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Spironolactone Has Cured My Acne

01 January 2014 - 08:44 PM

I haven't been on Acne.org in a very long time, but I just wanted to create this topic about Spironolactone and what it's done for me. I'm a young female in the NY state area, and I have had moderate acne for about five years. My acne ranged a LOT in its severity. I got cystic zits on occasion, and I seemed to break out around my period each month. No matter what, my face was never consistently clear. I always had at least a few bad red marks or zits, usually quite inflamed because I would mess with them. I had one really bad breakout my freshman year of college where I had red marks and zits ALL over both my cheeks. I looked like I had a severe case of the chicken pox. I went on Doxycycline and it cleared it up for the time being, but my acne soon came back.


I had heard about Spironolactone for years on the Acne.org board, but none of the doctors I saw had ever heard of it being used for acne. Eventually, during my fifth year of dealing with excessively oily skin and deep, painful zits, I was fed up and searched for doctors with experience prescribing Spiro for acne. I found one who did and got prescribed 50 mg of Spiro first, but after finding that it did nothing for me, my doctor bumped it up to 100 mg a day. I've now been on 100 mg a day since August 2013.


To say it's been a miracle worker is an understatement. My skin hasn't been this consistently clear since before I got acne. My oiliness has decreased incredibly, to the point where I do not need to blot my face anymore. My skin is not PERFECT by any means; I do still get a zit every few months or blackheads once in a while. But it is not nearly as bad as it used to be. I am quite happy with Spiro and plan to be on it as long as I can, since my doctor said it is safe for long term use. 


If anyone has any questions feel free to ask me. I personally think every female (or even male if you get a lower dose) should give Spiro a try. I never even thought I had hormonal acne since I didn't really have cystic acne, but I decided to try it anyway and it has really worked. I have to thank the user Green Gables for her help in finding Spiro. She was how I found out about Spiro in the first place!

Is Spironolactone Dangerous?

11 September 2013 - 06:29 AM

I am taking 100 mg of Spiro now...recently I've begun cutting my pills in half so I take 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg in the afternoon because I was having abdominal pain. I also am having irregular periods...every 2 weeks. I've been taking Spiro for about 2 months now.


I guess I am feeling a bit weirded out by these side effects, because I am normally really tolerant of most medications. I never had any side effects with antibiotics like Mino or Doxy. I was tolerating the Spiro great at first, but recently it seems it's made my body go out of whack. Should I be worried at all? I went to the dr yesterday and she said my blood pressure was perfect. 

Ladies: What Do You Use To Remove Upper Lip Hair?

16 July 2013 - 09:58 PM

So I'm not an incredibly hairy person or anything, but for some reason, the hair on my upper lip grows back fast. I've tried threading and waxing in the past, but often times within a few days I have stubble growing back and it looks bad. So I decided to ditch waxing, and instead use cheaper methods at home. I used depilatory creams for quite some time, and have even tried shaving. I know that sounds weird, but when my hair grows back fast what's the purpose in going out and spending money on waxing? 


Problem is I break out in tiny whiteheads frequently, right around my upper lip...and I can't help but think it's connected to my razor. I don't know if I should just go back to depilatory creams, or maybe try something else? I'm tired of dealing with annoying upper lip hair and whiteheads.