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Old 01-31-2003, 12:00 PM   #1
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Angry I can't Stand this initial breakout from yasmin.....!!!

I truly am miserable and don't want to see anyone. At 38 with an 11 year old and life's general errands of the grocery store and school, that is hard!! I look awful and yes I admit I couldn't stand them and I wanted them to heal faster, so I went on a "picking spree".......only to have redness and inflamed spots everywhere. :< .......I wish it would start to heal. I for some reason, thought the picking would "help" them go away sooner. How dumb! But I can't stand seeing them come out! And when I felt my face, it seemed like there were hundreds of them under the skin waiting to come out....only I KNOW they've been there for months. The junk in them was very hard white stuff which I'm sure wasn't going to come out anytime soon, so I thought after helping one, I'd help the rest. I have clogged pores, hard bumps under the skin and tiny oil filled pimples. Is this normal??? I realize it can take months but has anyone else had it this bad??

I just don't understand it. After the hysterectomy I had no ovaries left. Ok, I get it that then my body is now dominated by male hormones....so why , if that is the only thing I am blocking, and IF estrogen is supposed to be so great for the skin, am I getting this breakout? I could understand if I still had ovaries and there was other estrogen, progesterone etc to get used to the yasmin, but all I have left is what the adrenal gland is producing.....shouldn't this pill be enough. ???

I guess I don't understand about the hormones or something, because that actually makes sense to me

Also, anyone out there know how long the breast tenderness may last, and if/when it ends does that mean your body is used to the pill?? Not having any other symptoms, but I would rather be sick to my stomach than have this awful breakout. !!
Heartsicle, you've been so encouraging and I am trying hard to just stay calm (except for the picking episode of course!!) but I am way past being frustrated with this acne. I started the second pack(skipped the white pills and went right to the next pack,) so I have officially taken 22 pills. Whoopie! I hope this will "kick in soon"!

any thoughts anyone???
Thanks >>>>>>>>AGAIN !!
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Old 01-31-2003, 12:21 PM   #2
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What a time you're having... I'm sorry you feel so badly. I had a relative with quite a few similar problems. She had to harass her doctor to work with her and find solutions she could live with, and eventually switch doctors. Hormones are a difficult thing to understand...do you have the money or inclination to see an endrocrinologist?
I hope you find a more workable solution soon! Try not to pick. It's ever so tempting, but things really get better if you keep your hands off your face.

 
Old 01-31-2003, 01:26 PM   #3
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I'm also sorry your having such a bad time on this pill!...I'm only into my first week on it, and I'm praying that I won't get the whole break out thing. I do the same thing you do when I have pimples that either hurt or if I have a big cluster - I try not to do it, but sometimes I just can't help but pick if I have a break out. I know I shouldn't but then I do, and then I am so furious with myself cause I knew I shouldn't have done it and it's worse than before I picked it! :P Frustration major! I just wanted give you a heads up on something - I took oral antibiotics for decades (I'm 33 now and antibiotic free) and I'm still on topicals like Differin and Benzaclin, but I've had EXTREMELY good luck and less outbreaks with fewer pimples once I started taking a vitamin suppliment called Niafol (or Nicamide - it's the same thing). I highly suggest you try it and see what happens while your using Yasmin. It made the typical redness in my face go away and like I said, my break outs are fewer than they used to be. Niafol contains folic acid and zinc. It's been proven that people with acne breakouts have bodies sufficiantly low in zinc. It couldn't hurt to try it!

 
Old 01-31-2003, 06:04 PM   #4
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Laur, How long have you been on it. I know it hasn't been long. Try it for another month and if you are still unhappy then ask your doctor to switch you. I know a few years back I tried triphasil and after 2 months I had to switch. I broke out horribly and had terrible mood swings and pms from it. Once I switched everything got better. Hopefully everything will work out with this pill but if not its not the only one out there.

 
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