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In Topic: Spironolactone Journey

20 December 2014 - 09:47 AM

Awwww...so sorry to hear that kirks :(...


I've been going through ups and downs.  Sooner or later spiro will kick in for us! 


Hoping your next update brings better news.


Sending happy vibes to you!

In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

20 December 2014 - 09:36 AM

Hi Valerie,


So sorry to hear you're breaking out again, so frustrating!  I was clear for almost a month, I got so excited.  Then just abt 3 weeks ago I got the biggest cyst I think I've ever gotten..just out of the blue.  Its like why would that happen?  It started to refill few days ago but I got it shot yesterday.  I guess I should be grateful that that's the only cyst I've gotten in 7 weeks, but jeez was so frkn huge!! 


My face has been ok, but now I seem to be getting small pimples just about everyday.  Its so weird.  Some of them go away super fast, but some of them hang out for a few days.  I have never been a person that would have lots of little acne.  Its like I cant win..The cysts have seem to be subsiding but now I have to deal with regular acne..Its like my skin is saying no way are you going to get off easy.


Right now my skin is looking pretty good, some small bumps that you cant see but I can feel them.  I have to wait to see what they decide to do.  Hopefully now that the cysts are subsiding, the little ones wont be far behind.


I really hope your dose increase and antibiotic starts to kick in for you..Its such a frustrating ride!  We will get there though!

In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

19 December 2014 - 02:49 PM

Hi ya Brenmc,


No, I don't breakout on my cheeks anymore..its all concentrated now on my chin and around my mouth.  Even though I am still breaking out, its not nearly like it used to be.  I do believe spiro is helping.  I'm a little over 3 months, But it took over a month I think to work myself upto 100 mg.  I'm hoping as I get more time under my belt it will just keep getting better and better.




I did have my check up today.  Got my blood work back and thank god potassium was in range.  It went up a tiny bit from last blood test which is a little frustrating bc I've been a nut about my potassium intake.  My derm  gave me another 3 month scrip, and in 3 months will have to do bloodwork again.  Kind of annoying bc I see where lots of people don't have to do bloodwork, but that's my derm's policy.  I guess its good to be safe, but jeez i'm just going to be so stressed abt potassium intake etc.  She does the whole metabolic panel so everything has to come back good..i guess better safe than sorry.


my face has been ok, just getting regular pimples that seem to go away in a few days.  No new cysts since the cyst from HELL..butttt..that cyst started to refill a cpl days ago :(..not nearly as big..and it felt soft and squishy, wasn't hard lump..and thank god no redness.  Of course I got it shot again today, hopefully it will kill the f'er for good!  For the most part i'm feeling good about my skin, altho I do wish the breakouts wld stop, but glad no cysts.

In Topic: Spiro...my Last Hope

12 December 2014 - 05:58 PM

Well happy to say, skin is doing very good.  I got a small cyst a couple of days ago that is already disappearing.  Feeling very happy!


I went to the gyno today bc along with the bloatiness I was getting cramps.  Also my cramps that went with my last period were unbearable.  I have a fibroid the size of a grapefruit.  I've had it for awhile now but chose not to do anything w it bc besides the painful cramps Ive had no other symptoms.  Last time I went to gyno she told me I wld probably end up doing something with it bc she thought it wld start to bother me..it has really tilted my cervix , and is pressing up against bladder.  Its hard to believe I have a grapefruit inside of me and not really know it.


Well she thinks that's why Im having discomfort now.  I had endometrial biopsy today, and will get mri next week.  Since its so large I don't have many options to get rid of it.  My only viable choice really is partial hysterectomy.  I'm soooo nervous about f'ing with my hormones now.  I'm finally getting some relief with my skin, and don't want to ruin it.  She says she can keep my ovaries which then nothing should alter my hormones, and that I can stay on spiro.  Well of course I came home and googled hysterectomy not having ovaries removed, skin issues...and of course tons of stuff came up that women say even though they kept their ovaries they still had major issues with hormones and skin issues..sighhh!


So now im not sure what to do.  I'm just not sure if I can put up with this bloating uncomfy feeling and the menstrual cramps much longer.  I'm going to try to just take one step at a time and really think about my decision, what will be best.

In Topic: Dianette Diary

12 December 2014 - 05:42 PM

Hi sksk,


I've been on spiro for a little over 3 months.  First 2 months were complete hell.  Then I started to clear.  Was doing great up until beginning of last week.  I got one of the biggest cysts I've ever gotten!!  it was HUGE!  I went and got it shot.  Since then my skin has doing pretty good, just one little cyst a few days ago that is already disappearing.  Very happy with skin right now.


I'm so happy to hear you're doing ok too :)...Let's keep up the good work :)