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what's next after spiro?

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Hello everyone,

My dermatologist prescribed Spiro and for the first month, it worked a dream. (less acne, facial hair, great periods) She upped my dose to 40mg and thats when problems started.

Soon, I had a 3 week depression where I could barely leave bed. I since learned that spiro interacts badly with Lexapro, which I have been taking for years to treat bi-polar II disorder.

Dermatologist reduced my dose of spiro and now all my zits and cysts are back with a vengeance.

Is there another hormonal treatment that people have found helpful?

Do I have to choose between clear skin and depression?

BTW I can't the pill because it also makes me crazy and gives me huge, nasty periods!!!!!!!!

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Maybe Primrose Oil or the other one....ummm its Saw Palmetto I think are suppose to help with hormones....you can always try one or both of those.....they probably will only help a little though, but a little is better than not at all right?

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