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Member Since 11 Dec 2013
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In Topic: Spironolactone

27 June 2014 - 10:21 AM

I've been taking it now for about a month and a half. I feel like my breaking out has decreased, I broke out a bit more last week just because it was that time of the month, but nothing cystic. I get a a small pimple now on average maybe once every other day. I actually lost 5 pounds so far, but my bust has increased in size I think. does this sound normal?

Yup!  All pretty normal.  It took me about 3 1/2 months to finally break through but my dose was low.  I did gain weight after upping it to 75mg with BC.  My boobs did grow a cup size plus.  


In Topic: Spironolactone

22 June 2014 - 06:04 PM

Hey there!  Just thought I'd share my experience.  I started on Spiro 50mg  and Yasmin on 12/30 last year.  It took about 4 months to stop the constant breaking out.  I had mild hormonal acne prior due to PCOS.  It was only after I upped the Spiro to 75 mg with Yasmin on the 4th month that the oil production slowed down and consistent clarity began.  I did gain a little bit of weight due to the estrogen increase, I also grew at least a cup size maybe 2.  I just have to watch my diet and may go on Metformin to balance my insulin, issue with PCOS.  How are things going for you?


In Topic: Hormonal Acne- Spironolactone And Blue/red Light Therapy (Please Share Your E...

20 June 2014 - 03:43 PM

So it's been a good month since I have been on here, and almost 6 months on Spiro.  Currently at 75 mg along with Yasmin.  I am completely weaned off of the doxy and no side effects. My stomach is doing well, I've been revamping myself with a good probiotic and sticking with a clean enough diet.  I have added a bit of caffeine into my life, very limited and no longer afraid to eat gluten or dairy.  I had my first period last week in 3-4 months and it was killer, but I survived.  I only had two tiny little clogs and 1 spot on my neck.  I am doing peels every week and so that along with my period may have caused that.  My skin is great right now, I keep a good routine and no longer worry about it.  working on fading my sunspots and freckles.  My hyperpigmentation is long gone.  Overall I am so very happy with my decision to go on Spiro. It was a long hard road, I stuck with it through some of the worst times and survived. If you are reading this and you are anxious, sad or wondering what to do.  If you have hormonal acne or PCOS, this is a life saver. 


In Topic: Spironolactone Breakout With Increased Dosage

07 June 2014 - 05:19 AM

Hey there!  Yeah my signature is not updated, I'm not on doxy anymore thank goodness. And Yes you have been more than patient!!  Well my only thoughts are that you prob are not taking enough. I'm at 100mg and my endo wanted to give me 200. I only decreased my oil production once I made it to 100 then 2 weeks later I was good. I only get teeny clogged pores every now and then and they are gone in a day.  I also started weekly peels about 2 months ago and that was a life saver. I highly recommend makeup artists choice salicylic and mandelic. Especially if you have new breakouts.  Did your dr say why he won't go higher yet? If be your own advocate and ask for more, I had to and can't imagine how long is wait if not.   Wishing you the best!!!


quote name="Melie87" post="3435196" timestamp="1402129941"]

Hey there Melie! How long have you been on Spiro? It took me 3 1/2 months to look good, stop the breaking out and mine was mild before I started, it became way worse. 4 months in radiant complexion, now 5 months and amazing results!! Stick w it, clarity came after 75mg w Yasmin. I weaned off antibiotics and all is good.


My skin seemed to clear from the IB around the 14th, yet I am starting to break out again. I still have underneath pimples, and I am trying to pick them as I know I shouldn't. I am still on 50mg. I am on retin a micro as clindamycin, which I have been on for years on and off. Blah. :/ could this be a persisting IB as my hormones will take a while to adjust??

 
I see you are on Doxy as well. That is an antibiotic, but you said you stopped?? Right now, I am STILL breaking out. New zits keep appearing, and I am DILIGENT about my routine, but it seems it is taking my hormones a while to balance out. My period is also late, and I do not take BC just 50mg of spiro that started in May, from 25 mg prior in Nov. I am slowly upping the dose. I know I need to be patient but this is so damn annoying, even though I am prepared for this to happen, I have done EVERYTHING except accutane. Thank you for your response![/quote]

Hey there Melie! How long have you been on Spiro? It took me 3 1/2 months to look good, stop the breaking out and mine was mild before I started, it became way worse. 4 months in radiant complexion, now 5 months and amazing results!! Stick w it, clarity came after 75mg w Yasmin. I weaned off antibiotics and all is good.

My skin seemed to clear from the IB around the 14th, yet I am starting to break out again. I still have underneath pimples, and I am trying to pick them as I know I shouldn't. I am still on 50mg. I am on retin a micro as clindamycin, which I have been on for years on and off. Blah. :/ could this be a persisting IB as my hormones will take a while to adjust??

 
I see you are on Doxy as well. That is an antibiotic, but you said you stopped?? Right now, I am STILL breaking out. New zits keep appearing, and I am DILIGENT about my routine, but it seems it is taking my hormones a while to balance out. My period is also late, and I do not take BC just 50mg of spiro that started in May, from 25 mg prior in Nov. I am slowly upping the dose. I know I need to be patient but this is so damn annoying, even though I am prepared for this to happen, I have done EVERYTHING except accutane. Thank you for your response!

In Topic: Spironolactone Breakout With Increased Dosage

05 June 2014 - 07:16 PM

Hey there Melie!  How long have you been on Spiro? It took me 3 1/2 months to look good, stop the breaking out and mine was mild before I started, it became way worse. 4 months in radiant complexion, now 5 months and amazing results!! Stick w it, clarity came after 75mg w Yasmin.  I weaned off antibiotics and all is good.

My skin seemed to clear from the IB around the 14th, yet I am starting to break out again. I still have underneath pimples, and I am trying to pick them as I know I shouldn't. I am still on 50mg. I am on retin a micro as clindamycin, which I have been on for years on and off. Blah. :/ could this be a persisting IB as my hormones will take a while to adjust??