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  1. yeah this is very frustrating! i loved the qualitest and mylan versions the best but those are the ones that taste like peppermint. i wonder how much it is for the aldactone out of pocket. i'm thinking of just switching to the brand name to avoid this mess in the future.
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    Spironolactone

    i would do the spiro again before accutane. it takes a long time to really work i think at least 6 months but best thing you can do is take an antibiotic for a few months while on it then slowly wean off. spiro was a godsend for me and has worked very well. i've been on it for over 6 years. i take 100mg a day.
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    Actually A Joke Now- Advice?

    i would definitely get those injected with kenalog and ask about spiro. i was on birth control for many years and i'm convinced it gave me cystic acne because i never had it before i started the pill. i find that spiro is a lot safer than the pill but a lot of people like to combine the two. you could also try keflex antibiotic that one should work well for you. have you had your hormones tested? good luck to you!
  4. I've been on spiro now for over 6 years but for some reason in the last year all the pharmacies around me have had trouble getting it in. I was on the qualitest version (for over 5 years) and then was switched to jubilant cadista then amneal and lastly mylan. I had trouble finding the mylan version the last time I picked up my script. It's so odd that I had no trouble for over 5 years now the pharmacies never seem to know which version they are getting in these days.
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    How did you discover your acne was hormonal?

    Well that is very frustrating! If your derm doesnt have time for you its time for a new derm. I was lucky after going through a lot of bad derms I found a new one before I started spiro that would not give up on getting me clear. I was breaking out really, really badly before the spiro and was getting weekly kenalog injections and already on doxy (that stopped workin for me) So after few months of being on the spiro I kept breaking out so I had the derm write me a script for keflex which clear
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    How did you discover your acne was hormonal?

    It was easy for me i always broke out really badly the week before my period and the week of my period and my derm told me it was hormonal because it cystic in nature and always occurred on the outer edges of my face around my chin and jawline. I was going to try accutane years go but my derm wanted me to try spiro and i was so glad i did it was the best decision i ever made. they told me that if i did accutane i could clear up while on it but that it would come back if i wasn't on spiro. what i
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    Spironolactone dosage

    Hello. I agree 200mg a day seems like a higher dose but if the doctor recommends that dose he must think that is what you need. On that front though I would only take what I was comfortable with taking everyday. I currently take 50mg of spiro twice a day and it works very well for me that way (been on it for over 5 years) so you could ask the doctor to send you in a script for the 50mg pills and then go from there. You could start with 50mg twice a day and see how you feel and then decide later
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    Hormonal acne

    ask for spiro and get off the tri-sprintec if you can. i found that birth control made my acne really bad but the spiro cleared it up and stopped the cysts.
  9. You can message me on here or at khowz2018@yahoo.com - see what the derm says and go from there. I’ve never heard of filler leaving a blue tinge. I’ve had restylane it was easy and not really painful at all.
  10. do you have any pics before the injection to compare to? i only say that because i cant imagine one shot could have caused all that fat loss as well. can you post a pic here so i can see what you mean? or you can message me. i think at this point your best bet is not to look at it all the time because its only going to cause you to be more upset and that's no good. if it is bothering you that much though go see a cosmetic derm or go to a plastic surgeon and see what they think. i think juvederm
  11. i would wait this out for a few more months before you get filler but if you get something like restylane you really wont have to worry about side effects. it is made of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance so if you do go that route you will be fine. its easy takes no time at all and will give you pretty much instant results. it is not cheap though so if you do plan to do it down the road get a consult first so you know how much it will cost.
  12. it looks like a cyst. go to the derm and get a kenalog injection for that. it should help it go down pretty fast.
  13. you should be fine with stopping the bcp. i dont take bcp and spiro has kept me clear for almost 5 years.
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    Redness 7 weeks after dermapen?

    i am surprised you are red this long but i am sure it will go away in time. i get dermpan done but the esthetician that does it uses stem cells afterwards to speed healing so i only stay red for a few hour afterwards. i would call the medspa and see what they say. they will probably want you to use some hydrocortisone cream for the redness. my med spa used to give me this stuff called pca apres peel balm with hydrocortisone cream to use after treatments. it works pretty well.
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    Dermabrasion or laser???

    i wouldnt do either. i did lots of laser and it got me nowhere. try dermapen treatments or peels.
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