Originally posted by micheguns: |
i start spiro on thursday and don't know all the side effects...i also start estrogen too. I am a girl who is just naturally low in the female hormones and have increadibly oily skin and acne. Do you think these will help me? what are your experiences with spiro? what is your routine?
I don't know what my levels of femele hormones are but I have always had next to nothing in the top area so that could be due to lack of estrogen and since I had a lack of estrogen I'm guessing that could cause a lack of progesterone which could have caused the bad PMS I was getting.I'm guessing that my testosterone level was high since I had oily skin and acne that was worse during the times when my body was producing more progesterone .I can assume that my body was converting too much of it into testosterome which also explains my high sex drive.I don't know why I make so much testosterone though but it was causing me to breakout.Spirolactone helped me 100%.This past month has gone incredibly well.Not one zit,no spotting, no PMS ,no cramping.I use to always have PMS so this is great.I did add Dry Vitamin E and Dry Vitamin A and a B-50 vitamin to my vitamin regime so maybe thats what helped my PMS,I don't know.My experience with Spiro is this. The first month I experienced a lack of thirst which caused me to drink less which resulted in my kidneys or bladder getting irritated.Once I made a greater effort to drink more I have since never had a problem with that.My first month I didn't spot.My second month was a bloody nightmare,lol, and my 3rd month no spotting.Those are the only side effects I experienced other than a thickening of hair on my legs which went after I decreased my dose to 100 mg. a day.
I have no idea whether it will help you are not but I would say the chances that it will are pretty good.
My routine.I wash my face once or twice a day with Dr.Bronners lavender bar soap.Afterwards I apply a calming toner then either tree tea oil,or Chamomile, or Cypress oil,or Copperpeptide serum, or Vitamin K and Willowherb serum ,whatever strikes my fancy that day.
.Usually its only just one of the above then afterwards I apply my Skinoren(Azelez).I really only need my toner and Skinoren now since most all of my scars are gone.But I do still have a few faint scars left so I'm just using all my serums and oils up so they doesn't go to waste.
I take 100mg. Spiro once a day with a big meal.
I also take Dry Vitamin E and Dry Vitamin A and a B-50 ,selenium,MSM
At evening I take Calcium,boron,MSM,lutein,(sometimes bilberry),acidolphilis.
Occasionally I take an herbal Colon Clenz.
Also occasionally I take Milk Thistle,RedClover,and Cranberry supplements.