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6 weeks in & I LOVE Spiro!!!

In the past couple of weeks my skin has cleared up dramatically! No more awful jawline spots & no more acne coming up on top of existing acne which I had such a hard time dealing with before! I am still breaking out to a certain extent but it is more like 1 - 3 isolated spots a week I am on 50 mg of Spiro & am seeing my derm on Tuesday so I am going to ask to be upped to 75 mg & see if that blasts away the isolated spots I am getting! I don't have any other SE's that other pp

Cubbymom

Cubbymom

05/16/10

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03/13/14

 

A month on Spiro today!

One month on the Spiro today................ My acne is slightly better than it was! I am still breaking out but not with the same frequency that I was before. The breakouts don't seem to last as long either or maybe I am just getting a break between breakouts which didn't happen before! However, not meaning to sound pessimistic but my skin is still horrible & I have so much deep scarring! Even so, I continue to remain very optimistic, & maybe this will be a great month on Spiro

Cubbymom

Cubbymom

04/24/10

 

Yucky SE's

So now I am definitely breaking out! Large spots on my forehead, where I never get them as all my breakouts are concentrated to the lower part of my face, jawline & neck! My boobs are like melons & I hate them - this is the worst SE for me so far. I don't feel as tired as last week & nor have experienced any major thirst but for the most part I think I am pretty well hydrated! I am also PMS-ing - could explain the swollen chest too!

Cubbymom

Cubbymom

04/06/10

 

One week in...................

So I know I posted yesterday & don't have all that much new stuff to report but felt I should mark my 1st full week on Spiro with a blog entry SE's to date: -Extreme tiredness in the late afternoon. Havne't been that affected in the am, but it was very difficult to get out of the bed this morning - took me 40 mins. -Peeing a lot. Not too bothered by this. I tend to drink a lot of water anyhow so am used to going a lot! -Boobs are swollen & sore. Feel very full & te

Cubbymom

Cubbymom

04/04/10

 

Total Exhaustion!

Its Day 6. No sign of an inital breakout...... yet! Skin is actually the best it has been in about 3-4 months. I mean I am still getting pimples but not the everyday bad breakouts that had become routine. So thats pretty good! Today I definitely noticed pee-ing more - in fact felt like I was in the bathroom every 30 mins! And another SE I am not too crazy about - I am EXHAUSTED! Total debilitating fatigue has set in late afternoon for the past 3 days. I haven't felt this tired since the

Cubbymom

Cubbymom

04/02/10

 

Day 3

Well no change really! DH says I am being inpatient & nothing would happen this soon! I guess he is right - I am kind of impatient & just anxious to see any kind of SE even a bad one like the dreaded IB or the tiredness, thirst, basically anything to reassure me that this is not some kind of sugar pill I am taking! I'm sure it will kick in soon enough! One thing I did experience was breast tenderness last night. I hope that is not a sign. Of all the SEs I could get I want nothin

Cubbymom

Cubbymom

03/30/10

 

Getting started!

OK so first day on Spiro! I took 25mg this morning & just took my 2nd 25mg a few minutes ago! Making sure to remember to keep chugging down my water! This could be a struggle as I tend to go through phases of not drinking much water. Need to keep reminding myself! So all-in-all I am feeling very positive about starting these meds. I am hoping so much that these work but at the same time trying not to get too excited or expecting too much! I have been down this road many, many tim

Cubbymom

Cubbymom

03/27/10

 

Getting ready to start Spiro!

I am going to start taking it tomorrow! In the meantime some background info about me & my struggles with adult acne! I am 37 years old & have been battling acne for over 15 years. Aside from a few teenage spots that we all get, my first major breakout was in my early 20's. Since then I have taken BC, several antibiotics, Differin, Retin-A & RA Micro, Clindamycin, sulphur treatments, Glycolic & other chemical peels & I am sure a few other things that I can't remember

Cubbymom

Cubbymom

03/26/10

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