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In Topic: Spironolactone

02 December 2014 - 02:06 PM

Just wanted to send you some love and more patience.  It took me a full 4 months for things to chill out.  I have had consistently clear skin since May and for May- July maybe one or two small hormonal unnoticeable.  It was one of the most challenging 4+ months of my life.  But it is SO worth it.  I started at 50mg and ocella for the first 3 months then upped to 75mg in addition to ocella. I was also on Doxy as an antibiotic and carefully weened off w no issues.  Feel free to reach out, but hang in there!

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

02 December 2014 - 02:02 PM

Just wanted to sign in and share with everyone how appreciative I am for this board and helping me in achieving clear skin.  It was a lifelong battle and finally was diagnosed with PCOS and started Spironolactone and Ocella (generic Yasmin) last year, Dec 30th to be exact.  What followed were 4+ months of worsening skin, depression, anxiety and I almost gave up.  Then the medicine finally started working.


Medicine may not be right for everyone, but I can say that it changed my life.  I dreamed of clear skin, not worrying about my skin, living a carefree life.  It took 33 years, but I was able to find this.  To all the ladies that have hormonal concerns and considering, I am happy to share my experience and urge you to continue to look into testing- hormones, endocrinologist, etc.  I continue to be thankful and pray on a daily and weekly basis for all the support and information you all provided me.  I am feeling thankful and sending love to all of you on here. 

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.