I'm on Day 7 and my acne is drying up! The Azelaic Acid has helped with the redness. I have gotten 2 new large cyst type pimples on my chin but that's also due to my time of the month. Other than those 2 cyst I’ve gotten zero new pimples. I’m not sure if it’s the Spiro or the dairy free diet but I’m seeing a difference. It’s not significant but every day I see my skin getting a little bit better. I’m having trouble finding dairy free foods at the regular Wal-Mart/HEB grocery stores so I’m going to have to make a trip to Whole Foods. I have been more exhausted than usual but I’m also doing crossfit with my husband so I think that’s a big part of my exhaustion.
With the Spiro I haven't seen a huge difference in my skin but I have had to go to the restroom a lot! I’m a small girl 5’2 ½ and 100 lbs so I can’t really afford to lose the water weight. It def helped taking the full dosage at night. It actually made me sleep better than usual. Also after some research I’m trying a dairy free diet to help with acne & my wonderful husband is doing it with me. The research I’ve read says that the acne causing hormones are in all milk products so we are completing cutting out dairy. No milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, chocolate ect. It’s going to be hard but if it clears my acne I can live without it.Yesterday was our first day and I switched to vanilla flavored almond milk in my coffee and it’s really not that bad. My husband likes the soy chocolate milk and says it’s just as good as regular chocolate milk but it’s 100% dairy free. Were going tonight to get tofutti cheese (uhhh I already miss extra sharp cheddar real cheese.
I'm 27 and have been dealing with acne since high school. I've been on EVERYTHING! 5 rounds of accutane but it keeps coming back. My derm just put me on 100 mg of Spiro per day. I'm 5'2 100lbs and the first day I took 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night. I was so lightheaded and sick at work today that I'm going to switch to taking the full 100mg at night right before bed with food. I've also switched from Nuvaring to Ortho. I wash my face with Dermatological and use Azelaic acid 15% 2x per day. Fingers crossed that Spiro works