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    Old 04-10-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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    ladies.....acne and birth control pills

    I am 38 and so sick of this adult acne. I have spent so much money of everything and nothing really works. I am thinking about going back on birth control. Does anyone else have positive results from birth control pills? I am convinced my acne is hormone related since I never had it until my 30's. thanks

     
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    Old 04-10-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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    Re: ladies.....acne and birth control pills

    I went on OrthoTriCyclen LO and broke out horribly from it, and now ive been on regular OrthoTriCyclen for about 5 months now and its great, it took about 3 months to help my skin but its very good now. good luck!

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
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    Re: ladies.....acne and birth control pills

    I had good luck on orthotricyclen. Then I made the mistake of switching to orthotricyclen lo and then ortho evra. Those two caused such bad breakouts for me. I should've just stuck with otc. One of my friends has had great luck with yasmin.

     
    Old 04-10-2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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    Re: ladies.....acne and birth control pills

    thanks ladies.......I have a gyno appt coming up and will bring it up.

     
    Old 04-11-2006, 06:35 PM   #5
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    Re: ladies.....acne and birth control pills

    Diane-35 worked amazingly for me!!! I thought nothing would help, and after 3 months on this I was completely clear!! If you want something that REALLY works, try diane-35!

     
    Old 04-12-2006, 07:41 AM   #6
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    Re: ladies.....acne and birth control pills

    Yeah Orth Tri Lo is awful. I was on Yasmin when on Accutane. didnt really get to see if it worked cause I was on the tane but Ive heard good things about it. Oh and.... just so you know pretty much ALL acne is hormonal for the most part.
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    Old 04-12-2006, 10:32 AM   #7
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    Re: ladies.....acne and birth control pills

    I'm on my second month of yasmin. I'm not really noticing a dfference yet...but they say it can take a few months. I posted a while back if anyone had any expiriences with yasmin but no one replied.
    I have heard really good things about diane 35 .. but theres a even worse risk of blood clots if u smoke. (worse than any other pill) ...but that's just what i heard.
    Anyway goodluck!!

     
    Old 04-12-2006, 10:34 AM   #8
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    Re: ladies.....acne and birth control pills

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    I'm on my second month of yasmin. I'm not really noticing a dfference yet...but they say it can take a few months. I posted a while back if anyone had any expiriences with yasmin but no one replied.
    I have heard really good things about diane 35 .. but theres a even worse risk of blood clots if u smoke. (worse than any other pill) ...but that's just what i heard.
    Anyway goodluck!!
    One of my really good friends has been on yasmin for about 3 years and she said it's been great for her. She only broke out on her chin around the time of her period, but she hasn't dealt with that since going on yasmin. I think she said it took a good 5-6 months before this happened. Good luck!

     
    Old 04-13-2006, 06:29 AM   #9
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    Yasmin! Ive been on it for ages now and i only get 1/2 spots around the time of my period. I think its great...plus im only on my period for 1-2 days and there is no weight gain. Ive tried Diane- 35 and found it really stong, didnt help with pimples and made me moody as hell.

     
    Old 04-13-2006, 12:49 PM   #10
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    Re: ladies.....acne and birth control pills

    I was on Ortho Tri-cyclen for years and it totally cleared my skin up. Then I swtiched to generic Ortho and the zits came right back. I went on Accutane and that didn't help. So I went back on brand name Ortho and I am clear again :-)

     
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