Re: 22 and having the worst breakouts of my life! HELP!
Well, they say that it takes 3 months for the bcp to kick in so if your not seeing results in 4 months (i think that's what you said) I would switch to something else if I were you. Not that this is the way it is but this is how I feel be/c of my experience..... I have been on many bcp's so I know that ortho tri is the best pill acne wise for me (I was on it young but switched be/c of mood swings). For me if a bcp is going to work I can start to see a difference early. On the alesse it completely ruined my skin. So then I went on yasmin be/c I was hearing good things. But the yasmin didn't work. So then I just thought forget it I know the otc worked for my skin I'm just going back on that instead of trying many different pills that may or may not work. And within 2 weeks I could already see a difference.
The book says....
yasmin, ortho-cyclen, ortho tri-cyclen, ortho tri-cyclen lo, desogen, and mircette
Ovcon 35, ortho-novum 1/35, ortho 7-7-7, nordette (I never even heard of those four), Diane-35
THE WORST BCP'S
lOESTRIN 1/20, ALESSE, lo/ovral, levlen, tri-levlen, and levlite
Now this is just for acne, he is doing an overall on all the pills. He says he sees no good for the alesse bcp. He tells you why he thinks what he thinks about these pills in the book.
He says the best pills for acne are yasmin, ortho-cyclen, ortho tri-cyclen, desogen, and the ortho evra patch that is on page 281. Again like I said the yasmin didn't work for me. He says that those are the best pills for acne but you have to find the right one for you. So if I were you I would try those pills (one at a time of course). But those are the first ones to try first. I really hope you get the book be/c as you can see it is a great help! I am sooo glad someone on this board suggested it be/c it is great!! It has a whole section on acne.