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  1. May 2011 Just thought I'd update- been almost a year!. Things same as then- a few zits now and again with very low dose of spiro, but all round I'm pretty happy with my skin!
  2. June 24, 2010 I had a few breakouts in the last year, so returned to take my spiro regularly. It wasn't like the zits covered my face or anything- it's just that I would get a large one (the painful, under the skin kind) now and again and it wouldn't go away for some time and leaves red marks (which still aren't gone after about 7 months though has faded). It could have been spurred by an inactive lifestyle of late and weight gain, which isn't good for anyone with PCOS. I decided to return t
  3. Acne is gone!! No problemos at all. Taking practically zero spiro now and it's great. Maybe i've gained a bit of weight since then (or perhaps just that I'm not exercising as much), but I think that's small price to pay to get off meds. Spiro saved me though!!
  4. Hi, Yeah, my teeth turned green when I was on antibiotics (mincocyline). ugh. It is apparently extremely rare in adults, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. I went to the dentist and she scrubbed all the green stuff off (I have no idea what is was) pretty easily, so no don't have green teeth anymore Hmmm...., I take my spiro really irregularly nowadays and my skin still looks great. By irregularly, I mean every 2 or 3 days, and now I only take 25 mg at a time. I usually take it more t
  5. September 16, 2008 My skin is still perfect! Looking good! It's been over 3 years now, wow. Just thought I'd post to let everyone know that spiro really really worked for me. I am down to 25 mg a day, from 200 mg years ago. Wow! I get the very odd small zit, just like anyone else, but I'm loving this med. I think the retin a does help with blackheads and for drying out new zits quickly.
  6. I hated Dianette- I gained lots of weight, started to feel depressed, and no impact on my skin. It is so strong that it isn't even allowed in the US. I then went on Yasmin and loved it- but I know bc work differently for different people. I've been on spiro for the last 3 years- it is wonderful! It took 4 months to work (and the doctor increased my dosed in between), and since then I've had perfect skin.... I am down to 25 mg a day, from 200 a year ago. I feel wonderful!
  7. November 16, 2007 Just wanted to give an update. Kidneys are still fine after tests earlier this year. Doctor recommended I lower my dose again, so I am now only taking 25 mg twice a day- morning and night, as well as the Yasmin (another 25 mg). I get more occasional zits now, though they aren't near as big as before and they don't leave scarring now- they are more just small occasional white, pale bumps here and there, but they aren't very noticeable and I think it's worth it for less medicati
  8. Feb 26, 2007 Just a quick update. I have been taking a lower dose for the last two months- now at 100mg per day, rather than 200mg. And everything is great!! Get the odd small zit, but in general, very clear. Am quite happy. I also have to go to the washroom less (since spiro is a dieuretic) so am sleeping much better these days! I also feel better that I am not as medicated- if you can avoid medication, I think one should... Expecially, since I heard that tests whowed spiro given to rats reslu
  9. Hi, Yes you can definitely take multi vitamins and spiro- may want to check there isn't a lot of potassium in them though. As for Mirahdez, hang in there. have you tried spiro? lots of times if accutane doesn't work, they put you on spiro if your acne is deemed to be hormonal. I think eating right can have an important role in reducing breakouts and yes, some people (like me) break out a lot from milk. I think it is the hormones they add in North America b/c I am in Europe now and it isn't n
  10. November 15, 2006 Just wanted to give a brief update. Things are still really good over here- very clear and scars may be fading. Rarely get any breakouts and if I do, it is usually only a small one here or there which isn't noticeable and which disappears in a day or two. I am going to try to reduce my dosage to 100-150 mg... Am alternating days I take one pill vs two to do this. No breakouts to report with lower dosage, but maybe more small pimples, which still aren't noticeable. I am goi
  11. Thanks for the post. I am also on spiro and it has been great. I am wondering what you are using for fading the red marks?
  12. Makochan, Don't worry- I am on 200mg too! Yay to screwed up hormones. Goaway, I got great results. Give it a shot.
  13. Majick, Given your age and your history, I would say give spiro a shot b/c it is prob. hormonal. I've been on it for over a year, and it is amazing. Also, I had no inital breakouts (a few have claimed this to be the case, but I don't think it is expected). All it did was reduce oil on my skin- almost immediately. I love this medication! I have a log on here too if you are interested in learning more about my experience.
  14. Hello Eloise, Thanks for reading my log! I think that the log really describes how things changed and my experience and state of mind, etc.... I started with 100mg at first too. I remember that oil reduction was after 5 days or so but really much so after 2 weeks. Then there was a gradual decline in breakouts. I was pretty happy with the progress. Then I was continuing to break out and I got a couple really big ones (which I now have scarring from). I went to my endocrinologist who confirmed
  15. How long did it take you all to see a reduction in oil?? That is my main concern