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Posted by April on November 26, 2000 at 10:39:29:

In Reply to: Re: Ortho Tri-cyclene....Please reply, ladies : ) posted by Jalyn on November 25, 2000 at 18:13:08:

Jalyn and Everyone,

I got on Ortho because I needed to get back on the pill. I chose this one because of all the ads and commercials (I won't do that again before research!!). My skin type is SUPER pale and sensitive, but I don't have THAT much of a problem with acne. It has subsided substantially from teen to 20. It is because my skin is so pale that ANY marks show up so easily. I wear Eucerin alpha hydroxy spf 15 under my makeup every day. (I refuse to let any sun in!!!) I just want to be one of those girls who dont have to hide behind makeup without feeling insecure (Dont we all)!!!! I am hoping this Ortho works, although as I said, I haven't looked this bad in a long time. I am going back to my Gyno on the 30th of this month, so I will ask her what she thinks will work best for me (as should have asked before!). Now that I am hearing about this lovely thing called Diane 35, I may have to look into it! To answer your question though, No, I have not used accutane at all...I haven't really tried to many things other than over the counter topical crap. If you have any other suggestions for my skin type, please email me, or let me know on here! Thank you very much everyone for all your help!!!!!

April ; )

: Hi April,
: I've been on Ortho for about two and a half years. It took a good 3 months before I started to see an improvement and the improvement that I saw was not all that remarkable. I'm not saying it won't work for you ( It works differently for each woman). I just received my first Diane35 pills so now I will give them a whirl. My skin really isn't that horrible but every month I get 2 to 3 cysts that I'd just rather not see. My advice to you is try the Ortho. Give it about 4 months. If you don't see results try Diane35. I hear nothing but good things about Diane. Good Luck.

: PS: Have you tried Accutane in a low dose?

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