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keeping a log on my Diane 35 experiene

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Hi all,

My second week of Diane has been a bit better for me. Last Sunday I did start to experience breast tenderness/heavieness but that's all the discomfort I have experienced so far. I do currently have a bad headache, but I'm just assuming it's from having too much sun today. My face is starting to clear a bit. I'm not too sure if it's just because of where I am in my cycle right now or if the Diane is actually starting to work? Only time will tell. I can honestly say though, I have already started noticing the oil production on my face, back and chest has slowed quite a lot. I know this for certain, because my face was always super oily and gross in the mornings and throughout the day ( I'd have to go pat my face down and soak up all of the oil several times a day when I was at work) and that's not happening now! I am fairly dry and shine free right now, which is's been far too long.

I am slightly on edge too and have a tendency to be a bit moody (whether that's the pill or just my usual self, I cant tell at this point?) I do legitimately suffer with PMS though and the Doc prescribed this to me knowing that I have PMS. I have also had a couple of small crying spells (but nothing compared to that time I was put of Tricyclen Lo and I made my son dance around with me to Landslide by Stevie Nicks, while I blubbered like a little school girl.....that was scary man!) Good news for me as of right now, NO weight gain or appetite increasing so far, although the true test will be coming up in the weeks to follow. I am wondering now, if this Diane pill will also help with the painful, nasty and heavy periods I've been experiencing for the last year? I truly hope this pill will help me get everything on track. I'll keep you all posted. Will post again next week around this time smile.png Wish me luck folks

I was recently prescribed Diane 35 to help get my adult acne under control. Although, there are a lot of horror stories out there and even my Doc explained them to me,I thought I would go ahead and try because I have been on this particular pill before (with no adverse side effects) and because my skin is absolutely ridiculous these days and I am constantly broken out in places I never used to break out (right cheek, forehead, chest, back ,right in between my eye brows.....I've even gotten them on my neck) They are painful and angry, cystic type things that will stay on my face for long periods of time, sometimes they go away and then come back in exactly the same spot as before. It's embarrassing and is definitely interfering with my self esteem, so I decided to take the plunge.

I am on the generic brand called Cy-Estra which has no difference in ingredients / dosages to it's more expensive counter part (Diane 35) So far so good. No discomfort yet (But this is only the first week) I plan on keeping a weekly log on the progress / side effects etc.

For the first week (especially the first four days) I did experience pounding headaches that advil couldn't help for some reason. Mind you, the weather had been terrible here (lots of rain) but, the headaches have subsided finally. I have also experienced a bit of nausea but nothing too severe. Appetite has actually decreased but that could also be because I am nowhere close to that lovely time of the month. Been a bit moody (but that may just be circumstantial) My face however, is really bad right now. I usually start getting really bad break outs closer to that time of the month and as usual I did break out, but they have not left my face yet. Infact, lately I've been waking up with a new bump on my face every morning. So, I am assuming that this will only get worse before it gets better (at least I am hoping) No change in the oil slick on my face yet (that is still in full force) I will keep everyone updated for those of you who are interested in taking Diane 35, this log is for you.

As for the horror stories, I am still worried. But, I don't smoke, don't have high blood pressure, and am in relatively good shape. So, I believe this will help me through, along with keeping the blood moving,exercising,eating healthy and drinking lots of water. Will post next week to let you all know if there has been any progress. smile.png

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