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Ugh--Day 30



My skin is NOT looking good today.......blegh. I woke up to 4 news cysts on my face. FOUR. Ick. I don't know where these came from--they're right by my hairline and above my eyebrow, which is VERY unusual for me. I normally have a cyst on the upper half of my face maybe once every couple of months. My face is looking red and inflamed......I am not in good spirits about this whole treatment today. *sigh*

I called my dermatologist though and he is going to get back to me tomorrow.......I'm wondering if I should just wait this through or go up a dose. I know it's only been a month, but I'm getting impatient. I've heard SO many good things about this drug, and I just want to get to that point where I have this brilliant skin everyone's been talking about.

So, summary:

Today is Day 30.

50 mg Spironolactone

200 mg Doxycycline

Clearasil Face Wash

Cetaphil SPF 50 Moisturizer


Ive done like 6 different antibiotics before I gave up on them in general, but they usually took 2-3 months to start working, and would keep me clearish for 3-8 months depending. Dont give up on them yet esp if its your first antibiotic, I know it sucks but in a few more months you should start clearing up. Maybe you'll get lucky and theyll never come back, depends..how long have you had acne, how persistent, and would you say mild, moderate or severe?

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Ask your derm for amoxicillin or cephalexin 500mg thrice daily. That $hit works! Btw what are you about to "up the dose" on. The spiro or the antibiotic doxy? I am about to go on Spiro. I want to stay on my antibiotics though.

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@musicvisuals: It isn't my first antibiotic, but I'm not giving up hope. I'm already seeing less inflammation after being on Doxycycline, and I'm hoping that things just keep improving. :) I've had persistent acne since age 9 and it's been cystic for about 6 months, moderate-severe.

@leannasartin: If Doxy doesn't work, I will!!! I was talking about Spiro, sorry that wasn't clear. I might go up to 75mg. Sounds like you'll be in the same Spiro + antibiotics boat, so keep me updated on how it goes. :)

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I will. I am on my way this morning to get preliminary blood work done at my clinic's lab. My derm ordered certain tests and I guess based on those results she will determine whether or not I can begin spiro. I'll keep you in the loop. I don't post on my blog much anymore because I have a regimen that works. No one wants to hear me go on and on about how clear my skin is. It has literally been two years since I had a breakout in the true sense of the word. I have posted numerous before and after pics. Good luck!

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