i wonder why your derm wont write you for 6 months of the med? my derm does mine in 6 month intervals that way i dont have to keep coming back. did you ask about that? i would be leary quitting spiro maybe try cutting your dose in a half for a while to see what happens and then go from there.
I've asked, she won't. The most she'll do is two. I'm not quite sure why. I'd go somewhere else, but her office is the only dermatology clinic in my area without driving an hour. It's really a pain.
I agree with all of the above. My old derm once stopped my spiro and I broke out after several months...but I wasn't doing anything else and when I was on spiro I was breaking out anyway (less but still happening). Since spiro works by blocking androgens the effects of starting or stopping it take a long time (months).
The other meds you're on may keep you clear eneough. Will be an interesting experiment. I plan to wean off spiro eventually as I really think the other things I'm doing now will keep me clear. I'm a bit of a chicken tho so I'll wean off very very slowly.
Good luck! Tell us how it goes!
Will do! I must say, if I can manage to get her to refill another dose via phone, I will probably stay on it. Giving her a call this afternoon. I'm prepared to beg and plead, haha.