Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:46 PM
From my understanding UK has huge issues getting spironolactone. Which is a huge bummer. It is a wonder drug for me for my hormonal acne. Takes care of it completely.
If I were you I would collect some studies published either online or in books. Bring them with you to your OBGYN ( I think I've heard you do not have OBGYN in the UK) if that's true, make an appointment with the same person you get your womanly yearly physical from and or who prescribes you your birth control. If you have any blood test that have been done that prove your acne is hormonal bring proof of that as well, this might help you cause. If your doctor won't prescribe that, try and see an endocronigist, these doctors specialize in hormonal inbalances. They are much more likely to prescribe the medication.
My dermatologist wouldn't hear anything about prescribing me spiro. She's not big into acne being caused by hormones. So I get mine from my obgyn. Unfortunatly UK medical systems is by the books, America it's not so much like that.
Best of luck!
AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone
PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+
Been taking Sprio since 1/2013