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    Old 11-22-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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    Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    Hi, I started taking OTC about two weeks ago and I am waking up with tons of new pimples everyday, I am wondering if this is my initial breakout and what exactly is an initial break out and how long does it last?

    I've heard that OTC made people's skin worse, but I've also heard (from very few people) that it has helped to clear acne. If anyone has taken OTC and has had good results, how long did it take to actually see an improvement? Does anyone know if OTC contains an anti-androgen ingredient?

    On the website for Diane 35, it said that the skin would be clear by three months. Has anyone used Diane 35?

    I also wanted to inquire on Yasmin because Ive hear a lot of good things about it.

    I know I just asked a lot of questions, but I am so fed up with these pimples I am just hoping this Ortho Tri Cyclen works and if anyone has any answers, I would greatly appreciate it if you could reply! Thanks!

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    Old 11-24-2004, 06:49 AM   #2
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    Re: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    I started Ortho Tri-Cylcen in May and my skin looked like crap for the first 3 months. It was really bad. I cried every time I looked in the mirror....I kept saying I was going to quit, but I stuck with them and I'm now at the end of my 6th month and my skin is great. I still get an occasional zit, but other than that, I'm very impressed with the results. I started noticing an improvement around the 4th month, but I'd give them at least 6 months. Also, Ortho Tri-Cyclen is the only one (IN THE US) "clinically proven to improve acne", not saying others don't as well.

     
    Old 11-25-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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    Re: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    Give it 4 months.At the moment you'll be having an initial breakout.

     
    Old 11-25-2004, 10:24 PM   #4
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    Re: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    Thanks a lot for your replies, now I feel assured that I can stick with them, but do you think there is something I can do to reduce the pimples??

     
    Old 11-30-2004, 08:48 AM   #5
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    Re: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    Im on Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo and it doesnt say anything about helping acne. I want to switch to regular OTC. Those of you that have used OTC or any BC and it helped. How old are you and did you have cysts to?
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    Old 11-30-2004, 01:58 PM   #6
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    Re: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    My dermo says it takes 5 months to see results on the pill. Personally, I can't deal with triphasic pills. I tried OTC Lo and I'm too sensitive to the hormone changes. I have also tried Yasmin (which contains an anti-androgen like Diane, which isn't available in the U.S.) and Desogen. On both I had good results.

     
    Old 11-30-2004, 02:02 PM   #7
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    Re: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    I just started OTC and I have noticed that my pimples are the big kinds, I guess they're cysts. I used to get the small whitehead kinds, but since I started on the pill, I have been getting the initial breakout in the cystic form

     
    Old 11-30-2004, 03:37 PM   #8
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    Re: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    My skin sure wasn't great on otc lo. But what I meant was I got migraines and nausea every week when the hormone dose changed.

     
    Old 12-02-2004, 11:36 AM   #9
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    Re: Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Diane 35, Yasmin.... etc?

    When i first started dianette my skin was doing great after about 4 months into it.

     
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