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In Topic: Will Spironolactone Heal Existing Cysts?

Yesterday, 02:13 PM

I will write more soon but doxy must be taken with food or it will just make you sick. Always take antibiotics with food and never on empty stomach.

In Topic: Will Spironolactone Heal Existing Cysts?

27 February 2015 - 12:29 PM

Hello. I haven't been on Diane but was on Depo for 2 years from 19-21 and then Ortho-Tri-Cyclen for years from 21-30 and then I was the generic form of that which made my skin worse. The last resort was Yaz but was only on that for 2 weeks. I never had any acne in my life until I started birth control. I never really figured it out until after I was off of it that it was really screwing up my hormones and that it must have changed them forever. I don't know how well spiro works when combined with the pill but for me it works insanely well just by itself. I might get a small tiny bump every so often but that's been it. I started Spiro in December of 2012 and am still on it with much success. I haven't had a cyst since June of 2013 so for me to go that long is a record. I cant say enough good things about the spiro. I don't know if I had an IB on spiro since I was breaking out really bad before I started but I will say when I had upped the dose a few times my breakouts seemed to get worse for a while. I started Keflex about 2 months after starting spiro and that cleared me up fast within 5 days. It was amazing and it really did save my life. I stayed on that for about 10 months but I took my time to wean off I started at 500mg twice a day then 500mg once a day then every few days and when I stopped taking it my skin stayed clear.

Spiro can take 6 months or even longer to fully kick in which is why its always good to stay on an antibiotic for a while and then when you have been clear for a few months or even longer you can slowly start to wean off. Yeah my breakouts never healed right until I started the antibiotics it took away all the acne and the inflammation. I have scarring though so that really sucks. That is good you are on doxy that should work well for you. I found that for me doxy worked well off and on for a few years and worked better than mino and that Keflex worked the best of them all.

Good luck to you and just try to stay positive and keep your stress levels in check. It will get better with him.

In Topic: Will Spironolactone Heal Existing Cysts?

26 February 2015 - 03:52 PM

Yeah I always hated taking meds too but sometimes to get where you want to be you just gotta do it to get yourself to a good place. It is hard to figure out where the ib is coming from since you are both things at the same time. I was on the pill for years and I think it did a number on my hormone and permanently screwed them up. The last birth control pill I took was Yaz but I got a phlebitis in my arm and had to quit cold turkey. My skin was ok for a while then it got bad again so I was on antibiotics for a few years off and on and then I started spiro in December of 2012. Spiro has been the best thing I have ever done for my skin. I wish I had gone this route years ago instead of trying to waiting it out. I know many people that are only on Spiro and have had great results and then you don't have to worry about a stroke and stuff later on. good luck!

In Topic: Restarting Yaz & Coming Off Minocycline & Spironolactone

26 February 2015 - 11:42 AM

I really love biafine emulsion cream it works so well for healing wounds and things like that. I think its only available in the UK though so I got my tube on ebay. You could try just applying Aquaphor to the area for a few days so it can heal or if you are afraid of breakouts try some Neosporin or pure Aloe Vera. Just be very gentle with the area and it will heal in time I have done that many times in the past.

In Topic: Will Spironolactone Heal Existing Cysts?

25 February 2015 - 09:24 AM

if i were you personally i would drop the birth control pills and just take the spiro. spiro alone works so well no reason to add the pill to the mix and then there are less things to worry about too.  the older you get the higher the risk is with the pill. get on a good antibiotic to help with the existing acne you have now then after a few months or so you can slowly wean off.