So tomorrow will be 10 weeks on spiro. Just 2 weeks ago, I had my follow up appt at the dermatologist. She upped my dosage to 100mg, instead of 50mg, and I started Yaz that following Sunday. Just wanted to give an update.. acne is still there, hyper pigmentation still there, new breakouts are still occurring, but i have seen a slight improvement. I go back in 4 weeks to the dermatologist and if I do not see a significant improvement, i have already begun the iPledge process to get on accutane, which is why i began birth control.
Today's entries is not about my acne. I just went to the doctor for a urinary tract infection (think that is unrelated to spiro, but i have read some posts that suggest a correlation), but i mainly wanted to talk about my weight loss. I have been on spiro for 25 days today & got weighed at the doctor. My weight before spiro was always in the range of 145-148 lbs, but today i weighed 138. A whole 7-10 lbs lost. I know some of that is water weight, but I do not want to lose anymore weight. I will now continue to monitor it.
Thought I'd update. I would say I notice a shrinkage in pores, but my forehead is still being so stubborn. Lower half of my face is pretty decent besides sideburn area on left side and a few closed comedones on both sideburn areas and jawline. My forehead has a patch on the left side that just keeps having recurring underground pimples, then i ended up getting one on the other side of forehead a couple days ago. Whiteheads have stopped coming each and every day that I wake up at least. Hopefully im on some sort of upswing. Still on 50 mg, thinking i need to up the dose, but do not have another derm appt until July 19th.
Ok, so obviously not much can change in a day right... wrong. So, a few days ago I changed over to CeraVe AM and PM and let me tell you, my face did NOT like it (I am guessing this is what caused the change in my skin). I have rough closed comedones (well thats what it looks like anyways) all over my skin. There are pretty small, so you can't see them unless you get up close, but I have changed back to my Cetaphil moisturizers. We will see if the CeraVe was the culprit and see how long it takes my skin to improve.
Background: I am 21 years old and never suffered from acne as a teen. A little over a year ago while being on Lo Loestrin Fe, I began breaking out. Most were under the skin that never developed a head and were along my jawline closer to ears and my forehead. I am currently on spiro 50mg and the topical aczone. I began treatment May 24th. I will say within only a few days I had a few new blemishes on my forehead and one on my chest and back (I never get body acne). And by day 5, began noticing the dry mouth, thirst, and increase in urination. Also since about day 3 I will wake up everyday with tiny whiteheads (at least 4-5). I am thinking this is my skin "purging" on this medication. I will say that my oil has decreased (i actually have dry flakey patches around acne bumps) and that my pores on nose and on cheeks by nose are visibly smaller. I am hoping this medication works quicker for me than the normal 3 months. My acne is by no means severe, but would consider it moderate. Also, wearing makeup right now only seems to look worse because of the flakiness. I am currently washing morning and night with Tula probiotic face wash, Aczone applied topically in the morning, CeraVe AM in morning, CeraVe PM at night. I also would like to note that I take the 50mg in one dose at night because it does make me drowsy.