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#1 maryamy

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:45 AM

Does anyone have experience with the birth control implant, and whether it causes acne flares?

I have had acne since puberty. Tried the usual treatments of tetracyclines, benzol peroxide, bcp, as well as any fancy treatment system I could get my hands on.

Eventually went on Accutane, which was a godsend. My skin has aged a lot since accutance, and I now have big pores and some scars. But it was worth it: the accutane brought my acne down 95% and was definitely worth it. Since then, I have been on twice daily finacea, which dampens the number of small whiteheads and blackheads I still get. Since I still get flares at irregular points, my doctor has put me on Trimethoprim 200mg/day for 2 months to see if we can tip the balance.

Because of frequent travelling and headaches, I decided to try the birth control implant. I read many user reviews, looked at clinical trial data, and talked to my doctor and gynecologist. My doctors agreed that there was a small chance that my acne might reoccur. I'm still in the "settling in" phase for the implant, and have been told it will take at least a few months for my body to get use to it.
2 weeks in, and no big breakouts yet.

I would really like for this to work, since not having to take a pill every day is awesome. Plus, unlike IUDs, this can't be knocked out of place and doesn't feel uncomfortable.

Does anyone have experience with acne recovery and the implant? Any success stories out there?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

how is this working for you? i was thinking about getting this inserted.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Nexplanon is bad news for acne, for most women.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

good to know green gables. i am trying to figure out the birth control thing with going on accutane. i might just get the copper iud.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

good to know green gables. i am trying to figure out the birth control thing with going on accutane. i might just get the copper iud.

 

I use that myself, I would recommend it. Any implant takes some getting used to though (bad bleeding and cramps first 3 months), but now I don't even notice it's there



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

thanks for the info and the bad bleeding and cramping are the exact reason i have been so hesitant to get the iud. i am finally to the place where my periods are a lot lighter and i dont get cramps anymore so it will be hard to get used to that.






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