Ok wow so....
I have failed to update this every day.... majorly failed.
Hopefully it will get better from here on out..... In the past month I have finished up the semester (dreaded finals), moved into a new house, and am continuing to plan my wedding... busy busy busy! But now that school is over for the year and that we are all moved and settled, hopefully I can do a better job at keeping up! I clearly won't make any promises though .... kidding... sort of.
Anyways....so enough about me, more about the spiro!
First of all... I am still using the EpiDuo along with taking spiro. I started using it every night, then my face started getting realllllly dry (and I already have super dry skin) so I started using it every other night, and during the move I wasn't so good and went about a week without using it. Now I am back to using it (almost) every night with no problem, and I will tell you why in a bit.
OK So.. I have been taking Spironolactone for 33 Days or 4 weeks and 4 days. So almost 5 Weeks.
In the first few days I took spiro, I noticed that my current blemishes on my face got smaller faster. I had a few new ones pop up, but they quickly healed. As the first week and a half passed, This was pretty typical, but I felt like I wasn't getting as many new blemishes, and the ones I got again, healed fairly quickly.
At about the two week marker, I started noticing that I was breaking out like normal again, and some of my blemishes healed quickly and some of them are being stubborn. Now that I'm almost at the 5 week marker, I am still breaking out (not as bad as before, though) on my chin, and there are a few that come and go within a day or so, and a couple that are still stubborn.
So all-in-all, I feel like I had great results for the first week, but from about 2 1/2 weeks until now, I'm still breaking out. Now, that being said, I feel like I don't have as many blemishes that I usually have, and again, some come and go quickly. I understand that Spiro can take some time to work. I have read 2-3 months to get great results, and I have a friend who is on a low dose who said that it took about 10 months to get complete results.
It's funny... I am still breaking out a little, and I hate it, but I have not lost hope. It seems to be slowly but surly working. Next week (the 6-week marker) I am going back to the dermatologist for a re-check, and he said that if my results aren't quite where we want them to be, then he will up my dose to 100 mg per day, instead of 50 mg per day. This is becuase I am in a major time crunch for my wedding.
My skin is dry and flaky... my makeup, especially around my chin and current blemishes, will flake and peel and it's gross haha. I was told by one dermatologist to use oil-free moisturizer, which NEVER is moisturizing enough for my skin.
But... I will let everyone out there know one side effect that I just LOVE that I have noticed (particularly in the past week or so)... that my skin is nice and moist... almost oily! But not greasy. My oil-free moisturizer is finally moisturizing my skin like normal, and now I can use EpiDuo every night without my face getting too dried out. My skin almost has a nice "dewey" look to it. It looks very nice and healthy.
Now that I am not breaking out quite as much as I was, my lovely acne scars are showing through, so I need to start working on them. Does anyone have any suggestions for acne scar treatments (OTC, At home, or even at a derm?)
Anyways... hopfully I will get better at updating! Thanks for reading!
Questions, Comments, Suggestions, anything is welcome !