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HEllo. Please hang in there. It is too soon to see big improvement yet. It was probably on the 3rd month that I had good skin and then on the 5th month, i had flawless skin. 100 was not enough for me after the 3rd week. I jumped to 150 for two weeks and then 200 and am on Yaz too.That amount was the max and then i was really clear and have been for a year now. It is great with no side affects for me. I have bloodwork and I'm always fine. I have found several doctors that don't go past 100mgs, but my first doctor out of state who only deals with acne says to do the trick for hormonal women is 200mgs. I know that it is the amount I need to clear my cystic acne. I will take this until I have children and then I will have to start after children cause I will not ever get rid of it until menopause begins when i'm older. That's how it runs in my family with the women. I'm not looking forward to getting off though cause the problem comes back. Sad but true. Spiro prevents but doesn't cure. Nothing really does when you are hormonally vulnerable. I wish I had known about this earlier in life. I would have been so much happier in college. Good luck.
[QUOTE=kilgore52;4013333]HEllo. Please hang in there. It is too soon to see big improvement yet. It was probably on the 3rd month that I had good skin and then on the 5th month, i had flawless skin. 100 was not enough for me after the 3rd week. I jumped to 150 for two weeks and then 200 and am on Yaz too.That amount was the max and then i was really clear and have been for a year now. It is great with no side affects for me. I have bloodwork and I'm always fine. I have found several doctors that don't go past 100mgs, but my first doctor out of state who only deals with acne says to do the trick for hormonal women is 200mgs. I know that it is the amount I need to clear my cystic acne. I will take this until I have children and then I will have to start after children cause I will not ever get rid of it until menopause begins when i'm older. That's how it runs in my family with the women. I'm not looking forward to getting off though cause the problem comes back. Sad but true. Spiro prevents but doesn't cure. Nothing really does when you are hormonally vulnerable. I wish I had known about this earlier in life. I would have been so much happier in college. Good luck.[/QUOTE]
well thank you so much... its just soo frustrating to look around and see people with beautiful skin and yoiu look in the mirror and you full of acne. Acne is like the worst thing that has plagued my life and I want to defeat it once in for all! I have 2 more weeks left of my spiro and I'm going to see my dermatologist soon so I'll ask him to bump me tp 200 mgs. when you started the 200mgs, did you see dramatic improvement or did you still experience downtime? thanks so much for your advice.
Thanks for the reply. Yes with that dosage, it is a slower process and sometimes works for mild but most of the time not for cystic hormonal acne. The kind of acne that I have is genetic. My knowledge of lasers are : Two types. 1. one that zaps the bacteria and some sebum that can cause acne. 2. The laser that reduces the scaring and redness from years of acne. I personally have done foto Ipl for the redness and Fraxel for the deeper scaring. Both are great and great improvement, but not for someone still breaking out. Not to disappoint you but so far that has not been considered a cure for acne. If your daughter is having lots of oily skin, some facial hair or some mild body hair, then my guess is too much testosterone for her. The Yaz does get better in time with regard to being anxious. I feel that whatever it takes to be clear without harm is good for me. I have tried accutane and yes it lessoned my sebum, but the hormonal acne was still there. Spiro treats the hormonal type and has been used for years but not in the higher doses. They are now finding that the higher dose completely clears the problem. Look up a book called The Hormonally Vulnerable Woman. It will explain it all. That is what I did. and went to that doctor.





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