Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:45 PM
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!
Diagnosis - Cystic acne and papulopustular rosacea
Status - 98% clear
Morning - Panoxyl 10% Cleanser (BP), Cleocin-T, DML Lotion, Physician's Formula SPF 30 Mineral Pressed Powder, Spiro 50 mg (weaning off)
Night - Panoxyl 4% Cleanser, DML Lotion
Monthly - Professional microdermabrasion
Diet - Whole high nutrient unprocessed foods. Avoid oils, dairy, sugars, bread, nuts, alcohol, caffeine, spicy and fermented foods.
Supplements - Opti l-zinc, Citrical + D3, selenium, D
Daily - Walk, breath deeply, meditate and do yoga daily, wear hats for sun protection