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Awesome news CarpeMomentum!!!! My doctor wouldn't up my dose since he seems to think my skin is looking great at the 50 dose. Im not so sure, even tho im clear right now I always test how well the Spiro is coming along when I get close to my period, that's when I usually break out like crazy, I must say I only got one cyst this past menstrual cycle compared to the 3 or 4 I would normally get so that is progress :) Im happy to hear your doing well and praying we all keep on the road to clear skin !!!!

Maria, what dose of the Spiro are you taking now?


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Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

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Take Spironolactone 50 mg
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Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


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10 days of 100 mg. Excluding a clogged pore that turned into a pustule, i had no actual break out. Just 2-3 small red patches that disappear later. I am in the middle of my cycle but i havesome bleeding.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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It's been two weeks, so far so good. My breasts feel bigger ( ).


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I forgot b.p. for a few days and my forehead feels quite bumpy. There are a couple of red spots and a small papule on my cheeks/chin. I believe that i have to accept at this point that my skin is most likely never going to respond the way it did before, something changed.. i am thinking about adding progesterone cream but i am also afraid of messing up my hormones again.. what is worse than a small papule is a huge papule or nodule.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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There is a chance of improvement!! While traveling, they offered us free breakfast. It was two pieces of cheesepie. I was afraid but didn't want to be rude. I ate one of them and didn't break out! Then the ice cream and the salad that i forgot to mention that i wanted without cheese (though i removed as much as i could). I don't know, perhaps the amount of dairy was small anyway.. but cheese? Ice cream? I was afraid i would never be able to eat these things again without big papules or nodules afterwards!

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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So glad to hear you didn't break out on the dairy Maria :) I hope you will be able to eat anything you want and have no bad results from it!!!

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MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


MAKEUP

Origins Silk Screen Powder in Light Spice from Macys

Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
Origins Lipstick in Buttercup
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Water Proof in Black Lace


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So glad to hear you didn't break out on the dairy Maria I hope you will be able to eat anything you want and have no bad results from it!!!

Thanks! I hope that my skin won't prove me wrong once again.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Staying away from dairy is such a pain. I find it hard everyday. Happy it worked out ok for you though.

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Staying away from dairy is such a pain. I find it hard everyday. Happy it worked out ok for you though.

Well it's perhaps early to be sure about that, i mean i used to drink 2 glasses of milk, eat a yogurt and the occasional cheese and still look fine. Now i am still afraid even of thinking it. I 've read you are on accutane now, i hope it's going to work for you without the side effects!

Now, that was the begining of my break outs, without spiro. New acne but no hyperpigmentation.. everything faded after 1,5 years of spiro. Now i don't have acne (at least when i am careful) but i have this annoying hyperpigmentation.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Hyperpigmentation sucks! That was actually a bigger problem for me than the actual acne at one point. But I'm grateful I don't scar.

Your skin looks pretty good by the way. Congrats :)

The accutane is already giving me side effects but nothing I can't handle.

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i used to have... There is hyperpigmentation mainly on my cheeks and many months will pass for them to fade and i acquired 3-4 new big marks last month. Anyway, if we stop breaking out it will happen eventually. :)


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I think it's turning into an obsession.. you know, there are times when we worry about our break outs, marks, scars but our friends/relatives claim they see nothing and we are like "how could they miss that?". Well, if someone told me that he/she couldn't see that really tiny pustule on my nose i would totally believe it but even knowing that noone else is able to see it, i couldn't contain myself to not squeeze it.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I made my nose a mess, naturally. I ate a big slice of cheese without breaking out and the next day an ice cream that is responsible for the small pustule on my chin. I would be happier if that pustule wasn't there but it is an improvement, normally i would have a huge papule/nodule.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I tried combinations of dairy the previous days with little to no breakouts.. Yeeeees

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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That's so great to hear Maria!!! Im very happy for you! :)

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MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


MAKEUP

Origins Silk Screen Powder in Light Spice from Macys

Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
Origins Lipstick in Buttercup
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Water Proof in Black Lace


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I keep trying different types of dairy (cheese and ice cream yesterday) and so far it looks good.

Irrelevant question: is it just me or do others also think that it's impolite when you reply to a topic (actually you are the only one who bothered) and the op doesn't even respond?


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Haha... Yes that's annoying.

I have a friend who was on accutane and eats cheese and ice cream now... I wanna be just like her. My mom bought a ton of yoghurt today and I remembered to check in on you. Hope the spiro keeps working. How long are you going to stay on it?

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Haha... Yes that's annoying.

I have a friend who was on accutane and eats cheese and ice cream now... I wanna be just like her. My mom bought a ton of yoghurt today and I remembered to check in on you. Hope the spiro keeps working. How long are you going to stay on it?

It's great, now i can combine even 3 different dairy products (cheese, yogurt, ice cream).

I don't know for how long. The one thing i think about is pregnancy but i don't plan one anytime soon. I know that if i quit, it will start all over again and that's something i am not looking forward to. I have read about women who are on it for more than a decade but it doesn't mean that i don't feel some fear or doubt. I don't know..

You will be able to eat ice cream soon! Think that,unlike me, after accutane you are not going to need drugs any more! I even think about a course of accutane if my acne keeps coming back after coming off spiro.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Im eating chocolate with no affects yay!!!! Now I want to see if yogurt will give me any troubles but so far no more food sensitivity! My derm told me I could stay on Spiro till I am 55 years old if I decided too lol I'm really hoping I wont need it for that long.....I would hope that at that age I wouldn't get any acne! Glad to see your doing so well now Maria!!! :)

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MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


MAKEUP

Origins Silk Screen Powder in Light Spice from Macys

Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
Origins Lipstick in Buttercup
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Water Proof in Black Lace


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Im eating chocolate with no affects yay!!!! Now I want to see if yogurt will give me any troubles but so far no more food sensitivity! My derm told me I could stay on Spiro till I am 55 years old if I decided too lol I'm really hoping I wont need it for that long.....I would hope that at that age I wouldn't get any acne! Glad to see your doing so well now Maria!!!

Yeeeeeeeees wonderful news i am so happy for you too!


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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I have a papule now, it's medium size and i wonder why it's here, yesterday i ate far less dairy than the previous days...


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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the last one vanished less than 24 hours later, fortunately. In the meantime i tried taking spiro at night because it suits me better but.. well it started before that change as 2-3 small pustules but now they seem to be the limits of these mosquito-bite-like headless things.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Chocolate, cheese, cheese, more cheese and nothing happens!

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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long time no see..

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What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Hi Maria,

Its so funny I found your log earlier today and read the whole thing! I just started spiro a month ago and have the worst skin I've ever had. I was looking for inspiration and came across your log.

I noticed that you hadn't been on in awhile and I was dying to know how you were doing! It is so great to see how wonderful you skin looks, I'm so happy for you! Your experience is giving me hope, and I really need it.

Congrats, you look fantastic!

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