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Qutting acne med

Mar 20, 2012 - 1 comments








So I've been on Spironolactone for 2 years for hormonal acne,and it has worked WONDERS,but I have decided to come off it.I feel like it makes me really tired,irritable,and it may also be the reason I went from weighing 127 to 140 :(
Plus I noticed an interaction with the Lexapro I take.

I've weaned down to only 25mg of Spiro over the last 4 months or so,and I'm really hoping it won't make a huge difference with my skin.I'm praying that maybe I have outgrown my acne for the most part by now.Anyways,I'll still be using my 10% benzoyl peroxide face wash and 2 % Salicylic acid lotion.I guess if my acne gets bad again I will just go back on it...But I'm hoping to shed the pounds I think it made me gain and get some energy back!

I'll check back about how it is going

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by Annabean, Mar 23, 2012
So I have been off the spiro for a week now and so far so good! My face has gotten a TAD bit oilier,but knock-on-wood,no breakouts yet. I also feel amazing! I feel happier and have more energy again :)

I don't have a scale,so I'm not sure I have lost any weight yet,but I DO feel thinner and my tummy area seems much less bloated.
I was scared because I read a lot of people actually bloat up when they stop spiro because it is a diruectic,but for me I feel the opposite has happened.

I will update again soon,but so far it has not been bad at all.

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