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I have been on 100mg spiro and 70mg solodyn a day for the past five months, and I am finally starting to see results. My skin is getting back to how to was a year ago (before my idiot doctor told me to "try not taking any medication for while just to see if you don't actually need it" and i had the worst six months of my life...). Anyway- I never want to stop taking these pills! I've also been using Tazorac on my entire face every night, but I'm learning that my skin really only responds to oral meds, and these are finally working. How long can I take these, and at such a high dosage, without it being unhealthy? A few years?

Also, two years ago I did a course of Accutane, and just as I finished (when my skin was completely clear) i started taking just 50 mg of Spiro and that seemed to keep me clear...maybe if i slowly weaned myself off the solodyn and went to just spiro once i'm clear again that would work?

any advice would be appreciated!!
[QUOTE=lleess;3399369]I have been on 100mg spiro and 70mg solodyn a day for the past five months, and I am finally starting to see results. My skin is getting back to how to was a year ago (before my idiot doctor told me to "try not taking any medication for while just to see if you don't actually need it" and i had the worst six months of my life...). Anyway- I never want to stop taking these pills! I've also been using Tazorac on my entire face every night, but I'm learning that my skin really only responds to oral meds, and these are finally working. How long can I take these, and at such a high dosage, without it being unhealthy? A few years?

Also, two years ago I did a course of Accutane, and just as I finished (when my skin was completely clear) i started taking just 50 mg of Spiro and that seemed to keep me clear...maybe if i slowly weaned myself off the solodyn and went to just spiro once i'm clear again that would work?

any advice would be appreciated!!



The solodyn probably helped you through the period of adjustment with starting spiro. It's best to get off of antibiotics as soon as you can. I would recommend weaning slowly off the antibiotic like you mentioned. It would be awesome for you if the spiro kept you clear without it.