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    Old 05-05-2001, 12:12 PM   #1
    isabel
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    women, Diane-35 questions??

    I definitely suffer from hormonal acne and ordered Diane-35 from an online pharmacy. At the moment, i've been taking Alesse, another anti-androgenic bcp. i've been on it for approx. 6months with a min-mod improvement (some months are better than others). Just wandering if its worth switching to the Diane-35, has it really helped? when did you start to see results? do you think i would results quickly b/c i've been on the pill for awhile??? sorry so many questions. please help. Oh, also Diane-35 isn't legal in U.S.--another reason i feel hesitant

     
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    Old 05-05-2001, 01:18 PM   #2
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    Re: women, Diane-35 questions??

    Hi there <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

    I had horrible cystic acne that was caused by hormones when I was in grade 12. My doctor put me on Marvelon 23 bcp which didn't help at all then decided to switch me to Diane35. I haven't had cystic acne since. It worked beautifully. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

    I've been off it now for a year and so far no reoccurence. I did however gain a few pounds but I'm working on getting those off now. Hope this helps. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

    Kimberly

     
    Old 05-05-2001, 09:23 PM   #3
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    Re: women, Diane-35 questions??

    hi isabel

    the only way that diane 35 worked for me was by skipping the sugar pills and continuing straight into the hormone pills.

    I tried diane35 about 12 years ago when I was a teenager. Worked brilliantly the first month and then the next month nothing.

    When I skipped the sugar pills my skin became really clear, hardly any breakouts at all. My doctor originally told me to try this as apparently it can help with endometriosis. I had also read about it in a magazine. By skipping the sugar pills you also skip your period. The drawback is you may put on some weight, but if you exercise will keep it in check. He said I could safely do it for 3-6 months and then have a break by taking the sugar pills to get your period.

    This has worked wonders for me and helped to keep most of the cysts away.

     
    Old 05-05-2001, 11:11 PM   #4
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    Re: women, Diane-35 questions??

    Hi Isabel,

    I've been on Diane since last August and my skin has been almost completely clear since-- I still get tiny bumps which are not all that noticeable, and of course I suffer from the red marks that my acne left behind.

    I haven't experienced any noticeable symptoms and it took about 3 1/2 months to really notice a difference. Sorry, but I'm not sure if Diane will work for you right away if you're already on an androgen-blocker bcp, but it sounds reasonable.

    I don't think Diane is technically illegal in the U.S-- it's just not FDA approved, although I read somewhere that there's a U.S. version of Diane called Jasmine that is coming out (or maybe it already did, I'm not sure).

    Good luck-- I hope your experience is as positive as mine!

     
    Old 05-06-2001, 04:35 PM   #5
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    Re: women, Diane-35 questions??

    thanks for all the great info on your experiences with diane-35. I may stick with my pill through the next month, then switch over to diane-35. I would start now but, i already bought the next pill pack for Alesse and figured its been working so-so, whats one more month. Also, i'm a little worried about weight gain with the Diane. I know some of you mentioned issues with weight while on it--Just wandering who gained weight (and how much). I work out and am pretty slim but i am in a bunch of weddings and don't want to put on weight. Please let me know about this as well. thanks so much <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

     
    Old 05-06-2001, 05:18 PM   #6
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    Re: women, Diane-35 questions??

    i have been on diane35 for 6 mths now, i have not gained weight, diane actually helped me to loose about 5lbs that i had been trying to get rid of
    this past last month i have been breaking out, not very bad but this is the first time since ive been on diane that i have actually gotten a breakout
    my derm told me to stay on it for 3 more months an then she would like me to comee off and monitor me
    but i think i might have a very bad breakout?
    anyone can tell me what happened when they stopped diane?

     
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