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In Topic: My Spiro Log

24 April 2014 - 09:02 PM

Thanks Valerie44! Happy to hear that you're doing well on Spiro too! Let's keep each other posted, do you have a log?




Mini breakout on my right cheek. Nothing horrible but still annoying nonetheless. They all had a head so I extracted them. Hopefully I didn't press too hard and cause it to become a scrape. I have a super important interview tomorrow and the last thing I need to worry about is my face. Worse comes to worse I'll try to find a derm in my area tomorrow who can inject/extract anything before it. 


Just keeping positive! 

In Topic: My Spiro Log

22 April 2014 - 10:51 AM



My skin was a nightmare prior to Spiro and Retin A 0.025% and just after 6 weeks everything seems great. I'm not 100% clear but the worst thing on my face right now is this mini pimple on the top right side of my nose just below my eyebrow. Scars are fading and if I do get a bump its usually very small and goes away quickly, I'm really really happy. 


I know theres still some time to go and I really don't want to jinx anything. I want to just express my gratitude to these products as lame as it may sound and the universe for making me happy again. This is how I felt during the final months of Accutane and the months after and it feels so good to not be running into department stores to judge whether your face was okay enough for you to continue to walk around and just not make eye contact or retreat back to your apartment and hide from everyone. Everyone's noticing a difference not just in my face but in my step. I never wear color for I always feared it would bring more attention to my face and the redness and just stick to wearing black but I've been changing up my wardrobe and everyones noticing that I'm more positive and smiley and bubbly. I've applied to a couple of jobs recently and I've gotten call backs, and that hasn't happened a lot before so my confidence is even seeping through in interviews. 


This is an ongoing battle and I know my journey to clear skin isn't completely over, but its nice to know that the long winding endless path is a lot shorter.


Stay positive everyone and we'll all get out of this looking hot! ;)

In Topic: My Spiro Log

19 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

Day 44


At least, I think it's Day 44, haha. Skin's looking good! Beyond thankful right now that I'm seeing results. Saw an endocrinologist couple days ago and she officially diagnosed me with PCOS. I took a blood test anyway to see if any of my hormones were wonky and to just double check that these symptoms weren't being caused by something else but she's positive its PCOS. I'm just really happy to know the source of the problem after all of these years of suffering and getting wishy washy answers from doctors.


Hope everyone's having a great holiday weekend and is seeing clearer days!

In Topic: My Spiro Log

14 April 2014 - 10:44 PM

Hey hedgehogcatcher,


Welcome to the Spiro Club and good luck! Similarly to Accutane, this drug takes a bit to kick in so really hang in there. Please keep me updated on your progress or send me the link to your log if you have one. Sending you positive vibes! =)

I started spiro today smile.png 25mg for 2 weeks then 50mg for 2-3 months before follow up. 


I have a mirena IUD. I had acne before but that made it worse. It's definitely all hormonal - I'm diligent about the regimen + retin A + topical antibiotic on my back the only thing that has cleared (90%!) is my T-zone, (how backwards is that???) and I have bouts of angry red bumps and cysts everywhere else every month or so.  My back is a mess, and I'm so self conscious about my chest. Since I didn't want to give up on the IUD straight away- I love it other than the acne and occasional cramping, and it doesn't interfere with my meds like the pill does- my doc decided to give anti-androgens a shot... it seems like a reasonable option, I'm glad she brought it up and seemed confident about it. 


I'm cautiously hopeful... 

In Topic: My Spiro Log

13 April 2014 - 12:11 AM

Day 34-38


6 week mark of Spiro and Retin-A and really happy. The pimple on my cheek wasn't that big and eventually shrunk. Everything else is looking great and the hyper pigmentation is really starting to fade. Don't want to jinx anything so I'll just leave it at that.


Feeling really happy and positive right now. Hopefully you're all seeing clearer days.