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Very happy my Dr. agreed to give Spiro a try. I tried Accutane late last year, but had to stop due to severe side effects. I'm hoping Spiro is the answer, I've read nothing but positive things about it.

What are others' experiences on Spiro?
Any side effects?
Anyone experience weight loss? I've read a bit about this (and hoping!)
Spiro is the cure for me. After almost 20 years of frustration and desperation it turns out that I just had overactive androgen absorption. Spiro is a miracle and much safer than Accutane. Good luck! Give it time, but I saw results really quickly. Don't give up!
[QUOTE=Smartpants;3637368]Very happy my Dr. agreed to give Spiro a try. I tried Accutane late last year, but had to stop due to severe side effects. I'm hoping Spiro is the answer, I've read nothing but positive things about it.

What are others' experiences on Spiro?
Any side effects?
Anyone experience weight loss? I've read a bit about this (and hoping!)

Hi smartpants, what side effects did you experience with accutane? I have been on spiro for a year and it improved my skin alot but I still have acne. My dr decided to put me on accutane. I'm a little worried about the side effects.