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gogo,

Spiro was prescribed to me by an endocrinologist. I saw my general practitioner & asked for a referral to an endo. My reasoning was that my gyno thought she detected a ruptured cyst so I wanted to get tested for PCOS. When I saw the endo I just talked through everything I had researched and luckily he was knowledgable about most treatment options. I was also very emotional during the appointment & I think he could sense that I was nearing the end of my rope. Unfortunately, spiro didn't work for me. I was on it for 4 months and my skin stayed the same. Ironically I start accutane tomorrow. Last week I saw a new dermatologist & after explaining all of the things I've tried (all antis, retin-a, differin, tazorac, proactiv, spiro), he said accutane was probably the best thing for me. I'm a little nervous but trying to stay positive. I'll be 27 in December and after almost 5 years of persistent acne, I'm ready to take my chances with 'the tane'.

I suggest you see an endo. If you need a referral, get one by telling your gp anything that would indicate you need your hormones tested. I know that sounds shady but hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Then take all your research to that appt and try convincing him/her that it's worth a try. Good luck. I hope you get it and it works for you, forever.





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