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  1. Hey KarenM- I feel your pain:( I am 38, my skin has been up and down my whole life. I am currently taking 200mg of spiro. I have been on this dose since May. I was pretty close to taking accutane at that point. How long have you been on spiro? Now, I'll go 3-4 months with nothing, and then get a cyst or two. It is really odd. The spiro takes time to kick in for most people. I agree that the accutane seems harsh, it is tough when we feel desperate. I would give the spiro some time. When I us
  2. DId you end up going off? How is your skin doing? I'm on 200mg. I had 2 clear months and then 4 cysts this month. So weird and obviously so annoying!
  3. Hopefully they have improved by now!! I have had several atrophy/ indent....I have one right now. It is super frustrating:( My worst healed in 3 months (to where it was unnoticeable, prob not 100%), the smaller ones were faster (1 month-ish). I supplement with collagen powder, vitamin C, and I've also gotten acupuncture around them. Hopefully yours are better!! It is such a slap in the face post injection!!!
  4. Probiotics won't make you break out. Start them now, just take them away from your minocycline by at least 3 hours.
  5. How are you doing with accutane? I just upped my dose of spiro to 200mg (total), if that doesn't do it. I may start in Sept or October.
  6. I have wondered a bit about this as well. One thing I read, is that the copper iud can thrown off zinc levels.
  7. Thanks for the reply. I really didn't want to stop Yaz. I was concerned about the exogenous hormones, and how they were going to effect me long term. My blood pressure also went up. Because of this, I don't think doctors would prescribe them to me again. I would consider getting back on if that weren't the case. I'm going to ask the derm about taking 175 or 200 mg for a few months to see if that helps. Have you heard of people taking this dose? Studies site the dose for acne as 50-200mg, but I d
  8. I've done spiro + a month of solodyn, which I think is slow release minocycline. The derm really touts it as working better than traditional antibiotics bc it is released at a low dose all day. THe combo worked fine for me. Could help you through the spiro hump- should probably be more effective in a month or so??
  9. Hello- I had great success with YAZ and Spiro together. I took 100mg Spiro with Yaz. I'm 38 yo, have struggled with acne for what feels like FOREVER!!!! I am so sick of it:( My skin was great off of yaz for about 6 months (still taking 100mg Spiro). It went kind of rogue at that point, with a cyst or 2 per month. I went up to 150mg spiro in October. I really thought it was my miracle worker, and I keep seeing people saying that here, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I take LOTS of supplement
  10. Has it gotten better? I have one too:( It was injected really prematurely in to what I thought was going to become a cyst, but I think was just a little bit of inflammation....your photo doesn't look bad at all. I have had atrophy heal in the past, but the one that is currently on my forehead is the worst I've had....Derm told me I had to wait for a year before they would do any fillers. I hope you are well and healed:)
  11. This is great to hear. I had great skin when I was on Yaz and 100mg Spiro. I stopped the yaz almost a year ago. My skin was great for a while, then I started breaking out- cysts on my chin, and the area under my nose- has anyone had cysts in that area of your face? My derm had me increase my spiro dose about a month ago. I am taking 150mg now. I also take a few supplements- dim, acnutrol, and super milk thistle. I wasn't very consistent for a bit, but I am back to being super consistent now. I a
  12. How did it go for you? I was on yaz and 100mg Spiro with super clear skin. I stopped the yaz about a year ago. Started getting more cysts a few months ago:( Super frustrating!! Derm increased dose of spiro to 150mg. Hoping this helps. Also considering a short term antibiotic to help with the transition. I'm 37yo
  13. How are you doing now? I went off of Yaz about a year ago. Breakouts seemed to worsen a few months ago. I was on 100mg of spiro, was upped to 150mg about a month ago. I am hoping this will do the trick. Is there anything else that has helped you? I am considering a few month course of antibiotics.
  14. Any new updates? I'm wanting to do the same thing. Currently taking 100mg spiro, and hoping to stop yaz soon. Nervous!
  15. I am interested in doing this as well. I have been on Yaz for about 13 years. I have never heard of weening off of bc, interesting! I'm also on 100mg of spironalactone, so hoping that will help.