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Spironolactone And Stomach Bloating

03 June 2014 - 12:14 PM

I've been on Spironolactone for 7 months now (Yasmin - 9 months) and I'm extremely happy with the results regarding my acne. It disappeared almost completely. So the happiness and new found confidence made me ignore one uncomfortable symptom that I've got and that is becoming increasingly worse - stomach bloating. However I feel like I can no longer go on with the constant pain and tightness in my stomach as it started having impact on my new dating life. I do take my pills together with a first meal of the day, but it doesn't seem to help. Peppermint and chamomile tea can calm it down for a couple of hours, but next morning I'm most likely to wake up with a balloon in my belly. 
Any tips on how to handle this and what could help? Hope you understand that I don't want to stop the treatment that is 100% effective on my acne, but I would like to find something that can make the bloating at least milder. 

Help Me To Choose Treatment (Pics)

30 December 2013 - 09:35 AM

Hey! I have quite deep and obvious scars on my right cheek. Some are smaller, but 4 of them are quite huge and I doubt they would respond to any type of topical treatment. I wonder if these could be treated with chemical peels or laser? Is fractional laser an option?
Also, I've spent a month in harsh sun (with sun screen ofc) but still got a lot of freckles, is it dangerous to start treating my scars any time soon? Thank you

Yasmin & Spiro!

19 November 2013 - 12:24 PM


So I decided to start a new log in order to keep track on my progress on Yasmin and Spiro. Hopefully someone out there could find something useful here too, but it's mostly for personal records. Comments are welcomed though, especially if you have similar experiences/effects etc :)

I started taking Yasmin on 20th of August, still continuing. Had an initial cystic breakout on the second month. I was still on Androcur, (another anti-androgen drug) back then, which didn't seem to clear me up completely and had loads of side effects, so I decided to try Spiro instead. So I'm taking 50 mg since 28th of October.

Today I got a little breakout after a whole month of clear skin. Two tiny ones (but really red) on my cheek and one on my forehead. Doesn't seem like anything serious, but it's still disappointing after being clear for a month. Must be due to a very heavy period (actually, one of the heaviest period I ever had, must be because of Spiro). 
Tomorrow I'm gonna raise my dose to 75 mg and see if it helps me stay totally clear. 

I'm drinking loads of peppermint tea, it helps my stomach which is quite bloated lately (also Spiro's doing?? :D ), but also eat crappy food... Guilty! :( 


Switching Birth Control

11 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

I've been on Diane35 for the last 6 months and now I am to switch my bcp to Yasmin. It took a while for me to get clear (4 months) so I'm afraid that now, when Diane35 finally started working and I'll stop using it, I'll break out again. I'm also on Androcur, lowering the dose every month.
- Does switching bcp break you out, or is it just stopping them at all that does that? 
- Should I increase the dose of Androcur again, to avoid my testosterone getting out of control? 

- What else could I take to help my body not too loose the state I finally achieved?

Sure I could ask my gynaecologist, but the thing is - she doesn't know a shit.  She can't answer any questions about acne and bcp, never heard of spiro, didn't know much about Androcur. It's incredible.