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Should I Give Up On Spironolactone Because Of Depression?

15 June 2013 - 11:04 AM

I have been on only 50mg of spironolactone for the past 4 days and people are already noticing a difference in my skin. The thing is, I have been feeling so depressed since I started taking it. I sleep all day despite taking stimulants. The thought of giving up on this medication when it has been the only thing to work for my hormonal acne makes me really sad. My doctor suggested Ortho Tri Cyclen since it has anti-androgen effects and he said it will help with the acne. Should I give up on spironolactone? Or does the depression go away over time?

Mental Illness And Spironolactone

13 June 2013 - 09:36 AM

I wanted to post here to see if anyone else on spironolactone has experienced severe fatigue and subsequent depression. I just started this medication at 75mg two days ago and ever since I have felt very hopeless and tired, like sleeping forever is the only option. I am 24 with hormonal cystic acne and the dermatologist said that this would be the best option plus the topicals he prescribed. I already suffer from depression. Did any one else experience this initially and it went away perhaps? Any feedback would be great. Thank you

Need Advice About Coping With Scars

16 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

My acne scars which are usually pigmented and dark sense I am part Asian and African American, take a long time to heal. I have tried using retinoids, vitamin E, and many other scar treatments. This is going to sound stupid, but I am literally terrified at the thought of people seeing me without make up due to the scars that are fairly abundant across both my cheeks. I recently got engaged, and thought to myself it is ridiculous that I still cannot let my fiance see me without at least some concealor to hide the scars. I want so badly to go out and be myself without needing to put on so much make up, which in turn does not help with the acne problem. Does anyone have any advice? Make up makes my acne worse (leading to more scarring), but I am too scared to even go to bed without it on because my fiance will see how I look in the morning. This problem has been going on for a while to the point where I even sleep in a different room so that he will not have to see me.

Trying To Avoid Suicide After Dealing With Having An Abortion And Very Bad Acne

31 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

Hello, I just need a place/people to talk to about what happened to me because the guilt I feel is overwhelming and the emotional scarring and physiological scarring of my acne has driven me to seek a way out. My psychiatrist recommended that I have an abortion when I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant because of the medications I was on. I was devastated and still am. I have been trying to combat these feelings of guilt that I have. But to make matters worse, my acne has gotten MUCH worse. It has been 3 weeks since the abortion and it has showed no signs of clearing up. It was a bit bad before, but not like this...It is all over my face, chest, and back. Is this hormone related? Will it ever get better? I have posted my question on many forums but no one has replied. I feel like if I knew it would eventually subside then maybe I would not feel so down about my life. It is hard to focus on emotional healing when I am so distracted by what needs physical healing too. Please, any advice would be helpful. Does anyone else know if what I'm going through is hormonally related? And how long it will last?

Really Need Advice About A Touchy Subject!

31 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

Hi, when I first found out I was pregnant I was happy because my OBGYN told me that the medications I was on would not affect the baby. Then my psychiatrist told me otherwise... and at nearly 6 weeks I had to take the abortion pill. After a devastating 3 weeks (this will be by 4th week post-abortion), I have noticed that my skin has broken out terribly. I can guess this is probably hormonal related, but does anybody have any idea how long this bad acne will last? Will it eventually go away? It is leaving scars all over my face, chest and back, and I have enough emotional scarring to deal with right now as it is. Please, someone help me.