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I'm a 21 year old female. I have moderate acne and oily oily skin. Blackheads all over nose, nose area and forehead, some on chin. I have acne on my jawline, cheeks and a few on forehead. In addition, I have acne on my chest, back and neck.

I have been on ortho-tri-cyclen for almost a year. It has helped a little, but not anything dramatic.

I want to go on Spiro. Do you think it will work??? Has it worked for any of you with the same type of skin as me?

I was also thinking of switching BCP to Yasmin. Would there be any sort of bad breakout with a change in the pill??? Is Yasmin much better at controlling acne?? Maybe it wouldn't be so bad along with spiro. Please give me your experiences.

I have a Dr. appt next tuesday.

Thanks!!
I am on generic Orthotricylcen, I started last Thurs along with 25mg of spiro a day. My face has not looked this good in years...and it's been just a week! I don't know when an initial breakout comes out for other people, but I have had a small pimple here and there that have gone away within a day. It really works! I have had acne since I was 14 and I'm 24, I always had big pimples on my face and now my face is glowing! I use Cetaphil gentle cleanser 2 a day, at night I use a microdermbasion (don't know if I spelled that right) cloth to cleanse. I use benzaclin in the morning and night, the cetaphil cleanser balances out the dryness of my skin. I also use the cetaphil moisturizer in the morning only after about 15 min of having the benzaclin on. My face is smooth now! I love it and my fiance has been complementing me every day! I have also lost 5 lbs (I think it has to do with the Spiro) because I always go to the restroom. I drink tons of water though. Side effects were so far (from the birth control) nauseau which hit me like the first day and then the 3rd day until yesteday, but now I feel good!! Spiro in a small dosage has really worked for me...and I know the birth control has helped too! :)
I had been on Yasmin awhile ago, my doctor suggested it because it has a low dosage...but I felt weird. I mean I can tolerate the nauseau here and there...but I felt really weird, like emotionally. When I got off of it, it all went away. But Yasmin does work for MANY people, just depends on your body chemistry. I was surprised the generic OTC hasn't affected me as bad because I am very sensitive with medication and Yasmin had a lower dosage. Every BC pill affects everyone different.
I want my face to be completely clear for my wedding day in March 05...so far it looks clear, but I do have red spots from the acne that has gone away. I know with time they will go away and maybe if I buy something that smooths it away. Any suggestions on that??
[QUOTE=bbbsq11]I'm a 21 year old female. I have moderate acne and oily oily skin. Blackheads all over nose, nose area and forehead, some on chin. I have acne on my jawline, cheeks and a few on forehead. In addition, I have acne on my chest, back and neck.

I have been on ortho-tri-cyclen for almost a year. It has helped a little, but not anything dramatic.

I want to go on Spiro. Do you think it will work??? Has it worked for any of you with the same type of skin as me?

I was also thinking of switching BCP to Yasmin. Would there be any sort of bad breakout with a change in the pill??? Is Yasmin much better at controlling acne?? Maybe it wouldn't be so bad along with spiro. Please give me your experiences.

I have a Dr. appt next tuesday.

Thanks!![/QUOTE]


So, what did you end up doing?

Spiro for me after 6 years, at 200mg (AND BC or 3), didn't clear my back or face, but I guess that's because I produce a lot of Testosterone. Dietary changes helped get my skin at 99% clear and the Spiro helps with the hirsutism. However, I really hope that they work for you. =)





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