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Old 05-23-2005, 09:30 AM   #1
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I have been on ortho tri-cyclen for 1 month and it seems as if it is making my skin allot worse than it was, I had minor breakouts before I'm wondering if I should continue next month or just stop all together. I am wondering what others have experienced and if there is any avice you could give me! Thanks Sarah

 
Old 05-23-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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Re: When can you see improvement w/ Birth control

I was on the Pill (Ortho-Tri - same as you) for 13 years before stopping last May to try and get pregnant (I'm now due this July) - when I stopped taking the Pill, I was amazed at how quickly my skin started breaking out again...it felt like I was back in high school (ugh). So I'd say give it another few months...I noticed the biggest difference in my chest/back breakouts - thought those were all behind me, but evidently it was my little blue Pill taking care of it! I actually can't wait to get back on it, just so my skin will clear up...

 
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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Re: When can you see improvement w/ Birth control

I used to be on Alesse and I got off of it for a summer because of the weight gain but that is where my battle with acne began. So I got back on Allesse but it didn't work as well as it used to so now I am on Yasmin I have been on it for about a month and two weeks. So far not great results but I think I am having my initial outbreak from the Differin and Doxy. I have done alot of research on these boards and women say to give the birth control a good 4 or 5 months to notice improvement. Some say after about 6 months they are completley clear! So I am gonna stick it out and you should too. Good Luck!

 
Old 05-23-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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Re: When can you see improvement w/ Birth control

You should see improvements by the third month. I think that's pretty typical for Ortho Trycyclen.

 
Old 05-23-2005, 11:42 AM   #5
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Re: When can you see improvement w/ Birth control

My dermo says to give it 5 months. But if a pill is making me break out, I don't stick with it longer than 2

 
Old 05-23-2005, 12:42 PM   #6
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Re: When can you see improvement w/ Birth control

Thanks for the feedback. I'll defenitely stay on the pill and hopefully things will get better. Thanks so much!

 
Old 05-23-2005, 05:37 PM   #7
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Re: When can you see improvement w/ Birth control

yea I just started Ortho-tri-cyclen low and I have little pimples on my forehead and a little near my nose..Its my 9th day and I dont know if this is causing them. I really dont want to wait 5 or 6 months to see results, because my skin wasnt bad with pimples to begin with. Just oil and reddish cheeks. I dont know how to get them to really go away and have my skin be smooth again on my t-zone. Oh its so frustrating!!!!!! Someone help me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Old 05-24-2005, 01:12 PM   #8
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Re: When can you see improvement w/ Birth control

I have been on Yasmin for 4 months, and while I saw an improvement the 2nd month, I'm now fairly broken out again. I'm going to stick it out, because after 20 years and every treatment option under the sun, I have run out of "plan B's" ! I'm hoping 6 months will do it. This is my first time posting, after getting many tips and great support from this board....

 
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