⚠️ WARNING: This first entry is pretty much just explaining my skin history and How i have ended up here on spironolactone so it is rather long. My next entries will be on my on going journey with spiro Where to even begin. I've never had great skin. It's always been on and off good years and bad years. Senior year of high school was a relatively good year. I used proactiv and that was great for awhile. After graduating and going to college my skin went crazy. Maybe from the stress of m
•January 2018• Skin is still so bad. Barley leave my house besides for work and to walk the dogs on occasion. I went skiing for the weekend w my friends and it was fun but literally every morning I'd wake up before everyone and put so much makeup on so no one would see my actual skin. Just an extremely depressing and miserable time in my life. I got an infection on my finger and was on amoxicillin an antibiotic and I was actually excited (sad I know) just because I know antibio
I'm so frustrated I just compared photos of my face from the day I started spiro to today and I think it's doing more damage than it is doing any good. And I knowwwww I know it can take time but I'm nearing the three month mark and this is what my skin looks like?! It's a dissaster. I cannot stop crying. I havent once felt like my skin has been getting better since on this medication. I just went to work and came home to like 2-4 new stubborn under the skin pimples. I'm so depressed Idk how much
•November 17,2017 • So I was prescribed 25mg spironolactone to start (looking back now that was waayyyy to small of a dosage but I guess you have to work your way up and try everything-smaller the dosage less side effects so my derm wanted to see just how high of a dosage id need) I also got a prescription for Aczone, a topical to use once a day. Finally I got to googling all about spironolactone and to my dismay how it could take months to show results Ugh. Still I figured it couldn'
February So it hasn't been a full 3 months yet but I started this blog in the middle of my "spiro journey" and so I wanted to write where I'm at now. It's been exactly 1 week on the 100mg of spiro and 100mg of doxycycline. I honestly feel worse than ever and am losing hope. I know I just need to be patient but it's so frustrating when years ago I used doxycyline to clear my skin and it was drastic and fast. Spironolactone definitely takes time and my hormones are clearly all out of so
~3 month Update(104 days) Ok I just finished writing this and it's SUPER long so I apologize in advance lol but I felt I had so many updates and things to report Okay so it's been about 3 months and a week. I haven't updated in awhile because things have been starting to look up and I honestly didn't wanna jinx it lol. When I last posted I was in an awful place. My skin was just so bad and not getting better whatsoever. I was on 100mg spiro and 100mg doxycycline. After a