I was placed on Diane 35 as a last resort before Roaccutane, I have been suffering with mild acne for about 11 years now (I'm 24). I was originally on Yasmin which gave me no major side-effects but was not clearing my skin up adequately.
I have very fair, sensitive and acne scarred skin (redness, broken veins) so essentially I'm in a bind, sensitive products are too rich, acne products, too harsh, SPF cream triggers acne. I'm really at the end of my rope!
After being on Diane for three months I am seriously considering giving it up, the weight gain and increased appetite (especially for comfort foods) is not doing me ANY justice. Especially since the improvement in my skin is minimal. I am always hungry and emotional, a horrid combination.
Before I was able to simply diet, or cut out foods that were bad for me, but I have sugar and carbohydrate cravings every day now.
As for the hair loss I have always had thin hair but now it's falling out in droves.
Plus I have a very limited libido, so all in all my experience of Diane was not a good one.
I'm going off the pill for a while, these side-effects are a bit much.