PCOS and Spironolactone
I hope my message finds you well. I am 24 years old and have been diagnosed with PCOS. I have elevated testosterone levels, irregular cycles (period every other week), and experience cystic acne. Knowing that low progesterone levels go hand in hand with PCOS, supplementing progesterone seemed like the ideal solution. Last month was my first cycle using Natpro (200 mg). Near the end of my cycle, around day 23, I experienced the worst acne outbreak I have had in years. I have been successfully treating my acne with Spironolactone (100 mg) for nearly five years. How do you suggest combating oily skin and acne while using Natpro? Should I increase my dose? I am puzzled, because I have read that natural progesterone is supposed to bind to testosterone and reduce acne. Would decreasing my Spironolactone dose help? I am so confused and feel like giving up. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.