dosage back up to 50 mg for a month and have been slowly clearing back up. I just got engaged (so I'm visiting with a lot of friends and family, will be taking pictures soon), and am terrified of cutting back down when the month is over. I guess the spiro had more of an effect on my acne than I thought; I had assumed the topicals were doing all of the work.

My advice to you would be to 1) consult your prescribing physician! And that 2) sometimes less is more. I've heard people have good results with spiro at the 25mg - 50mg range. It may take awhile, (it took me 6-7 months) but you will clear up. Good luck to you!


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Are you changing your regimen on your own or at the advice of a physician? I wouldn't mess with it without a doctor's consent. To cure cystic acne along my chin, I've been taking 50 mg of spiro in conjunction with topical treatments and washes for like 9 or 10 months. I cleared up almost completely around my 6th or 7th month. My derm allowed me to cut down to 25 mg and I started breaking out around my chin and mouth a week or two after the drop. On her advice, I bumped the daily dosage back up to 50 mg for a month and have been slowly clearing back up. I just got engaged (so I'm visiting with a lot of friends and family, will be taking pictures soon), and am terrified of cutting back down when the month is over. I guess the spiro had more of an effect on my acne than I thought; I had assumed the topicals were doing all of the work.

My advice to you would be to 1) consult your prescribing physician! And that 2) sometimes less is more. I've heard people have good results with spiro at the 25mg - 50mg range. It may take awhile, (it took me 6-7 months) but you will clear up. Good luck to you!

Reading this gives me hope smile.png great advice for the OP

I started Spiro 4 and a half weeks ago and am having the worst breakout with it, I keep questioning myself going upto 50mg but I don't want to seem impatient. I am praying the 25mg helps within the next month so I can up it and hopefully get fantastic results.

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Are you changing your regimen on your own or at the advice of a physician? I wouldn't mess with it without a doctor's consent. To cure cystic acne along my chin, I've been taking 50 mg of spiro in conjunction with topical treatments and washes for like 9 or 10 months. I cleared up almost completely around my 6th or 7th month. My derm allowed me to cut down to 25 mg and I started breaking out around my chin and mouth a week or two after the drop. On her advice, I bumped the daily dosage back up to 50 mg for a month and have been slowly clearing back up. I just got engaged (so I'm visiting with a lot of friends and family, will be taking pictures soon), and am terrified of cutting back down when the month is over. I guess the spiro had more of an effect on my acne than I thought; I had assumed the topicals were doing all of the work.

My advice to you would be to 1) consult your prescribing physician! And that 2) sometimes less is more. I've heard people have good results with spiro at the 25mg - 50mg range. It may take awhile, (it took me 6-7 months) but you will clear up. Good luck to you!

Reading this gives me hope smile.png great advice for the OP

I started Spiro 4 and a half weeks ago and am having the worst breakout with it, I keep questioning myself going upto 50mg but I don't want to seem impatient. I am praying the 25mg helps within the next month so I can up it and hopefully get fantastic results.

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