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  1. So it's like whenever I start to see my skin being completely clear i start to break out like there's no tomorrow. Right now i have about 9 big pimples all around my chin and cheeks. I am tired of acne, and tired of taking a drug every day. I think i'm ready to venture out and find a natural way in curing hormonal acne- perhaps one that will work. I might even change my birth control pills for the 1000 time in order to try and find one that works for my skin. There are so many natural remedies for hormonal acne and for people with PCOS such as probiotics and diet and teas and all that fun stuff. I have been taking spiro for over 8 months and I don't wanna be on it for life so now s a great time to find something that works for me. I'm going to slowly stop taking spiro and start incorporating more healthy life styles in my life especially focusing more on self care. Overall, for anyone debating going on spiro i would consider all aspects. It only works if you take it so do you really wanna take it forever? The initial breakout was beyond terrible for me i broke out in places i have NEVER had a pimple before. It was far not worth it for me.
  2. So looking back at old posts, and feeling super sad for old me and how bad my skin use to look (a reminder for everyone to stick with it) I realized I have not talked about what i am using for my skin besides spiro. So, I do not want to be on spiro forever, and for lack of remembering to take it, I try to take 2 50mg a day, if not every other day or every couple days. Nothing bad happens when i go a couple days without it. I have not gone to the dermatologist since april, but im going next month so ill let you know what she says. Im also on birth control pills for my skin. Another big thing for my skin is DIET. DIET DIET DIET. Sugar, dairy, and greasy foods cause my forehead to break out. Im trying to be healthier anyways so i try to avoid those foods as much as I can but its hard because I have an enormous sweet tooth. I try to drink tons of water a day because water without a doubt helps my skin look healthy and beautiful. CHANGE YOUR PILLOW CASE!!!! I do that at least once a week and NEVER sleep in makeup. I use cetaphil gentle cleanser in the morning and the night, along with a light olay moisturizer. I use 1% tazorac cream every couple nights or so... I have super dry skin naturally so I cant use it every night. I use a DIY toner of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 2 parts water about 1-2 times a week to balance my PH level. (some people say not to do this but it works wonders on my skin and I have super sensitve skin so if you are gonna try it make sure to to a small patch test first.) I also use formula 10.06 orange face mask every now and then. I dont know if it does anything for me but i love facemasks so lol. Well, that has been working for me and im pretty happy with the results as you could see from my last update. If anything works for you guys let me know! I cant say i recommend spiro since i had a terrible breakout with it. I would only use it if you were as desperate as i was....
  3. I have some ups and downs with white heads and sometimes large painful ones but never more than 2 at a time. Here are some current pictures.
  4. It took 7 months to get where i am now. The exciting part is that this is my "that time of the month" skin. Normally i would be so broken out right now. THATS how excited i am to finally see it fully working. I cant believe its been 7 months of ups and downs but here we are today so stick with it!
  5. Here are some current pictures
  6. Month 6 was not to long ago. My skin is pretty good! i only have one whitehead.... i have blackheads on my nose any ideas how to get rid of those? other than that i could not be more happy with the results. im only taking 1 50mg a day because 100mg is a lot and i dont want to be on this pill the rest of my life. 1 seems to be doing the trick. Wishing everyone the best of luck because i know how dark and lonely i got during the worst of my skin days. I feel more social and now that i am back at college i feel like i can just live my life without hiding.
  7. i get like 3-4 white heads a week. pretty much just dark spots now
  8. 4 months in and now seriously debating just going on accutane. only thing holding me back is that i dont have the mentality to go through the initial breakout. Spiro already ruined my life enough eith the initial breakout....
  9. three months in and im not super happy yet
  10. So i am two months in. Skin is not perfect, but its way better. I cant tell if its better than it was before spiron or if its just way better from the initial breakout? Im not sure. Anyways, i still get new whiteheads every day but it also could have been from the stress of finals week. It was 90 and sunny yesterday and i went for a run and wow my face hurts so bad. I cant stress enough the importance of sunscreen with the spiro. I always use to tan naturally but now i burn right away.....bless aloe vera lol. I go back to the derm in 3 weeks so lets see what happens!
  11. I still get a couple new white heads a day but nothing i never had pre spironactalone. I highly recommend the Ponds B3 Clariant Dark spot correcting cream. Has made the healing process smoother and easier. My journey is slowly but surely progressing!
  12. hopefully im not jinxing myself but let the healing begin......
  13. MPI93


    Ugh I know but im just hoping its sooner than that. This truly helped me thank you so much for reaching out It really does destroy my confidence. I never make eye contact and my hands are always covering my face. Thank you for understanding! Have you gone through spironalactone?
  14. I woke up today with my skin less imflammed. I only have about 6-7 active pimples rn the rest seem to be just red and dark spots trying to heal. This amazes me because its [that time of month]. My skin is super dry, I think my skin wants a little break from the Tazorac gel... Also, im using Ponds Clariant B3 dark spot correcting moisturizer on my face for my dark spots left from my acne and wow i love it. It does not cause me to break out and its been about 3 weeks using it and i already see them fading. Im still on spironalacatone 50mg 2x a day and doxycycline. (I dont think the doxycycline did sh*t for me because my derm said it would clear me right up and here i am lol almost 7 weeks later). I cut dairy almost completely out of my diet, its hard when i love creamcheese and bagels lol. Im still trying to shed a couple pounds for the summer so im eating super healthy with way less sugar and sweets and that is tremendously helping my skin too. I also heard spearmint tea is a great tea to drink or acne? After countless research and reviews ive come across how beneficial it is and how it truly helps with hormal acne so for the past week or so ive been drinking that twice a day. Do you think thats interfering with my medication? I could not find any evidence that is does but ill ask my derm when i go back and see her in about a month. Here are some pictures!