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High DHT? Acne problems

Tuffoldman

Tuffoldman

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My wife has been ance prone her whole adult life and even more so since TRT 12+ years ago. She cycles with Test/Mast and Var (to start). We have always controlled most of her Ance with Sulpher soap, minocycline or doxycycline. She has been to many dermatologists and all they say is STOP taking Test which is not an option. We have not tried Aldactone which helps block DHT so thinking this might work BUT does this also stop her benefits of taking the test?? She does not have much hair loss as she did before being on Test.


Ladies that have run into this severe acne any suggestions? We think we have tried it all but maybe there is something else we can use.


Right now she is putting tretinoin which helps a little but is very expensive and not overall the end-all solution
 
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My wife has been ance prone her whole adult life and even more so since TRT 12+ years ago. She cycles with Test/Mast and Var (to start). We have always controlled most of her Ance with Sulpher soap, minocycline or doxycycline. She has been to many dermatologists and all they say is STOP taking Test which is not an option. We have not tried Aldactone which helps block DHT so thinking this might work BUT does this also stop her benefits of taking the test?? She does not have much hair loss as she did before being on Test.


Ladies that have run into this severe acne any suggestions? We think we have tried it all but maybe there is something else we can use.


Right now she is putting tretinoin which helps a little but is very expensive and not overall the end-all solution
Aldactone blocks the AR not just DHT but everything. Two competitors have tried it, nothing good comes from it other than using it short term for water. You get fatigued, the effects of T and other androgens are muted then you blow up when you try to get off. The rebound lasts several weeks, you also have to watch potassium. https://www.cfspharmacy.pharmacy/human-medicine/skin-care/tretinoin-topical-compounded. Up to 0.12% strength 45 gm container is $65 compared to generic 0.025% for about the same price via GoodRx. They also offer a ton of other compounded topical acne mixes, she might find something that works. Finasteride doesn't work either.
 
Tuffoldman

Tuffoldman

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Aldactone blocks the AR not just DHT but everything. Two competitors have tried it, nothing good comes from it other than using it short term for water. You get fatigued, the effects of T and other androgens are muted then you blow up when you try to get off. The rebound lasts several weeks, you also have to watch potassium. https://www.cfspharmacy.pharmacy/human-medicine/skin-care/tretinoin-topical-compounded. Up to 0.12% strength 45 gm container is $65 compared to generic 0.025% for about the same price via GoodRx. They also offer a ton of other compounded topical acne mixes, she might find something that works. Finasteride doesn't work either.
I did see the potassium warning thank you very much I appreciate you bringing that one up again. We're trying just about everything we can to help with her acne and nothing seems to help read some good stuff on the aldactone but also want to avoid the size and the weight gain or water gain does not sound good. Thank you very much for the input I'll check out that other stuff
 
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