Isotrex, Spiro And Hormonal Acne
Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:34 AM
Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:58 AM
hey we seem to be in the same boat! I started spiro about 2 months ago and am still waiting to see amazing results. I did hear it takes a couple months so hang in there!! the dermatologist put me tretinoin topical in the meantime and now the only acne I have is on my chin as well! Its been only about 4 weeks on the topical and i did go through the purging stage for awhile..but i think it is calming down now!
ps. did your derma tell you that you would need to stay on the topicals..? Or can you come off once the spiro kicks in..?
Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:49 PM
Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:27 AM
my dermo seemed more pushy on the spiro so who knows! yes i love the sun so much and im going to florida for spring break so i just hope this clears soon! can you tell me how old you are out of curiosity? Im 18 and i really hope this is hormonal acne.....
Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:22 AM
Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:20 PM
I'm at the end of my 3rd month on 50 mg of Spiro and its finally kicking in !!! Last month at this time I had a horrible cystic break out and now I only have 1 pimple on my chin that's so small. My doctor told me I can stop with my retin-a and Aczone after 6 months of being on Spiro but so far I am seeing results already. My acne was all hormonal.
Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:06 PM
how do you know that your acne is hormonal? I broke out during my period yes..but there were always a few spots here and there throughout the entire month. My acne is about 99.9% located on my chin so does that mean it is hormonal? Does the spiro just need more time to kick in?
Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:50 AM
Also I breakout in whiteheads every few days I've always got something on my chin I don't have clear days ever the bigger under the skin ones Id say cystic but there not that big but I get them every other week or so that's why I tried changing make up diet cleansers everything because I thought its something else when no it's hormones that need to be controlled
Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:07 PM
yes that lifted my spirits too! and yes..i feel like mine probably is hormonal too because i have a very healthy diet, drink plenty of water and never forget to wash my face but it always came back! maybe i should take an oral antibiotic till the spiro kicks in? or should i just continue with the topicals.....
Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:31 PM
I was suffering with horrible cystic break outs mostly during my periods all around my chin and mouth, the rest of the month I would only get 1 or 2 pimples but nothing serious. My dermatologist said it was hormonal so he gave me the Spiro to add to my regimen of Retin-a and Aczone. I also take one pill of Minocycline 100 mgs a day to help with the initial break out of the Spiro. He also told me Spiro takes 6 months to start kicking in so don't give up!!!
Edited by PinkBunny43, 29 December 2013 - 02:34 PM.
Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:43 PM
okay!! do you apply both the aczone and retin-a morning and night?
Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:12 PM
okay I was applying the retin-a in the morning as well...do you think i should only do so at night?
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