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lunapetunia

817d

i have struggled with hormonal cystic acne for 5-6 years now and the only things to help is aldactone at the max dose possible… any ither recs?

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    • lynnette

      689d

      @Puff was there a test they did to see if you had elevated androgen hormones before prescribing Spironolactone? I've been looking into it for my hormonal acne but tbh I don't want to reduce my androgen hormones very much, I like having good muscle retention from little effort 😅

    • Dani_Girl

      706d

      I started taking probiotics every night and my acne went down A LOT. It’s something that is pretty risk free and might be worth trying.

    • Puff

      802d

      Currently on Spironolactone which has helped tremendously with my hormonal acne. It only works for females tho. Also mine wasn’t so cystic as it was very deep but it’s worth an ask to the Derm I think

      • lynnette

        689d

        @Puff was there a test they did to see if you had elevated androgen hormones before prescribing Spironolactone? I've been looking into it for my hormonal acne but tbh I don't want to reduce my androgen hormones very much, I like having good muscle retention from little effort 😅

    • frogs

      815d

      Isotretinoin (accutane) is the only thing that has ever worked for me but it did last very long. I just started my second round hoping it lasts longer. Good luck!

    • RickF

      815d

      Did you get any side effects? I would look for a dermatologist that specializes in acne to take a look. Good luck!

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