Originally Posted by Shy One
Okay thanks... I am female by the way. When you're taken off of spiro will everything return to the way it was before? Like will the acne and excess hair go back to the way it was?
Well from what I have read, after your acne & hair problems have cleared up, your doctor will then put you on a sort of maintenance dose (the lowest amount possible that still keeps your face clear). I'm sure that since it only suppresses androgens and is not a cure to acne; your skin would go back to the way it was before after being off the drug for a while. Depending on how your body reacts to the drug, you can be on Spiro treatment for years with no serious side effects. I have my doctor's appt here in a half hour to discuss this with my PCP. If she gives me anymore helfull info, I will let you know. I hope she will prescribe it!! Wish me luck!!