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Spiro And Minocycline (Change Explained) - Month 8

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fragilesong

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So...

It's been eight months since I started Retin-A Micro, Doxycycline, and Spironolactone...

My skin looks AMAZING!

The arrow in the photo is pointing to the one (!!) active pimple (now almost healed) I've had in the past two months. TWO MONTHS! This is insane! The rest of the marks are scars from previous acne battles.

I take Spironolactone 50mg twice a day still, and switched in April to Minocycline due to the nationwide Doxycyline shortage making prescriptions crazy expensive. I quit Retin-A in March and have been on oral prescriptions alone. I wash my skin with Neutrogena's Ultra Gentle cleanser with my Clarisonic MIa (with delicate head) once a day in the AM, and again at night with cleanser alone.

I can't believe how clear my skin is now...

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Just curious, why did you quit Retin-A? I have used Retin-A for a three years and I believe it keeps my pores clean. I am glad you have seen results. Sometimes all we need is a good dermatologist to turn things around. Your post makes me want to revisit Spiro. I was on it for six weeks with zero results and dizziness so I switched docs and got back on my antibiotics. I have clear skin too: Benzaclin, tretinoin and amoxicillin.

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Why did you quit retin -a. it is a decent topical that will keep your skin exfoliated and the longer you use it, the better your skin is supposed to be. Are you planning on decreasing the antibiotics and seeing if Spiro will keep you clear? Keep us posted in your progress. You look great (just for the record, you looked great before too)

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I quit the Retin-A because of my lupus - it was way too harsh. It's been about a year since I quit, and my skin is in great shape.

Why did you quit retin -a. it is a decent topical that will keep your skin exfoliated and the longer you use it, the better your skin is supposed to be. Are you planning on decreasing the antibiotics and seeing if Spiro will keep you clear? Keep us posted in your progress. You look great (just for the record, you looked great before too)

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