Hello! I used to come on this board all the time. So desperate to fix my skin. I took Spiro for 7 years. I had so many side effects and just felt awful. At a high dose my skin was perfect but I felt terrible. At a lower dose I felt better but my skin would break out still. I couldn't win. A year ago I started working for a dermatologist. He does not perscribe Sprio EVER. Spiro is a bandaid. Accutane is the cure.
I went back and forth for SO long. Not wanting to take accutane. But trust me.... it's AMAZING when taken in a low dose! And I regret waiting so long. Yes.... I may have to repeat my course because I have hormonal acne and my hormones will always wanna go crazy. But who cares! I feel the best mentally and psycially that I have in SO LONG. And my skin is clear. I have no side effects from the accutane. I take 20mg every other day. Sometimes every three days. My skin is flawless! If you are healthy... taking that low of a dose will not effect you. Other than to dry up your oil. The key is the low dose to keep your body healthy.
Oh and I have rosecea as well. And accutane treats that too. So double win win!
I wrote big post in the accutane forum. Here is the link. I talk about a bunch of different topics and what I do. Take a look here.
Figured even if I help one person it would be worth it. I know when I was breaking out and miserable I would want to know what works for people. Good luck