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Old 01-26-2003, 06:02 PM   #1
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Question ortho vs. yasmin..

I know that different things work for different people..but which one of these pills has worked better for ya'll? Or is there another kind of bc pill that people are using?.. any help would be great cus im supposed to start on one next month im thinkin about accutane but i really wanna keep my options open for bc pills first

 
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Old 01-26-2003, 06:11 PM   #2
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i woulod say try Diane 35. Im using it right now. It does cause ur acne to get worse in the beginning but then after 3 months its supposed to get better. ive been on it for 2 now. its helped a lot of ppl. ortho i heard takes longer...

 
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Old 01-26-2003, 06:22 PM   #3
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ortho worked for me for a while and then stopped working. I am now on Diane

 
Old 01-26-2003, 06:28 PM   #4
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how many months does diane take to clear you up?

 
Old 01-26-2003, 09:20 PM   #5
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I've had much better luck with Yasmin than with OTC. Remember, though, it REALLY varies from person to person! There is really no one best birth control pill!

 
Old 01-26-2003, 10:17 PM   #6
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Both Diane-35 and Yasmin have cleared me up. I'm on Yasmin right now, and getting great results from it. None of them gave me intial break-outs. OTC gave me one, but that was probably because it was the first pill I was ever on. After 3 months, OTC also cleared me up. I switched to Diane after OTC because it was giving me horrible mood swings.

 
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One thing too I heard about Diane 35 is that it is 4X more likely to cause blood clots than any other birth control pill...a couple girls died from it recently...so that is something to note.
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Delphi is that really true?
Because just recently I went to my doctor to see if I could swap from Diane 35 to Yasmin. Although Diane 35 works pretty well overall for me, I still have some clogged pores in my T zone and some occasional cysts. But my doctor wouldn't prescribe me Yasmin immediately, she said that because of the higher risk of blood clotting from Yasmin, she wanted me to try Retin A first to see if that worked instead so I wouldn't have to go through any unnecessary risk. Therefore I thought Yasmin would have the higher blood clotting risk..

 
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yeah, unfortunately it is. Just do a seach on google for Diane 35+blood clots, and you'll see. I haven't heard anything about the Yasmin, but I understand they are similar, so they both may have that side-effect...but personally I haven't heard anything about the Yasmin.
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I'm confused, I thought Yasmin was the American name for Diane-35...thought they were the same thing?? Is this not true?

 
Old 01-28-2003, 09:21 PM   #11
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They are different. Dianette is another name for Diane-35.

 
Old 01-29-2003, 10:53 AM   #12
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I'm confused, I thought Yasmin was the American name for Diane-35...thought they were the same thing?? Is this not true?
They're not exactly the same thing. They have *some* things in common, but are different in many other aspects.


 
Old 02-04-2003, 01:31 AM   #13
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Diane 35 is not available in the US. I was on it when I lived in canada, and really liked it. My US doctor looked at the articles regarding blood clot and Diane 35 and she said it seemed inconclusive to her cause all forms of BC carry that risk...who knows. Anyways, she recommended Yasmin 28 and that's what I'm starting on now....

 
Old 02-04-2003, 04:34 PM   #14
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Ortho broke me out horribly especially right after I stopped taking it.

 
Old 02-04-2003, 07:07 PM   #15
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yasmin and diane are by the same compant as far as I know.

 
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