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Yeah so I was wondering,would you reccomend putting a 14 year-old girl on birth control,for her acne?

i ask because my derm. has put me on Differin Gel (the Cream didnt do anything) and a pill called Erythrom.I've been on them for about a month,and they both seemed to have "stopped working", like everything else I have used/tried

yeah so,do you think it'd be a good idea for me? or is it to young an age for birth control?

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Yeah so I was wondering,would you reccomend putting a 14 year-old girl on birth control,for her acne?

i ask because my derm. has put me on Differin Gel (the Cream didnt do anything) and a pill called Erythrom.I've been on them for about a month,and they both seemed to have "stopped working", like everything else I have used/tried

yeah so,do you think it'd be a good idea for me? or is it to young an age for birth control?

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Yeah so I was wondering,would you reccomend putting a 14 year-old girl on birth control,for her acne?

i ask because my derm. has put me on Differin Gel (the Cream didnt do anything) and a pill called Erythrom.I've been on them for about a month,and they both seemed to have "stopped working", like everything else I have used/tried

yeah so,do you think it'd be a good idea for me? or is it to young an age for birth control?

way too young to be messing with hormone changes....

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Yeah so I was wondering,would you reccomend putting a 14 year-old girl on birth control,for her acne?

i ask because my derm. has put me on Differin Gel (the Cream didnt do anything) and a pill called Erythrom.I've been on them for about a month,and they both seemed to have "stopped working", like everything else I have used/tried

yeah so,do you think it'd be a good idea for me? or is it to young an age for birth control?

way too young to be messing with hormone changes....


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Well I've been on it for almost 2 years and it had done nothing for me,made me break out more if you ask me.

I have a few friends who have been on it for something like 4 years and it does nothing for acne. I'm not saying that it won't work for you, I just haven't known anyone who says it helped them.


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Too many problems could arise from doing this. I recommend you try other solutions. How bad is your acne? If its mild, then just try something else. Talk to your derm if its worse.

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Well I've been on it for almost 2 years and it had done nothing for me,made me break out more if you ask me.

I have a few friends who have been on it for something like 4 years and it does nothing for acne. I'm not saying that it won't work for you, I just haven't known anyone who says it helped them.


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Did the doctor suggest this to you or it's your own idea?

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If you are seriously considering this idea, I think you should do a little reading.

I'm going to move this thread over to Prescription Medications/Hormonal .... you should get some more good replies there, and I strongly recommend you look through the other threads in the forum.


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I personally think if you are not sexually active I would try other things to cure your acne. Also, before you are put on BC pills you will have to have a thorough exam.

BC pills are a double edge sword. They work to make periods more managable & clear skin but they are hard on your liver and have other nasty side effects, moodiness, weight gain, etc. I speak from experience. I was on BC pills for a number of years and two years ago they found tumors on my liver...they were adenomas (which are not serious) but my dr's say they are from oral contraceptives.

If you need them, then by all means take them but if there are other alternatives out there maybe give those a shot :shrug:

Good luck finding an answer!


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Old regimen cleared up the acne well. Now for the scarring and red marks

Regimen as of 5/1/07:

Morning:

Keflex 250 mg orally

Clenia Wash

Clindamycin topically

Afternoon:

Clenia wash

apply NeoBenz

Keflex 250 mg

Bedtime:

Apply Finacea

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I haven't found BCPs to be a great way of dealing with my acne. I personally wouldn't recommend going on the pill to treat your acne unless you are using it for other purposes like not getting pregnant or needing it to be on accutane.


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If you are old enough to have a period, you are old enough for hormonal birth control imo, and according to my doctor when i was 13. Especially if your acne conforms to the classic hormonal pattern - cysts confined to the chin and jawline that cycle along with menstruation. If your acne is more generalized, it is unlikely to help much if any.


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I personally think if you are not sexually active I would try other things to cure your acne. Also, before you are put on BC pills you will have to have a thorough exam.

BC pills are a double edge sword. They work to make periods more managable & clear skin but they are hard on your liver and have other nasty side effects, moodiness, weight gain, etc. I speak from experience. I was on BC pills for a number of years and two years ago they found tumors on my liver...they were adenomas (which are not serious) but my dr's say they are from oral contraceptives.

If you need them, then by all means take them but if there are other alternatives out there maybe give those a shot :shrug:

Good luck finding an answer!


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- cetaphil cleanser (normal to oily)

- pat dry

- ceraVe moisturizing lotion

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Your derm gave you BC pills. Wow!


Obagi Nu Derm as of 9/27/07.

Old regimen cleared up the acne well. Now for the scarring and red marks

Regimen as of 5/1/07:

Morning:

Keflex 250 mg orally

Clenia Wash

Clindamycin topically

Afternoon:

Clenia wash

apply NeoBenz

Keflex 250 mg

Bedtime:

Apply Finacea

What is the true definition of the word trust?

One cannibal giving another cannibal a blow job


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I'm 14, and on birth control. My derm. prescribed it to me only after giving me a nice long talk about 'don't have sex, your antibiotics make it not work anyway, you WILL get pregnant' and blah dee blah. So after all that, he gave me the prescription, and said that I can think about before I fill it, and absolutely don't have to fill it. Well of course I filled it, I'd do anything to get rid of my acne, besides my cramps can be severe to the point where I can't move. Birth control has been AMAZING so far! Almost onto my 3rd pack, in about a week. Around the end of the 3rd or 4th pack I'm supposed to find out if it's going to work or not. So far I think it's probably going to work for me! Of course I was using topicals, (duac and differin) and 100mg of doxycycline for 4 months before I went in and asked for a change in something.

However, if your acne isn't hormonal related, birth control is going to make it either worse, or have no effect at all. Make sure you know if your acne is hormonal or not, and discuss it with your dermatologist. :)

I personally think if you are not sexually active I would try other things to cure your acne. Also, before you are put on BC pills you will have to have a thorough exam.

BC pills are a double edge sword. They work to make periods more managable & clear skin but they are hard on your liver and have other nasty side effects, moodiness, weight gain, etc. I speak from experience. I was on BC pills for a number of years and two years ago they found tumors on my liver...they were adenomas (which are not serious) but my dr's say they are from oral contraceptives.

If you need them, then by all means take them but if there are other alternatives out there maybe give those a shot :shrug:

Good luck finding an answer!


Morning

- Queen Helene Oatmeal scrub

- Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Night

- Alba Sea Organics Cleanser

- Differin .01% Gel

- Ortho Tri-cyclen

I've been with this plan for years, keeps me mostly clear!


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wow too young and not enough experience in trying different products, you should result to pills at such an early age, plus you are 14 by the way, you still have a long ways to go

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wow too young and not enough experience in trying different products, you should result to pills at such an early age, plus you are 14 by the way, you still have a long ways to go

Morning

- Queen Helene Oatmeal scrub

- Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Night

- Alba Sea Organics Cleanser

- Differin .01% Gel

- Ortho Tri-cyclen

I've been with this plan for years, keeps me mostly clear!


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wow too young and not enough experience in trying different products, you should result to pills at such an early age, plus you are 14 by the way, you still have a long ways to go

why not start solving your acne earlier if it's an option? I've had acne since age 11 and it went to almost severe and then got on topicals, antibiotics and finally birth control and my acne is now finally under control. I don't think age is a big factor in birth control, as long as the girl is mature enough to know that you shouldn't have sex!

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I'm actually a little surprised by some comments. I agree you should really really think it through. I went on OTC when I was 15 to regulate my period and ease cramps. I was on it for 5 years and loved every minute of it. I had no cramps, pimples, weight gain...when I started having sex I had one less thing to worry about. BC is not for everyone and as you grow your hormones change. I can't take OTC now b/c my hormones have really changed after having kids.

The average age girls start becoming sexually active in the US is 15 currently so taking the pill isn't that rare for that age group. PLEASE NOTE, I personally think it's way too young but that's just me.

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wow too young and not enough experience in trying different products, you should result to pills at such an early age, plus you are 14 by the way, you still have a long ways to go

why not start solving your acne earlier if it's an option? I've had acne since age 11 and it went to almost severe and then got on topicals, antibiotics and finally birth control and my acne is now finally under control. I don't think age is a big factor in birth control, as long as the girl is mature enough to know that you shouldn't have sex!


Morning

- Queen Helene Oatmeal scrub

- Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Night

- Alba Sea Organics Cleanser

- Differin .01% Gel

- Ortho Tri-cyclen

I've been with this plan for years, keeps me mostly clear!


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Hi..

i am 14 and i am on the birth control pill for Acne... i started it about a week ago and i had had no bad side affects to it.. which is great! I cant see any results yet but if u want i can let u no in like a few months time.

cya x

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I started birth control when I was 14.

Mainly because of WACKED up periods, but also because of acne.

I really don't think birth control is good for acne, regardless of your age. It's never helped with me.


My current acne regimen.

Morning-

Cleanse with DKR cleanser (unless skin is dry, then skip)

Apply ACV mixture.

Apply Clindamycin Phosphate Solution (dabber bottle)

Apply DKR BP only on bottom half of face (no forehead)-- wait 15 minutes or so.

Apply Cetaphil Moisturizer

Night-

Same

Daily-

Spironolactone 100 mg 2x daily.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen 1x daily.

Status-clearing!

My DKR Regimen Log


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