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Old 02-19-2003, 08:45 AM   #1
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Acne while ttc and during pregnancy


I had been taking Diane 35 Birth Control Pill to control my acne. I haven't had a pimple in

I stopped taking it in July 2002, to facilitate having a baby.

I need to commiserate with other women about their experiences dealing with acne, TTC and Pregnancy.

I feel so alone right now, and don't know what to do.

My husband says it is no big deal, but it is really affecting my self confidence...enough that I don't even want to have sex.

Any tips on dealing with this?

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Old 02-19-2003, 09:10 AM   #2
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Re: Acne while ttc and during pregnancy

I too, have had problems with my skin since coming off birth control (August 2002). I was hoping once I conceived, my skin would clear up....but it hasn't. <IMG SRC="">
I'm hoping once my hormones regulate I will get the pregnancy glow that so many women claim to get...but right now there is nothing glowing about me.

I know many women who got pregnant and their acne cleared up 100%, but I also know of women who had peaches and cream complexion, and broke out horribly throughout their whole pregnancy.

It's hard to say how your skin will react to being pregnant, but hopefully it will work in your favor.

I'm still holding out for my 2nd trimester 'glow'...(I'm 8 wks 4 days).... <IMG SRC="">

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Old 02-19-2003, 09:20 AM   #3
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Re: Acne while ttc and during pregnancy

You could have been talking about me...sob <IMG SRC="">

I was also on Diane 35 for years and had a perfect (more or less) complexion for my wedding day. Alas, 2 months after, we decided to ttc and stopped the puill. In about 30 days my face was looking pimply again. AAAGGHH!!!! <IMG SRC="">

The way I look at it is this is just another small sacrifice I have to go through to have a baby. I'm still ttc and have been for the last 2 years, though, I never thought it would take this long.
There are mornings when I wake up and see blackheads and zits that weren't there before, and I'm 38 next month! I also get some blackheads on my back. DH doesn't seem to mind at all, never mentions my skin, but of course I care! I'm hoping once I get PG my skin is going to be clear again, as taking the pill mimics PG hormonally speaking, so I figure I'll be clear then. But then again, who knows? You are not alone and don't let it affect your sex life!!! Your DH loves you for YOU, not your skin!

i hope you feel free to come here and talk to us about this, and that you feel better soon.
<IMG SRC=""> Nela.

Old 02-19-2003, 12:17 PM   #4
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Re: Acne while ttc and during pregnancy

I had perfect skin for years. An occasional pimple every now and then, but nothing big. Then Orthotricylclene cleared it up completely. Not a pimple in sight for 3 years. The minute I came off, however, I broke out. Then pregnancy.... let me just say I have acne worse than I ever did in puberty. Plus my skin is dry and supersensitive now. I haven't found anything I can use medicated that doesn't set me on fire. I'm now in my 2nd trimester, and have been told I have "the glow." My skin's cleared up a little, but not completely. I've just resigned myself to dealing with it, and I have a GREAT concealer and foundation. Good luck!

Old 02-19-2003, 03:32 PM   #5
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Re: Acne while ttc and during pregnancy

I never had acne. When I went off the pill in October I had a minor break-out and now that I am pregnant (8 Weeks) My face is going crazy! I wake up each morning with at least one new addition! I think everyone is different and once hormones balance themselves out your skin should clear up. Best of Luck, Bon

Old 02-20-2003, 07:06 AM   #6
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Re: Acne while ttc and during pregnancy

Thanks Ladies for sharing your stories, and for making me feel like I am not alone.

Anyone else care to share?


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