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  1. 15yearstruggle

    spiroo log

    I started on 50 mg, once a day, until I went a saw a derm, who bumped me up to 50 mg twice a day. Im 109 lbs, 5'3''. The derm. didnt even take my weight....
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    Day 32- Spiro

    Wow, I have been feeling poorly. I have been battling a cold, but on weds I had osme crazy stomach virus or something. I'll spare the details, but it was unpleasant. Fast track to today- I still feel crummy. Now hubby has the cold. Luckily, our little one has been spared from the wrath of the devil, however, his attitude as of late has me reconsidering the possibility. Big news? Bigger than anything that has to do with my face? I start working on thursday. Awesomeness. Though the not-so-awesom
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    Rant

    Imnot sure if what I had was an initial breakout, because I was super stressed. My skin was the worst it's been when I started taking spiro, and it did in fact get a little worse afterwards for about 2 weeks. However, after those two weeks, I took a course of prednisone, and that helped tremendously. I haven't taken the prednisone for about a week, and I can feel things slowly creeping back, so who knows! What I do know though, is that im not nearly as tired as I was when I first started taking
  4. 15yearstruggle

    Pattern?

    I am a spiro hopeful as well. Feel free to check out the blog. Ive been using it for about a month....or something.... I have also used some other interventions though, so its kind of a failed expirement. We'll see! Good luck! Ill be reading.
  5. 15yearstruggle

    Worlds Of Change

    The first time I read your blog and saw your pic, I thought, "So... it IS possible to be pretty and have skin issues...." Just sayin'. I say chop it off. Hair can't really hide breakouts. Sometimes I think the act of trying to hide them makes them more prevalent. I used to have a friend who had really bad teeth, and whenever they would talk or laugh, they always put their hand over their mouth in an "inconspicuous" way. It totally made people notice their teeth more. I know that totally ha
  6. 15yearstruggle

    Day 23-Spiro

    Things are good. My skin is pretty pleasant. Still not exactly clear, but I definitely can't complain. Im getting over that nasty cold, as well. Not to get too into detail, but every time I hack some alien fece looking hunk, I feel ten times better. Im not taking any doxy, and haven't taken the prednisone in abour a week I think. The only things im taking are the spiro, and doing to duac- mostly just at night, but sometimes in the morning. It has stopped making my face look totally wrecked....
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    The Next Day- Spiro

    I feel crummy today. It seems as though there has been some virus that jumped on my bandwagon. My sinuses feel like i've been snorting salt and nails. Ive got the turkey in the sink though. Herb roasted turkey, garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes..... so far thats the only thing on the list for tomorrow. I havent gotten very far. Skin? Woot woot! Thank you steroids, 'cause you make my skin look wonderful! Nothing really going on there. Ill return with more interesting and amusing entried a
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    Day 18- Spiro

    Oi, I say. I rarely drink, cause when I do, I wake up feeling like a 73 year old arthritis sufferer. I can't imagine a 73 year old arthritis sufferer running around with a one year old. When I try, I just laugh.... so, it isn't usually a great idea to consume any beer, liquor, or even cooking wine. Red wine vinegar. Grape juice. Just keep it all away. That said, what's up with this whole not being able to take pain relievers while on spiro? Sounds like a bad joke to me. Something comparable to
  9. 15yearstruggle

    Day Whatever... 13?- Spiro

    First off, thank you for your well intended comment, Dr.Obsessed. I feel like I may have read your comment wrong, because your professionalism couldn't possibly have thrown me astrew. Shouldn't I not be wasting time with the antibiotics, since apparently thats what causes candida overgrowth? Especially since Spironolactone has nothing to do with candida, but what it does with androgens in your body. Testosterone specifically- which cause what I call an inappropriate amount of sebum produced, whi
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    Day 17- Spiro

    So, i'm not going to lie- on Friday I started taking 4mg of predinisone twice a day, even though I know its probably not the best idea. Im sure my liver is screaming at me and writhing in pain from the synthetic drugs im pumping into it, but guess what? My face has calmed down a ton. You know its been bad when you wake up and think, "The man who has seen me push another human being from my vagina is going to see me without makeup for part of today!" Excuse the vulgaraity, but it's the one thin
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    Day 14-Spiro

    Very minor improvement from yesterday. That duac really looked like it did a number on my skin. Very red. Ill keep on truckin' though, cause thats what the holy proffessional advised me to do. Back to being completely drained during the day because of having to take the spiro in the morning as well. Bummer that its right before Thanksgiving too. So much for that huge turkey dinner, cause im going to be on my butt. How hard is it to get a change in antibiotic? Ridiculously. For some reason they w
  12. 15yearstruggle

    Day Whatever... 13?- Spiro

    Just got back from my derm appt. The exact opposite of what i wanted to happen, happened. I was the basic run-of-the-mill acne patient. He suggested I go on doxycycline and use clindamycin. Oh...wait..... IM ALREADY USING THAT CRAP!. Sorry. Had to vent a moment. I mean, dont they read all that stuff you write down at the beginning? Or read teh stuff that the nurse typed into the computer? Come on now. He asked how long I had been on the doxy, and I told him about 6 weeks, and told him a
  13. 15yearstruggle

    Day 12- Spiro

    So, its bad. I really don't think my face has looked quite so trrible. Im sure a lot of it is just marks fromt he old, but the new is also an issue. Quite a mess this morning. And also, it may just be distress from the state of my complexion, but I have had an incredibly short temper. Im considering it a possibility that it is a side effect of the spiro, messing with hormones? I get so angry I just want to throw things and cry. There could be many factors including issues with my one year old..
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    Day 11- Spiro

    Skin looks much better than yesterday. No new breakouts. The two under my chin have subsided a great deal, along with the one on the left jawline. Nothing new, which is a huge bonus! After looking around on the site yesterday, I decided to do a baking soda mask. I was fearful..... but desperate. I pooured some into my measuring cup, poured in some water. I used significantly more water that what I should have, which made all the baking soda sink to the bottom, so I just scooped that up and slat
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    Day Ten- Spiro

    Well, my face looks like crap. I quit taking the doxycyline... on saturday I think? Maybe ill start taking it again. Im supposed to be getting my referral to the derm today at the latest, so I may call my doc. I have started taking 50 mg chelated zinc before bed along with my spiro. Doxycyline makes it so difficult to take anything else... youre not supposed to take minerals and such and such within 2 hours of the doxy....or drink milk, or anything with calcium in it.... its such a hassle. I
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