Sprinolactone for Hormonal Acne -Fullerton, CA
It seems like I have battled acne since I was 16...
About 6 months ago, I woke up with 3 HUGE cysts on my chin. I ran out to get antibiotics from my derm again. At this point, I feel as though antibiotics still help a bit but are not nearly as effective. I got to a point where I knew it was my hormones. I had blood work done, sure enough, slightly elevated testosterone. My derm told me to see an endocrinologist. I felt that was a bit excessive. So I went to see another derm (dr. Sires office in Fullerton ca). I derm I spoke to said sprinolactone would be a good fit for me. I just started my first dose last night. I am only on 25mg at twice a day. However, I still am on antibiotics as I am worried about an initial breakout from the sprino and truthfully I am scared to go off the antibiotics. I will keep updating !
I was feeling great (except being a little more thirsty) until today. I have a slight dull headache which I think is due to the fact that I didn't drink enough water today. After work I had to run errands and after about an hour I could tell I was getting a little dehydrated. A little more tired than usual today too.
I have no yet experienced an initial breakout out and I'm praying that I don't. My face is starting to actually look a little better so I really don't want it to get worse. I have noticed a slight decrease in the amount of blackheads on my nose. Not sure if its due to the sprinolactone or the new cleanser I purchased. The cleanser doesn't have any exfoliating agents in it, so maybe its is due to the sprino.
I also feel slightly less oily.
Almost 2 week update
I did have a pretty deep pimple surface but I've seen it lurking on my skin for a few weeks now. So I don't think it was brought on by the sprionolactone. I popped it Friday night and now I'm still left with nasty reddness around the area. Lucky me. I just want my skin to go back to normal. :-(
One month update
7 weeks in