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My journey taking spironolactone to combat my acne!

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Day 25

My face is still breaking out -- not as inflamed as last week, but still red-looking. I am going to the derm tomorrow for my follow-up appointment – I really need him to put me on something more aggressive. I am in a wedding in April and need my face to be as clear as possible by then.

wjewelr

wjewelr

 

Day 18....

My face continues to breakout –mainly on my chin and neck – I have a few on my hairline and around my mouth. I am starting to get really disappointed! I hope that this medication starts to work soon. Otherwise, it looks like Accuntane is the next step. Ugh!!!

wjewelr

wjewelr

 

UGH!!! Day 13

Today, I started taking 100 mg of spironolactone, so far no new side effect to report. My face still looks horrible and as a result I am feeling extremely frustrated! I am tired of following a special regimen just so my acne doesn’t get irritated. I’ve been working from home all week so I haven’t had the need to put makeup on -- it’s such a long process for me just to put cover-up on. Now that the weekend is coming I may just stay home. It all depends on if my face clears up a little. … UGH!!!!

wjewelr

wjewelr

 

Desperately seeking results – Day 12

I am 33-year-old female that has been fighting bouts of acne since I was 18. I have tried many different approaches to keep my acne under control, such as over the counter acne products, prescribed antibiotics/creams/lotions, facials, etc. In my early 20’s my acne was the worst. My entire face was covered in large red cystic acne. At that point, my dermatologist prescribed me Accutane. Because I was so desperate to get rid of my acne I ignored the significant side effect. Nonetheless, four months later my face was clear. Within six months of stopping Accutane my face broke out again. My derm prescribed another dose of Accutane. Over the years my face remained clear -- I did experience occasional break outs, but nothing like I had before. A year and a half ago I started breaking out pretty consistently with mild acne. Since June my acne has advanced to painful red cystic acne. As a result, I’ve become depressed and insecure about my face – I don’t even like to go to work. Since 1/8 I’ve been taking 50 mg of spironolactone. So far my face continues to flair up, especially now that I am pre-menstruating. I am going to start taking 100 mg tomorrow; hopefully my acne starts to diminish in the next few weeks.

wjewelr

wjewelr

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