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As I sit here on my computer reading all the posts about minocycline, tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, retin-a, benzoyl peroxide, birth control pills, proactive, healthy diet, tea tree oil, b5, digestive cleanse, aspirin mask, Duac,etc....the list goes on, I just want to say that I have tried all these things. The only thing I have not tried is Accutane. However I did my research and asked my derm. to let me try spironolactone. I was absolutely shocked. When I started taking it I thought "here we go, another pill". To my suprise I cleared up. I am a 31 year old female that has had persistant moderate cystic acne since age 20 or so. I have never felt better about my skin. I do still get a small blemish or two when pms hits, but very tolerable. I don't rush to the mirror as soon as I wake up in the morning to cover my skin. I have felt nothing but freedom. I am currently taking 100mg a day. If you have tried all the other stuff out there and feel frusterated, please do some research and ask for this one. By the way it is cheap. If you have no insurance it's only like $20 a month and with insurance...it's whatever your low copay is.

Just wanted to share!
Mommaoftwinsplus1!!!!
[QUOTE=mommaoftwinsplus1]As I sit here on my computer reading all the posts about minocycline, tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, retin-a, benzoyl peroxide, birth control pills, proactive, healthy diet, tea tree oil, b5, digestive cleanse, aspirin mask, Duac,etc....the list goes on, I just want to say that I have tried all these things. The only thing I have not tried is Accutane. However I did my research and asked my derm. to let me try spironolactone. I was absolutely shocked. When I started taking it I thought "here we go, another pill". To my suprise I cleared up. I am a 31 year old female that has had persistant moderate cystic acne since age 20 or so. I have never felt better about my skin. I do still get a small blemish or two when pms hits, but very tolerable. I don't rush to the mirror as soon as I wake up in the morning to cover my skin. I have felt nothing but freedom. I am currently taking 100mg a day. If you have tried all the other stuff out there and feel frusterated, please do some research and ask for this one. By the way it is cheap. If you have no insurance it's only like $20 a month and with insurance...it's whatever your low copay is.

Just wanted to share!
Mommaoftwinsplus1!!!![/QUOTE]



Momma - I am so happy for you!!! Thank you for this post because this is a very viable solution for many girls/women. Our derm just prescribed yasmin and spiro (25 mg to be added in one month if Yasmin doesn't work) for my daughter. He is being conservative. I suppose if the Yasmin works for her then that would be good on its own. She has also tried all of those things including Accutane and nothing has worked long-term. Are you taking a bcp also?
[QUOTE=mommaoftwinsplus1]As I sit here on my computer reading all the posts about minocycline, tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, retin-a, benzoyl peroxide, birth control pills, proactive, healthy diet, tea tree oil, b5, digestive cleanse, aspirin mask, Duac,etc....the list goes on, I just want to say that I have tried all these things. The only thing I have not tried is Accutane. However I did my research and asked my derm. to let me try spironolactone. I was absolutely shocked. When I started taking it I thought "here we go, another pill". To my suprise I cleared up. I am a 31 year old female that has had persistant moderate cystic acne since age 20 or so. I have never felt better about my skin. I do still get a small blemish or two when pms hits, but very tolerable. I don't rush to the mirror as soon as I wake up in the morning to cover my skin. I have felt nothing but freedom. I am currently taking 100mg a day. If you have tried all the other stuff out there and feel frusterated, please do some research and ask for this one. By the way it is cheap. If you have no insurance it's only like $20 a month and with insurance...it's whatever your low copay is.

Just wanted to share!
Mommaoftwinsplus1!!!![/QUOTE]


Mommaoftwinsplus1,

I want to thank you for sharing!! I am on doxycycl right now and tomorrow i go to the derm and start taking spiro. We have already talked about it. I don't have insurance so for me this is perfect!! I just really hope it works!





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