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Starting Spironolactone

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I just started on 100 mg of spironolactone today.

I have had acne of some form since I was around 13, but back then it was very mild, a few small pimples on my chin periodically that would come and go. However, when I graduated high school and started college, my acne became cystic and painful. It started along my lower jaw line and spread up to my cheeks and forehead. I have dealt with cystic acne now for about three years.

You can take a look at my spironolactone gallery to see pictures of what my skin looks like today.

I'm just getting over a bad breakout in those pics. I always break out right before my period which tells me my acne is most likely hormonal. I have very fair skin, so whenever I get a new cyst it takes FOREVER to heal, therefore I have many red marks all over my face sad.png

I have tried many medications, topicals, etc. from almost every antibiotic my derm could give me, benzoyl peroxide, retin a, clindamycin, epiduo, and several other things. I've tried everything but birth control and accutane as I am scared of the side effects of both of those (I'm even anxious to take spironolactone, I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to taking medications)

Hopefully spironolactone will work for me! I'll keep updating as I progress.




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It sounds like your situation is very similar to mine. I also believe mine is hormonal because it acts up worse around my period. I'm trying epiduo now, which I don't think will work because I think it has to do with hormones, but we will see. And as for Accutane and birth control, I'm also a scaredy cat to try those. So I'd like to see how this works for you. Wish you the best! :)

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I am also on sprionolactone 100mg. I am about 2 months in. If you have any questions, please feel free to write me. There are several women on here that are on sprinolactone and can offer you advice and support.

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I am also on sprionolactone 100mg. I am about 2 months in. If you have any questions, please feel free to write me. There are several women on here that are on sprinolactone and can offer you advice and support.

hey jenna i see you are taking 100mg spironolactone im on my third month im starting to see results.

i have cutt out dairy and sugar and went vegetarian when i started taking spironolactone.

i have question hopefully you might be able to help me with.

my question is

once spironolactone completely clears my skin and i go back to eating meat and dairy and sweets again

will spironolactone be strong enough to keep acne away still?

please&thank you

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