So, I've searched for an answer to my question (I hate double posts), but haven't been able to find the exact question I’m asking.
Here’s the deal, right now, I am taking 75mg of Spironolactone and also Finacea (topical). My skin is completely clear for the most part. My acne is hormonal, so I’ll occasionally get a breakout before my period, but other than that, I’m acne free. Which is amazing! But I am getting married at the beginning of August, and (believe it or not) I will be sexually active for the first time. Personal, religious choice... not really the point.
The point IS, I know nothing about birth control. And I have a few questions for people who are taking Spironolactone AND birth control AND have hormonal acne.
- what birth control pills are “compatible” or “safe” to use with Spironolactone?
- what birth control pills are the least likely going to mess with my skin (if at all possible)?
- when do I need to start taking them for it to be effective? Or to see how they’ll affect my mood and skin?
- what advice would you have about choosing a BC for someone who has hormonal acne (even if it is currently under control)?
OBVIOUSLY... I will talk with my doctor about everything. That’s a given. I’d just like to do a little research, maybe come up with some options, and then see what my doctor has to say. Thanks for your help!