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Re: Spiro
Nov 1, 2002
Waiting:
I have been on this for 5 1/2 weeks. Still Breaking out. Have moderate persistant acne...chin jawline and cheeks. Taking 100 mg per day. Skin is dry and I am now using cetaphil cream moisturizer. I keep thinking it is clearing and then the next day 8 more zits.! I know they say it takes time, but I feel like I am still is some kind of initial flare that comes and goes every few days. I did experience dizzinees the first week or so and it did subside.....a little light headedness also...it subsided too. I feel a lot drier, but I am actually flakey white around mouth with out the moisturizer. Have never used a moisturizer in my life, so I don't know if it will break me out or not. I have such High hopes for this to work but am so scared that it won't. I also take accutane about every other day 40 mg. maintenance dose to help but it has never cleared me..not even the 5 month everyday thing. I have lupus, but the dermy insists that this is homonal acne. INSISTS!! I would think that the combo of both of these meds would work but it's been slow going that's for sure. What kind of acne do you have?
I was on this 100mg per day about 5 years ago. It just stopped working, but I also had a lot of female problems and had to have a complete hysterectomy. that's why I just don't understand about why I have this...I thought I would be rid of the hormone problems.!! anyway, The dermy says that the only hormones left in my body are the male type ones from the adrenal gland and such...and that this causes my skin problems. I just don't know how long I will have to wait for results on the spiro. 5 and 1/2 weeks has been a long haul on this with the ups and downs of thinking it's working and then not. Hope you have good luck. Do you know if the 100 mg dose would tend to work more slowly than the 200 mg dose or is it just that if at 100 mg it doesn't help me that I should give up after awhile? It seems like people have cleared quicker and on a lower dose than me. Does the lower the dose mean the longer to take effect and start clearing or not?

U41 : How long did it take you to clear and what kind of acne do you have and what dose are you on??

Thanks
Laur





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