Still improved, but not 100% great. Yesterday I had 3 areas on my chin start to become a little irritated. Two of them are gone by now, but one has grown into a small(ish) cyst under the skin. It doesn't seem to be as aggressive as before the spiro, so I'm hoping it stays "calm" and just slowly diminishes. Hmm. Feeling a little bummed since 2 days ago I was on cloud 9 and raving about spironolactone. No more side effects at all really, definitely not dizzy when I take the pill and I'm not peeing as frequently. Most studies say it takes 4-8 weeks to fully take effect, sometimes as long as 3 months, so I'm going to stick with it. My skin isn't as oily overall, which is a great improvement. Still not where I want to be in terms of clear skin though.... blah. Trying to stay positive and hoping this cyst doesn't become too serious! Not sure how many more mountains I can take popping up on my chin. Ugh.
Does anyone have advice about the best dosage? I think in general it seems like you start out low at 50mg/day and increase to 100mg/day or more, but over what time period? I'm tempted to up it to 100mg a see if it makes a bigger difference, but am also a little nervous. I'll probably call my doctor tomorrow to double check, but would love to know if anyone saw a major difference when they upped the dose.