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Kisha

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  1. I've been on Spiro off and on for a few years. The first time I used it, I believe I was on 200mg/day (I have PCOS as well) and I wasn't on any birth control. I had TERRIBLE acne for about a month, which was horrible because each pimple left a dark spot. After that, my acne began to lessen and within maybe 2 or 3 months I had no acne whatsoever. So try to stick it out, I know it's tough but you should see improvements soon!
  2. Kisha

    Clears up acne beautifully. Makes you thirsty, which forces you to drink more water (always a good thing!) Helps if you suffer from PCOS A bit expensive with no insurance You may end up peeing a lot (it's a diuretic) Do not take if you're pregnant or have kidney issues This pill was a miracle for my skin. I was prescribed this pill for acne and hirtuism. I'm prone to hormonal acne, and pretty much tried everything. I started using Spiro (along with Epiduo) about 2 years ago. I was p
  3. I can't speak for everyone, but I know that I used to equate foam/suds= cleanliness. I started using products on my face (and hair) that did not contain it, and it felt like I was washing my face with lotion so it took some time to get used to it. But many of the products work well for me and they're not harsh on my skin and hair. I've never heard H + S for your skin before, but if that's what's working for you, maybe you can ask your derm if it's okay for you to use as a facewash. Good luck
  4. I'm a HUGE fan of CeraVe. Way more than Cetaphil cream (which I think has mineral oil in it as well). I was on Spiro and Differin, and my skin was so dry and cracked. I started using the moisturizer during the day, and the heavier cream at night, and it worked wonders. Moisturized well, and repaired my skin.
  5. I have crazy dry skin on my cheeks and jaw area, and have been using Retin-A which makes it worse. What has helped me is using CeraVe Gentle Cleanser and Moisturizing cream. I've used to use Cetaphil, but found that slightly too harsh for my skin. And Neutrogena was REALLY harsh. I would speak to you doctor about if you should change up your regimen (or maybe use it every other day?), but check out the CeraVe products. Good luck to you!
  6. I've been on Spironoclatone 100mg twice a day. It really helped. When I started it a year ago, I was also using Epiduo gel. I got really bad initial breakouts. But after a few months, things evened out and I think since last October, I've had maybe 2 or 3 pimples. If you do use it, get bloodwork done every few months because it can affect your kidneys if you use a dosage that's too high.
  7. So glad this post is here. Perfect timing. I had my blood drawn yesterday, and the results came back today. The receptionist told me the doctor wants me to come back in 3 days to get another blood sample. I asked her why and she said some levels were high, one of them being creatinine.(didn't give a number, but I guess high enough to warrant another test). I don't know if I'm getting another regular panel, or maybe one specific for kidneys. I think if things were really bad, the doc hims
  8. Hey all, I started the following regimen in early June: Spiro 50mg AM and PM Epiduo Ortho Tricyclen Lo (been on this for years) I had some pretty bad initial breakouts June and early July, and things started to get better. Last week, I ended up with a pimple (nodule) on my jaw. Under a week later, it just spread like wildfire. Now I have like 4 large, painful pimples along the right side of my jaw. I read that a lot of jaw acne tends to be hormonal. I'm wondering if I need to up my Spiro to
  9. I have the Olay one, and I LOVE it. I was using it once a day, for about 30 seconds and it really helped my skin. You mentioned you have cystic pimples and increased facial hair (so do I. Wah!). So my doc put me on Aldactone, which is supposed to help with both. Maybe you can look into that? But I heard it takes awhile to kick in (I've been on it for 3 weeks). My skin is super dry and sensitive now, so I only use my Olay brush maybe once a week now.
  10. I started Spiro 50mg 2x a day AND Epiduo, almost 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately over the past few days I've been breaking out. But today and yesterday nothing showed up. But I'm not sure if it's the Spiro or Epiduo (maybe both?) causing my skin to purge. I've been on Retin A Micro and Differin in the past, and never got an initial brekout.
  11. I've been on Ortho Lo for years, and it's done nothing for my skin, unfortunately:(
  12. This Saturday will be my second week on Epiduo. Right now, I'm using: Epiduo 1x daily Aldactone 50mg 2x daily This past week, I had some major breakout (purging, I guess), but for the past couple of days things have settled a bit. I can sorta deal with the zits, problem is they I get bad hyperpigmentation that takes FOREVER to fade. But I'm going to keep up with it and hopefully in a few months my skin will start to look clear. Anyway, I've been getting super dry/burning skin as soon as I dr
  13. I'm almost 35 and have been having mild yet painful and frequent acne since I was about 12 years old. I decided to try the Epiduo/Aldactone combo (50mg). I started a week ago, and I notice my skin is much drier and it's purging. However, the areas that aren't purged is very soft. I just started this so hopefully I'll have good results!
  14. Epiduo fades spots? I read other posts where they said it didn't fade them, just clear up the acne. I guess I will wait and see. Thanks for your help!:)
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