Posted 02 November 2014 - 11:47 AM
Spironolactone works if you have hormonal imbalances or pcos.
If you don't have symptoms like irregular periods,absent periods, irsutism, Clear tendency to gain weight or obesity, high dhea and testosterone You'd better think twice before starting it.
I got my periods every two weeks, my mild acne was almost unaffected, even if after 10 months it got better but the improvement lasted just for 6 months and I think it had nothing to do with this drug.
What is more, your skin will dry up if you are on 100 mg.
I developed scars I've never had before in 12 years of mild acne and the reasons is that dry skin isn't able to repair itself as normal or oily skin. Even the smallest pimples leave scars and some scars appeared where I had no Acne at all.
Moreover this is no real cure for acne because as soon as you stop it, even if it works, you will get your acne back.
It won't do anything to comedones aka clogged pores, so you'll need to exfoliate anyway, but then you will have dry skin and any kind of exfoliators would be took harsh.
Personally I was diagnosed with pcos but later discovered that the doctor was wrong and I don't have pcos at all, so be careful if you don't have any evident symptoms. Acne alone is not to be related to hormonal imbalances/ pcos.
Taking this drug and listening to that doctor was one of the worst mistake I've ever made.
I'M considering visiting a lawyer since the damages on my skin cause me psicological issues, my acne problem wasn't fixed and the diagnose was totally wrong