Yeah, the endo said 10% of women have PCOS so really do be extreme or have a mild case it still stinks for sure!! Girl I feel you on the research part, I've been dealing with this for the past 5 months I could write a book, a blog, and launch a successful website on how to take care of acne and hormones. But I am so thankful I am armed now with all of this information and can continue to have success. Honestly starting spiro was an easy decision, but it has been a tough journey and hoping it is so worth it. In Nov/Dec I was getting mild but persistent breakouts, would get 1-2 spots then clear. I decided to go on spiro to head this off, 50 mg and I had a pretty rough breakout first few weeks, inflammatory and then I went on doxy. Then the 3-4th week it was all of these tiny comedones under my skin on my cheeks, jaw and chin, NEVER had that before in my life. BUT my skin care routine was crazy, I was doing everything on earth to try and fix my breakouts topically before I figured out a good routine. It was the start of winter and it was dry but oily, so as much as I want to say spiro did this, it might not have been as bad if I had my current routine down. It's taken 3+ months to finally have some control over my skin. It's been 2 steps forward 3 steps back but finally moving forward now. Everyone is completely different, read the reviews. Many women don't have an IB. Many women do. Some women clear quickly and some take forever. I think if you have your diet under control, a good cleansing routine, the right dose of spiro and bc and you will be very succesful in getting control of any breakouts. As much as this has been hell it truly is worth it to have clarity moving forward! I have a journal on my experience:
This board and these women on here, get me through everyday along with some true faith and prayer!! lol
@ Carpemomentum wow another thin cycster so to speak lol. My doctor did blood work and sonogram technically Im not a full pcos but like she said really borderline. But to be honest I consider what I have pcos Ive had every symptom accept the insulin resistance and acne. So Im sure the acne I have now will go away eventually lol. How has your experience been on spiro? Was the initial break out bad? I was considering it a while ago simply for the hirsutism which I unfortunately have been blessed with . I was hoping the right kind of bc would help regulate all of these aspects. Surely Lutera was not the one since Im sure Im sensitive to androgens as it Is and that only aggravated it. And I am going to look into ordering the Mandelic acid peel since it might be more convenient to use as opposed to stopping everything once a week with glycolic acid. But ugh I totally understand you friend its Friday night and I have been obsessively researching birth controls and hormones. I swear Ive learned so much I should have a degree by now LOL kidding of course .
@ Sandrine1985 thank you so much for the advice. I hadn't hear of pumpkin seed oil but I will definitely look into it because this oil production is causing these annoying comedones! Did it take a long time to see results?
Current- Clear skin, light oil production, no inflammation on Spiro 100 mg
Stopped Yasmin 2/2015 due to Aphasia/Migraines, while taking Spiro 75mg
Upped Spiro to 100mg 2/2015
Current skin care -Makeup Artists Choice
MUAC Mandelic Acid Cleanser
MUAC Mandelic Acid Toner
Neutrogena 2.5% as prevention
Sometimes I exfoliate. I did swear by facial peels by MUAC earlier this year and would absolutely pick them up again.