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  1. Hi. For those of you taking aldactone/spironolactone for cystic acne, has anyone had the experience of getting what seems to be the early stages of a cyst, which then resolves itself? Twice during my time on spiro (3 months), I've felt the all-too-familiar feeling of pressure in my chin, with a little bit of redness on the surface and the first signs of a lump forming when I touch it with my finger (but the softer kind of a lump; not the hard, very inflamed, full-blown cyst kind). Both tim
  2. I've been on Spironolactone since November(ish) of 2011. I can't stand this medication. It has caused irregular periods and I have some type of menstrual flow almost constantly. And subsequently, I often feel crampy, bloated, and miserable. Due to sensitivities to hormonal oral contraceptives (I've tried them all), I can't take them to regulate my cycle. I am going on Accutane on December 3rd, and I'd really like to stop Spironolactone immediately, I'm at the end of my rope. Has anyone gone thro
  3. So, good news, my skin is clearing up! which is pretty much i'm sure what everyone on this site wants to experience and share... yay yay yay. Bloody hell man, and what a slog it was! Still got a bit to go what with clearing/healing up the red marks left behind from the acne but my face is so soft and smooth now! i'm hardly getting any new ones and they seem to be clearing up pretty quickly too so thank you aldactone/spiro meds for helping me get my confidence back and not being Roaccutane... fin
  4. Hi guys! I just got my prescription of Spiro 50mg/day for three months to see if it's effective for my skin. I decided to have a log on acne.org to update you on the results (if any!) Background: stubborn acne, started when I was ~9/10 years old, am 21 now. I did Accutane when it was severe (face, back, chest - inflamed, red, etc). Since getting off Accutane my skin + hair became oily again, and I have been experiencing more comedones and some inflamed pimples on my face and chest again. My pr
  5. After years of acne i had crystal-clear skin.. until it became temporarily anavailable. Then i thought i should check if my skin improved by itself, if i grew out of acne. Big mistake.. my skin is slowly going to what it was before spiro, huge frustration. So here i am again, in the 4th week. I wanted to share my results and my fear, that it's not going to work this time... I feel that only people with acne can understand.. The previous days: 1 Oct.: 2 clogged pores inflamed to form zits 2 Oc
  6. I've been on this drug (taking it alone, not with birth control) for about two years, going from 50 mg to 100 mg and back because this was thinning my hair at the crown. I can't lose water weight in the lower half of my body--hips and below--even though I exercise a fair amount and eat well. My stomach is flatter but lately my calves have been bulking up when I exercise, and they look awful. It might be aging or a lack of cardio, but within a month, I've gained muscle without losing fat. I know
  7. I admittedly wax my cheeks, chin, upper lip. I hate it, but shaving does not work and I have never used a "personal shaver" (as someone recommended--I'm assuming that was a reference to an epilator, which hurts even more than waxing). I cannot afford threading. I need to wax once every two weeks. (If only I had paid for laser hair removal long ago--I'm thinking of it now, but it's so expensive.) Right now I have five cysts of varying size (these are cysts that have recurred for ten years--the
  8. I am hoping to receive some feedback from anyone who is currently receiving or has received treatment for acne by using birth control and aldactone. My daughter who is almost 18 has been battling acne since 8th grade. She tried antibiotics, topicals, natural treatments (that did help for awhile), and diet changes. She continued to break out mainly on her forehead (large pustules) and cheeks (some cysts and pustules). She also had acne on her back and chest. In mid-September, her docto
  9. Hey Guys! So long story short - I don't have health insurance and I convinced my gyno to let my try 50mg of spironolactone for my acne that has become worse. I saw him today (I brought research findings about spiro and hormonal acne with me) and he agreed that things are out of control and is concerned. My acne right now is mostly concentrated along my jawline, cheeks, upper neck, and cheek bones (hormonal locations). My testerone was tested years back and was slightly high, the doc took some
  10. Hi everyone, this is my first time posting on acne.org.. i'm on my second week of spiro- 50mg the first week, and bumped up to 75. I have seen an improvement in my acne, which i am happy about. However, since being on it, my skin has been so sensitive. when i touch my face, it seems much softer, but also more fragile. it also seems less firm, and mushier (?) almost like an old lady ???? i'm 21 btw. my big concern is my skin has become very sensitive. i used my queene helene face mask yesterday o
  11. Hi guys, I just started taking Spiro this week at 100 mg a day along with Diane 35. I have read that they prevent new cysts from forming but I was also wondering if they heal existing ones faster?? I currently have 2 deep cysts on my chin which led me to believe that my acne is hormonal. Thankfully, I haven't experienced the dreaded initial breakout (or not yet, knock on wood). But these 2 cysts that I have show no signs of disappearing for more than 2 weeks now. They are like ugly red bumps wit
  12. Hi! I was on Minocycline for 2 years with no relief. A new dermatologist started me on Aldactone about 2 weeks ago. I had been tracking my breakouts and they seem to come 1 week before my menstrual cycle every month. Since then my face has broken out EVERYWHERE! It is so bad, I do not even want to go out in public. Will this mediicne make your breakouts worse before it gets better? Anyone with similar issues? Thank you so much!
  13. Hello all. I am at a loss.. Have been on Spironolactone for 3 and a half months. At one month in, my acne started to get worse, and since then has only steadily gotten worse and worse- at this point, the worst it's been since I was 13 or 14 ( I am now 26). I get at least two, if not more, new pimples per day. For the last week and a half or do I haven't had any new cysts, but my existing ones are taking longer than ever to heal. This is my first time on spiro, but I've tried literally everyt