1. Last Month
  2. SO, it has been 2 weeks since I started taking spiro at 25mg and my forehead has cleared up, which makes me happy as hell. However, I still do have acne and some cysts on my cheeks, it looks like its clearing up too but very slowly. I don't wanna jinx it tbh. Even though my doctor told me to up my dose every 2 weeks, I feel like 25 mg is okay for me as the side effects are barely noticeable and I have heard that you do breakout again once you up your dose.  Since its only been 2 weeks since I've started taking spiro, I'm going to wait till my 1-month mark on spiro to see if my acne has improved well enough for me to up my dose or just stay on 25mg. On the bright side, exams are over so I'm free and I have no clue what to do with my life right now. My 20th birthday is in 3 weeks though so that's something to look forward too I guess? The fact that I'm turning 20 still hasn't hit me so its weird as hell.

  3. Day 7 on Spiro 25mg

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    On 12/05/2018 at 12:20 AM, leelowe1 said:

    Hi!  My initial breakout was pretty bad and believe it or not, it took over a year for me to see some consistent improvement (thats not the norm though).  Your dosage is low and you may have another initial breakout every time you increase.  Keep in mind, Spiro is a marathon so results will take time.  I have an active log of my spiro journey on the website Realself so if you would like a link, please message me.

    Keep strong.  


    Yeah, I've seen many accounts of people breaking out once they up their dose. I'm just trying to push through this first breakout, like my acne before this was better than what it is now but I think I'm just gonna keep my dose up to 50 mg and pray it works.
  4. Day 7 on Spiro 25mg

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    So I'm on Day 7 now and I feel worse than I did yesterday. I woke up with new cysts popping up all alongside by lower jaw and under my chin and forehead. It's absolutely horrible, I don't even want to look in the mirror anymore. I'm also currently in the middle of my exams for university so I think I might be breaking out due to stress as well. I've also been using Epiduo on active acne in the evening to get them to shrink down and all but not much of a difference because when one goes another cluster pops up. I only have two more exams left and literally feel like I have to put on a brave face and go out and sit these exams and then I can officially stay home and deal with this initial breakout. 25mg of Spiro is causing me to breakout like this, I'm worried about upping my dose to 50 mg next Thursday. My hormones are a bloody mess. I'm praying this works, cause I don't know what to turn to anymore. I know this is going to take time, as I've read so many other peoples experience with Spiro. But I'm just trying to be strong for this breakout.

    If anyone has been on Spiro - How long was your initial breakout?