Hey theree! So, it's that time of year again where my face goes to shit! So, finally decided to make an account on this site since I've been browsing it for years to find the acne cure miracle.. After years of being stuck with cystic acne, I've decided to try a more hormonal based approach since in the last few months, my skin has fluctuated from 'not too bad' to 'please peel my skin off' levels of intensity. My doctor put me on 25mg of Spiro last week but I've just been 50mg. I'm also using erythromycin gel which I might change next time I go back to the dermatologist. It's kind of funny, I've been going there so long and have tried almost everything (except accutane thank god), he usually asks me what meds I want. So, If any of you know of a good topical i can switch to that will help these painful cysts go down, please feel free to shout it out because I can't wait for the spiro to go into effect.
Background: I'm a 22yr old female with moderately severe cystic acne mainly along my neck and jawline (and acne on shoulders and back). I've had cystic acne since I was in high school but in the last year, it has been more intense around my jaw when I used to get it more on my checks. Pretty sure its hormone related because I've always been irregular and hardly ever get my period. I've always thought I had high testosterone.. just a lot of little things such as excessive body hair and just being tom-boyish. I've always been thin and don't really gain weight. I'm 115-120lb and 5'7.
Hoping Spiro will help help me with my acne and maybe some added effects of making me more womanly. I feel like such a guy, I got no curves or boob. o.e
Edited by Cellardoor9, 17 March 2014 - 04:15 PM.