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  1. Hey Heather, how are you making out with the spiro ?
  2. I wanted to tell you my experiences with Spiro real quick, hopefully it will help give you an idea of what to expect. To start this off positively, Spiro is the only thing that has ever cleared me up, I have been clear, (except 1-4 pimples around my period) since May 2008. Let's see, I am 27, have what I call bad, consistant hormonal acne. I weigh about 115lbs, 5ft 3, fair skin. I have had acne since I was 15 or so. I have used everything with the exception of accutane. I take 50mg of spiro
  3. Hey girl, Try to hang in there. I started to really see a difference after 5 1/2 - 6 mths. I know that sounds ridiculously long. but I have been on it now for 11 mths and my skin did a complete 360 from where it was last year. I LOVE this drug, which is why i am on this website. I would say that after 4 1/2 - 5 mths I started to feel like it was starting to prevent more acne, but I was not clear and zits were popping up out of the blue. I was coupling the spiro with azithromycin and duac to use
  4. Hey, I have been on spiro for about 11 months. You have to hang in there. I had alot of dizziness the first few months. if I bent over and picked something up off the floor, I woul get extremely dizzy. Some days I would be out and about, and tell my husband that I just wanted to go home and relax, because I would feel dizzy and be experiencing nausea. My boobs hurt like crazy as well, but again, I dealt with it, and I am so glad because 5 -6 mths into treatment I was clear. I know that is a lon
  5. JLC

    Spiro Success Story

    It was up and down. It would be really good for a while and then I'd break out for a few weeks. My scalp was just awful though! My hair was so greasy and my scalp was covered in acne. Nasty!
  6. JLC

    Spiro Success Story

    Hi, Does you doctor check your potassium levels? How much of a dosage are you taking? How long have you been taking it for?
  7. JLC

    Spiro Success Story

    Hey Kriszti, My derm told me that Benzaclin is safe, but that would be the only thing she would prescribe while ttc or pregnant. I figure I will cross that bridge when I come to it. I hope you become pregnant soon! How was your acne during your pregnancy?
  8. I wanted to inform everyone about my personal experience with Spironolactone Some History I have had acne since I was about 14 and first got my period. As a teen, I was very oily and had a completely different type of acne. Now, I am in my mid 20's and as many of you know, adult acne is so much worse than teenage acne. I have tried just about everything out there....Murad, Proactiv, have been on every antibiotic, used all kinds of topicals (Retin-A Micro, Duac, Differin, Tazorac, Azalex, Benzac
  9. Hi, I used azelex for awhile. It helps, but i felt like it brought more attention to my face because it makes it red and itchy. I found weeks would go by and I would be using it on the same pimples again and again with no change. I was looking at your pictures, are your results from only using spiro? I am just starting my 3rd mth. I think it is helping, but I do not even know anymore. How long was it before you truly saw a difference? And, how long did it take for you to feel like you were real
  10. Hi, I am 25 and have the same problem as you. i have been on antibiotics for years and usually have a mild infection, but it is not really bothersome. However, when I am intimate with my husband, a day later it gets worse. I have taken breaks from the antibiotics, but my skin gets so bad that I end up going back on. The infections are totally from taking antibiotics. The antibiotics kill off all bacteria in your body, good And bad. When I first went on antibiotics, I mentioned this to my derm a
  11. Hi! I am from NJ (unfortunately just moved to NC), but I got a RX in 2005 from a doctor in Old bridge NJ on Throckmorton lane. The doctor's office is doctor stanley schnall, however my appointment was with his nurse practitioner, Iris dubetsky. She is very nice, and she prescribed the spiro to me after I was telling her how I have been on antibiotics for so many years. I think if you went to see anyone besides Iris, you won't get the RX. Good luck, let me know if it works out and if you have an
  12. JLC

    Spiro ?s

    Hi, I am 26 and basically, same issue..horrible persistant adult acne all over my face. I have been on and off antibiotics for years and have formed an immunity to them, so they help but they do not clear me up by any means. I have been to a few different dermatologists over the course of 11 years, just because I always feel that some doctors are open to other less traditional options for treatment. I went to the same guy for like 6 years, he never mentioned it. Then, my insurance changed and a
  13. JLC

    Starting Spiro

    Hi, I am also taking spiro and no BCP. I have switched doctors many times during the last 10 years to treat my stubborn acne. Every derm has a different story. I have been to one that just does not support spiro, one that never even suggested it after going to him for years, and one that just prescribed it for me one month ago and says it may help because my acne is hormonal. The reservations from the doctors who did not prescribe spiro was that it affects your menstral cycle. Because they are n