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    Old 09-26-2005, 09:22 AM   #1
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    Spironolactone vs. Yasmin

    I have been on Yasmin for the last year and half or so, and it has worked wonders clearing up my skin. However, I am thinking about going off of it because I think it is negatively impacting my mood (irritability, depression etc.) and has made me gain weight.

    Has anyone who has had success on Yasmin switched to spironolactone? I am hoping that spiro can provide the benefits of Yasmin without the side effects - but I'm afraid to go off the yasmin and have my skin get bad again!

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    Old 09-26-2005, 10:22 AM   #2
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    Re: Spironolactone vs. Yasmin

    I'm fairly certain that you need to be on some form of birth control pill while on Sprionolactone because it causes birth defects and irregular periods. You'd have to discuss this with your doctor; some won't prescribe it for acne. Try switching to another brand of pill. In my case, side-effects came after using one type for a little over a year (also included acne though).

    Good luck.

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