Would you say you started seeing the most siginificant results in the last month or so?? I'm at 3 months, so I'm curious if I can expect more improvement!! I'd love to hear about your journey... glad to know spiro is working well for you!
A short summary:
I started seeing improvement at 3 months-- this is also when I increased my dose from 100 mg to 150 mg. My skin got worse the first month, stayed the same the second month and started to clear the third. My chin cleared first and quite rapidly. Then my cheeks started slowly getting better. I still have issues with my cheeks because I pick a lot. I have scars, so the skin isn't very smooth and for some reason I get it my head that I need to continue picking at it even though there isn't any acne which then causes acne/more scars. It's obviously counterproductive and I'm trying to be better about it.
I think a lot of my problems the first month or so were caused by an initial breakout from Retin-A. Although I really like Retin-A, I wish I would have waited on incorporating any topical treatments until I saw improvements from the Spiro. If I were to do it all again I would probably just use CeraVe or Cetaphil products for cleansing and moisturizing and at the most, a weak non-comodonegenic acne product with salicylic acid or glycolic acid. The only reason why I say that is because it is really difficult to be patient for so long and if other products are causing you to breakout, you may think the Spiro isn't working.
Days on Spironolactone: 99 Days without Picking: 2 weeks or so Forehead:Clear Right Cheek: Clear! Left Cheek: Clear!! Right Side of Chin: Clear!!! Left Side of Chin: Clear!!!! Back: Clear!!!!! Scaring: Along my chin, jawline and underneath my cheekbones, back.
You guys, I'm clear. I still have a bit of scarring and I'm working on treating it. I have done a full blog post here.