My face is looking its best since I started Spiro last Saturday. I was woken up by a throbbing headache this morning. I guessed I was dehydrated. My dermatologist had warned me about this side effect on Spiro. I downed two 8 oz. glasses of water and checked my face in the mirror. I was very pleasantly surprised! No new zit, and the current ones seem to dry up a bit. Last night I decided to stop
leaving aspirin mask on my face overnight. I used jojoba oil to remove my makeup, used the Clindamycin phosphate wipe only on the acnes as a spot treatment instead of all over my face (this dried my skin out so badly). The last step was to moisturize with a mixture of Dan's moisturizer and jojoba oil. It seems to work beautifully:)
I am currently on 25 mg of Spiro and should increase the dosage to 50 mg by this Friday. I also used Clindamycin phosphate wipes and tretinoin cream .05 alternately at night. I am also taking turmeric supplement and plan to add vitamin D3 and fish oil to the mix after reading a few posts on this forum.