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need advice: Yasmin, Diane35 or Tri-Cyclene (acne and weight gain? side effects?)

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Old 03-12-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation need advice: Yasmin, Diane35 or Tri-Cyclene (acne and weight gain? side effects?)

hi, could anyone with expieriences with use of BC pill - Ortho Tri-cyclene, Diane35 or Yasmin please tell me if they gained or lost weight,if so how much... what results were regarding acne...side effects etc. i am wanting to go on the pill for contraceptive reasons but to mainly clear my acne, i am 18 have had acne since i was 14 or so and i have used differin, eryacne, etc etc all the topical creams and then i went on accutane. it cleared my skin incredibly and it has been clear since, but i still get the pimples around certain times of the month and i feel it is now mainly due to hormonal reasons...this is why i thought i should maybe go on the pill as it may help. im just not sure which one to go on - yasmin, diane35 or tri-cyclene. any advice/help would be appreciated thanks!

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Old 03-12-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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Dear Wildpink,

Once you ask a question like this you will probably get contradictory answers. For example, I knew two girls on the same birth control regimen; one lost weight and the other gained like, 30 lbs! So it really depends on YOU.

But I'll throw in my two cents, anyway;

Ortho-Tricyclen was the first pill I was on. It gave me acne initially, but it cleared after the fourth month. I gained weight, had breast tenderness, and became extremely depressed. It also made me extremely nauseated.

Diane-35 kept me clear, but the hormones were still making me nutty. I was switched to Alesse, which made me get cystic acne (yuck).

Now I'm on Yasmin. Really nice birth control. No weight gain, maybe a change in appetite but I can still fit into my clothes. It's cleared up my acne wonderfully after three months (haven't gotten a pimple in 2 weeks. Amazing). Makes me moody, but the acne clear-up is worth it. I'm happier than I ever was w/ acne. And that's about it.
I have been on all three pills.


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