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xxxemmaxxx 06-02-2003 08:33 AM

is diane 35 the same as dianette? i live in england and find no1 on these boards talks about products available in the UK so i find myself very lost and gaining no help. however, ur pill sounds like Dianette, what im on. does is come in a pink packet?
ive bin on it 4 months and no improvment. i have cystic, severe acne though/ pretty tough for a 17 yr old girl.

sedulous 06-02-2003 01:53 PM

emma, i have heard that they are the same, but being in the US, i'm not sure. The pill pack probably has a printed page inserted in it right? Look through the written thing that came with the pill and see if you can find either a phone number to call, or the pharmaceutical company. i imagine they can give you an accurate answer.

drowningjuliet 06-02-2003 02:03 PM

hey there im in scotland and im on dianette, yeah its the same as diane 35. ive been on it 7 months and i think it made my acne worse instead of better. also its gave me really awful mood swings that i def did not have b4. only reason im on it now is because i decided to go back to the docs to see bout roaccutane ( on it u need a bc )which is the next step after the pill on the nhs and ive been on it for 2 months now and its amazing. i was classed as severe ( a 7 or 8 on the scale the skin doctor said)but everyday since i started theres been an improvement and ive went from about 15 cysts to practically none and all my red marks r fading say i was like a 2 or 3 now :) quite mild. if i was u id get off the dianette because studies have shown its alot more dangerous than normal bc pills and if its not working for u go back to the docs. uh i remember the doc that gave me dianette said that if it doesnt clear me up i can hunt her down. very cocky lol ;)

drowningjuliet 06-02-2003 02:04 PM

oh and im nearly 17 so i understand :)

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