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leanna123

Member Since 22 Jun 2012
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Spironolactone

18 March 2014 - 08:16 AM

I am on spironolactone 25mg/day. I take new blood tests in two days. If my blood potassium is normal I can proceed to a higher dose of spironolactone. I have noticed some oil reduction. I also use amoxicillin, cephalexin, tretinoin and benzaclin. When I run out of benzaclin I use OTC 5% benzoyl peroxide mixed with topical clindamycin which mimics ziana.

 

My goal is to stop taking so much antibiotics and use the hormonal treatment route like spironolactone provides. I also want to get back on an estrogen birth control pill. I still want antibiotics but just not so much. I take a really high dose of amoxicillin/cephalexin. My skin is 90% clear 90% of the time. Still I want more. Total clarity. I also want accutane but my derm doesn't think I need it.

 

I am also trying to exercise regularly and keep my pillow cases constantly clean. My face looks good now with a few scars. I call them battle scars from a hellish disease. Because that is what acne is, horrible.


The Regimen

23 June 2012 - 08:44 AM

I don't want to take anyone's inventory but I do have to say that "The Regimen" would only work for people with very little acne and no cystic scarring types. Benzoyl peroxide is ineffective against moderate or severe acne. You also need an anti-biotic when you have cysts and severe acne. The Regimen needs to state somewhere in it that it is ineffective against scarring type acne..Im just saying