I have just started taking spironolactone so thought I would keep a diary here of how it is going! I have been on it since the 24th of April and have been taking 50mg a day. It was a really struggle getting it prescribed in England, but I nagged and nagged and showed my dermatologist lots of research and eventually persuaded her to let me give it a go.
Some background, iv had acne since i was 11, i am now 26. I have been on countless antibiotics, contraceptive pills (dianette and yasmin) and lots of topicals such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, epiduo, dalacin-t, aknemycin and duac. I have also had 3 sessions of n-lite laser treatment and also 3 courses of Accutane. On top of this i have also tried a lot of different diets, such as dairy-free, gluten-free etc.
So, i had success with Accutane, but only whilst I was taking it, a few months off it and I would be back to square one. I also had some success with Dianette, however, my sister got a blood clot from taking the pill and now I am no longer allowed to take it.
So after doing lots of research, I decided to next thing for me to try would be Spironolactone. I really have high hopes for this drug, as I really am running out of options.
So after 2 weeks, I don't have a whole lot to report, skin is still awful, 3 new cysts come up, very painful. Had a bit of dizziness.
Will update again soon!
Edited by dizzyabby, 23 July 2014 - 08:53 AM.