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#1 catrat242

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:31 PM

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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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE(catrat242 @ Mar 27 2007, 08:31 PM) View Post
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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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(adi0597 @ Mar 27 2007, 04:40 PM) View Post
QUOTE(catrat242 @ Mar 27 2007, 08:31 PM) View Post
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....

well there goes that idea

lol thanks biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:03 PM

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

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE(catrat242 @ Mar 27 2007, 04:45 PM) View Post
QUOTE(adi0597 @ Mar 27 2007, 04:40 PM) View Post
QUOTE(catrat242 @ Mar 27 2007, 08:31 PM) View Post
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....

well there goes that idea

lol thanks biggrin.gif

that's according to one person on a message board, ask your doctor.


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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:32 PM

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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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:41 PM

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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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE(miss.chaNel @ Mar 27 2007, 05:32 PM) View Post
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.

what are you on, i know there are some that are good for acne and some that are bad for acne. my friend is on birth control and her acne cleared up completely, but she is also on duac and differin so that may have something to do with it too.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE(ShakeYoBooty @ Mar 27 2007, 05:03 PM) View Post
Did the doctor suggest this to you or it's your own idea?


its my own idea biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:30 PM


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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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:39 PM

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.gif

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:01 PM

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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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:56 AM

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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Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE(Lainey321 @ Mar 27 2007, 07:39 PM) View Post
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.gif

Good luck finding an answer!


I didnt have to have the exam. I put off asking about birth control to my doctor cause i didnt want the exam but then i went to the derm and she gave me the presciption just like that. And i hope it makes me gain weight cause i dont gain a pound from anything i eat so the side effects arent always a bad thing. Of course the tumor thing doesnt make me happy.
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:14 PM

Your derm gave you BC pills. Wow!


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:51 PM

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. smile.gif

QUOTE(Lainey321 @ Mar 27 2007, 05:39 PM) View Post
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.gif

Good luck finding an answer!


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Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:43 PM

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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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:06 PM

QUOTE(Shakirafan @ Mar 28 2007, 07:43 PM) View Post
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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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:15 PM

QUOTE(tonga @ Mar 28 2007, 09:06 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Shakirafan @ Mar 28 2007, 07:43 PM) View Post
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!



she also needs to consider different options and not go straight into pills especially birth control that have many side effects. Whether she starts young or older it all depends on her gene structure since we dont know the reason for her acne. Since it could be hormonal and it may not so, no need to jump in to birth control since it has very minimal effect on acne, its main job is to keep from pregnancy and regulate peroid. Not acne! She should really consider other alternatives before getting on the pill, and look at different solutions especially since its her "own idea"

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 06:05 AM

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.